I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a list of the top brunch spots and bars in New York on the notes app in my phone… mostly courtesy of the New York blogger gals I follow that are always brunching at the hippest spots. So you best believe they are on my list, and I will be checking them off! 

SO, if you are anything like me, you tend to get overwhelmed with a plethora of choices in front of you (especially when they involve food, I mean C’MON). With that, I decided today’s post is going to be a little review of two trendy spots that I stopped at while in the city yesterday. Are they worth the hype and the cute Instagram, or can we save our money and go to the deli? 

 While exploring the big apple yesterday (also saw Jimmy Fallon and I will be marrying that man), I also stopped for brunch at a coveted New York gem that gets SO much hype all over social media, The Butchers Daughter.

But before that, we stopped at a little place called Dr. Smood, which is a little health and wellness coffee and sandwich shop. 

Let us get on to the review, shall we? Also- let me know if you like this type of post!














The Butchers Daughter, was absolutely delicious! As you can see from the fabulous photos above, our meal consisted of some vegan and gluten free mac & cheese (to die for), an avocado and veggie salad, and egg salad vegetable toast. Oh, and how can I forget the blood orange mimosa that I am drooling over as we speak. 

What I will say- is that the portions were pretty small. If you go there starving, there is a good chance you won’t leave feeling completely satisfied (thankful to my past self for packing protein bars with me in my bag). However, if you go there for a quick bite to eat with some friends and you are looking for something light, it is your spot. Not to mention, the food came out SO fast, and tasted SO good. 








You may be wondering why exactly this cup of so called coffee is a beautiful magenta color.. and for that I have four words: Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. If you don’t understand that reference, well.. I just can’t help you.

Yes, you heard me right, this drink was MADE OUT OF BEETS. BEETS. YES BEETS. I’m not sure if this drink requires personal taste, but I truly hated it, so much. In fact, the thought of it makes me slightly ill (sorry for the dramatics but it is true).

In addition to this pink drink, I got myself a simple cappuccino, in which I wanted to make a bit sweeter, and they had no sweetener what so ever in this place, which I was very bothered by! If you are a health nut and love trying new things, I would stop by to see if beets are to your liking, otherwise.. I don’t know that I would stop by expecting a simple cup of joe!

That’s all for now friends, can’t wait to show you all of the amazing photos that were taken yesterday in New York.. next Tuesday!

bringing my hair back to life!

bringing my hair back to life!

*Apologies for this post going up a day late, wanted to wait to get the photos from the salon for this post*

If you know me, you know that I have spent most of my younger years as a blondie. 

My natural hair color is what most people would describe as “mousy”, so I have always found the lighter my hair, the more flattering it is on me! Before leaving to study abroad last January, I tried to do something different with my blonde locks. It didn’t exactly turn out as planned, so THE DAY BEFORE I left to go abroad I decided to dye my hair one color.. basically black. Talk about taking a major right turn. I went from blonde to black in the matter of a day! Instead of taking the time (which I didn’t have) to fix the blonde, I decided to take a somewhat easier way out, and go dark (which didn’t end up being so easy… sigh).

While the dark hair was convenient for the time I had it, I was still getting it done every few months to get rid of the lighter pieces coming through. Not to mention, it was simply too harsh for me and my skin tone. 

Now, I am once more in the process of going light again, and I can’t wait! I had my second appointment with my amazing stylist yesterday, Amber, at Bobby Mack & Co and am en route to going back to blonde. If you’re anything like me, you like instant gratification. When I went to my first appointment I expected to go from black hair all the way back to blonde in a single appointment. Boy, was I wrong. Turns out, if you want to have any hair left on your head.. you have to make that transition the healthy way.

So, my first appointment was simply starting the process, and getting rid of some of the harshness of the black. I waited 6 weeks until my second appointment, and left with some amazing lightness in my hair! I couldn’t possibly trust Amber more, and I cannot wait to get to the final product. If you are at all interested in balayage and hair painting, Bobby Mack & Co will blow your socks off (take one look at their Instagram and you will understand why).  ↓



Now time for a little before and after from yesterdays appointment!



Appointment 1- Starting the process of going light










I also got a cute little trim with some angles which I desperately needed in my life. Can’t wait until my next appointment right before GRADUATION. 

Thanks for reading friends, HAPPY SNOW DAY EAST COASTERS.