Sunday, March 11, 2018

NYC Sweets: New territories

Happy Sunday! This weekend I finally got to check out New Territories, an adorable Hong Kong style dessert shop on the Lower East Side famous for their beautifully excessive milkshakes. My friend and I went after a disappointing brunch at Poco and while we felt too cold for a milkshake, we treated ourselves to two of New Territories' Bubble Waffle & Artisanal Ice Cream creations. It was delightfully delicious and the dedication to aesthetics was astounding and much appreciated. 

("B with the rose": black tea & rose infused waffle, vanilla bean ice cream, ginger snap cookie, chocolate shavings) 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Keeping things cool

Is it still winter? Is it finally spring?? Global warming has made it pretty hard to tell. I'm not particularly skilled at dressing appropriately for the weather but I have learned that the best way to deal with weather as random as this is to dress in layers (groundbreaking, I know). This outfit was warm enough to walk around the city in the morning when it tends to be chillier but most importantly, cool enough to stay in as the sun warms things up. Most importantly, it's cute as hell with its two tier sleeves and its polished, cool neutral look. Keep reading for outfit details!

Friday, March 2, 2018

NYC EATS: Thursday Kitchen

Happy Friday everyone! Here's a long overdue post about Thursday Kitchen, a kitschy little restaurant famous on Instagram for their "adult Capri Suns" and Korean-Spanish fusion cuisine. It's a relatively small restaurant so expect a wait, especially on the weekends. Thursday Kitchen opens at 6pm during the week for dinner and drinks, and from 12-3 and again at 6 during the weekend. We went on a Friday night right before they opened and were able to be seated right away when they opened the doors (there was already a small line forming). Note: Thursday Kitchen doesn't take reservations so the only way to get a spot is to show up early or wait in line.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

New Favorite Spring Accessory: JORD Wood Watches + $100 Gift code Giveaway

Happy Saturday everyone! 
Keep reading for details on how to enter a contest for a $100 gift code for a wooden watch from JORD!

JORD Cassia Zebra & Ivory watch

Sunday, January 28, 2018

NYC TREATS: The Blue Box Cafe

Hey everyone! Apologies for the unexpected hiatus, I'm definitely still trying to figure out how to balance working full time with well, the rest of my life. My original plan for this weekend was to hole up in bed and watch tv nonstop but that got derailed when I landed a last minute reservation at The Blue Box Cafe, Tiffany & Co.'s shiny new restaurant offering the chance to eat breakfast at Tiffany's in real life. Designed to feel like you're inside one of Tiffany's classic blue boxes, the admittedly small but cozy cafe is done up in Tiffany blue and complementary neutrals. While the food itself wasn't anything extraordinary, it was still a lovely and worthwhile experience.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Beauty Review: Peter Thomas Roth Face Masks

If I'm being honest, I'm really lazy when it comes to skincare. I still use Aveeno body lotion for my face and basically whatever products my mom gives me is what makes up my skincare regimen. I do love face masks though- clay masks are like my war buddies, they were with me back when acne was trying to colonize my entire face- which is why I was so excited to get Peter Thomas Roth's MASK-A-HOLIC set for Christmas this year! Below are short reviews of my experiences with each mask, in the order I tried them.