My Favorite Places in Brooklyn, NY (So Far) ♡

As many of you know, I have been living in New York now for about 9-10 months now.

Although I do not feel like a New Yorker, I definitely have been finding cute restaurants, stores and cafes that I’d like to share with you all today.  You will probably see me hanging out at some of these places 🙂 hehe


Devocion, is a Colombian cafe. They have a few locations but a really close friend of mine is a coffee educator at the Williamsburg location so I like to work here often. I find this cafe really nice to work in because of the natural light and the beautiful green plant is nice especially when you’re living in a city.

Since I work from home, I have the luxury of working in spaces like this during the day 🙂


You can also find me hanging out here with my friend Laura 😛

Come here for good coffee and friendly people ♡

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Carthage Must Be Destroyed is an Australian brunch place located in a warehouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn. All their ingredients are organic and fresh. Not only is the food great here but the decor is amazing too. Especially if you like all things pink 😉

They have a rule where you can only take photos of your food and not of yourselves. Which I think is a great rule 😛 Taking photos are always fun but learning how to be aware and present in your environment is important too.


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Van Leeuwen is a New York based artisan ice cream shop. They have classic and vegan flavors. If you’re ever walking around New York and you spot a Van Leeuwen’s do yourself a favor and get some ice cream… and if you’re feeling adventurous get the ice cream cookie 😛 They have yummy flavors like their early gray ice cream and if you’re going for a good dairy free flavor I really enjoyed their chocolate vegan ice cream. 😀 (Seriously, everything I have tried here so far has been great)



If you’re looking for an inexpensive studio to do some yoga in Brooklyn, Healhaus has a $20 new comer rate for one week of unlimited yoga. They also do meditation classes, workshops and have a wellness cafe. I came here one time and I really enjoyed the yoga class I took here.

Package Free Store


The Package Free store is a zero waste retail store selling products from stainless steel straws to bamboo tooth brushes to diva cups! My friend Laura introduced me to this shop. She is very conscious and aware of reducing waste and living more of a eco friendly lifestyle. I am learning a lot from her. I never realized how much we really do waste and use plastic in our daily lives. Even if it’s little steps (I am still learning too) we can make small steps into implementing an eco friendly lifestyle.


These are a few of my favorite places. I will definitely be updating and reposting this as I know I will keep discovering new places. Let me know if you’d like to see this version of places I enjoy going to in the city.


Thank you so much for reading. Hope you can discover and check out these places too!

Let me know if you have any suggestions of places I should check out 🙂

With love,


Roomie Date @ Barrington Coffee Shop ♡

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My roommates and  I decided to go on a roomie date to this cute coffee shop called Barrington Coffee Roasting Company. I pass by this coffee shop everyday on my way to school and have always been drawn to the organic look this sign gives off.

So I decided to do a little research! Barrington Coffee not only has a coffee shop but they deliver coffee as well. They really emphasize on having a close relationship with the farmers who produce their coffee, because the farmers play a big  part on creating the quality of good coffee. Barrington makes sure that the coffee that you order is delivered the day of delivery.

So don’t you worry, if you don’t live in Boston you can still try their coffee 🙂

Here is a link to the coffee you can order-

They sell coffee from all over the world from Kenya to Colombia and India to many more (!!!)


I ordered their cappuccino which was beautifully presented as you can see. I am usually very picky about cappuccino…but this cappuccino had the right amount of coffee and milk combined. The coffee was not bitter at all which was very nice because I don’t like adding sugar to my coffee. I loved it and it was just what I needed.


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It was nice to just take some time off and spend some quality time with my roommates. We shared a few laughs, and conversations over our tasty drinks. As you can see we all had different drinks, we are all diverse but get along so well.

I love my roomies and I am so very thankful for them 🙂

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Barrington Coffee Shop is Alisa Approved ❤

I definitely would recommend this coffee shop!

with so much love,

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Marylou’s Coffee Shop ♡

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I went to the cutest Coffee shop in Quincy, Massachusetts over the weekend.

The whole store was pink!!

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Look how freaking cute it is!!!

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They had so many selections of coffee and sweets which made it so difficult for me to decide what I wanted

I literally drooled over everything!

but then I finally decided to go with the most basic coffee and chose there hazelnut coffee (black to be exact 😉 ) i like my coffee black and it was very good!

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If you ever stop by around Massachusetts, check out this coffee shop it was adorable, delicious, and sweet 🙂

with lots of love,

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Preparing for my very first BLIZZARD!!!

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As you guys may have heard there is freaking blizzard coming to Boston!!

which is very exciting… and nerve racking at the same time!  (nerve racking in a good way 😉 haha )

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So my roommates, friends, and I have been stocking up for food, water, etc.

Berklee (school) has been cancelled today and tmrw… so I will be keeping warm with friends in the meantime ❤

The beautiful snow is making the cold worth it 🙂 I love it here in Boston.

drink lots and lots of hot chocolate and stay warm everybody 🙂

with so much love,

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Murray Street Coffee Shop

Processed with VSCOcam with p5 presetToday I went to Murray Street Coffee Shop located in Downtown Dallas. I had a cappuccino with almond milk. I also got a sandwich but I forgot to take a picture 😦 sorry!! BUT if you do go…. I recommend the turkey sandwich and if you’re leaning on more of the healthy side I recommend the sandwich called “the insider” (the ingredients included fresh cucumbers, ezekiel bread, avocado, arugula, and aioli sauce). The ingredients were fresh and organic… and definitely healthy and delicious.

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I was able to drive around and snap some pics of Downtown Dallas too! It’s good to be back and visiting…Yes i missed you Dallas 🙂

If you do go to this coffee shop let me know what you got and what you thought of it 🙂

With so much love,

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