WHAT I ACTUALLY DID DURING NYFW

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I totally ditched the shows this season and i’m not mad about it.

This was my third NYFW and I’ve come to the conclusion that Miami Swim Week is so more my thing.

Don’t get me wrong, I adore NY fashion week. How I’m invited to these exclusive runway shows while having a small following is so unbelievable to me. Almost makes me feel like i’m doing something right. But when we got to the city, Adri and I decided that we wanted to actually enjoy NY for once and experience the touristy sh*t, boujee restaurants and nightlife.

NYFW is so high fashion and most of the looks you see on the runway are realisticallyunwearable.

Which is why I favor swim week over new york fashion week. The looks in swim week are trending swimsuits I could actually picture myself wearing. The NYFW looks are extravagant and obviously entertaining to look at, but just not my style.

Most of the runway shows in NY are at Spring Studios, Pier 59 or a hotel of some sort. I think my biggest issue this season was timing. I really wanted to experience Spring Studios for the first time because I had only been to Pier 59 the previous year. But the shows held at Spring Studios (the shows I got invites to at least) were held on a weekday and I was only in town Saturday-Sunday because of work. So for the third time, I was off to Pier 59 again. ugh.

I obviously didn’t ditch the entire nyfw experience because it was originally why we booked our flights in the first place. We had plans to attend a show from 5PM-9PM but then suddenly had this moment of “…should we just leave?” after being there for an hour.

There’s too much to do in New York City to spend your time stuck inside a venue all day.

So we ditched the rest of the shows and headed to three spots that I really want to talk about in this post.

Before I continue with the rest of my NY experience, I want to say that I don’t want to discourage anyone from NYFW because it truly is an amazing experience. I just had different priorities this time around. I can’t say I see myself attending next season (February) but never say never, am i right? but anyway, I did enjoy the hour I was there, in fact, I’ll share my favorite looks

 

So I mentioned we wanted to do toursity sh*t and it’s exactly what we did.

TOP OF THE ROCK ($38 General Admission)

I visited the Empire State Building years ago and wanted to try Top of the Rock this time and absolutely loved the skyline view. I read somewhere that the lines to get in were insane… but they totally weren’t. I would recommend getting there early morning (9-10AM?) because Adri and I really had to push through to get our photos. Speaking of photos, I saw some other blogger mention she arrived at the Brooklyn Bridge at 4AM to get her picture taken. Isn’t that insane? I am nowhere near as dedicated and don’t think I care that much about a picture to be up & running at four freakin’ AM. But I guess there’s a reason I don’t do this full-time.

RACLETTE NYC

CALLING ALL CHEESE ADDICTS. I don’t think anyone understands my obsession over cheese and I’m not even sure when it started (my obsession, that is). This restaurant is known for it’s raclette dishes and I can’t thank my best blogger pal Alina (From A to Z Miami) enough for recommending this place.

So you order your plate of food and they scrape melted cheese all over. Kind of like fondue? I’ll attach some photos from their website since I was too busy drooling to take my own. But this is seriously the best place I’ve ever been to and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

 

GRAND BANKS

Grand Banks is an oyster bar on a boat and is probably the cutest little place I’ve ever seen. I had fallen in love with a similar place in Brooklyn called “Pilot” when I saw it on IG but our friends from NY recommend this place instead because it was much closer to where we were staying and is pretty much the exact same thing.

I’m not a fan of sea food so I really only went for the views, the wine, the photos (obvi), and the good company.

 

and last but not least, here’s the outfit I wore for that one hour I spent at the fashion show (Haaa!)

 

SHOP MY LOOKS

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BLOGGER SLUMBER PARTY: HENROSA HOTEL

Hello!

I’ve been crazy busy + suffering from a little writer’s block and have totally been slacking on my site.

But I’m back and ready to share my incredible experience at the Henrosa. A few of us were invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind experience at the boutique hotel and the day was pure success!

The interior design is absolutely insane (in a good way) and pretty much every blogger’s dream. Everything is pink, feminine, light, silver, tropical, à la mode and very “me”.

Upon arrival we were kindly greeted at the lobby surrounded by silver decor from India and beautiful jewelry pieces. Everything about this place is “instagramable”

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The rooms are so Feminine Chic!

Comfortable, spacious and still maintaining the trendy aesthetic, I was taken back by the detail the designers put into these bedrooms. There’s beautiful wallpaper, a fluffy pillow and a pink mini fridge and safe. “I want to live here!"

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After making ourselves right at home, we headed over to the sister hotel, Cavalier, for a jewelry trunk show where we were given light bites, lots of Rosé and a tour of the whole place. We had dinner back at the Henrosa where we experienced an outdoor garden venue which I sadly was not able to photograph. Dead phone! but hey, I lived in the moment, right?

The rose from the Cavalier Hotel was one of the best I’ve ever had! For dinner, we got to try both the red and white wine. The red wine, Men de Mencia, from Spain was smooth and oaky and to die for! As for the white wine, Clos La Soleya, it was delicious and so easy to drink. A hotel that has it’s own wine? I’m here for it.

I think it’s safe to say I’ve officially found my favorite hotel because not only is every single corner of the place aesthetically pleasing, but there’s this peaceful feeling that comes with staying at the Henrosa that you won’t get anywhere else.

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WHAT I WORE

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EPCOT - DRINKING AROUND THE WORLD

HAPPY SPRING BREAK!

I’m back from my “world tour” and have so much to share!

By now (hopefully) you're all pretty familiar with Epcot’s term “Drinking around the World,” where you reach 11 different countries and experience cocktails & cuisine in each one.

Before I get to the fun stuff, let’s take a few steps back and take a look at some of the products I wouldn’t have survived without. Let’s be real, there was no way I was re-applying anything so I made sure the products I chose would last all day.

PRODUCTS I USED:

 

WHAT I WORE:

9 drinks in (slight pat on the back) here’s how it all started:

MEXICO: MINTY PINEAPPLE MARGARITA

If you know me on a personal level, you happen to know that margaritas are my all-time favorite drink. Being a total marg fan, this one was a total disappointment. It tasted horrible and was extremely over priced ($18 and i'm still not over it!) However it did get the job done so I guess it was worth it!

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CHINA: PLUM WINE

Literally the best drink in the entire theme park. I’d make the four hour trip for another!

GERMANY: OCTOBERFEST BEER

I’d normally prefer a Corona but let this one slide

ITALY: LIMONCELLO COCKTAIL

UNITED STATES: RED STAG LEMONADE

JAPAN: TROPICAL SUNSET

Noted: took a quick 15 min nap after this one! My purse made a great pillow in case you were wondering

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FRANCE: GRAND MARNIER SLUSH

The brain freeze was totally worth it!

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MOROCCO: WHITE SANGRIA

Maybe if they gave us normal sized cups it’d be worth it. So not recommendable!

UNITED KINGDOM: GUINNESS

Back to beer! No complaints here.

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And that concludes my 12 hour world tour!

It was just what I needed to kick off spring break

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