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Saturday, June 20, 2015

NYC Adventures

Hello everyone! I've been very busy the past few weeks working during the week and going on adventures as much as I can on the weekends. I've been meaning to post more, but am usually exhausted by the end of the day...so since I had a relaxing moment this evening I thought I would do a big post on all of the photos/things/places I've visited in NYC the last few weeks! x

I've seen so many people rave about this restaurant/dessert place: especially their famed frozen hot chocolates. Two of my fellow interns and I visited after work on Thursday and it for sure lives up to the hype. I got the frozen peanut butter hot chocolate and it was very delicious and very huge. It's hard to explain the taste/texture. Almost like hot chocolate, a frappucchino, ice cream all rolled into one. Hope to go back again someday. x

Cafe Grumpy
I was feeling very, well, grumpy this morning after having fallen asleep last night in all my clothes with the lights on after I promised myself I would just close my eyes "for a moment." I'd had a few friends recommend this coffee place so I ventured out to it this morning. Funny how a place called cafe grumpy actually made me happier. The atmosphere was very chill and comforting, and I sat in a little nook in the front of the cafe and people watched and wrote. I got a cappuccino and it reminded me so much of Florence. Highly recommend this little place.

Greenwich Letter Press
I have three journals I constantly write in. An every day, a free writing, and one for work notes. All three are drawing to an end, so I'm in the market for new ones. I am very picky about my journals and have to make "a connection" with one (I know, I'm a freak). I was looking up online good journal/stationary places in NYC and came across this Greenwich Letter Press. This place just took my breath away and I have never been so overwhelmed by so many things I want. It was an absolute dream of beautiful, unique, hand crafted cards and quirky wonderflness (I just can't even put into words how much I loved it so now I'm using words like wonderfulness). I found a journal I really liked but didn't have enough money on me to purchase today. But definitely coming back and highly, highly recommend if you're into pretty writing things. 

Rockaway Beach
I hadn't been to the beach in around 7 years and was very excited to take a trip last weekend to the largest US public beach, Rockaway. It was an easy 1 hour subway ride away from my place and I spent the afternoon lounging and relaxing sea side. It was a very charming, lovely beach that I want to go back to again. The weather was absolutely perfect that day and I had forgotten what it felt like to dig my toes in the sand and hear the ocean waves. I caught up on some reading (have recently gotten back into reading books in my spare time), and just people watched. It was so heartwarming to watch all of the families and little children having a blast. I sipped a refreshing iced coffee and had some seriously bomb french fries with this mysterious sauce from this boardwalk  place with latina flavour. This day was just what I needed after a long work week. 

Cafe Bene
Cafe Bene is apparently a South Korean chain of coffee/waffle shops but I had never heard of them before. I've stopped in a few times and just love the coffee and atmosphere. The one I go to (Chelsea) is so charming. I like to sit in the upstairs loft where there's a giant book case and a very natural, spacious vibe. I sometimes bring my laptop here to get work done, and before I leave NYC I want to get one of their delicious waffles that are piled with fresh fruit and whipped cream. 

And here are some more photos I've snapped:
Rooftop hangs in downtown.

Stumbled upon this amazing art/writing gallery.

Took an inspiring walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

Had some amazing macaroons at the Laduree on Madison. (You've gotta try the chocolate--it's my fave!)

Always finding the unconventional in NYC.

 Love stumbling into Chinatown. Reminds me so much of my trip to China 10 years ago to get my little sister.

Somehow I always manage to find the ice cream trucks
 The beautiful place where I work. Sometimes I can't even believe it myself. 

I can take endless photos of the things I see and do here in NYC. It truly is magical. Every person must visit at least once in their life. I feel so lucky that I get to live here (even if it's only for a short period of time)

With much love, Lauren.


CASSIE | More Mascara Please said...

It's amazing how many of these places I know and also love. Especially Greenwich Letter Press. Possibly my favorite store in NYC. I hope you're having an amazing time in the city this summer!


Unknown said...

Looks like you're having an amazing time! I'm so happy for you - you deserve all the best! <3

~ Katie

Kay said...

Freak? Don't you mean Amazing Super Creative and Compassionate Individual with MUCH to Share? I hope so, because the world needs more like you - be proud of it!

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