Travel Diary: New York

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Last Friday, I traded cities for a day and travelled up to New York. I had been to the big city multiple times when boarding cruise ships; however, I’ve never actually explored.

I was really stoked about this little adventure especially because I went with a friend who knows the city like the back of her hand.

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The day began in Soho at Cha Cha Matcha. It was my very first time tasting matcha and I must say, I’m pretty impressed.

The entire interior was gorgeous with a pink and green tropical theme. I dreamt of being somewhere warm as soon as I stepped inside. I completely recommend Cha Cha Matcha for ultimate matcha lovers or newbies like me.

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If you’re into Glossier, then you know it’s a must to experience the showroom in NYC. I have been a fan of the company for a bit, but I recently began using their products.

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Glossier’s showroom was crowded, but the atmosphere was electric. I loved how the employees wore pink jumpsuits to be on brand. There may not be many spots for photos, but I was able to sneak one at this cool sculpture spot of beyond life size boy brows. (btw I am obsessed with boy brow.)

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We then took a quick walk over to Reformation a.k.a my dream closet. Sadly, I did not buy anything, but maybe I’ll pick something up for my birthday later on.

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Lunch brought us to Jajaja—a vegan Mexican spot. As soon as I spotted the “We will quac your world” sign outside, I knew it was going to be killer. Spoiler alert, everything was incredible. The nachos were $11 and as you can see, you get a lot. Also, the tacos were only $8 which is pretty cheap for 2 or 3 tacos. I ordered the mezcal mushroom tacos and I would definitely order them again.

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After lunch, we made our way over to the Brooklyn Bridge. It was cold and extremely windy; however, so worth it. Knowing that the Manhattan side had a greater chance of being crowded, we decided to enter the bridge on the Brooklyn side.

Tip: it’s sorta an adventure to find the stairs. Just use your gps to find Brooklyn Bridge Walkway.

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Although it was pretty cold, we ended up walking the entire bridge. Looking back, it was totally worth it. I cannot wait to do it again in warmer weather.

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Towards the end of the day, we stopped at Milk. I had seen Christina Tosi’s feature on Chef’s Table on Netflix and since then I’ve been wanting to try crack pie.

It was unbelievable and the best way to end the day.

Until next time, NYC.

XX,

Alisha