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I'm still trying to catch up with work and sleep so I hope you don't mind if I do travel diary posts for the coming week. Here are more snaps from my trip in New York!
- around the Upper East Side, taking ootd shots along the way - 
- morning mocha ℅ Culture Espresso
- a crowd-less Metropolitan Museum of Art entrance - 
- enjoying paintings, armors and sculptures at the MET - 
 - strolling around Central Park on a beautiful day - 
- being mesmerized by this skyline from the park -
- purchasing gifts and cool things from Fishs Eddy -
- walking back to our midtown hotel - 

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If you follow me on IG, you might have noticed that I had a few NYC shots over the weekend and that's because, I was there for a quick getaway for my birthday. I'll be sharing some pictures from my days of sight seeing, shopping and eating in the next posts. Hopefully, you'll enjoy them.
- travel day from Toronto to La Guardia airports - 
- outfit of the day shots at Bryant Park - 
- glance of the New York Public Library ceilings - 
- vanilla latte from Irving Farm Roasters
- Grand Central Terminal pitstop- 
- Rockefeller Centre & St Patrick's Cathedral - 
- broadway show for this trip: Book of Mormon -
- stopping by the M&M's store - 
- saying goodnight to Times Square - 

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First off, forgive my mediocre outfit photos lately. It's been freezing here (up to -30 degrees) and standing outdoors to take shots have been anything but pleasant, haha! But needless to say, the weather hasn't prevented me to venture in the city. This time, I was finally able to visit Cafferia 360 along Corydon avenue. I've dropped by here a couple of times before but have always found that it was closed for the day. Their hours can be wonky, to be honest, and I advice to either give them a call or message them on Facebook to know if they're open.

Cafferia 360 is a coffee house that specializes in authentic Italian beverages and pastries. Being that gourmet coffee is a thing for me, I can say that the latte I had was richer than anything else I've tried locally. The pastries they offer are shipped from Italy and baked in house (delicious!). They also serve dinner with a limited but fantastic selection of beef, chicken, seafood and pasta dishes. If you happen to drop by, say hello to the owner, Massimo, who was so helpful when I went there.

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On a cold day, I rolled myself out of bed to go and grab breakfast at The Tallest Poppy. I have never tried this eatery when it was still located along Main St, but have always heard of great things about their food. They have reopened last year and have found a new home along West Broadway. Now, they not only serve daytime comfort food, but also have extended hours for dinner and have a lounge bar for drinks. When I went here, I was determined to try their Chicken & Waffles and boy, did it not disappoint. It doesn't come then as a surprise to have this place packed during breakfast/lunch hours. I would definitely recommend The Tallest Poppy to anyone who wants home-style food here in the city.

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I wasn't supposed to include an ootd but I was able to ask a friend's fiancé to take shots of me with his new camera. His name is Kelvin. He lives in Toronto. And, you can see more of his work here.


Last Friday, the boy and I went on a double date with our friends, Arianne & Kelvin. I was looking for something to do in the city since Kelvin was just visiting from Toronto. I figured since he hasn't been to the Exchange District, it was the perfect time to join the First Fridays walking tour. The basic idea here is that artists open their studios to the public and art galleries have extended hours during first fridays of the month. You can download a map from their site and visit the spots on your own or you can join a guided tour that meets up at 7pm in the Peasant Cookery Bar.

For this particular one that I attended, we were able to see four artists/studios
1. Dave Krindle - Pigeon Alley Pottery
2. Sue Gordon - Encaustic (resin, beeswax & pigment)
3. Karen Schulz - drawings, paintings
4. Noel Bebee - digital paintings

Every month, there would be some variation with the galleries featured or the artists that would be part of the guided tour. So if you find yourself here in the city, free on a first friday of the month, why not check this out (hit me up if you want company, yes?).