Pod Hotel Times Square

Hey Babes!

Happy Sunday!! I hope you guys are having a great Sunday Funday so far. I have been spending mine catching up on work and emails after all my traveling last week and weekend. If you follow me on Instagram then you know I was in Toronto and NYC last week and even though I am hella exhausted it was SO worth it ;) Manhattan is ALWAYS worth it. Speaking of, I am so excited to show you guys the awesome hotel we stayed in while we were there.

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Pod Hotels has officially become my all time favourite hotel. This was the first time I ever wanted to even spend time in my hotel while in Manhattan. It could also be that I was hella exhausted but I think it was definitely because of how freaking gorgeous everything was.

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Lets hop right into the cute lobby because it is SO artsy and unique. I am obsessed! Also, how cute is this magnetic board!? So perfect for the Gram am I right?

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Now lets talk about my aesthetic AF room. It deserves SO much love because it was insanely adorable and made this blogger's heart so happy because of all the white everywhere ;) And those pops of red are everything, red is my favourite colour in case you didn't know. 

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The desk in the corner was so handy especially for working on my laptop because you know a bloggers work is never done! Between the chargers at the desk and the stinking cute charging station by the coat/bag hooks you could charge EVERYTHING which deserves recognition!

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The bathroom was really cute and again the white aesthetic, can't go wrong! It was also VERY well lit so doing my makeup was a breeze. In fact the whole room was actually amazingly bright. 

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I honestly and truly have nothing but praise and good things to say about Pod Hotels. Everything was gorgeous and everyone was so helpful and friendly. I would stay with them again in a heartbeat.  

If you want to find out more about Pod Hotels here are the links to their socials and website.

Instagram

Facebook

Website 

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As always if you have any questions or comments leave them down below or you can find me on all my socials linked below as well. I love talking to you guys so don't be shy ;)

I hope you all had an amazing weekend and have an even more amazing week! 

Xoxo,

Alex

New Vlog and Giveaway Info!!

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Hi Guys!!! I have my new vlog up FINALLY! I feel like it took forever to get this one up because the editing struggle was REAL but it's up and ready for views!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiCr3m7Ek8A

If you loved that and are hungry for more you can check out my channel here>>>> Youtube Channel

Now on to the giveaway as you all know I am doing an Easter Giveaway, all the details are here if you want to enter, Easter Giveaway! I finally decided on an end date and it is March 15th. So you better enter while you can ;)

I hope you all have a fabulous day!

XOXO,

Alex

 

Dallas Immigrant and Refugee March!

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Today I got to take part in a wonderful march and rally for immigrants and refugees in downtown Dallas. Nearly 1,700 supporters marched, chanted, and showed their support for the immigrants and refugees in Dallas and around the world. People of all colours, ethnicities, and religions rallied together screaming chants like "say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here." and "say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here." There were some great speakers at the rally also, such as Imam Suleiman. During his speech he said "We will continue to live without fear. We will not allow cities to be bullied by people who don't understand the constitution." And a Northwest Presbyterian Pastor who had a great message saying "Lies and falsehood and deception will not win. But I'll tell you what wins, love wins. Our job is to wake the world up to that fact."

People also stood to tell their stories such as a mother who's an immigrant and also now an immigrant attorney. She told the story of how her son was playing soccer a few weeks ago and then got into a small disagreement with another player on the field. The player told her son to go "blow himself up." Another came from a man who is a refugee himself. He talked about how he received a death threat so had to flee his country to Jordan. As a refugee there he was not allowed to work so began volunteering to help other newcomer refugees arriving in Jordan. This led to him becoming a board member after continuously being promoted by this volunteer agency. After ten years in Jordan he was able to seek refuge in America where he also works and volunteers for many refugee agencies. He ended his speech by saying "When we arrived in Dallas two years ago we were warmly welcomed with open arms at DFW. That's who Americans are, loving, caring and compassionate."

There was a small group of about 6-7 Trump supporters who showed up. They stood opposite the street of the rally. They all said that they were there to support Trump as well as the second amendment. One was there with her legal immigrant husband saying they both just want legal immigrants.

The rally lasted for nearly 3 hours and definitely drew a good sized crowd. It stayed completely peaceful and sent a great message of acceptance but you could also sense so much frustration with the new administration. A mother at the rally said she is expecting there to be more and more protests over the next 4 years if America continues down this path of nonacceptance, hate, and discrimination.