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Empire State of Mind

Over the summer I made a quick trip to my favorite bustling city Manhattan with my dad after attending a wedding on the Jersey Shore. This post also gives me an excuse to share a classic hit by iconic rapper and New York native Jay-Z. My trip began with a Chinatown bus adventure and ended with a mother f**ker with a hat. The trip may have also involved a meeting inside the Empire State building, walking into a free concert on the street, catching a Broadway show or two, sampling some of the island’s finest cuisine, cosmos ala some fabulous New Yorkers we all know and love, morning runs in Central Park, a Papaya Dog, and tea at the Plaza. The cherry on top of the cosmo was meeting the ridiculously good-looking, talented charmer, and star of the Broadway hit Catch Me if You Can, Aaron Tveit. You may recognize him as Tripp Vanderbilt on Gossip Girl, I mean if you actually watch that show. I was also thrilled to meet up with an old friend from high school and one of the most sophisticated and cultured girls I know, Sylvana. We had the most delightful day picnicking in Central Park and visiting one of my favorite museums, The Met. The NYU alum and art historian took me on a grand tour of the museum which included viewing an Alexander McQueen exhibit highlighting the life of the brilliant designer and visionary. We were even able to get a photo on the Met steps ala some other tres fab girls that rule the Upper East Side every Monday night. Come on you know you love them. xo 

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Part Deux

While relaxing in the Tuileries on my day off from work, one summer day in Paris I met some awesome girls from Austin Texas, Veronica and Ariana. We immediately bonded over fashion, cupcakes, carousels, Fitzgerald, Audrey Hepburn and Tautou films and well Gossip Girl and other delicacies. I decided to take them under my wing and take them to all of my favorite Parisian hot spots. This of course included a trip to my favorite Salon de Te La Duree. We decided to commemorate our friendship and trip with matching kitschy (and cheesy) I heart Paris lighters. Though the flame is dwindling, I still have my lighter and think of these girls and my trip every time I use it. At least we will always have Paris though… Photo Cred to Veronica Camara an aspiring photographer who took all of these amazing pictures. Check out more of this talented photographer’s work here: www.camaraphotography.tumblr.com 

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Auntie Em’s Kitchen

I had the pleasure of having lunch in the charming college town of Eagle Rock with my clever friend and Occidental student, Alex. Alex and I met in the Caribbean and instantly bonded over our love of Auntie Em’s Kitchen’s red velvet cupcakes. We agreed that a visit to Auntie Em’s was definitely necessary when we returned to L.A. The cafe and bakery is a cute and popular local hang out that serves a variety of amazing dishes, as well as the most decadent desserts. So follow the modern day yellow brick road which is unfortunately the 405, to this hidden little eatery and don’t forget to try the tempting red velvet cupcakes. 

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