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Meet Arlyne and Weston: The YouTube Couple Spreading Good Vibes

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It’s no secret that YouTube is oversaturated with couples attempting to leave a lasting impression on their audiences with their cutesy love or their ability to prank each other good. However, there is one couple that is doing it right. Meet Arlyne and Weston Bales of Orange County, California. The couple has been married for three years now and together for seven. Just last year, they decided to begin regularly posting videos of them together as a unit on YouTube, although Arlyne has had her own separate beauty and fashion channel for almost eight years. She’s a smart, creative fashionista, while he’s amazingly over-the-top (in a good way of course).

 

What makes Arlyne and Weston stand out? It’s because, with them, what you see is what you get. In the couple’s words, who they are on-camera is who they are off-camera. They are fun, genuine, authentic, and of course, adorable together! Their main mission is to create and spread good vibes to their audience with each video. In fact, they have named their fanbase “Vibers”. Are you having a bad day? You can count on Arlyne and Weston to cheer you up. If you’re looking for the true definition of “couple goals”, look no further than these two.

 

A recurring theme in their YouTube videos is Arlyne – who is of Mexican and Bolivian descent – teaching Spanish to Weston, who is only a quarter Mexican, but does not speak Spanish at all. In two separate videos, Arlyne goes an entire day speaking only Spanish to Weston, while he tries his best to respond appropriately in the same language. However, as expected, the result is him speaking Spanglish. In one of these videos, the couple spontaneously takes a road trip across the border to Mexico and spend the day shopping and eating authentic Mexican food. The amazing thing is that with each time they upload these videos, Weston’s Spanish appears to be improving.

 

 

Often times, the couple decides to prank each other. However, when it comes to these two, their pranks are not gratuitously over the top, as is the case with many other YouTube couples that famously prank each other. With Arlyne and Weston, it’s the perfect balance of “pushing the limit” but not to the point where Weston will be forced to sleep on the couch for the night.

 

 

Weston has no problem being the “guinea pig” in their YouTube videos. Aside from Arlyne teaching him Spanish, Weston can also be seen eating foods that he’s never tried before, mostly Mexican and other foods of Latin origins. More often than not, Weston does not enjoy the food, as he is known to be a picky eater. Because of this, Arlyne has continuously and lovingly referred to him as “Guerito Dramatico”, a slang term that translates to “Dramatic White Boy/Man”. It’s a description that Weston wears with great pride!

 

To watch more fun videos from these two lovebirds, visit their Youtube channel. You can also check out Arlyne’s channel by clicking here.

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Meet Arlyne and Weston, The YouTube Couple Spreading Good Vibes: Featured Image Credit: @Arlynesanjines on Instagram

Positive Vibes with Singer/Songwriter Sabryna

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There are a few moments in our lives where we take a step out of our comfort zone, smooth the wrinkles off a decent outfit, and pray our nervousness reads minimum, all for the sake of saying a simple hello to someone new. For artist Sabryna, she’s taking the full plunge and going straight ahead with her intentions, but in a different way: lending her voice through music. Her single “Try It” is the latest release by the New Zealand artist, who is ready to lay everything out on the table for her fans and listeners.

 

Since calling Los Angeles home, Sabryna is no stranger to different places, people, and experiences. She says having an open mind and an open ear is the key to why her music is bringing everyone together. “I think the beauty of travel is learning that even though we might live in different countries with different cultures, at the core, we are all the same,” she said.

Just Like You

How relatable an artist is, especially in today’s music scene, determines who stays on the playlist and is worthy of being a place of comfort or support. “We all want the same things and feel the same things,” Sabryna said. “To me, that’s super inspiring. I want to write songs that are internationally relatable.”

New Learning Environment

In today’s environment, if you’re using your college experience while seeking your true passions, it’s truly an accomplishment. Having attended Berklee College of Music, Sabryna welcomed all with open arms. “Berklee exposed me to so many different styles of music,” she explained. “I learned a lot at Berklee, but more so from my peers than in the actual classroom.”

What’s a more perfect music lesson than a jam session? Sabryna said, “I remember playing and jamming out with my friends after class and trying to absorb everyone’s different style and creativity.”

That was the moment that changed my life and I haven’t looked back.

Following the music is something Sabryna is used to, even if she needed a little push during her guitar lessons at age 8. “One day in class, I was singing along to my guitar and my teacher heard me and told my mom I needed to really pursue singing because I had a special gift,” she explained. “That was the moment that changed my life and I haven’t looked back.”

Flash forward to 2017 and Sabryna is working with artists such as Candice Pillay, Dem Jointz, and Hannibal Hector and uses their experiences to guide her and develop the artist she wants and believes herself to be.

“Candice is a super talented songwriter,” she told us. “She taught me a lot during my first year in L.A., and I definitely look up to her.”

When asked about the others, she continued, “Dem Jointz is dope. He is a one-man band and helped orchestrate my session with Usher, which will go down as one of the most memorable sessions in my life. I will always be thankful for that. HNNBL is my brother. We recorded my entire upcoming EP together and I loved every minute of it. I’m grateful to him for helping me develop my sound.”

Try This, Hear Her

With “Try It” featuring Josh Pearl, Sabryna releases this song as a way to reveal herself to her fans. “It’s like our first date,” she explained. “We’re both getting to know each other, testing the waters, and it’s exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time.”

Artists wouldn’t be anything without their fans, and Sabryna continues to emphasize the importance of her connection to them. She hopes that with each release, it’s something both fans and herself can be proud of. “I hope my fans can get to know me better as I continue to put out more music this year,” she said. “We can grow together, but most importantly, have FUN together!”

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Positive Vibes with Singer/Songwriter Sabryna: Photographed by Shawn Artero

Spring in the City

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It’s not cold enough to bundle up and hit the ski slopes, and it’s not quite hot enough to throw on a yellow-polka-dot-bikini and hit the Jersey shore. It’s that infuriatingly pretty time of year when we can’t decide what to do for entertainment anymore: spring. Sure, there’s always dinner and a movie, but that always leaves something to be desired. For that, we turn to a little state called New York. With the perfect blend of culture and crazy, New York always has something going on. We’ve compiled a list of cool things to do throughout the boroughs to keep you motivated but more importantly, to keep you satiated.

See a Broadway Show
If you’ve never seen a play, you’re missing out on one of the most amazing experiences that New York has to offer. Though, who are we to judge? Maybe you’re just not sure what’s out there! That’s why we’re here to inform you. Music lovers, especially, will be thrilled to discover tributes like Motown the Musical, A Night with Janis Joplin, and Jersey Boys. Literature lovers will go crazy over A Raisin in the Sun and Macbeth. Of course, there are always fan favorites like The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, and Wicked.  Whether it’s on Broadway or off, go indulge!

Shop at a Flea Market
Who said New York City gets to have all the fun? Brooklynites definitely know how to have a good time. If you think a flea market is just a bunch of people selling their junk, you’re absolutely right. If you think a flea market is just a waste of your precious time, you’re absolutely wrong–and you’ve definitely never been to the Brooklyn Flea. There is certainly no shortage of flea markets all over the city, but the Brooklyn Flea is an urban oasis. Every weekend, the event promises fresh food, repurposed furniture, stunning antiques, retro clothing, vintage jewelry, and everything in between. The vendors’ “junk” doesn’t feel like junk at all, but fabulous one-of-a-kind pieces that will have you rearranging your home to make space for a rainbow Buddha lamp that you didn’t know you needed. Let’s not call this an event, but an experience–one that every city slicker should experience if only once.

Take a Class
While you can do this pretty much anywhere, no place offers variety quite like New York. There are literally hundreds of classes to choose from; what’s more is that many of them are free! On warmer spring afternoons, take advantage of yoga in Bryant Park. On chillier days, plenty of rec centers offer free indoor yoga on the weekends. The New York Public Library boasts everything from chess lessons to crochet/knitting instruction. Do you want to learn how to cook like a Top Chef or perfect your pottery skills like Demi Moore (Patrick Swayze not included)? Check out Groupon and Living Social for awesome daily deals on either hobby. We guarantee you’ll find yourself having fun trying new things–things that you never knew you had any interest in!

MUSEUMVisit a Museum
You don’t have to be an art buff to appreciate New York City’s incredible museums. You also don’t have to be loaded. With most museums offering donation-only days, there’s no reason not to make the trip to Manhattan. Whether it’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, or The Cloisters, there’s enough inspirational eye candy for the average Joe to just stare for hours. If you think it’s all paintings, think again. You’ll encounter everything from unicorn tapestries to suits of armor. If you’re looking for great photo opps, play paparazzi with your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Science and anatomy lovers will be blown away by BODIES… The Exhibition where over 200 human forms are displayed in all of their inner beauty. There’s no shortage of museums in the city, so find one that fits your interests.

Take a Tour
It’s common knowledge that tourism in The Big Apple centers on staples like The Statue of Liberty and The Empire State Building. While you should definitely see these landmarks, if only once, know that city tours can be so much more unusual and fun! Take a ride on the TMZ bus to see all of the city’s celebrity hot-spots. Take advantage of the countless New York City and/or Brooklyn brewery and winery tours. Take a bike tour through Strawberry Fields in Central Park–not after your brewery tour, of course! You should probably avoid a tour through the New York City precinct. Just use your imagination (and Google)! There’s so much more to see than old Lady Liberty.

Check out our Feb/Mar issue to see the rest of “Spring in the City” and more!

Valentine’s Day Playlist: Music for Your Funny Valentine

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As we gear up for Valentine’s Day 2014 in this dreadful winter weather, remember that music is a key element in any situation. This playlist will surely set the mood for any setting, whether it is fun and casual or more romantic and intimate.

“Love Shack” – B 52’s, Cosmic Thing

This song is perfect for a more energetic atmosphere and if you want to get into a dancing mood. Just be sure to bring your best moves if you’re trying to impress anybody!

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“L.O.V.E.” – Nat King Cole, L-O-V-E

A classic track that everyone can learn the lyrics to, Nat King Cole’s song about that funny thing called love has been recorded in multiple languages such as Italian, French, Spanish, and Japanese.

“XO” – Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Bringing a more upbeat pop sound to your V-Day listening, the one and only Beyoncé’s single from her much talked about fifth-album is sweet, soulful, and uplifting.

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“I Will Always Love You” – Dolly Parton, Jolene

Whether you listen to Parton’s original composition, Whitney Houston’s iconic rendition, or a more recent cover, this love song is one for the ages. A song that is equal parts cheesy and emotional, you can belt it out with your friends or your one true love.

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Summer Fun Post-Sandy

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Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City, New Jersey

When Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast last October, many people in the New York City area were skeptical as to whether or not the Jersey Shore would be up and running in time for the summer.  Though much of the seaside attractions and boardwalks were severely damaged, many coastal towns have made speedy recoveries and are back in business. Amidst the weekly fireworks and bar festivities, here are just a few events and attractions to keep you entertained this summer.

Comedy

One of the best ways to enjoy summer nights is busting a gut with your friends at a comedy club. New York City is sprinkled with great comedy clubs such as Gotham and Caroline’s, and New Jersey is home to Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Point Pleasant, but if none of their acts tickle your funny bone, check out these more well-known comedians.

Jeff Dunham @ Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, July 14th

Jerry Seinfeld @ Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, July 20th

Concerts

Everyone loves a great summer concert or festival, especially under the star-studded night sky, and there is quite a selection. From rock, to country, to mega pop-stars, to throwback boy bands, there is a style to satisfy every ear.

Americanarama @ Pier A, Hoboken, July 26th

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98* @ Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, July 26th

The Mrs.Carter Show World Tour starring Beyonce @ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, July 26th

Kenny Chesney @ MetLife Stadium, August 10th

John Mayer and Phillip Phillips @ PNC Bank Arts Center, August 21st

Food and Beverages

While shows can be fun, sometimes it’s nice to just sit back with friends and enjoy a meal and some drinks. We all have our favorite watering hole to visit, but here are some out-of-the-box ways to enjoy a variety of food and beverages.

Food and Wine Festival @ Bally’s Atlantic City, July 26th-28th

Manasquan River Water Taxi @ Point Pleasant, Weekends

Epic: A Family Classic

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Epic

Recently, I saw the film Epic. I knew before sitting down that I would be watching a new take on old ideas. From the trailers, I thought the film would be like Arthur and The Invisibles, or FernGully: The Last Rainforest. In a way, it was. It dealt with a human being turned into a smaller size to help save nature from an evil force. With that said, I was shocked at how grown up the story was.
Epic has a bunch of characters that felt human and showed a side of strength that never gets played much in animated films. In the face of death, there is hope and the importance of moving forward. Many of the key characters show that while losing someone is painful, life is beautiful and worth fighting for. There is no whining or complaining about how life is unfair. There is just understanding that sometimes, life takes the ones you love from you. The only thing you can do is work to be the best you and to create the best future in the name of those you have lost. In time, new life comes into the world, and though it can not replace what was lost, it shows why we dare to care in the first place. The message of the film is simple and not overly stated. It is quite and beautiful, just like nature.
The film’s touching story telling is matched perfectly with the imagery. There was one moment in the film that I felt as I were in a real forest. It is not easy to create moments that tell volumes without anything being said, but this film was able to create such a thing. Epic is a movie that should be owned in every family and should be seen in theaters while you still can.

The Rich and the Succulent: Paname Steps onto NYC’s Restaurant Scene

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Often enough in life we find things to blame for putting us in positions that  might not be ideal. If we’re late for work, we blame traffic. If we’re out of clean clothes, we blame our schedule. With recent health and fitness tactics arising, we are now blaming our previous bad health on food. While all food may have taken the heat once in awhile, French cuisine has been hit the hardest. From their rich sauces, to their succulent meats and cheeses, it’s easy to blame French inspired food on what we don’t like about ourselves. While French food may often be rich and decadent, if you can’t fit in a little indulgence in your life every once and awhile, then you’re simply not living right.

With French food taking the heat for bad eating habits, we’ve seen fewer and fewer French restaurants making their way into our hearts; however, Paname, a new French restaurant located on Second Ave between 56th and 57th streets in New York City has not only made it’s way into my heart, but has fully captured and locked it away.

Paname, which is slang for Paris, has created a flock of loyal patrons who claim to indulge in the restaurant’s food weekly. Bernard Ros, owner and executive chef, brought his traditional French style cooking to the United States forty years ago and has made quite the impression worldwide. Ros has owned eight restaurants worldwide and has an impeccable reputation with chefs and business owners alike. His food speaks for itself.

IMG_3226I started my meal at Paname with a grilled portobello Mushroom topped with mozzarella and red peppers and drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette. Now, without trying the famous crab cakes (due to a seafood allergy) I can honestly say it’s hard to imagine that anything is better than this. The mushroom, cheese and peppers complimented each other perfectly, and the dish wasn’t too heavy for an appetizer; however, it satisfied a craving

I followed my starter with the Niman Ranch Pork Scallopini with Mushroom Creme Sauce.  The pork was accompanied by mashed potatoes and an array of vegetables. The pork was fork tender, and the creme sauce was the perfect condiment. To be honest, I was worried that the pork may be fatty, or the sauce too heavy but neither element was overwhelming.

After the entree, my dinner companion and I transitioned into an easy conversation that gave us time to relax before we rewarded ourselves by indulging in some sweets. While talking about everything you should never talk about during dinner such as politics, religion, and current events, I couldn’t help but notice the comfortable ambiance of Paname. Everywhere I looked there were people enjoying their food, leisurely talking and taking a load off from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Not one person complained, or seemed unhappy or unsatisfied. Whether it was the calming walls that were accented with dark wood, or the artwork hanging beautifully around, or maybe the arrangements of beautiful spring flowers that complimented the crisp white table cloths around the restaurant. Whatever it was, it provided an atmosphere for Paname that was conducive to fine dining.

IMG_3227By the time my desert arrived, I was salivating waiting for it. I was always a fan of Creme Brûlée, but I had never had the opportunity to have it at an authentic French restaurant. With all the excitement I was building in my head, the actual product did not let me down. This creme brûlée was the best I’ve ever had. The rich, smooth custard topped with a hard layer of caramel was heated to perfection. The desert was topped with a a swirl of whipped creme, a fresh cut strawberry and chocolate sprinkles. The custard was the smoothest I’ve ever had and complimented the sweet, tartness of the strawberry perfectly. Even though I was stuffed from the delectable offerings I had previously indulged in, I simply couldn’t leave a drop of this heaven in the plate. With all the deserts being home-made, it’s no wonder that this desert is nothing short of amazing.

In a time where we are finally aware of how to properly fuel our bodies to live a long and healthy life, I can understand the hesitation to indulge in food as addictive and rich as French food. However, from my experience it’s worth the risk. Paname will leave you full and satisfied yet craving more at the same time. For anyone looking to indulge in one of life’s riches, I’d, without hesitation, recommend Paname.
 
Photos Courtesy of Krislyn Stark