Art World

Artexpo New York

Art shows are always fun. You get to peruse a lot of original artwork and get inspired. I think it’s such a great way to spend half a day on a weekend. I went on Saturday for inspiration and also to stop by my friend Amanda’s mom’s booth – one of her encaustic paintings was on display. Click through for more pics!

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Food, Travel

The Good Sort

There are handfuls of the Starbucks Unicorn Latte photos circulating on my timelines and it reminded me of this drink I got over the weekend which is the complete antithesis. Don’t get me wrong, I love sugar on cheat days! But I just can’t believe how delicious this Superfood Rainbow Latte was from The Good Sort – this cute vegan cafe in Chinatown.

The Rainbow Latte isn’t actually a latte because it does NOT have espresso. It doesn’t have any artificial food coloring – the colors are from beet juice, turmeric, and blue algae. It tastes more like a coconut milk-based spiced tea – it’s so good! Ordered it with a hefty slice of Avocado Toast because I could never say no to avocado toast. Click through for pics!

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Date Night in Chinatown

I love Chinatown. It’s bustling and so full of life – you step out of a candy store, cross the street to find yourself in front of Durian fruit then round the corner and step into a vendor’s fish stall. It’s really incredible.

Brian and I found ourselves downtown and hungry – and seeing as Joe’s Shanghai had a wait list about a mile long, we rounded the corner on Doyle and opted for Nom Wah Tea Parlor instead. Nom Wah has been around since the 1920’s and they consistently have delicious dim sum. We ordered salt & pepper shrimp (FAVE), pork buns, crystal shrimp dumplings, XLB’s (soup dumplings), and the shrimp dumplings with snow pea leaf. So good!

Afterwards, we HAD to stop by Eggloo for some ice cream in a bubble waffle cone. I mean, obviously. Click through for more pics!

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Food

Cha Cha Matcha

I love places that are painted all shades of pink. It’s so aesthetically pleasing! I’ve been to Cha Cha Matcha a couple of times – their matcha latte is really good and I love watching the barista mix it with her electric whisk – much more fun than the bamboo matcha whisk I have at home. I don’t know what it is but matcha tastes better when someone else makes it for you. Click through for more photos!

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Ice & Vice

This past weekend was the perfect day for ice cream. Stopped by Ice & Vice and got a scoop of the Pickles of the Caribbean (rum, coconut, & pickled pineapple jam) on top of a scoop of 9AM (vietnamese coffee & donut truffle) all on a Chai-spiced dark chocolate cone. SO GOOD!!! Click through for more photos!

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