Rainy Saturday

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Yesterday was one of those day with constant rain, so my plans of tanning in Central Park all day and eating ice cream quickly burst. The past week has been full of days with sun and 30 degrees celsius, so I shouldn’t complain. Instead I planned a treat for Pernille and I in China Town. Because what do you do on a rainy day in New York City? You obviously check out a cute coffee spot!

I had been eyeing Sweet Moment for a while because of their iconic latte art (Instagram is filled with pictures from this place), so we just had to try it out. I got the Matcha latté accompanied by a Tiramisu, and Pernille got their Oreo Shaved Ice Cream. Yummmmmm, we were in for a treat! And seriously, check out the cutest little face on that latté. I definitely need to come back to try the chocolate and red velvet versions. If nothing else, then for the photo, because boy does it look cute on Instagram.

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Lately I’ve Been…

I’ve made a promise to myself: Say yes to more. Lately I’ve been struggling with my mood and therefore naturally revisiting the “what makes me happy” talk with myself. A talk that would often happen on a long walk with a podcast in my ears (Maybe I should make a blog post with a list of my favorite ones. Would that be interesting to you guys?). One thing that I’ve realized is that working too much and not saying yes to social events (because I’m exhausted from work) is the way to hell. At least for me. So without overdoing it, #balance, I’ve decided to say yes to more. Yes to more that will add to my happiness and well being. Adding to my happiness account, if you will. To keep myself up on this I’m going to start sharing these moments with you.

Here’s what I’ve been doing lately:

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Dinner at La Esquina with my lovely friend Pernille. We celebrated June 1st with margaritas and some of the best tacos I’ve ever tasted. La Esquina is located in SoHo, and has the coolest retro look and most importantly tables outside (very important to us Danish people who use every occasion we can to sit outside in the sun).

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Went for a peaceful walk in the Village. I often spend my lunch breaks going on a calming walk around the West Village. I love looking at beautiful town houses and cool people. Especially if I have a lot on my mind, this is the perfect cure.

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Coffee at The Wren and flower shopping (which didn’t lead to that much shopping actually) with Pernille in the East Village.

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Been wearing my new blue/white striped Zara shirt. I love the lace detail and how summerly it makes me feel. So much that I wore it two times in one work week. One day with my beloved Asos culottes (similar here) for a normal day at the office, and the other day with Levi’s 501’s and classic Gucci shoes for a preview at The Mark Hotel (where I also got to enjoy the amazing terrace).

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I got my cultural fix at Walead Beshty’s Open Source exhibit at Petzel Gallery. It was 50% weird, 50% cool. I love visiting the small galleries in Chelsea and often find the art way more interesting than in the big museums (although I do love a good museum afternoon). And it always result in a cool Instagram photo.

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Went on a romantic date with my boyfriend at East Village’s Raclette. Edward found this spot on Instagram and we watched many videos with melting cheese. Yummmm. It was so good, but we also both had a cheese hangover after.

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A Perfect Afternoon in the East Village

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Affiliate links: Tee Zara (similar here and here) / Jeans Levi’s / Shoes Gucci / Sunglasses Ray-Ban / Bag Michael Kors (similar here)

One of my favorite areas in New York is the Village. An oasis of peace and quiet, cute cafes, shops, and pretty town houses. For a long time I had wanted to visit Le Bouquet, which is this gorgeous flower shop on East 4th St. I had seen so many photos on Instagram, so I obviously had to go check for myself. I’m telling you, I don’t think I’ve seen a space with lighting like that before. It was like entering a fairytale. They have so many beautiful flowers, and I especially noticed the dried bouquets they had hanging from the ceiling and standing in vases. I now solely want dried flowers in my house.

One minus: I didn’t buy anything, because the service honestly was horrible… I had pictured myself buying way more than I could carry home, but they really seemed to have no interest in that at all. So I decided the experience would do it, and I can just buy flowers (probably way cheaper) somewhere else.

If you find yourself in the East Village, make sure to visit the Bowery Market for lunch, The Vintage Twin for cool second hand, and The Wren for coffee.

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ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN; A DAY AT THE MUSEUM

After MET Gala, I’ve made it a tradition to visit The MET museum to experience the Costume Institute’s fashion exhibition examining the work of the honoree of the gala. As usual, it didn’t disappoint! (Also this day we got hit by non-stop rain in New York, so what’s more perfect than a day at the museum?)

This year the honoree was Rei Kawakubo and her designs for Comme des Garçons. The exhibition featured over 100 examples of women wear, with Kawakubo’s signature avant-garde, sculptural, out-of-the-box design. Matching the title of the show, it definitely played with the in-betweeness of fashion. And this is what I love about it; the unexpected. My favorite was definitely the pink wonder of a dress which most of all reminded me of the most beautiful Geisha’s clothing. Also, who doesn’t love pink?

We spent the whole afternoon strolling around the enormous museum checking out all the different art (and shooting some Instagrams of course). It’s such an amazing space, and I would highly recommend checking out this exhibition (if not all of them).

CHEFS CLUB COUNTER

Last Friday a new concept opened on the corner of Spring st & Lafayette. It’s called Chefs Club Counter, and serves fast-casual fine dining. I was so excited to try their menu, because it also was Eggslut’s debut in New York City. I am a weird egg eater, but I looooved all the different stuff, and surprisingly enough the “Slut” was my favorite. A poached egg on top of mashed potatoes with toasted flûte. Yuummm.

On top of the egg-citing (hehe) fact that Eggslut is represented in Chefs Club Counter, they also have items from Michelin Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and George Mendez, as well as patries from Maison Kaysor, and coffee from La Colombe.

Chefs Club Counter, 62 Spring St

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