Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine

Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine combines the funky flair of Walt “Clyde” Frazier, the fun of shooting hoops in a game of basketball and the fine dining of New York City. I’ve had this restaurant on my “To Do” list for a long time. I knew it was the perfect spot for date night or even happy hour. I decided to venture to Clyde Frazier’s restaurant for Happy Hour where they offered $6.00 margaritas, beer’s and well drinks. Drinks, Food, Hoops, sounds like the perfect combination to me.

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Upon entering the restaurant I was pleasantly surprised to see that it isn’t a normal sports bar which for some reason I assumed it was. It actually is a classy fine dining restaurant with photos of Clyde himself and to the back of the restaurant is a private room with a basketball hoop.

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The basketball hoop was my first stop. I shot some hoops which I must add, I’m pretty good at and really enjoyed myself. Ladies, your boyfriend will love the fact that you can be “girlie” and also shoot some hoops with him. Guys, this isn’t your chance to show off your “I want to be like Clyde” skills. It’s the perfect time to have fun with the lady who was with you shooting in the gym. ;-)

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After that, I went to the bar and ordered my margarita. It actually was delicious. I’m actually not a fan of tequila but I loved it. I didn’t order any food for myself but I did get a chance to taste the classic burger and fries. To my surprise, it had the number “10” imprinted in the bun. Clyde’s number when he played for the New York Knicks. I do plan on returning for dinner one day.

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Clyde Frazier’s is the perfect restaurant for date night. It’s also a great place to watch basketball games, especially since it is March Madness. They are also hosting a March Madness Bracket Contest.

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Location: Clyde Frazier Wine & Dine 485 10th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Type of Food: Classic American

Ambiance: Fine Dining, Sports Bar

Stars (Out of 5):****

My 5 #WCW’s!

This Wednesday I’m feeling especially inspired. Maybe because International Women’s Day just passed on March 8th or maybe because it’s Women’s History Month. On top of those special celebrations, it is also Woman Crush Wednesday better known by the social media world as #WCW. They also have a new spin on it with the hashtag #WIW or Woman Inspiration Wednesday. So in support of these holidays, I’ve decided to share some of the women that truly inspire me. These women inspire me to continue on my path to greatness, they provide me with ideas on ways to improve my blog and brand, and they encourage me to stay focused and they represent the woman that is beautiful and intelligent.

1. Sharae

I know I’ve shared this before but my sister really is my biggest inspiration. It’s actually a beautiful thing that as my younger sister, she inspires me to always be the best me I can be. She always encourages me to go after what it is that I want and not let life negatively effect me. You honestly wouldn’t even be reading a blog if it wasn’t for her. So thank you Sharae!

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Photo via @amantedeart

2. Shiona Turini

Don’t laugh but I saw Shiona last year while I was volunteering for Fashion Week and something about her presence made me want to find out who she was so I snapped a picture of her and sent it to my best friend. My best friend who I also call “Snapple Facts” tells me she was at that time the Fashion Market Director of Cosmopolitan. I instantly knew that she was the kind of woman that I would look up to because she is so fashionable and respectable. She has since decided to pursue her own ventures, and I wish her the best of luck!

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 Photo via @shionat

3. Karen Civil

I consider Karen Civil the young Oprah. She inspires us woman to be driven, smart and well rounded. She’s also an entrepreneur, something I aspire to be, and she travels around the world inspiring others. I mean there’s not much more to say besides, “she’s it!”

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Photo via @karencivil

4. Shirley B. Eniang

Shirley is one of the leaders in the Style and Beauty blogging/vlogging world. I came across her instagram page on one of my random instagram scrolling sessions and I thought wow her aesthetic is very impressive. Her photos are awesome, her presentation is perfection, her following is phenomenal and she’s beautiful. Not to mention she has a cool London accent. But yea she’s definitely a true leader in the blogging world and someone us bloggers look up to.

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 Photo via @shirleybeniang

5. Angela Simmons

Angela has created her own brand and individualized herself as a woman. She inspires me to stay rooted in my belief in God and also be exactly who I want to be and how I want to be. Plus it’s pretty cool to have an app, I want an app too!

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 Photo via @angelasimmons

Escape Your Realities At Dream Midtown

Whether you live in New York City or you’re vacationing to the Big Apple, if you want to escape your realities then plan a stay at Dream Midtown. One Friday while scrolling through my Hotel Tonight App (book with my code: PGIBBS11 and receive $25 off your first reservation), I came across a deal for $112 for Dream Midtown. If you’re a New Yorker like me, you know $112 for a hotel in Midtown is a steal! Not including the fact that the hotel was also located three avenues away from my job. So of course purchasing the deal was a must! I needed to escape my realities and just enjoy a relaxing staycation.

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Upon entering the Dream, I was met with a beautiful fish tank. If you know a little about me, you know that my favorite place is the beach. So Dream Midtown in a way brought the beach to me. The fish tank is absolutely beautiful. Anyway, my room was exactly what I needed. The Bronze King Room was a tad bit small but very comfortable. The bathroom was quaint and the robes and slippers were a nice comfy touch. Of course you have the option to choose a bigger room, since then I’ve been eyeing their Gold and Platinum Suite.

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What’s even better about the Dream Midtown is that it’s located in the heart of everything! Meaning it is blocks from Times Square, Central Park and 5th Avenue. You pretty much have every major sightseeing location in New York City in walking distance from your hotel room. Not to mention some cool restaurants like STK Midtown, SerafinaHoley Cream and Eatery. I’m also patiently waiting for Dream Midtown to open their Rooftop Lounge in Summer 2015. I know this will be a hot spot for the summer and I can’t wait to make it my after work spot.

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If you really want to get a jump start on escaping your realities, Dream Midtown has two great offers that will save you some money! One is called “Sunday’s on Us.” When you book Friday and Saturday during the month of March, your Sunday night is on them! Make sure you enter the promo code “Sunday” on your reservation to receive this discount. The second offer is for 15% off your stay when you use the code “Social.” You really have no excuse, your escape is awaiting your arrival!

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