Sumaira Flower

Sumaira Flower

August 16, 2013

On an aside: The Perks of Being a Single Lady

I was chit-chatting with my sister about relationships and before you know it, we came up with an extensive list of why it's so wonderful being single! This one is for my single ladies... 
*Fair warning: Some of them are gross but true!*

1.You don’t have to share anything [ especially closet space! ]

2. You can fart in your sleep with no worries!

3. You can watch The Notebook [or any sad romantic film] an infinite amount of times and cry hysterically... and continue to do so 20 minutes after the credits started rolling. (A boyfriend would be like, "Girl, chill, you need a Zoloft")

4. You can grow out your leg hair for warmth in the winter

5. You can burp as loud as you want without someone telling you that that was "unwomanly"

        6. You can watch TV while eating ice cream for hours and no one will judge you.

7. You don’t have to deal with a boyfriend leaving the toilet seat up

8. A boyfriend would shave and brush his teeth and not remember to wash down the remains in the sink

9. A boyfriend would yell at you for shopping all day online or in real life - what a nuisance.

10. You can watch Sex and the City over and over and over and over again.

11. A boyfriend won’t share the same enthusiasm with you when you’re trying to be fashion forward (i.e. harem pants)

12. You don’t have to go hiking or watch sports just to impress someone.

13. You can wear Lush masks around the house without frightening anyone.

14. You can sing and dance around the house like you’re Beyonce.

15. You can pretend you’re the host of a cooking show while you're cooking.

16. Your schedule revolves only around yourself.

17. You can flirt with whomever you want without feeling guilty.

18. You can gossip on the phone about Lilo, Amanda Bynes, and the Kardashians as if you know them personally.** my personal favorite**

19. You can spend all your money on yourself.

20. You can read Vogue magazine in a British accent.

21. You can shamelessly live vicariously through the Kardashians every Sunday night.

22. You can take a ton of selfies and determine after the 50th shot which angle makes you look most like Halle Berry.

23. You can screw with guys on, Zoosk, PlentyofFish, OKCupid, eHarmony, ChristianMingle, jdate,,, muslimsingles, the list goes on...


This post was written in all good fun so I hope you enjoyed it and can relate to one or some of the beauties of being single lady!

August 02, 2013

The Port Hunter, Edgartown

One of the greatest things about living in Boston is that there are so many places you could visit without much travel.
If you feel like skiing, just drive up to Vermont. If you feel like fishing, just go to Maine. If you feel like hunting, go to New Hampshire. If you feel like having the ultimate New England island vacation, take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. And that is exactly what I did this past weekend.
I visited Marth'as Vineyard for the first time ever. It was more beautiful and quaint than I expected it to be. Beautiful homes, clean beaches, bike riders everywhere, and fabulous restaurants. What more could one ask for?
One restaurant I dined at during my stay that stood out was The Port Hunter. In short, the Port Hunter was huge, had AMAZING food, and a great vibe. It wasn't too expensive (like the rest of the island) and you get A+ service. Last but not least, the owners are complete sweethearts. It's very endearing to watch them personally make sure that all of their patrons are happy and well taken care of.
If you happen to be in Edgartown and are craving oysters, burgers, fries and more, eat at the Port Hunter!


For my golden birthday this year, I knew I wanted to wear something completely diva-licious. However, dressing like the ultimate diva ain't cheap.

My colleague was telling me about this website called 'Rent the Runway' (RTR) which allows fashionistas on a budget to wear dresses they've only dreamed of wearing. I checked out the website and was amazed at how many dresses I'd seen celebrities wearing that I now had the chance to rent at a low cost.
I decided to do it. I rented a saucy, red Herve Leger dress. I've always wanted to wear an HL number but could never wrap my head around paying $1,500 for a dress that I would probably wear once and get a stomach ache from (because of how tight they are!)

RTR was the most ideal plan for my event. I received the dress (and a 2nd size for free incase the other didn't fit) the day before my party with a bunch of girly samples from various vendors. The dresses arrived neatly in garment bags, looking completely new.

On Monday, after my hangover finally passed, I packed the dresses back with the shipping label provided by RTR and bid farewell to my short but sweet relationship with the HL dress.

I didn't have to break the bank and I felt like a celebrity. What a win/win situation! This is a perfect scenario for when you have 6 weddings in one summer. And let's be real girls, do you actually wear your fancy-schmancy dresses more than once? Don't lie to yourself. This is a brilliant concept. With their user-friendly website and exceptional prices, you'll have a designer dress at your door in no time!
Check out the amazing collection at Rent the Runway!
PS. A golden birthday is when you turn the age of the date you were born on. For example, you're turning 19 on January 19th.