02 03 2015 / BY Brunette Blogging
Loavies jacket c/o – Zara sweater – J Brand denim – Steve Madden booties c/o – Michael Kors bag c/o Tessuti – Ray-Ban aviators c/o – Terre Bleue scarf c/o
Oh, hello March! I’m excited to say that since it means spring is getting closer and closer – something we may have caught a glimpse of this weekend. Even though it was still pretty chilly, sunglasses were definitely needed and that’s always a welcome thing in my book. I was on the hunt for some extra denim in my closet – finding the perfect skinny jeans is really tricky – and got lucky with some stuff I ordered online. These from J Brand would have been absolutely perfect if they were one size smaller and a bit shorter (the eternal issue of short legs) but I decided to keep them after all (they were on sale. and I had already worn them and ripped of the tag so I actually couldn’t send them back.). Anyway, I’m excited to announce that the new blog design will be online very soon! I was definitely ready for a change and something new, can’t wait to show you and hear what you think.
Pictures by Gilles
27 02 2015 / BY Brunette Blogging
My last trip to New York felt different. Admittedly, it was the fourth time I’ve been there and the feeling of awe and excitement was a bit replaced by a “been here, done that”. Don’t get me wrong, the city remains one of my favorites but I think I’d prefer to explore new places first before I return to the Big Apple again. Since tourist mode was off (I’ve done quite a few spots of the bucket list already and checked off some new ones as well), I wanted to explore some of the places locals were raving about. New York is full of spots to eat & drink, but you have to put in a little more effort to find the ones that are more original when it comes to healthy breakfast and lunch options. The Butcher’s Daughter is one of those places that ticks off all the hipster boxes. Cozy, trendy interior: check. Healthy food options: check. All kinds of cleansing juices and fancy coffee: check. I tried the avocado toast (what else?) and it was good, but very basic when it came to presentation. Think: two big toasts casually thrown on a random plate with some apple pieces next to it. The obsessive Instagram side of me was definitely dissapointed by that – but hey, sometimes it’s also okay to just enjoy your food without an elaborate shoot. (RIGHT?)
I do give extra props to this “vegetable slaughterhouse” for the initiative and effort to buy products from local farms and thinking of creative ways to prepare fruits & vegetables. So yes, do stop by at The Butcher’s Daughter and try their food when you’re in the neighborhood (especially when you can sit outside during the warmer days).
The Butcher’s Daughter – 19 Kenmare Street