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

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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 🙂

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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)

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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

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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,

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New York City for the Day ♡

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My brother and I went to NYC for a day due to having a long layover in the JFK airport. I was very excited to show my brother around New York because it was his first time being there.

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We were only able to visit the  Central Park area but it was more than okay for me! I love New York City!! We were able to do a few of the “touristy stuff”- hot dogs, taking a walk in central park, visiting the trump tower, explaining to him what Bergdorf Goodman is haha.

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Me: Andre, what was your favorite part of NY?

Andre: The girls

HAHAHA my little brother is hilarious. I literally died laughing after this conversation.

We are planning to go back in August again. Hopefully he will have a better answer to what his favorite part of NYC is… I will definitely be asking again.

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We even got to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in New York which was 10 times more exciting and fun. yum yum yum

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Thank you  for being so much fun New York! I will see you soon.

with so much love,

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Amorino ♡

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The cutest gelato shop opened on Newbury St. which is a street near where I live in Boston. I noticed that they served their gelato shaped like a rose… So  it obviously caught my attention!!

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 As a last farewell hangout my roommates & I decided to go before we all left to go home for summer break. We all got the picollo cone, which is the gelato with the rose. Amorino sells are their cone gelatos in a rose shape. We got to choose up to three flavors.

mmmmm it was soo good and satisfying to eat such delicious gelato shaped like a rose! For some reason I felt it tasted even better when it was shaped like a rose haha

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 They even sold macarons with gelato  which I didn’t get to try but I will definitely be going back in the fall to try it out.

Amorino states that they only use organic eggs, fresh milk,  and selected fruits with no artificial colors or flavors.

If you are in the Boston area or in New York, France, Italy you should definitely check Amorino out!! Here is their website for more information- http://www.amorino.com/en/

Let me know how you like it!

with so much love,

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