Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NJ Spots: Playa Bowls

Not So Fun Fact: there's not a single Liquiteria in New Jersey- barbaric, I know. We do, however, have Playa Bowls which is basically Jersey's take on a juice / smoothie bowl shop with a beach theme. I still prefer Liquiteria but to be fair I haven't really given Playa Bowls a real chance considering I always order the same pitaya bowl because it's the most photogenic (I know who I am, okay).  Playa Bowls offers juices, smoothies, coffee, and of course, a fun assortment of creatively named bowls made from acai, pitaya, chia, coconut, oatmeal, and greens. There's definitely more options here than Liquiteria and now that they've opened up a location that doesn't require a long drive down the shore (yay New Brunswick!) (boo possibly running into people I know from high school in Rutgers territory), I'll maybe be trying more of their menu.

Fun in the Sun

Somehow I've forgotten that the summer is, you know, hot. To be fair, global warming has been making the weather crazy random but anyway, I've been struggling with finding more casual outfits to wear- I love my flowy, off the shoulder dresses but sometimes I do just want to keep things low key. I found the answer in a pair of high waisted elephant shorts and a fun graphic t-shirt from Korea.

Monday, July 17, 2017

NJ Spots: Hidden Grounds Coffee

While there's a trendy coffee shop on every corner in the city, they're a little harder to find in New Jersey- or at least around my neighborhood. A friend recommended Hidden Grounds Coffee in New Brunswick to me awhile back though, and so I finally ventured over there with my high school friend Lia. Located right by Rutgers on Easton Avenue, Hidden Grounds is in the lower level of a nondescript building but is definitely a hidden treasure.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Chilling in Blue

Hey everyone! It's freakishly chilly out so I figured I might as well write a blog post while I lounge around in bed all day. I spent the day in SoHo earlier this week and went on a marathon dessert eating session with one of my sorority sisters (still no regrets). As always, I wanted to be comfortable but cute and found the answer in a lace trimmed off the shoulder blouse from American Eagle and textured white skater skirt.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

NYC EATS: Miss Paradis

I love finding new places to eat in the city- NYC is full of trendy brunch restaurants all serving artfully plated avocado toast and colorful acai bowls, but after awhile they all start to blend together. Still great places to go eat, but you definitely start looking for something that sets a place apart from all the other cute little spots. At Miss Paradis in SoHo, it's definitely the atmosphere and the rose themed drink menu. It's also vegetarian!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cool For The Summer

In the summer, my priority is definitely staying cool because I hate sweating. Flowy, off-the-shoulder dresses are perfect for this and so they've become a staple in my summer wardrobe. I love this linen black on black polka dot dress from H&M- it fits comfortably and feels so light. I wanted to add some color to my very dark outfit so I added pink bobble earrings, an old pink leather bag from Juicy Couture (tbt middle school!!) and a pair of very delicately embroidered sandals!