New York, New York

(I tried squeezing every single picture from my trip and that meant shrinking a million of them. If a picture is too small you can click on it to enlarge.)

Day One

Arrived pretty late but ventured out to Times Square.


Day Two

Woke up rather but late but went to have breakfast which was a hibiscus donut and blueberry smoothie. Then it was off to The Rockefeller where I got some amazing shots of the city from way up in the sky. The view was breathtaking! After that we grabbed some pizza and ventured once again to Times Square for some shopping.

Day Three

Had breakfast at the cutest little spot ever where the walls were painted bright yellow, so different from all the buildings here. Had some delish brunch because once again, woke up late heading out the door at 11 but either way the food was sooo good! Then it was off to The Met passing central park where I got some ice cream swirl with sprinkles, my fav! My favorite part of this museum had to be the fashion, top designers displayed their creations and it was beyond beautiful and amazing how much detail goes into creating a masterpiece. Then of course after the museum closed we strolled through central park to get to shake shack where omg the food was everything I could’ve asked for at that very moment. After eating at Shake Shack it was some more exploring of the stores and park.

 

Day Four

It was Raining therefore making it a perfect day for a museum, The Natural History Museum to be exact. So much history about Earth it was definitely quite interesting and it basically lasted all day. After the museum Shake Shack was so near by it was calling our names so Shake Shake for dinner!

Day Five

Had brunch at John’s wife Freda and it was sooo good and different from any kind of brunch I’ve ever had. Passed Chinatown where I purchased a little red dress from a nice little old man and I’m wearing it next year for Lunar New Year. You can’t go to New York without visiting the 9/11 memorial, it is a day that should never be forgotten, thousands of people died or were affected by this terrorist attack and it was so sad to something like that happened but our flag stands high and we were all united during this time. Although it is a sad museum the memorial which replaced the twin towers is beautiful and very peaceful. For dinner we had seafood, fish burger and fish tacos. Definitely hit the spot after so much walking. After dinner on our way back to the hotel we ran into The Grand Central Train Station pictured in so many movie scenes.

 

Day Six

Literally went shopping all day and to watch a play in the evening. Probably one of my favorite days! The play was beyond incredible, it felt like I was in it being so close to the stage. The play was The King and I, when I was little I watched the movie over and over because I loved it and this play was amazing.


Day seven

We to the central park zoo where the cartoon Madagascar takes place in and loved it! I think I have this new obsession with zoos, they’re so much fun! After the zoo it was off to the yankee game where the food was so good! I had a hot dog, nachos, lemonade and a smoothie! Such a fun day, we all had great seats too!!

 

Day Eight

Last day made it out to Ellis Island and Liberty Island. Once again a museum that was very interesting on Ellis Island called The immigration museum. If you’ve watched Brooklyn film this museum will make you think of that film! It’s all about European immigrants and what some families went through. Kind of rushed this museum because we had reservations for Bergdorf Goodman tea! I am obsessed and in love with tea houses, with the actual tea, the sweets, and the whole ambiance. It’s definitely “my scene”!! So when I heard Bergdorf had afternoon tea I made reservations and loved every second of my time there. Possibly sat in the seat  where one of Sex in the City actresses, Gossip Girl actresses, Jackie Kennedy have sat in! Everything was delicious, another one of my favorite things I did. Then it was time to head back home.

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Casual Saturdays

Gotta love a casual outfit! 😎Although I love dressing up and putting on my favorite high heels I also love dressing down. I love throwing on that simple tshirt with some denim shorts and just hanging out especially when the weather is a little on the warm side. For my outfit I chose a white tee and high waisted denim shorts that are the most perfect fit. I also decided to try the choker trend, not sure how I’m feeling about it but I’ll keep trying it out. I decided to pull out my favorite booties and suede jacket. AAnnndddd of course I had to bring my little furball named francois that’s attached to my little brown bag. Such a comfy outfit and perfect for a cruise on the little jeep.👍🏼

As always, details below.

Love, Elle

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JACKET –BLANK NYC

WHITE TEE- MNG BY MANGO (SIMILAR)

DENIM- BRANDY MELVILLE

BOOTIES- JOIE

BAG- REBECCA MINKOFF

POOF KEYCHAIN- NORDSTROM (CHEAPER ONE)

CHOKER- BAUBLE BAR 

Seattle, Washington

Day one

Arrived in Seattle at 11 in the afternoon and immediately went exploring after eating at lowell’s, inside Pike Place Market. We went to the second floor and enjoyed some brunch overlooking the pier of Seattle. After we ate we walked around the market admiring every single flower stand! We headed on over to the Seattle Aquarium where we saw so many animals, first time being in an aquarium and I must say I enjoyed it. Once we saw every single exhibit we went on a boat tour, it was so cold but so worth it! For dinner we ate at the pink door, only way to get there is through the pink door. Food was bomb, restaurant’s interior design was diverse. The last thing on our list was the ferris wheel.DSC_4074.jpg
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Day Two

The second day was full of beautiful sights! Had to go inside of the very first Nordstrom that was five floors high, biggest Nordstrom yet! We also came across this very innovative area of food trucks, I thought it was such an interesting thing to have and there were so many people getting their lunch there. Our next stop had to be Pike’s place market once again only to look at all of the flowers from that day. I of course created my very own bouquet and my theme was lavender and dark purples. Then it was off to Chihuly museum, I have always been extremely fascinated by art but this was something else. I have never seen anything like this and I was inspired by all the bright colors and the actual process of creating these glass sculptures is beyond amazing, the creativity, patience and confidence has to be on another level. I love how Chihuly puts his masterpiece somewhere not expected turning something ordinary into something phenomenal. His work is actually all over the world and I would love to see it all! The museum also has the most quaint little cafe called The Collections Cafe where Chihuly has a bunch of random things he collects. Super random but the food was good and it was fun to sit there and look through all his collection and we even made fifty bucks there by completing a survey! We had dinner at Salty’s where the food was delicious and the view from our table was magical.

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Day three.

It was Zoo exploring time! So much fun and I can not begin to explain how fun this random day was. Every single animal knew we were coming and hung out with us it was pretty cool! We had lunch there and it was delish! That basically lasted the whole day. For dinner we went up the space needle and enjoyed our dinner while the space needle revolved in circles very slowly. Hands down without a doubt the most beautiful place I have ever eaten in my life where not only is the food undescribable but the view was unreal. It was definitely a pinch me please kind of moment. Later that night we then went salsa dancing in the most crazy place ever! Such a classy dance studio full of amazing dancers from every single ethnicity, I was amazed and maybe a little intimidated. It was a pretty unforgettable last night in Seattle.

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Day Four.

Our very last day we had brunch at the cutest little tea house, Queen Mary’s Tea Room. So yummy! e then walked over to the nearest park where we got on a paddle boat and just relaxed. After that we headed over to Percy’s & Co to much on some appetizers and have an ice cold drink because it was so darn hot!! Once again the food didn’t disappoint, it never seemed to disappoint. One last stop to Pike place to pick out some flowers where I was given a bouquet for free and purchased another one. I came home with flowers from Seattle and I was beyond excited to get home and arrange them all in my big blue vase.

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Seattle is must see!

Love, Elle.

Beau Soleil

Lately it’s been a little gloomy but I have no complaints because California needs all the rain it can get and we can layer it up. This Spring I am trying out the high waisted flared jean trend. I’ve had these amazing jeans for a while but couldn’t seem to pull an outfit together until…I found this bodysuit that stays perfectly tucked in at all times and I think it looks pretty darn put together. I also added this navy vest to make it a little more effortless and casual, plus I love anything with pockets! As for shoes I stuck with my classic nude pump and grabbed my snake print clutch that tied the whole look in. 

These jeans will definitely be making another appearance as the Beau Soleil (beautiful sun in French)  decides to shine once again but for now let’s enjoy the rain.

Details at the end.

Love, Elle

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Vest: Nordstrom

Bodysuit: Boutique

Jeans: Tory Burch (Similar)

Heels: Topshop

Bag: ZARA (Splurge) (Deal)