Posts Tagged ‘Michael Bosstick’

Mini DeLites: NYC x SD

The Skinny Confidential x New York City.

{ L’Artusi’s cinnamon, eggnog, & pomegranate sorbet…w/ a side of olive oil cake ( not pictured, sadly ) }

The Skinny Confidential x New York City.

{ chilling with a hemp capp & a sleep bun || sweater on sale }

I NEED TO KNOW!!!!

WHY ARE YOU GUYS SOOOOO F-ING AMAZING?

This weekend I was re-reading comments from this post…….and well, you guys are all so, uhhhhh, cool.

But really, can we be friends in real life?

1.) your comments are all so well written. 2.) I can’t believe how rad some of your blogs are ( definitely spent the weekend looking through them ; ) ) 3.) and can I just tell you how much you inspire me?? Really though.

The Skinny Confidential x New York City.

{ the best, best sandwich from Katz’s Deli }

Ok so, the reason I went to New York was to create something special & different…I constantly want to evolve as a person & a blogger so stay tuned for tomorrow because I have something fun coming!! I’m super excited to launch tomorrow’s project because it feels like I’ve spent 3573498235702 hours on it & after checking out all your blogs…I think ( hope ) you’ll all like it too ( fingers crossed ).

These pictures were taken in San Diego & New York…so a peek in to last two weeks.

Like I said, we missed our flight because NY decided to start snowing the last day so we ended up in an airport hotel eating limp dick salads with five day old chicken & tap water that tasted off. Michael was so mad at himself that we missed our flight…but I was chilling because I got to watch The Drop ( so good! ), read US Weekly ( poor Kendra ), & work on my computer. In the morning we hopped on the next flight & literally slept the whole way ( AKA mouths hanging open, catching flies style #approachable ). Let’s just say it was a peanuts & club soda for breakfast-sorta day. Fun times.

The Skinny Confidential x New York City.

 { a night out on the town }

Anyway, I want to reiterate how lucky I feel after reading your comment & blogs…basically you guys all seem like really special, rad people. Keep doing what you’re doing because it seems like you guys are really kicking ass in life.

Happy Monday ( errrr, Tuesday? Whatever, I’m always up too late…FML ).

- Lauryn x

The Skinny Confidential x New York City.

{ coming back to SD= getting festive }

The Skinny Confidential x New York City.

{ my muse…who hates to have his picture taken }

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Mini DeLites…Coming At Cha From New York City

The Skinny Confidential talks New York City.

{ hemp milk cappuccino }

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 { #nyc on Insta }

HIIIII FROM NEW YORK!

What’s up?!

Nothing much here, just eating wayyyy too much, trying to walk off the calories, working, enjoying a few cantaloupe mimosas ( yes. REAL LIFE. ), AND FREEZING.

But you know what’s fun? Moving…& then having to leave while you’re in the middle of moving. I’m not complaining but it’s sort of stressing me out that I’m away from home when our house is in boxes.

In other news: why does New York City have the best food ever? I’m not too attached to specific foods ( well, besides lemon-everything, warm sourdough bread, & the occasional bowl of Flaming Hot Cheetos ) so it’s surprising how much I love the food.

If you follow TSC on Instagram you know I died for Jack’s wife Freda. We’re also loving Perla ( THE PASTA IS RIDIC ) & lately I’ve become reallll in to cappuccinos with hemp milk. Don’t judge until you try them. We found a charming coffee shop in Ralph Lauren by our hotel so each morning Michael & I get up and start our day with a hemp cappuccino ( so Euro, right? ). Although this isn’t entirely true because Michael makes fun of me for getting hemp & opts for the pasteurized milk. Hey, I pick my battles. Getting him off McDonald’s Egg McMuffins was 384728 battle. Milk will be number 384729.

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC

{ AM coffee ritual }

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC.

{ Michael bought me this early Christmas gift…isn’t this cute?! }

When I come back home, I’ll be going real light on the carbs & stepping up my barre game…that’s for damn sure. In the meantime, you can catch me in SoHo in a beanie, gloves, boots, & basically a whole body suit walking off the pasta.

Little update: I’ve been working on the health/fitness/beauty budgeting series so that’s coming to a blog near you in the near future. Also, my stepmom of Burlap & Crystal just launched the cutest baby line, so if you’re looking for a holiday gift for a baby then check this cuteness out!

Until next time, Lauryn xx

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC.

{ mimosas x waffles at Jack’s wife Freda }

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC.

{ Michael’s street style }

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Mini DeLites + The BIG Move

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.

{ Event at DASH…outfit details below || MU&H by: BeGlammed (<< obsessed with their at home services) }

AHHHHHH.

Life’s been a windwhril lately, or is whirlwind? Regardless, it’s been F-ing CRAZY.

Let me update you: Michael & I found a new place together in downtown San Diego but we’re also moving to LA half time for work…so ya. I’m definitely going to miss my old place but ultimately I’m soooo glad I lived by myself for a while before moving with him. I highly recommend living alone before moving in with a guy. ( & BTW: we found ‘our space’ so I didn’t have to move in to his space…THANK God ). Will keep you updated on how that whole deal goes.

Anyway this weekend we went to LA to celebrate the JNB trunk show & we were going to stay at our new place BUT we forgot to get SDG&E set up. Soooo we ended up at a hotel called Palihouse which was super cute. But shit, wish we would have turned on the electricity, lol.

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.
{ festive vibes }

OK, CAN WE PAUSE & DISCUSS THE TOPIC OF MOVING?

REALNESS: IT’S LITERALLY THE MOST STRESSFUL THING…EVER.

Especially when you’re juggling two dogs ( if you have kids during a move, serious props ), two different households, two different cities, work, the holidays, & I’m helping my grandma move too. I mean? SOS?

And just for the record merging two households is no joke…now I guess it’s time for us to start wedding planning? HA. I’m literally crying AND laughing out loud now.

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.
{ too early for holiday lights? }

Does anyone have ANY moving tips? Only because I feel like I’m drowning. HELP!

& of course, happy Monday!

Chat tomorrow, x Lauryn

+ last photo

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.

{ my Pilates/spin studio is having a CORE40 Sebastien Lagree Event on Dec. 6th— stop by & check out the Megaformer…it’s only my favorite workout ever }

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.

{ I kinda can’t stop with spiced candles… }

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.
{ ok so I AM IN LOVE with these all natural product- they’re perfect for dry weather ( I use the balm all over my body ). Check out this promo code if you’re looking for a holiday gift! }

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Don’t Listen To Negative Nancy & Debbie Downer…

Quotes by The Skinny Confidential.

First off, I LOVE THIS QUOTE.

I heard this quote a while ago from Michael’s dad, Gary AKA Gar-Bear ( my name for him ). There I was complaining about someone who was talking shit about me & he simply stated:

“Lauryn, the coyotes howl, but the caravan keeps moving.”

I had a minor heart attack. The quote is just goosebumps good.

So what’s mean exactly? Ok well, where should I start?

Let’s start with social media. The other day I was browsing a celeb’s Instagram. I went to look at her comments & I kid you not, 90% of them were people bashing the celebrity.

These negative naysayers are the coyotes.

The celebrity ignored the trolls & posted another positive Instagram a few hours later…AKA her caravan kept moving.

Sorry, coyotes!!

Point: life goes on, even if some will try to stop or talk against progress.

Make sense?

So as I’m reading these negative, rude, cruel comments, I started to reflect. In life everyone has an opinion about what you should do in your relationship or how you should wear your hair or why you should stick it out in a job that’s not for you or in general, just has negative things to say about your life.

My opinion? Do you. Do what works for you. Not someone else.

Let’s take this to a more serious place, shall we? This quote reminds me of when I was a bartender a couple years ago. There I was polishing glasses, making people drinks, carrying boxes, busting ass, etc. Basically doing everything I could so I could focus on building The Skinny Confidential during the day.

While tending bar I made some great friends…but I also had some…hmmm, interesting customers.

They would ask “what do you want to do with your life?” I’d say “I’m a blogger half time, but I hope to make it my full time career.” They’d then look at me as if I had ten heads & I was an alien from outer space attempting to abduct their children.

“What, HA are you crazy? You can’t make good money off that? What about working in an office setting? Working at home can be tough. How do you even make that a professional? I’d recommend having other options, Lauryn.”

Or they would laugh. Like, laugh & laugh & laugh. As if it was the funniest thing ever.

I’d simply smile & think “keep going.”

So I kept going & going & going…& years later, I blog full-time.

In all honestly, there was never any plan B. I set out to do something with TSC & I never had a back-up plan. This was always the goal. I kept my caravan moving, despite what these people had to say.

FYI, if I listened to what everyone said about blogging, I’d be bartending still. Sorry for the honestly, but I’m just trying- to keep it real, raw, & unfiltered.

( ALSO, I have to mention: when someone looks at you like an creepy alien, you’re doing something right…because honestly if everyone was doing it, it wouldn’t be as lucrative or ahead of the curve.

Keep going.

In any case, coyotes are noise. Keep your caravan moving.

Later Negative Nancy & Debbie Downer! Vroom, vroom.

x, Lauryn

Mini DeLites: TSC Takes Miami #2

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Saturday night’s black tie event || dress here  }

10:15 PM, bowl of watermelon & chia seeds, on the COUCH, typing….

…come on now, remember the no comp in bed rule?

But if we’re being 100% real, Michael usually staggers out of bed after 15 minutes of me sitting on the couch by myself & pretends to dramatically ( with a full-on theatrical sound effects ) search the fridge for something that doesn’t exist. Sort of like “hmmmm, what should I eat?” or “sigh! What sounds good?”

I don’t answer, because well, I’m working. So minimal attention is given to his fake fridge scan.

Then he will sigh extra, extra, EXTRA loud & say “babe you can come back to bed if you want…with your computer.”

So technically he cheats on our rule, not me.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.{ fav book/fav beer }

Honestly though, I’m not too bent out of shape about the rule because remember: we don’t live together…yet. And maybe I’m sort of cheating too. On him. With my computer.

So anyway there’s THAT update.

As far as our trip: we’re back! Miami was amazing & I ended up checking out many of your recommendations, guys!! SERIOUSLY- WHAT A FUN CITY!! I’ll definitely be back soon.

I’m still in a full blown Miami coma but I’m going to drag my ass outta bed suppppper early tomorrow & unpack, clean, do laundry, stock the fridge, shoot a couple posts, work, & bathe the smelly Twinkles ( << the latest & greatest name for the chihuahuas ). I will also say I couldn’t be happier to get back in to a routine.

Woot, woot.

Happy MONDAY! x, Lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ a winning combo }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Florida chillers }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
{ w/ love from Miami <3 || bikini top / bottoms }

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