Review of books: White Girl Problems & Psychos by Babe Walker

Okay, so if you are anyone who is interested in reading or just simply on the social media bandwagon then you have definitely come across her instagram page of “White Girl Problems.” It is basically just a page full of memes and super relatable things to anyone ages 20s-30s. Like most instagram famous accounts, it seems to go no further than that platform of fame, but this one is different.

There are two New York Times Bestsellers by Babe Walker; White Girl Problems & Psychos. The books are as crazy, obnoxious, and ridiculous as their titles, but also superbly amazing all in the same way. The stories are a run through of Barbara Walker aka Babe’s life, which consists of shopping, being rich, staying thin, being rude and surrounding herself with the people who have the same goals as her: shopping, being rich, and staying thin. Throughout the book, I found myself laughing, eye rolling, and sometimes feeling sorry for the character. It is seriously a roller coaster of just stories and emotional breakthroughs and breakdowns that lead her to rehab for her traumatic situation at Barney’s where she spent a total of $246,893.50. Following the tragedy, she flew herself to rehab and discussed her problems about shopping which the other people deemed her issues simple and ridiculous hence “white girl problems.” Psychos is the sequel to WGP, and takes you on the second half of Babe’s life after rehab. In the beginning, the hope for Babe is strong and she might change all her bad habits but with the level of intense from the writer you know you are going to be taken through an adventure that seriously would only happen to this character.

With that being said, this book flooded me with a handful of different views and emotions, but overall I am thrilled to have finally read these books. Check them out!!!!! 🙂

XO GYPSYHOMEBODY

My Daily Commute

I started officially commuting into the city two years ago when I moved out of the city. At first I was against it because living on the upper east side and having a 15-20 minute train ride straight to class, internship, and a world of midtown fun was ideal for any person. I looked for apartments in all boroughs with friends and alone but nothing really seemed worth it to me. Yes, it’s all about experience and if you really search you can find some great places to live but New Jersey (where I’m from) is just a hop skip and jump away from New York. I made the adult choice and decided to move back home and try on the commuter life.

AHHH! The words I said out loud and screamed in my head about my first commuting experience. I questioned myself as to how do people do this everyday? What is wrong with them? But over a year later and I’m one of those people and it’s become second nature to me. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not sitting here and telling you jump on the next train or bus and you’ll be grinning ear to ear about commuting, but once you get use to it, it does get a bit easier. There is days where you will go have to deal with standing (by choice), angry bus drivers, angry and cranky commuters and when you hit port authority bus terminal, welcome to the world of tired zombies zipping by in every which direction to get to their destinations. Best way to keep a good attitude; headphones, book, coffee and keep your head up and eyes straight, and may sound strange but, SMILE.

Mexican Food

It may seem so cliché that I love Mexican food, so basic right? But my obsession for it goes way back before Chipotle was the greatest thing ever. Sounds crazy, but the idea that all the best foods could be squeezed into an amazing tortilla and make me feel full for hours were close to perfect. No matter what kind of day it is or what day of the week it is Mexican food is always the answer. All jokes aside, WHO DOES NOT LOVE NACHOS? It is like a burrito inside out and it makes it okay to be a messy eater and is the great snack for happy hour. Now don’t get me wrong I have not been to every Mexican place around (even though I wish I have been), these are just some of my favorites:

  1. Dos Caminos
  2. Lucy’s Cantina Royale
  3. Cowgirl Seahorse
  4. Blockheads
  5. Mad Dogs & Beans
  6. Agave
  7. Mary Ann’s
  8. Javier’s (Newport Beach, CA)
  9. Maya’s
  10. Anejo Tribeca

Lucy’s has AMAZING nachos that will make your mouth water for days! They also have top of the hour shots. PERFECT to go along with those NACHOS.

Mad Dogs & Beans has the best margaritas around and some great Mexican food. GO TRY IT!

Agave = FANTASTIC Brunch: 2 hours unlimited wine, mimosa, or margarita with food. Their huevos rancheros is my go to EVERY time I am here.

Anejo Tribeca = AMAZING Brunch; Super quiet and dark inside. They don’t take parties bigger than 6 people. SUPER strong margaritas! Great Saturday Brunch spot!

Thanks for reading & I will happily take any suggestions for delicious Mexican food!