fun with friends

Kate Crate – Unboxing

This is a really special post for me. I want to share with you guys an unboxing video of the FIRST EVER in the history of ever KATE CRATE!! One of my good friends, Fourth Doctor Cosplayer and my MegaCon buddy, Chris was thoughtful enough to create a personalized Kate Crate and send it my way. His one condition was that I film an unboxing video so, of course, I complied.

I’ve been experiencing kind of a rough time recently and a very special select few of my friends have been in my corner and helping me through. Receiving this Kate Crate is a really important moment of light during a pretty dark period for me. I cannot say “Thank you!” enough, Chris for doing this for me!

Now that I have received my Kate Crate, I am on a mission to put together a pretty fantastic Chris Crate to send in return! And, who knows? Maybe this Kate Crate/Chris Crate will become a “thing” and I’ll get to share with you guys future videos about them!!

Thanks for reading! If you don’t already, please subscribe. You can also see what kind of nerdy fun I’m getting into on my cosplay page on Facebook: GingerKate Cosplay. You can also (and I would so very much appreciate it if you would) follow me on Instagram @gkcosplay (I’m also @gingerkate). I have links to all that great stuff on the side bar so please show me some love and support and I will always return the favor in kind. I hope you guys enjoy my Kate Crate Unboxing video… It turned into kind of a long one but I was having too much fun blabbering on about all the items and some other random thoughts that popped into my brain and immediately out of my mouth while filming.

*And, yeah… before any of you call me out… I refer to a White Walker (from Game of Thrones) as an Ice Warrior (from Doctor Who)… deal with it.*

Thanks again for reading and watching!

Love, GK

Orlando Shenanigans

A week later, I’m finally getting the time to post about my recent trip to Orlando. One of my friends was visiting home from Chicago, where she currently lives, and we decided to make the short drive north to Orlando where one of my other friends lives with his fella.

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With a rad playlist ready to go, she and I hit the road Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, Nicki, Ron and I jumped headfirst into some liquor and shared the night catching up and then painting for a while. There was also a small, impromptu photo session with Ron’s huge clock.

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When Nicki and I first checked into La Hotel De Ron & Brad, Ron had gifts waiting for us in the guest bedroom. For me: Ron framed prints of a series of paintings he had done that are inspired by Harry Potter and the four house uniforms. So adorable! I can’t wait to hang them!

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Now, speaking of Harry Potter, Ron and Brad were able to arrange for us to explore the new section of The Wizarding World at Universal, Diagon Alley, on Tuesday. That post is set for tomorrow so check back to take a peek at my first time visiting Diagon Alley! -yes, I cried.

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Tuesday night, we all enjoyed some good wine followed by a fun evening at Universal’s City Walk. We had dinner at Jimmy Buffet’s Margarittaville (which was actually quite disappointing) and then drank and sang karaoke with a live band at Rising Star. A fantastic couple of days with a couple of fantastic people.

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

 

PS – Last night, my sister and I saw Guardians of the Galaxy. I thought it was amazing! I really loved it. (I went into it knowing next to nothing about the comics though.) I didn’t even think Zoe Saldana was as horrible as she usually is compared to Amy-Stupid-Pond’s desperate reach at acting. I didn’t even believe her when she was just standing there. On a sexy note: when did Andy Dwyer get so ripped and dreamy? And, of course, I’d be remiss not to mention Mr. Sexy-face Pie Man as Super Douche.

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Third Eye Blind in Ft Lauderdale

Tonight, my two friends Kacie and Chelsea and I rocked out in Ft Lauderdale at Club Revolution to Third Eye Blind.

The show was amazing!! Those boys have definitely still got it! I was able to bribe a security guard and scored my friends and I prime location spots directly next to the stage! [dusts dirt off my shoulder]. If there is one thing I’m good at it’s making the most of opportunities at rock shows. Our view was perfect and our experience amazing! Another special skill of mine: taking impeccable concert photos!

Below are a few shots from the show!
Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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Last Night :: South Beach, Miami

Yesterday, the whole crew from the bar attended “The Fucking Catalina Wine Mixer”; and by “The Fucking Catalina Wine Mixer” I really mean a wine expo at The Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fl.

After an afternoon of wine, cheese and meat tasting (I know my job super sucks…) we headed south to South Beach for a night of bar hopping.

We stayed at what just might be the most adorable hotel I’ve ever seen, The Freehand Hostel. We got an 8 bed “dorm” for our whole group with two full bathrooms that only we had access to. The attached bar, The Broken Shaker, is absolutely gorgeous! (I wish I took photos.)

We hopped around to many fantastic spots as well as some less than places. It was an incredible evening full of tasty (and expensive) cocktails and some quality work-family bonding!

I can’t wait to go back to The Freehand and Broken Shaker!!

Thanks for reading!
Love, GK

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The Freedhand, Miami

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Poolside at The Freehand. So cute!

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One of our stops was The Delano Hotel. I want to go back so bad!

And here’s what I wore:

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Dark Skinnies, Cobalt Blue lace-side top, blue ankle strap flats, (dainty) gold handcuffs necklace, diamond stud earrings. (Also my emerald green Steve Madden purse. *new!!! Just bought it!!*)

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Emerald Green Steve Madden Purse and Gray and Black Steve Madden Weekender Bag.