Music Hall Radio City

So I had the pleasure of seeing Miss Solange perform in person at Radio City Music Hall here in NYC and she was as marvelous as you would picture her to be. I do have to admit, she came on towards the latter part of the evening, I was getting worried that she would only be on for thirty minutes, but she was on stage for about an hour. Dancing, Singing, and Taking command of my emotions! As you would expect she performed songs from her current album, Seat at the Table, but she threw in T.O.N.Y, which I sung and felt every word, she added two songs from True. I’ve been rocking with Solange for a long time, so although I loved her slowed down version of T.O.N.Y,  I would’ve loved to hear more songs from her album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. OMG! So many classic bangers!
Solange definitely seems like someone I would be friends with. A No hold bars chick who speaks exactly what she’s thinking. How can you not appreciate that?!

Tristan Jonez.

SideNote: Not that race is a factor but it is, however, there was more white folks than blk people at her show. And maybe they like her music as much as I do, but I kinda would’ve like to see more brown folks who KNEW her music as intimately as I do.

Drinks Galore.


I can always count on Cafeteria Restaurant to not only provide an amazing (finger licking good) meal, but to create an atmosphere that promotes positivity and community. It also doesn’t hurt that their drinks are always so good and buzz worthy.  Since I was in the Union Square area recently, starving, and I knew it was the perfect place to stop for a bite. I’ve been frequenting Cafeteria, what seems like forever. At one point, that was my date night hangout, I would bring all my dates there. What can I say, its a good date night spot.

Do you have a go-to restaurant? Let me know, I’m always looking for somewhere new!

Jonezy

 

Window Shoppin.

My Coworker bestie sent this to me yesterday to describe who I am and surprisingly she is spot on! I promise you guys, I be having financial goals, but I see a sale and its a wrap. Lately I’ve been window shopping, I haven’t purchased a thing but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to buy up the whole collection. For the past two months I was just purchasing shit left and right, I can’t even remember the last time I checked my bank account. I was like I KNOW I have money in the bank so why not just spend it … ALL.

Thankfully, I did not hit rock bottom but I know if I would have continued with those horrible habits I would have. As much ‘fun’ as it is to just spend all my damn money, once the realization hits, and reality starts to set in, it wasn’t as fun as I thought.

Jonez.

Vamping.

I’m going to use this time to complain my little heart out about my website, then I’m going to take the action necessary. I’m so over the design, layout and trying to figure out what goes where, and how it needs to be set up. I’m mostly tired of asking for help, since HTML isn’t my strong suit anymore. It’s true if you don’t use it you lose it… Well I’ve lost it! I’ve asked a few friends for assistance, and they’ve been too occupied with their own lives to provide assistance, which is fine. It’s time I take this website into my own hands, since it is MY baby. I want to believe I produce content that is well received, but who would want to come thru, if it doesn’t look like a super inviting place?

The time for action is now, so I will be getting my coins together, so this website can be a shiny beacon of self care empowerment! Sometimes, (Most) you have to be prepared to do shit yourself.

Tristan Jonez

SideNote: Thank you for letting me vent. I appreciate you guys.

Fly Awake 

The Best Seat Will forever be the window seat. I feel weightless every single time an aircraft takes off, appreciating where I’ve been and having gratitude for where I will travel to makes living life worth it. I can’t imagine who I’d be without the opportunity to visit certain countries/communities. Every time I experience a new place, a new part of myself is unlocked. 

If you don’t realize, I hold travel in high regard. You’ll never reach your highest level of enlightenment without travel. No excuses, Make it happen! 

Tristan Jonez! 

Lets Eat.

Do you have a certain meal, or food, you ALWAYS order when you go out?

Well I do, and its always seafood, specifically salmon. I want to believe I am adventurous when it comes to meals and what I am willing to try. However I can admit, Salmon is just that ‘thing’ my eye always look for when out. One of my favorite restaurants in New York is Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine. Not only is it a semi upscale sport bar, but there is a half basketball court, where you can perfect your jump shot. The food is absolutely divine! My go to meal is the blackened Scottish salmon with bourbon butter spinach and garlic mashed potatoes, with a glass of white wine. The salmon is so delish, that it melts in your mouth! I usually can’t squeeze in dessert but when YOU go please make room for the ricotta donuts!

For me, this is the perfect date night spot, whether its a first date or you’re a couple that’s looking to try a new place. If you are single, fret not for the bar area, is incredible! AND Clyde Frazier’s has a nice line up for happy hour. Hopefully I will catch you there one of these days, don’t ever be too shy to say hey!

Tristan Jonez.

SideNote: I’m horrible at taking photos at restaurants, so use your imagination! I promise I’ll do better.

Beauty Blogger. 

I’m always down for ANY shade of purple. It’s Matte? Even better! I had fun with NYX Ruthless, it goes on smoothly but beware if you have a heavy hand, as with a few swipes you’ll put too much in your lips. It’s very creamy, and surprisingly light, extremely pigmented as NYX Cosmetics products usually are. 


This possibly can be used as a transition color from late summer into fall. But if you’re anything like me, it’ll be a colour you’ll wear all year round. 


Jonez