Black Tie Stiletto Podcast: MTV The Challenge Double Agents Episode 17

Hey Guys Hey….it’s your girl Brandy and my favorite guy Anicio. This is our first episode of Black Tie Stiletto and we decided that our first podcast should be about something we enjoy watching together (MTV The Challenge Double Agents) and sometimes with our 28 year old daughter and 23 year old son, on Zoom. Because the kids are on the mainland we can’t always watch it together due to the time zone. 

We been fans of MTV The Real World since it first aired in 1992 and we watched every show since then. We laugh, we cried, we screamed at the TV like we know these people. So, it was only right to make this our first podcast. 

Thanks for giving us about 20 mins of your life to listen to us run our mouth and give our opinions. I’m sure you’ll find out who’s our favorite. Join in, leave us comments, and give us your feedback since we giving ours. 

Shout Out to our daughter for providing us with music for the podcast. The music is HOT right?!!!

Mahalo for listening!

Brandy & Anicio

Have You Ever Taken A Eucalyptus Shower

My Self Care Eucalyptus bundle arrived to Hawaii so I can now enjoy my Eucalyptus Shower from Self Care Shower.

Hunty!!!! Let me tell you about this Eucalyptus Shower. It’s the best self care thing you can do during the pandemic. It will take you to a place of peace and relaxtion. The best way to treat yourself after a long drama day at work especially if you have to deal with these non mask wearing people. Come home pour yourself a nice glass of wine turn on your shower to a temperature of hot and midly warm and just stay in that shower until the water go cold. Another thing you can do with your eucalyptus bundle is put them around the house in a vase. For me, it helps to promote relaxation and because it make for a stunning plant when bundle together. Who need an air puifier when you use the eucalyptus as a plant. In the fragrant is divine, it’s also great for congestions and colds. So a win win indoor plant.

Video of my opening up my package from Self Care Shower.

How To Take A Eucalyptus Shower

  • Gather the branches with the cut ends down.
  • Clear the stems. Remove leaves from the bottom of each branch so that you have room to tie them together.
  • Cut string or twine so that it’s approximately 24 inches long. Longer is better; too short and it’ll be difficult to tie and hang on your showerhead.
  • Wrap the string tightly around the stems. Tie the branches together, right under the leafy part, so that the bare stems are below the twine. You may want to wrap a rubber band around the stems to temporarily hold them together while you secure the string around them.
  • Use the ends of the string to attach your eucalyptus bouquet to the showerhead or another part of your shower. Make sure to tie it securely.
  • Position the bouquet so that it is not directly under the water stream.
  • Replace the bouquet every 3 weeks or until you no longer smell eucalyptus

Because, I have a second X-Large bundle arriving from Self Care Shower I wanted to see where I was going to place it and I decided that it will look great and my lounge room. It’s next to the living room and by the kitchen so the aroma could be smelled if I was in either of the rooms. Little things like this is what makes me happy. I surround myself around things that brings me happiness especially now that I’m home every day. I work from home, I don’t leave the house unless I’m going to a doctor’s appointment or I’m sitting outside on the beach. In lately that’s been rare.

If you’re looking for something that will bring happiness to a love one, definitely look at Self Care Shower. I have gifted my female loved ones with it and my husband who is into self care and working out loves it. After a good workout, coming home to a eucalyptus shower has been very rewarding.

Are You Into Chinese Zodiac New Year

Happy New Year Guys! So excited about today being the first Monday of the week. I don’t know about you but I have been waiting for 2021 to happen and to start a new year. As I have gotten older, I dont write resolutions anymore. All I will say is that I plan to use my time WISELY. I do like to read and print out my Chinese New Year astrology for the year. 2021 is the year of the OX and with that being said a lot of great things is going to happen for many of us.

I don’t know if any of you follow the Chinese New Year, if not I am going to share with you the chart so you can see your Chinese Zodiac sign and years. My Chinese Zodiac Sign is The Year Of The Dog, because I am a 1970 baby. I have been following this chart for some time now probably around the time that I fell in love with Feng-Shui. It’s been spot on so many years so I continue to follow it.

ZODIAC SIGNCHINESE NAMEZODIAC YEARS
Rat 鼠 (shǔ) 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Ox 牛 (niú) 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Tiger 虎 (hǔ) 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Rabbit 兔 (tù) 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Dragon 龙 (lóng) 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Snake 蛇 (shé) 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Horse 马 (mǎ) 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Goat 羊 (yang) 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Monkey 猴 (hóu) 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Rooster 鸡 (jī) 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Dog 狗 (gǒu) 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Pig 猪 (zhū) 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Chinese Zodiac Sign & Years Chart

I hope everyone an amazing NEW YEAR and that soon we will all be back to a normal lifestyle.

Wearing A Face Mask Is Killing Me Because Of My Asthma

I feel like crap but I feel crap everyday because of my Lupus so on Friday I thought it was just a regular day. I knew I would be driving with ALOHA so I left for work early so I could give myself time to get there on time. As I sat in my car I knew I did not have enough energy to get out the car. I decided to check my pressure to see what it was looking like. I carry my mobile machine with me and I check it in the morning and again when I’m on lunch.

I manage to make it inside to work but not for long. Before I knew it I was helped to one of the managers office with two coworkers holding me up. My body was shutting down. I managed to call my doctor and she advised me to go to the ER because of my heart being irregular. My husband was called and I was taken to the hospital near my home. One that I’ve been to before where they have my records in the system.

At the hospital I was checked in outside, the typical questions and the wellness check was given. I was wheeled straight in after my pressure was taken. They started working very fast on me with; Basic Metabolic Panel, CBC w/diff, Part Throm Time (PTT), PRO BNP, Prothrombin Time (PT) Sedimentation Rate, Troponin T Gen performed 3 times, Urinalysis, Complete, Reflex to C & S, CT Head without contrast, EKG 12 LEAD, XRAY Chest AP Portable.

What I found out was that my body has been struggling since I returned back to work on July 6th. Struggling from wearing a mask everyday at work. Because of my Lupus, Asthma, RA, and having high blood pressure I wear a mask in sometimes gloves at work to stay safe because of my health, being that I have a compromised immune system. Wearing a face mask for 5 -6 days a week for many hours a day I’m not getting enough oxygen to my brain. So my heart and lungs has been working hard and on Friday it had enough. I noticed some chest pains, difficulty breathing, getting dizzy, and feeling confused but I thought it was perimenopause since I’m 50, so I over looked it. I didn’t think it was because of me wearing a mask.

So, what do I do?! I DON’T KNOW. Finding a job that I could work from home is going to be a challenge and I honestly don’t know where to begin. I’m just here stressing and I know I’m not supposed to be stressing but I need to figure out what can I do. Getting unemployment is out I’m still pending since March /April to receive. I’m actually nervous about having to put the damn thing back on but if I have to wear it I will because I have to work. If anyone have any ideas please share.

Mahalo

The Last Child Is Leaving Home So I’m Now An Empty Nester

img_1652I ❤️ this kid, met Jordan my 23 year old son. I’m trying to get him straight for his first apartment in Connecticut. He’s leaving us here in Hawaii for the mainland. We shipped his car so he should have it some time in July. Today we will work on furniture and getting everything ordered before he fly out.

He had me so tickle when I said I would help him decorate his new place. Jordan tells me don’t get him Walmart dishes. What college boy you know is picky about dishes? Plus, it’s his first pad don’t you suppose to struggle first.

He wanted the same dishes we had at the house. He ❤️ the store Crate and Barrel so I’m looking to set his kitchen up with all white kitchenware, something similar to what we have here at home. Then for his dinnerware and bar set that must be from Crate and Barrel or either Z Gallerie. He’s like his mama, so he want a nice bar set up in his apartment because he also enjoy entertaining. 

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I’m just soaking up every minute with him before he heads out on Tuesday. This kid makes me laugh so hard his personality is the best. Everything about him is so infectious. I don’t know how mother’s do it. Where do you get your strength from when your kids leaves home to start their life💔. I’m not ready to be a empty nester. The great thing about it is he will be living about 45 mins away from his older sister who’s 28. So, she could look out for him and as a parent this will make them closer, I hope.

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On @justgirlfriends Instagram, I will share an emotional story about how we were both almost a hashtag. 🙏🏾

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So share with me how do you handle being an empty nester? Was it hard for you to let your college kids go or your adult kids move out…HELP!

 

Are You Furlough, If So, What Do You Do All Day

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Hey Guys 👋🏾… quick question, what are you doing during the day? Are you…
•Sleeping in
•Binge Watching Movies
•Eating
•Drinking
•Exercising/Yoga
•Going To The Beach

Just wondering what others do all day while still home furlough.

How Are You Re-looking At Your Future

I don’t have all the answers but I do live with a study guide that I call it my personal blueprint. With everything going on, it’s ok to rewrite your story from time to time. All of this new TIME is allowing me to work on self-growth. 🙏🏾 ⏰

How about you, are you finding yourself rewriting your future goals & plans?

Is Spanking Your Kids Cultural Behavior

Spanking KidsI have a question for you, do you remember the episode when Kris Jenner’s boyfriend Cory Gamble told Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick that he would whip Penelope’s ass if she would have scratched his face? 

It was a heated topic that night at the table leaving Kris Jenner crying. Today, on “Just Girlfriends” we joined in on should parents spank their kids or put them in time out. How do you feel about this?

 

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Are You Trying To Decide Between About Surrogate vs Adoption

surrogate vs adoption pics

Starting a family hasn’t been easy for many couples. Lately, in the media we have been hearing a lot of celebrities sharing their challenges with having kids. As a result, some have used a surrogate and some have chosen adoption. On, “Just Girlfriends”video podcast the ladies share their views about the difficult decision that many couples are having between surrogacy and adoption. Girlfriends, let us know your thoughts on this topic.

It’s Aloha Friday And We Talking About Upscale Restaurants In Hawaii

We Fancy Huh…Two luxurious spots in Hawaii we can’t wait to revisit

Everyone knows that Hawaii is PARADISE! And while the first hotspot that everyone wants to visit in Oahu is Waikiki, the girls have two other upscale beach life locations that tickle their fancy.

For Aloha Friday we always like to spotlight local businesses in Hawaii that we love to visit. Sometimes, we spotlight places that tourists may not know about and sometimes we will. We’re just two girls from the mainland who is lucky to live in Hawaii.

Co-Host Julia Rebolo is a fan of “Orchids”located inside of Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu, and Co-Host Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is obsessed with Monkey Pod Kitchen on the west side in Ko Olina.

So once you get to Hawaii, definitely add these two restaurants to your list of luxurious dining to visit.