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Favorite London Moments

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A Rare Sunny Weekend in London! I'm back from London (sad face) but I am happy to report that I managed to visit London on the rare occasion where there was no rain, plenty of sun and clear skies!  It was a whirlwind of a trip but, luckily, as I mentioned in my previous post, I have been before, so it wasn't crucial for me to see every historic monument/spot London has to offer.  This time it was more for play; I really wanted to experience the city as one would if they were living there. A quick visit to Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Oh Prince George are you in?  Well the toddler had a previous engagement, so we weren't able to connect on this trip--but I did manage to visit his future…

Best Brunch in NYC

Brunch: an activity that is heralded world-wide!  I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't enjoy and partake in this gluttonous activity.  Aside from distracting from productivity, brunch has many other qualities I admire:  Day drinking is widely accepted during brunch: Blood Mary's, Mimosas, and champagne are the perfect brunch  accouterments.  Brunch always provides the best Instagram opportunities.  (And we know it's all about the Instagram: follow my brunch trials and  tribulations: @mystilettolife.) Monday-Friday I reserve my eating to smaller portions and just one option (within a meal).  During a weekend or day-off brunch however, I find it completely acceptable to order the avo toast, an eggy dish, and a side of waffles or pancakes.  Let's be real: you need that sweet and savory mix! I like to compare brunch to Passover: on this day(s)…

Best Iced Coffee in NYC

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Looking for the best iced coffee in NYC? Well look no further because I've rounded up the best and my personal favorites NYC has to offer. Iced coffee from hip West Village spot: The Elk.  Photo by Lydia Hudgens. Above is the iced coffee that puts them all to shame: La Colombe's iced coffee with a shot of espresso on top. This will get you going! Let’s talk coffee in NYC.  Iced coffee seems to be more of an accessory these days more than anything else.  Sure it gives me a jolt in the morning—but does it match my outfit?  From branding to style to taste—these coffee shops are raising the bar in the coffee culture and they are all some of my favorite stops in the city. 1.     La Colombe This Philly original…

NYC Photo Diary

While in NYC I brunched, shopped, attended a slew of events, met some great people, and saw friends.  It was an amazing trip and aside from capturing my NYC street style, I wanted to share my candid pictures that were taken during various moments of the trip. Brunch at Cafe Gitane.  Nail color is 'Steel' by RGB. Brunch at Walter's in Brooklyn, coffee and some work time at my old haunt: Cafe Minerva. Cab selfies with my host and friend Sharon and a solo cab selfie. (Order: Top to bottom, left to right.) As highlighted in my previous posts, I had many fashion week events and adventures and here is a collage of some of those moments starting with Lincoln Center where NYFW lives.  Models at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show.   My…

The Perfect Latte by Tracy Friden

Besides frolicking in the CT countryside, as you can see in my most recent post: Barefoot Connecticut, I also always get treated to a homemade latte by Tracy!  Here is her process through photos (by me)!   Tracy's coffee latte machine is one of a kind as well and not to mention her perfect coffee mug she uses!  Her kitchen style is a vision from Pottery Barn! All you coffee lovers, rejoice!