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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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Tea and Chi

I’m aware that my last post was about venturing outside of my neighborhood but I thought today was too pretty a day to not spend by the beach. While stalling to start my workout I decided to relax a bit and enjoy my last sips of tea while taking in my inspiring surroundings. This also included some people watching and its L.A. so some puppy watching too of course. My break led me to some great new ideas and also to meet a fellow Cancerian from Brazil. He was practicing what appeared to be some new agey martial art or yoga. I wasn’t exactly sure what it was but knew it probably involved chi and definitely got good vibes from him. I later learned that it was Jiu-Jitsu.

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