Monday, October 10, 2022

Black Nails with a Twist





Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Perfect Fall Colour: Garnet Attention by Sally Hansen

 



Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Feast of San Gennaro


The Feast of San Gennaro is an eleven day event in New York's Little Italy, celebrating the life of the San Gennaro of Naples (the Bishop of Benevento).

The Neapolitan immigrants landed on Mulberry street when moving to the Lower East Side back at the turn of the 20th century. In keeping with their traditions, they decided to have a block party for their patron saint and the protector of Naples back in 1926. Since then, this tradition has continued year after year and has become a New York icon and a world known event which stretches throughout 11 blocks of Little Italy.

I loved exploring all the stands, eating so much good food including famous sausages, cannolis and gelato! There was live music, arcade games, activities for goods and even a zapole eating competion!

I ended my afternoon at some boutique vendors and added a few new pieces of jewelry to my collection before stopping at Cafe Belle to sip some coffee and relax before heading home! (Check out my post on Cafe Belle here!) What a perfect way to spend an afternoon! 





Monday, September 19, 2022

New Colour: Isn't it Grand Avenue by OPI

 


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Wildwood & Cape May, NJ

We had a great time visiting our friends at the beach recently, who have a family home in Wildwood, NJ! They took us by the seawall, to great bars and restaurants and the best hole in the wall bookstore called Hooked on Books! I especially loved the Victorian style homes in Cape May! Hope we can make this an annual trip with them!  









Monday, September 12, 2022

Glitter Ombre with New Colours



Base Colour: Be a Gem Stone by Sally Hanson

Glitter: Confetti Craze by Sally Hansen

Monday, September 5, 2022

Glitter Nail Wraps by Dashing Diva

 



Monday, August 22, 2022

Fun Nail Design

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Poppy's Cafe

Poppy's Cafe is my latest coffee shop discovery in the cutest neighbourhood of Cobble Hill! I absolutely love this area of Brooklyn, especially the tree lined streets and the park in the Historic District! 

I had a delicious chicken schnitzel sandwich for lunch on their patio and was so tempted by all of the delicious looking pastries and baked goods (but resisted!). I had a really relaxing afternoon sipping on my drip coffee and reading my book on their patio. I'd definitely love to come back here to try some baked goods! 

I learned from the website that Poppy's also caters and has a gorgeous space that you can rent for events! I decided to order catering for our anniversary party and the platters were a hit! If you are ever int he nighbourhood, stop by Poppy's and check out their market, and delicious food and coffee! 







Monday, July 11, 2022

Glitter Stripe Nails

 




Sunday, June 26, 2022

Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

My mom in law made this delicious salad for us so I had to replicate it again! I love how easy the recipe is and the dressing is perfectly light and tangy! I topped this with baked salmon and it was the perfect dinner! 

Check out the original recipe from Ambitious Kitchen here.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Fun Minimalist Nails





Saturday, June 11, 2022

Devocion

A new location of Devocion just opened up in Dumbo and I couldn't be more excited! This gorgeous space is dog friendly and so cozy and welcoming! We stopped in right before a nice long Saturday morning dog walk and tried the drip coffee which was amazing. I can't wait to come back here and try every single thing on the menu! 




Friday, May 27, 2022

Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall is a cute Australian cafe with a few different locations in NYC. I visited the FiDi spot for a post-church girls brunch with my friend J. They serve specialty coffee, Aussie brunch favourites and also have a dinner menu with wine and cocktails. 

We both enjoyed the flat whites and shared our pulled pork benedicts and avocado toast. This is such a geat brunch spot and I highly recommend visiting if you're in FiDi, Flatiron, Murray Hill or Williamsburg,