Posts in July 2018
Travel Guide: Cartagena, Colombia

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS IS A GEM OF THE CARIBBEAN COAST, A FAIRY-TALE CITY OF ROMANCE, PRESERVED HISTORIC BEAUTY, CLEAR BEACHES, AND DECADENT FOOD. I TRAVELED TO THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY FOR 4-DAY TRIP. CARTAGENA'S OLD TOWN IS A MAZE OF COBBLED ALLEYS, BALCONIES COVERED IN BOUGAINVILLEA, AND MASSIVE CHURCHES THAT CAST THEIR SHADOWS ACROSS LEAFY PLAZAS.

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100% suggest renting a boat for the day and exploring the Rosario Islands and Baru. Head to Blue Apple Beach Club for lunch and Cholon for a local pull-up with your boats party vibe.

We walked around the Old Town every day – there are AMAZING street vendors selling hand-made pieces and shops to walk into. Bargain everywhere you go and make sure you try the mango off the street!

BEST CAFE:

  • Epoca Cafe

WHERE TO EAT:

  • Vera: upscale for lunch or dinner

  • Alma: romantic and late-night for dinner

  • Cuzco: great music / food for dinner

  • Chachara: cool artsy vibes for casual dinner

  • La Cevicheria: Ceviche lovers must-go-to for lunch

WHERE TO GO OUT: 

  • Alquímico: coolest 3-story bar, with rooftop

  • Demte: Hip bar in Gestemani

  • La Movida: club for dancing *would only do this one night

  • La Jugada: club for dancing (less intense than La Movida)

Where to shop:

  • St. Dom – upscale amazing Colombian designers

  • Agua De Leon – also local designers / amazing accessories

  • Casa Chiqui – home decor and accessories

#OOTD Cartagena, Colombia Trip
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Wearing: F21 Dress 

  Wearing:  F21 Dress | William Sonoma  Hat

Wearing: F21 Dress | William Sonoma Hat

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Wearing: H&M Swimsuit Similar | F21 Pants Similar | Cult Gaia Bag

  Wearing:  Rebecca Vallance  Dress  

Wearing: Rebecca Vallance Dress 

  Wearing:  AMUR  T  op  

Wearing: AMUR Top 

Colombia! What a beautiful country. It's been a solid three weeks since I got back from this trip and I'm still dreaming of it. Stay tuned for the Cartagena, Colombia itinerary. 

Travel Guide: New York, NY

NEW YORK IS THE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD & THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE IT. KNOWN AS THE BIG APPLE, THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS, AND SO ON, THIS CITY HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER EVERYONE. IT IS UNPREDICTABLE, CHARMING AND VIBRANT, FULL OF GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS, AN ENDLESS NUMBER OF RESTAURANTS, AND HISTORY. WHETHER YOU'RE A LOCAL OR JUST VISITING - BELOW IS A 4-DAY ITINERARY THROUGH MANHATTAN'S NEIGHBORHOODS!

DAY 1: UPTOWN & MIDTOWN

       VISIT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
       EXPLORE CENTRAL PARK / COLUMBUS CIRCLE / 5TH AVE      
       VISIT MOMA MUSEUM
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       LUNCH @ ROCK & REILLEY      
       VISIT NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
       EXPLORE MIDTOWN (TOP OF THE ROCK) 
       MADSION SQ. PARK & FLATIRON 
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       DINNER @ CASA MONO

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From Sheets To Streets
  Wearing:  ASOS jumpsuit, Gucci loafers

Wearing: ASOS jumpsuit, Gucci loafers

We are quite literally getting into bed with this trend - from silky sets to jumpsuits. During the day, pairing with loafers or sneakers if best. For night - quickly switch to open toe pumps to turn it into bed ready chic. 

NYC Galleries

A few weeks ago I spent the day "gallery-hopping" in Chelsea, New York with my sister and friends. Not only is it a fun way to experience art, it's free! Which apparently is something not many people know. But yes, it is free to check out the local art of New York. Many of these galleries are open to the public, so pick a day to roll out of bed and gather some friends for a spontaneous day of galleries. 

A few of the galleries I visited:

Jim Kempner Fine Art - 501 w 23rd St, New York

Lisson Gallery - 504 w 24th St, New York

Chase Contemporary - 521 w 23rd St, New York

Gagosian - 522 w 21st St, New York

Pace Gallery - 510 w 25th St, New York