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

NYC STORIES: THE APARTMENT BY THE LINE

The Apartment by The Line

The last time I visited The Apartment by The Line was about two years ago, so I decided to go back to check it out again. Essentially it’s a decorated apartment filled with products. You can buy 99% if the interior, and I think that’s such a unique concept. It had changed a lot since that last time I visited, and the man in the store told me that there are things for everyone now, as the products range from $10-80K. I got so inspired there, and definitely wanted to move in. #ApartmentGoals.

The Apartment by The Line, 76 Greene Street

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The Apartment Closet and Details

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NYC STORIES: BY CHLOE

By Chloe

I finally tried out By Chloe with Pernille the past weekend. I have been told to try it out ever since I moved here, and also been looking at so much Instagram-candy from the place. By Chloe is vegan fast food made with locally-sourced ingredients, which is a concept I’m a big fan of. And I’m telling you the food was so yummy. I’m not really a fast food person, but this was so good. We also got the fresh coconut water, which was just a fresh addition to the meal, and sent me right to a sunny and exotic beach.

By Chloe, 240 Lafayette Street (there are multiple locations)

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