As a New Yorker, I am slightly hesitant on the title of this post but my mini Jersey getaway was so relaxing and enjoyable that this post was necessary (haha)! I met up with a bunch of fabulous girls this past weekend for our 2nd annual girls getaway (last year we went to Miami). No boys and no babies/kids. This large group of girls consists of housewives, doctors, dentists, social workers, teachers, mommies and everything in between. This was a mini getaway because it was actually just one night but our itinerary was fully packed with activities. We arrived at Revel for brunch followed by a relaxing afternoon at the Bask Spa. I have never been to a spa before so this was an enjoyable experience for me.
After feeling rejuvenated, all the girls got dressed up for our dinner reservations at Cuba Libre. The food at Cuba Libre did not disappoint. The appetizers were so diverse and were served family style. It consisted of bread and spiced mango butter, shrimps and scallops, yuca frita (kind of like french fries), frituras de malanga (similar to pakoras and these were my favorite), and plantain and malanga chips served with 3 different dips- black bean hummus, cuba libre salsa, and smoked marlin salad. These appetizers were delicious and seemed never ending! The staff was very accommodating to our large party of 20+ girls and gave us vegetarian selections and made sure everything was alcohol free. We also ordered fruity mocktails like mango mint mojito and pina coladas which were fresh and delish. Dinner was surprisingly outstanding. I ordered mahi mahi which melted in your mouth with flavor. I was upset I could not finish my meal but it’s probably because I could not stop eating those appetizers! Included is my outfit of the night (OOTN) and some pics of these fabulously fashionable girls.
Girls listed from left to right:
Shua- black jumpsuit and nude blazer with black labels- Forever21, shoes- Vince Camuto, sequined clutch from H&M
Erum- black wrap dress- Michael Kors, bronze pumps- Enzo Angiolini purchased at Macys, statement necklace from H&M. Erum does beautiful Islamic calligraphy on paintings. Check out her work on her facebook page and Like it! www.facebook.com/mod.paintings
Afsheen- black high waisted skirt with train- Banana Republic heritage collection, white shirt- Theory purchased at Marshalls
Noreen- black asymmetrical dress from BCBGmaxazria, pink pumps- Vince Camuto, polka dot hijab- H&M, necklace-Forever21
Maryam- blazer with sequined arms- Anthropologie, black patent leather clutch Rachel Zoe, necklace- R.J. Graziano purchased on Gilt.com
My outfit of the night (OOTN) details:
Pink blazer- BCBGmaxazria. I also wore this Blazer in my first post, check it out.
Green pants- Joe Fresh
Forest green turtleneck- H&M
Printed silk scarf- Century21.
Spiked shoes- Jeffrey Campbell. Also worn here, loving spikes.
Saba (on the left)- black high low dress- Forever21, blazer from H&M, gold belt- Urban Outfitters, jewelry from Zaina- contemporary jewelry http://www.facebook.com/Zaina-Contemporaryjewelry#!/pages/Zaina-Contemporary-Jewelry/151650778250361?fref=ts , hijab from Nordstrom
Husna (on the right) blazer- Banana Republic, green pants- NY&CO, blue suede heels- Jessica Simpson, hijab- NY&Co, clutch-limited, bracelet-Banana Republic. Husna bakes cakes and delicious sweets for all your party event needs. Check out her facebook page and like it! http://www.facebook.com/petitesweetsbyhusnasheriff
Hajera (on the left)- blazer, shirt and printed pants from H&M, flats- Tory Burch, necklace- Francescas, hijab- NY&CO, black clutch- Century21. Hajera is expecting and she is carrying herself beautifully! (mA)
Aqsa (on the right)- black top from Loft, colored pants from Loft, patent wedges from Cole Haan, Bag- Louis Vuitton, necklace by francescas, hijab from Century 21
Karaoke topped off the evening. We rented a room at the same hotel as Cuba Libre and when you put 20+ girls in one room, absolute silliness and singing passions emerged. The following day we had breakfast at the Alcove at Revel and requested a late check out. The wonderful hotel staff accommodated this for all of us. We hung out, and enjoyed the hotel which is a lot more classy and sophisticated then some of the other atlantic city hotels.
My outfit of the day (OOTD) details:
Fur vest- Michael Kors. Check out my post dedicated to fur vests here.
Black pants- Gap. These pants are also mentioned in full detailed description here.
Suede Booties- Taryn Rose purchased on Ruelala.com
Asymmetrical long dress- BCBGmaxazria
Silk scarf- Oscar de la Renta purchased at Century21
Belt- H&M (I wore this over the fur vest because a fur vest can come off as bulky at times.)
From left to right:
Hafeza- colored pants from gap, blazer jacket- Mine purchased from TJ Maxx, belt- burberry, bag- Louis Vuitton
Saba- printed pants and top- Forever 21, Blazer- H&M, mint clutch- Francescas
Erum- blue long top- Forever21, Head scarf (hijab)- Calvin Klein, nude/light pink bag- Marc Jacobs. Erum does beautiful Islamic calligraphy on paintings. Check out her work on her facebook page and Like it! www.facebook.com/mod.paintings
Sana Rashid (my full outfit details are on the previous pic)
Maryam- black and white striped shirt- BCBG, pink pants- Loft, black shoes- Sigerson Morrison, blue studded bag- Michael Kors
Zarina- brown riding boots and belt- Tory Burch, Dress shirt- Charlotte Rousse
Sana S. – dress from Forever21, statement necklace by Monet purchased at JC Penney, black pants- Macys
Shua- coral pants from Cynthia Rowley, Floral Blazer and Tshirt from Forever21
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