Center of Quito ♡

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I got to visit the center of Quito!

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This is where the president of Ecuador lives ^^

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There is so much history located in one place.

We were able to visit two of many churches located in that area.

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My favorite was a church called Iglesia De La Compania which is a  church made out of gold. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take pictures of  it… but let me tell you! It was so breathtaking to see. I have visited many catholic churches in Europe but it was so interesting to see the characteristic of a South American church.

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We ate at this lovely restaurant called Disolopay! I was able to try traditional ecuadorian food.

In the photo above the food we ate was yuca with honey for appetizers

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Ceviche with shrimp…. mmmmm it was amazing!!!

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Chorizo, huevos!!

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Mote, Maduro, Chicharron, Llapingacho and more!!

As you can see we ordered a lot of food!

It was delicious!!

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We also had canelazo which is a traditional warm alcoholic beverage.,, it was amazing!!

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I had a beautiful time, I love you QUITOOOOO

with so much love,

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Lunch in Puertolago ♡

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My silly boyfriend took me to this amazing restaurant in an inn called Puertolago.

Puertolago is located in Otavalo.

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We had empanada de verde as an appetizer.

Which was amazing the cheese inside the empanada was amazing!

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We had fish for lunch! My dish was the plate above ^^ it was a type of fish and inside there were fruits of the sea inside. Just thinking about it now makes my mouth water!

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Look how cute everything was presented!

It reminds me of my the way my mom used to pack my lunch in montessori school haha!

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ANDD ofcourse we had dessert! This type of ice cream we had is called helado de paila.

Which is ice cream made from a pan.

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The view from the restaurant was beautiful!

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Yes we did try to take selfies in front of the mountain but it didn’t really work! haha

Thank you for the yummy food Puertolago!

with so much love,

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Max Brenner ♡

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A group of friends and I made a reservation at Max Brenner last night to celebrate the end of the year. I have heard  many great things about Max Brenner so I was very excited to give it a try.

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My boyfriend and I ordered the fondue for two. Look how delicious it looks!!

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(Taking silly selfies with our fondue forks)

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My friend Sammy ordered the Banana Split waffle!

Everything that I tried here was absolutely delicious. I was literally in chocolate heaven.  Max Brenner is the modern day Charlie in the Chocolate Factory.

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We had such a great time, Thank you Max Brenner.

If you ever get the chance to go to Max Brenner definitely go!!

with so much love,

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Sweet Green ♡

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I am so lucky to have one of my favorite restaurants  near by me.  Sweet Green is a place that serves local and organic ingredients from local farmers.

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Look how cute this place is!!

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I ordered the Harvest Bowl which had organic wild rice + shredded kale, apples, sweet potatoes, toasted almonds, local goat cheese, roasted chicken, balsamic vinaigrette with some tasty natural  lemonade!

mmmmm right?!

They  have soups, grain bowls, and  salads!

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Look they even show you what and where some of the ingredients are from! (as you can see most are from local farms)

Something that I love about Sweet Green  is that they make certain meals  based  on the season we are in. Obviously because certain vegetables taste better when they are in season.

Here is a link to their menu- http://sweetgreen.com/menu/

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if you’ve been to Sweet Green what is your favorite meal you get from there?! I’d love to know

Since finals is going on it is important to feed your body with healthy nutrients to help keep your body moving, sooo I definitely recommend going to this place especially during this time of the year!

ENJOYYYYY

with so much love,

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Roxy’s Grilled Cheese ♡

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There is so much going on in Boston due to the marathon this Monday! Roxy’s Grilled Cheese was giving out free grilled cheese today 🙂

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If you’re interested in going the food truck is located  on Boylston St.

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I got the Green Muenster which had guacamole and bacon in it as well 🙂 mmmmm it was so so so good!!

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Thank you Roxy’s I love youuuu

with so much love,

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Cotton Candy @ The Berklee Caf ♡

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Its opening game day for the Red Sox today!!! So the Berklee Caf decided to celebrate with cotton candy, hot dogs, pretzels, and  literally any type  of food that they would sell at a baseball game.

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It made studying seem 10x more fun than it actually was.

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Thanks Berklee Caf for brighting up my day today

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are you guys rooting for the Red Sox tonight?!?

I know I am !!

with so much love,

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Oxford Exchange ♡

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My sweetest  friend Kristen introduced my friends & I to the cutest restaurant in Tampa called The Oxford Exchange.

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The store is also a bookstore, coffee (Buddy Brew Coffee Co.), & tea  (Tebella Tea Company) shop

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I fell in love with how adorable all the decor was set up

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I ordered the Super Green salad.  I loved that they added fresh feta cheese and avocado but my favorite part of the salad was the dressing which was a “chia-lime vinaigrette”  omg it was delicioussss

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I also tried a few of their beverages , I fell in LOVE with the mint julep so I would definitely recommend that which contained lavender, jasmine, rose, and peppermint.

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Thank you Kristen for showing us around I really did love this place ❤

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If you guys ever go to Tampa stop and try Oxford Exchange.

For more information check out their website- http://oxfordexchange.com/

with so much love,

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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-http://www.barringtoncoffee.com/product-category/all-coffees/farm-direct/

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

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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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The Juicery @ The North End ♡

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I go to the North End (Little Italy) often and I always pass by this really cute Juice shop so I decided to give it a try 🙂

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I liked that they had so much variety on their menu from Juices to Smoothies to Acai Bowls

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I tried the smoothie called “Woah Nellie”  which had banana, strawberry, raspberry, yogurt, coconut, apple juice and almond milk

MMMM, right?!

It was delicious, as a lover of all fruits… I love that they added so many fruits to this drink

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This store is definitely Alisa approved ❤

I’ll definitely go again

for those of you who live in the area I would definitely recommend for you to go here and check it out 🙂

with so much love,

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