72 HOURS IN MANHATTAN

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LIFE'S A BUNCH OF BAGUETTES

TODAY'S POST IS A VISUAL RECAP OF MY TIME IN MANHATTAN. I REALLY ENJOYED GETTING TO RUN AROUND THE CITY AND EXPLORE SOME GREAT PLACES TO EAT, LEARN, AND WORK OUT. WHILE I WAS ON MY WAY TO NY, WE GOT STUCK IN ATLANTA! BUT I HAD TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT AND NAVIGATE MY TRIP AROUND THE TIME I HAD LEFT. LIFE HAPPENS! IT'S A BUNCH OF BAGUETTES! PARIS BAGUETTE HAD THE BEST SALMON BAGUETTE BY THE WAY.

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BUT ACTUALLY STUCK  IN ATLANTA

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THANKS TO MY BEST FRIEND'S BOYFRIEND, WE WERE SAVED FROM HAVING TO SPEND THE NIGHT AT THE AIRPORT! JAPANESE CUISINE AT LOCAL EATERY, MISO IZAKAYA, WAS A GREAT WAY TO END THE NIGHT. SAKE, BAO, RAMEN, SUSHI, AND SOME DELICIOUS QUAIL EGG!

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MAKEUP SHOPPING | TIMES SQUARE

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RELAX MODE

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FINE DINING

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ON THE WAY TO COTE, I FACE TIMED MY MOM FROM THE TAXI AND MADE CONVERSATION WITH OUR DRIVER. COTE WAS AMAZING. I FIRST HAD A COCKTAIL, THEN TARTARE ON THESE SUPER OILY, CRISPY PUFFS THAT WERE SO TASTY. WE ORDERED THE HOUSE SPECIAL ALONG WITH SOME SMALL TRADITIONAL KOREAN BITES. THEY GAVE US VANILLA SOFT SERVE TO FINISH THE EXPERIENCE. SO YUMMY.

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OUR VIEW

I FELT SO BLESSED TO WAKE UP TO THIS EVERY MORNING.

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BRUNCH: FILIPINO STYLE

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MAHARLIKA NYC IS MY FAVORITE PLACE NOW. BACK TO MY ROOTS I GO@ LET'S MAKE AMERICA INDIGENOUS AGAIN! I LOVED THE MANGO FRENCH TOAST, PAN DE SAL AND MACAPUNO + GUAVA JAM, FRIED EGG WITH TOCINO, AND THE FILIPINO FLASH, AN AMAZING BRUNCH COCKTAIL!

 

ENTER THE METROPOLIS

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AFTER BRUNCH, I HAD TO STOP BY THE WORLD FAMOUS METROPOLIS TO SIFT THROUGH SOME OF THEIR LIL YACHTY-APPROVED VINTAGE TEES AND SWEATSHIRTS. IT WAS REALLY FUN TRYING ON SOME OF THESE PIECES! THIS LOCATION HAS BEEN OPEN FOR OVER 20 YEARS!

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ADMIRING THIS BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURE

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GLOSSIER SHOW ROOM

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WENT TO CHINATOWN AND SAW THE GLOSSIER SHOWROOM ACROSS THE STREET SO I HAD TO TEST OUT SOME OF THEIR CLOUD PAINT. I'D BEEN SEEING THIS STUFF ON THEIR IG LATELY AND IT SEEMED VERY LIGHT AND BLENDABLE. SO FUNNY STORY: I ACCIDENTALLY BROKE THE PUMP OFF ONE OF THEIR LOTIONS WHEN I WAS WALKING AROUND (IT'S A VERY SMALL SPACE). BUT I WAS FORGIVEN LOL! I LOVE THE GLOSSIER CLEAR LIP GLOSS, IT WAS ONE OF THEIR FIRST PRODUCTS AND I USE IT WHEN I WANT A VERY HIGH SHINE!

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MORGENSTERN'S BLACK COCONUT ASH

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IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED THE BLACK COCONUT ASH ICE CREAM FROM MORGENSTERN'S IT'S A MUST IF YOU VISIT NYC. IT TASTES LIKE CREAM, VANILLA, AND A HINT OF MATCHA. I DID NOT TASTE COCONUT WHATSOEVER BUT I WASN'T MAD. THEY'VE ALSO GOT A TON OF OTHER AMAZING FLAVORS LIKE GREEN TEA PISTACIO, VIETNAMESE COFFEE, AND STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP! I ALSO HAD THE NEW GOD FLOW, WHICH INCLUDES RAW MILK ICE CREAM AND HONEY OVER TOAST!!

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NYC'S BEST MUSEUM

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WHAT'S A TRIP TO NYC IF YOU DON'T MAKE IT ABOUT EDUCATION! THE CITY HAS SO MANY MUSEUMS, TOURS, AND EXPERIENCES THAT YOU REALLY NEED A FULL WEEK TO EXPLORE. BUT I HAD 72 HOURS SO YOUR GIRL MADE IT WURQ. MY LAST STOP WAS THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE. I GOT TO SEE ALL OF THE SPACE AND DINOSAUR EXHIBITS! IT'S SO AMAZING TO SEE WHAT THE EARTH IS MADE OF AND ALL OF THE REPTILES THAT RULED THE WORLD!

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GOODBYE NYC

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THIS TRIP WAS SO PERFECT FOR ME. I WAS ABLE TO CROSS SOME THINGS OFF MY BUCKET LIST, GET IN A LITTLE YOGA, EAT HOT FOOD, AND TAKE IN ALL OF THE VIBES AND SOUNDS OF THE CITY. I FELT SO BALANCED AND REFRESHED WHEN I CAME HOME, IT WAS A PERFECT GETAWAY.

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LAST MINUTE THAI

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LAST MINUTE PAD THAI AT OBAO BEFORE HEADING TO THE AIRPORT. THE EGG AND FRESH GREEN ONION ON TOP MADE MY DAY.

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