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Weekly roundup

We’ve made it to Friday so it’s time for my 2nd installment of weekly roundup. I got back from Nashville last Sunday and I’m still tired. Coming back from a trip and jumping back into your regular schedule is the hardest. I do miss all of the food we had there and the biscuits, OH MY GOD THE BISCUITS! I can’t even explain how good they were. I’m really starting to like these weekly roundup post. It gives me an excuse to talk about fashion and lifestyle all the time!

1.Taste of Seaport

Anything involving food and drinks I’m going to show up for. I had the opportunity to try samples from restaurants in the Seaport area like Sweetgreen, Strega Waterfront, Sapore restaurant and bar, Wagamama and many more. Wagamama had this beef brisket sample that was OUT OF THIS WORLD! And By Chloe, your ice cream and chocolate chip cookies were absolutely delicious.


2.Nina Garcia is the new EIC of Elle Magazine 

Hearst announced this news on Tuesday the 12th. She was the creative director for Elle so I’m excited to see how she can take this magazine to the next level.


3.Media Companies are realizing they NEED social media influencers 

Editors and publishing houses did not want to hop on board with the Influencer trend a while ago. Now they’re embracing what Influencers can do for their business. Micro-influencers are also taking over the industry. Their smaller audience tends to have more of an impact on readers which leads to better engagement.


4.College Fashion Week

I’m headed to College fashion week this weekend and I got the chance to treat myself to a fall fashion haul which was a gift from Primark. I’m completely set on fall clothing this season and I couldn’t be happier.


5. Weekend sales! 

This weekend Loft is having a sale with items up to 40% off. Check out my picks down below.

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6.  The best street style from NYFW – Images from The Cut 

I enjoyed keeping up with NYFW this year. The weather was beautiful so people really went all out when it came to their outfit choices. The Cut has a great slideshow of Street Style outfits. The photo below is of Tiffany Hsu

1 month to go!

My trip to Paris is right around the corner and I’m so EXCITED!! I reached out to a work colleague from the Paris office for restaurant and bar recommendations and  she sent me a very detailed list of her favorite places to eat, drink and enjoy the sights in Paris.



Things to see!

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Le Louvre Museum
  • Takin a Fly Boat on the Seine River so you can see everything
  • Going to the Sacré Coeur on top of Montmartre so you can see all of Paris and then stroll through the streets of Montmartre
  • Notre Dame cathedral
  • Take a stroll in Le Marais on Sundays (all streets are cut off to cars)
  • Champs-Elysees Avenue
  • Parks & tea time: Place des vosges (have a pastry at Carette. Try the Mont Blanc & the hot chocolate. The viennoiseries are also delicious) / Jardins des Tuileries (Angelina chocolaterie is really close) / Jardins du Palais Royal (there are cafés in the galleries)
  • Museum: Centre Pompidou


Food & Drinks

  • Neighborhoods for drinks & dinner: So-Pi (South Pigalle station, below avenue Trudaine. Rue Condorcet, rue de Rochechouart) & rue du Faubourg Saint Denis / Cour des petites écuries (M°Chateau rouge/Strasbourg St denis)
  • Richer or Office is the best restaurant in its range of price & authenticity
  • rue du Faubourg Poissonnière / rue Richet @ metro Poissonnière. If there is too many people Albion, a little higher on the street towards the metro offers a traditional delicious French meal. Go for a magret de canard, if you eat duck.
  • More pricy but yummy: Braisenville, rue Condorcet
  • Breakfast: Breakfast sunday morning at Marché des Enfants Rouges is also a classic. I love the japanese place there.
  • Rooftop and cocktail bar: Le Perchoir, there’s one at Oberkampf & another on the top of department store BHV in the Marais
  • A wine & cheese experience: Frenchie Bar à Vins in Sentier neighborhood or more low key “Trinquette” rue de gravilliers (many other restaurants/bars in the area, notable “Le Derrière” & “Andy wahloo”) – “more Parisians than tourists” kind of experiences…
  • Les Pinces. Lobster/beef



  • Marais for small stores,
  • Galeries Lafayette/Printemps/BHV for one-stop/everything
  • Colette: concept store and great for star seeing too!

Quick trip- Miami

Walk to Starbucks Dream Hotel Rooftop pool Creme Brulee BEST MEAL EVER! Espanola Way Espanola way Dinner on Ocean Drive Margaritas at lunch South Beach South Beach Penthouse

Florida was amazing! I loved waking up to beautiful weather and the smell of the ocean. I took advantage of everything around my hotel and Ocean Drive, especially the rooftop pool. For once I didn’t shop but I ate like a pig instead. Delicious Cuban food one night, Italian for lunch the next day and southern comfort food the next night. We stayed at the Dream Hotel in South Beach. If you ever plan to visit Miami I would suggest you stay at this hotel. It’s one block away from Ocean Drive and all of the clubs.

Hair shopping

shea moisture Carols daughter alaffia

Sometimes I hate buying natural shampoos and conditioners because it’s so expensive but it was necessary. Here are the three new products I’ve recently added to my collection. So far I’m loving the Jamaican Black Castor Oil shampoo and leave in conditioner. It hydrating and smells delicious. Click the links below to view the products!


 Carols Daughter black vanilla moisture and shine hydrating conditioner

Jamaican Black Castor Oil strengthen grow and restore shampoo and conditioner

Alaffia fair trade pure coconut oil