Welcome to Red Light Public Relations

It’s official loves! I started my internship at Red Light Public Relations in New York City last Tuesday, September 1st and it was such a whirlwind feeling during the week leading up to that day. Studying the best and cheapest way to get there and picturing my weekly grind were quite stressful since I will be in New York during the day then I will be driving to campus for my night classes. I’m taking 19 credits (7 classes) this semester to finish up on January 2016. However, I figured that no matter how well I prepare myself, there’s always gonna be something unexpected and I’m just gonna have to deal with it and push through.

My first week was pretty chill since Erica, the showroom manager, only gave me easy and routine projects around the office. These are things that interns continuously need to do throughout the day. She sends an e-mail through my Red Light PR e-mail address every morning stating what needs to be done on that day. It’s my responsibility as an intern to check my e-mail every morning and come to her before starting any projects to seek instructions and information.

During my first week, I was able to learn how to do pulls, returns, and new arrivals through the RLPR system. “Pulls” means when stylists come in and take samples from the showroom for photoshoots, concerts, or other events of their clients (celebrities or models). “Returns,” on the other hand, is completely the opposite. It is when stylists return these items back to the showroom. When clients send new samples, these are then called “new arrivals” and must be entered into the system. Basically, everything that comes in and out of the showroom must be accounted for.  I am actually in the process of organizing all shoes in the showroom by entering them in the system and labeling them with barcodes. I was also given the opportunity to pull items myself for a holiday shoot of a magazine.

Another project that I did this week was arrange the display rack of SO SO Happy in front of the office. This was a bit tricky for me. I had to step out of my obsessive compulsive self and forget about “organizing” and “balancing” these items on the display rack but wear my creative hat and make it look fun, colorful, and happy instead. Duhh, it’s SO SO Happy! lol

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Since it’s only been a week, these are just some of the things I have to do so far. I am definitely looking forward to doing more challenging tasks in the future. Let me just take you on a quick tour around Red Light PR Showroom where I will be spending my weekday mornings.

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Here are just a few of Red Light PR’s clients and a little peek of their line:

Blue Life

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Molly Bracken

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Tamar 

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Wow Couture: World of Women

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Bariano and Lumier by Bariano

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Forever Unique 

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Little Mistress and Girls on Film by Little Mistress

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Maison de Papillon

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AMI Clubwear

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Shop Priceless

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Bella Dahl by Lo Bosworth of The Hills!

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Bulova 

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Satya Jewelry

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Krewe

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Kelly Teegarden

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Here is a complete list of Red Light PR’s present clients as listed on their website:

Women’s Fashion

Men’s Fashion

Accessories

Beauty

Guest Collections

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Grab A Snack, Literally!

Disclaimer: This cafe is owned by family friends but upon their request, the content of this post is pure honesty and no bias.

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The street where I spent my first months in the United States is now housing a brand new adorable cafe that invites you to Grab A Snack, literally! It doesn’t get any more local than this! Grab A Snack is now open at the corner of Westside Avenue and Virginia in Jersey City, New Jersey operating in their regular hours from Monday to Sunday 7am to 9pm and on Wednesdays from 7am to 6pm. Although surrounded by restaurants and other food spots that have been there for several years, Grab A Snack offers a different twist on your everyday meals. It offers food choices and meals that satisfy your hunger from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks in between. Owners want to create an all season and all day kind of menu to satisfy customers’ needs. This is not your typical corner cafe that only sells products that you can already avail from other places. Grab A Snack adds their own recipe of salad dressing, asian chicken wrap, and adobo flakes rice bowl that you won’t find anywhere else!

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Grab A Snack caters to those of us who are constantly on-the-go and looking to grab something quick but healthy at the same time. The “rice bowl evolution where east meets west,” as one of the owners states, allows Grab A Snack to provide a more convenient way of serving complete nutrient dense meals. As starter, bulgogi, chicken, and seafood rice bowls are offered but owners are already in the process of adding more options in their menu. Other than rice bowls, Grab A Snack takes pride in serving freshly made garden salad served with their very own salad dressing and a unique twist on its asian wraps. You’re just gonna have to come and experience it yourself to know what I’m talking about. 😉

Of course I had to experience it myself to be able to tell all of that to all of you. I was able to visit Grab A Snack yesterday around 4pm which was the day after their Grand Opening. I purposely skipped the event to be able to get a more intimate experience of the cafe.

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The place is quite small with only two tables and three chairs in each. Though Grab A Snack warmly welcomes their customers to stay by offering FREE Wi-fi, its main concept is really to provide a quick service for customers that are always on the go. If you choose to stay, then you will definitely get a cozy and loving accommodation.

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For a dollar, customers are welcome to make their own coffee however they want it using this Flavia Coffee Machine. It has different flavored coffee such as French Roast, Hazelnut, Columbia, Donut Shop Blend, Espresso Roast, Dove Hot Chocolate, and even two flavors of tea, green and lemon. The machine can get a bit confusing to operate but before you know it, someone is already there waiting to help customers.

Here is the full menu as of now and I cannot wait to show you what I had on my first visit!

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As you can see, Grab A Snack also offers Bubble Teas in five different flavors. Customers are free to choose the level of sweetness of their bubble teas whether 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100%. I got a small Taro Bubble Tea with 50% sweetness. I had so many bubble teas in my life and if I would compare it to well-known bubble tea places that I’ve been, then it definitely fulfilled my expectations.

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I had to try one of their speciality rice bowls so I had the Bulgogi. I could’ve easily ordered the chicken rice bowl but I wanted to try something different. My brother, who attended the grand opening, told me to try it so I did!

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Here’s a photo of Chicken Rice Bowl which I didn’t personally try but my dad finished it in no time!

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Salad can be so boring and honestly, I dread eating it. You can find any salad mix anywhere you go but Grab A Snack is the only place where you can have this light and delicious dressing. Bullshit aside, (excuse my language loves lol), I have never enjoyed eating salad this much. I didn’t need to add grilled chicken or any kind of meat to make it easier to eat and it was freshly mixed/made from scratch.

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Soup is next which is perfect for the upcoming cold season. Grab A Snack offers three kinds of soup: Shrimp & Corn Chowder, New England White Clam Chowder, and Cream of Broccoli. I had the New England Clam Chowder Soup. I don’t remember the last time I had this but this was very creamy and salty enough for my taste. Some soup I had before barely had any ingredients in it other than the soup itself. Grab A Snack’s New England White Clam Chowder was packed and I truly enjoyed every spoonful!

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No matter how much I eat, I always have room for coffee and dessert. This delicious Almond Danish came from Calandra’s Italian & French Bakery so as the rest of pastries Grab A Snack offers. From cheesecake slice, carrot cake, tiramisu slice, red velvet to creme brules, the “variety is endless!”

There you have it! What are you waiting for loves? Start your week right and stop by! If you are a local resident of Jersey City, make sure to come and support our local businesses and come check it out. Please do spread the word and share this post to your friends and family through your social media accounts using the hashtag #grabasnackJC. For those who are miles away, you are more than welcome to stop by whenever you get around the area.

Thank you Grab A Snack for a warm and fun experience. I will definitely be coming back! 🙂 ❤

A Little Tag Q & A for All of You

Hello readers, I was just tagged in a Q&A by Donatella of Shamelessly Addicted to Caffeine,  I have never done one so here goes nothing but first the rules

So, the rules are:
1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.
2. Tag seven other people

  1. What is your current fashion obsession? Ripped boyfriend jeans and white v-necks
  2. What is your current makeup obsession? Obsession is a strong word. I wouldn’t say it’s an obsession but I’m starting to like wearing dark red lip color. 
  3. What are you wearing today? White v-neck and printed maxi skirt with side slit
  4. Nail polish? messed up burgundy or maybe it’s just deep dark red? 
  5. Morning go to? Nescafe 3-in-1 coffee, Whole Wheat English Muffin with peanut butter while watching my shows online
  6. Why is today special? Because I’m alive.
  7. What would you like to learn to do? after a week in Hawaii, definitely surfing.  
  8. What’s for dinner today? I have no idea. But from what I already ate, dinner won’t fit into my macros anymore. 😦 
  9. What are you listening to right now? Silence.
  10. What are your essentials when traveling? My phone’s charger and power pack, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, & perfume. 
  11. What’s your style? I really don’t have a certain style. As long as I feel pretty and sexy in it, then I’ll rock it but I’d say my style is all about simplicity. 
  12. What is your most challenging goal right now? COMPLETELY accepting and loving myself. 
  13. Name the things you cannot live without? things? I don’t know about things but I know I WON’T live without my family. See what I did there? 🙂 ❤
  14. How was your childhood? Rollercoaster. 
  15. What would you like to have in your hands right now? My mom’s hands.
  16. What would you like to get rid of? My negative thoughts.
  17. What are you most excited for? Finish my last semester. 
  18. What is your favorite weather? hot summer days!
  19. Which countries have you visited? USA, Canada, Philippines
  20. What do you associate when you hear the word “blogging”?  Sex and the City. LOL
  21. What is something you love about yourself? This is actually a question that I just added yet I’m having a hard time answering it. I’ll get back to you on this one. :/

Now it is time to nominate 7 amazing people

Cosmic Beauty Voyage

Onomatopoeicbliss

The Monching 

Swajithkas

The Swedish Kiwi

Silent Perception 

Amee

Hope you enjoyed this little Q & A loves. If you were not nominated and would still love to do it, make sure to tag me and let me know. It would be nice to get to know a little bit about all of you. See you around! ❤