Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NYRewind: Brad Paisley Concert @ MSG

Hi Brad!

Wow, what a night! I had an incredible time tonight, and thanks to Ben for coming with me and to Brad Paisley and friends for such a GREAT show! And of course to T-Mobile for the tix--we got to sit in the front row and rock out next to the stage! Everyone was so nice!

I'm glad all my "studying" paid off, and I actually knew most of the songs (Brad's, anyways: ) and had a blast dancing to his soothing country voice. He's definitely my favorite country singer now. Just an all around wonderful night, take a look below at some of the fun!
--> Check out all of my pics here, but wait til you see Ben's - coming soon!!

OPENING SET: Jimmy Wayne - really fired up the crowd!

GUEST: Dierks Bentley - so much energy!! He was running across the stage back and forth, climbing things, high fiving everyone.

Brad Paisley, himself. 10 years later and his dream to play at Madison Square Garden comes true. And I get to check off seeing a concert at MSG too! He is so funny - definitely has a quirky, silly side to him, and it really comes out in his songs. Plus his tunes are so catchy. I think best of all, he lives for the moment, knows the best is yet to come (check out "Letter to Me"), and is just thankful. Great guy...he even gave his white cowboy hat to this cute kid that was next to the stage: ) Listening to "American Saturday Night" all day!

Shots from the show:

Brad's guitars - all have the signature paisley design, like his last name! LOVE IT!

Ben's experience, obviously excited too: ): "front row!!! he touched my hand! then we had back stage meet & greet for photo op, autograph. he shook my hand and i put my hand on his back when taking the photo!!"

Hats off to you, Brad! Thanks for meeting us too!

10/22-23: Get a FREE white collared shirt!

From the USA website:


In celebration of the premiere and signature style of White Collar, USA is giving you a chance to bring home a fashion classic: a FREE custom-fitted white collared shirt. If you are in New York City, join us at the White Collar Shirt Bar this Thursday and Friday:

Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens 49th Street, enter on Fifth Avenue Thursday, 10AM-6PM Friday, 8AM-6PM

Brad Paisley Concert Tonight! Winner is...


Thanks to EVERYONE who entered into my little contest to come see Brad Paisley with me tonight! It was so hard to pick one, so I did a drawing instead, and the winner is:
BEN C.! - congrats!

What is your favorite country song? Preferably one of Brad Paisley's of course! His upbeat songs like Online, Wrapped Around, Celebrity.

Why should I take you? I'm cute and wearing a blue plaid/picnic table cloth patterned cowboy shirt today (he sent in a picture as proof haha). And I'm from the wild wild west called LA and have been listening to country music for a long time. It's sad that there's no country format radio station in NYC! And his guest, Dierks Bentley is cute too. So I know how to spot cute cowboys and know their songs.

--> You ARE cute, Ben! Will post pics and a recap after the concert!!

"Gotta get a little mud on the tires, 'cause it's a good night to be out there soaking up the moonlight...!"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

NYChar Pass: Come with me to BRAD PAISLEY's Concert (and meet him too!)

Guess what...tonight I randomly won a pair of VIP tickets to see this handsome man sing tomorrow 10/21 at Madison Square Garden tomorrow, plus passes to the meet and greet!!


So, yes, it means I get to take 1 real fan w/ me - because honestly, I don't really know his music, though I am "studying" and listening to as many song as I can now: ), so if you love him, this is the perfect chance to meet him in person!! Good ol' country music!

This is what I want to do: if you are a fan and are free tomorrow night, answer the questions below, and I'll pick the best one to go with me!
  1. What is your favorite country song? Preferably one of Brad Paisley's of course! (so I can be sure to listen to it before the concert: )
  2. Why should I take you?
Email them to me HERE! A winner will be chosen at 2p OR if you have a really good answer, I'll call it early! Should be a fun night for me and one of you. If anything, we can just hang out and enjoy the experience:P Enter now!

How did I win?
I was on my way to check out another event, and on the way, I heard a DJ talking from the T-Mobile store, so I glanced as I walked by and heard they were giving away tickets to the concert tomorrow night, as a tie in to their myTouch phone campaign. The DJ was from Z100 (Wendy?), and I went in the store to find out the answers to some questions about the phone, in order to get the tickets (I always figure that one of you who follow my blog can go: ).

When I went to turn my form in, the guy had just ran out of tix, so I went on my way to my original destination. Except it was over by then, so I turned around, and as I passed T-Mobile again, they were doing a drawing for the VIP package (incl VIP seats and exclusive meet and greet), so I entered for fun. Except they didn't pick a winner from there, strangely. I chatted with Wendy the DJ for a bit, and then suddenly, she was introducing me through the radio and said if I answered her Q right, I would get the VIP package! Hehe, thankfully it wasn't too hard (Q:"What is Brad's favorite phone?" A: "T-Mobile myTouch, of course!"), and that's how I came to get yet another opportunity to expand my musical palette: ).

I'm thankful to have a blog so I can share such awesome things with people...thanks for being a part of the adventure: ).

For You NEW Brides!

Wed 10/21 @ 10A

Gramercy Thrift Shop
157 East 23rd St., New York, NY 10010 :: 212-529-5955

HOUSING WORKS: Our Bride on a Buck Wedding Dress Sale and Vendor Extravaganza is back!

We’re selling $300,000 worth of deeply discounted designer wedding dresses and other bridal goodies, including dresses from:

  • Giovanni Ravello
  • Peter Langner (valued at $7,300)
  • Monique Lhuillier (valued at $6,200)
  • Ulla Maier (valued at $4,900)
  • Jenny Yoo Collections (30-plus gowns)
  • …and veils valued at $1,000 slashed to $250.

Event sponsors Starbright Floral Design ( and Elaine DeLuca of Exquisite Events ( will provide on-site matrimonial advice, as well as Giovanni Ravello himself!

A host of other vendors will be on hand, including:

  • Adorn Brides (
  • The Works Catering (
  • The Housing Works Bookstore CafĂ© (
  • The Cake Diva (
  • Dramatics NYC (
  • Robert Griffin, calligraphy artist (

EVENT CONTACT: Dan Moore 773-454-2865;

Tonight: Free Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza + Fabio!

Stop by Penn Station today from 4-7p to get a free Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizza, which is apparently Italy's top selling frozen pizza (our version of Tombstone, I bet), and meet Fabio from Top Chef!

Check out NYC Recession Diary for DETAILS. Enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Awesome Upcoming Weekend: 10/24-25

Some really fun things happening this weekend!



10/31 - Halloween - Check out All-Halloween Edition for other great events happening!

  • @ 7p: NYC Halloween Parade 6th Ave/Greenwich - put on a costume and join the parade!
  • Until Nov. 1st: Queens County Farm (only 35 min away by car) - Corn Mazing and Pumpkin Picking! I'm planning a trip, so let me know if you're interested, and we'll send you more details.

This Morning Posts: 10/19

A few things from the blog world this morning:

10/19 - tonight!



  • Daily until 10/25: "Week of Walks" - free guided architecture focused walks around NY, gelato included!