Summer Time Sadness

Well two more months til we say ‘adios’ to summer and “Hello Fall” ❤️ (personally my favorite season) but wrapping up the summer I am lucky to be able to hike the most I’ve ever done in a season let alone, year! Spending as much time with good ol Mother Nature can really do wonders for your mind and soul. And even though I enjoyed every minute of it and sad it’s coming to an end I’m also ready for cozy sweaters, baked goods and pumpkin spice everything!

I’m going to miss sitting by the firepit, with an open mind and soul to late night conversations and laughter, summer 2019 you’ve been good to me.

Hiking Adventure

I meant to post this last month and since it’s already February I knew it was due to post.

If you read my last blog post I briefly mentioned I had a few things planned, one of them was hiking and although the weather wasn’t the best I didn’t let it hinder my birthday plans.

I won’t lie I was worried because while I’ve hiked in the spring,summer and fall I never hiked in the winter and wasn’t sure I was equipped with the right snow boots (I wore my Dr. Martens) but I should invest in some snow boots!

I thought well if I can barely walk through the snow or I slip and fall on my ass we’ll just call it a day, at least we can say we tried 🤷🏻‍♀️ and although I almost face planted once and occasionally walked in the snow like a baby deer (or those models with super high heels walking down the run way) I managed to hike it through to the scenic waterfall and it was beautiful. My curious conscious wanted to go closer but I’ve seen too many lifetime movies and fail videos to do that!

It was really breath-taking and being that it was our first time at this part of the state park we were enthusiastic we discovered a new place to hike with such a beautiful view. All I can say is that was a great way to spend my birthday and I’m glad I got to see it and spend that day with Marcin. ❤️

Brooklyn Ball Factory

My local Japanese cafe Brooklyn Ball Factory makes Matcha Latte and its’ the damn best Matcha Latte I’ve come across, its perfectly sweetened and always made to perfection every time. I ordered matcha latte from other cafes and no one makes it the way they do.

I’ve had the typical cafe muffin but I recently noticed this pancake wrap treat called Dorayaki. Dorayaki is a red-bean pancake which consists of two small pancake-like patties filled with sweet Azuki red bean paste and different flavored fillings.

It’s mildly sweet I would compare the pancake taste to a crape but obviously made differently. The matcha flavored Dorayaki goes great with morning coffee or with matcha latte (my personal favorite).

Have you ever tried Dorayaki?

Vegan Valentine’s Day

Unfortunately my fiancé is working on valentine’s day but he surprised me with a reservation to a local vegan restaurant Modern Love. Every time we drove past it I made subtle hints about wanting to dine there some day. Well I’m happy to say today was the day he made it happen. ❤️

When am I not on my mobile devices 🙄

We don’t really dine out often, as much as we used to compared to when we started dating (mostly because of personal preference) but it was nice to try something new and have a date night while catching up on other things other than our home life.

Thank You Very Matcha 

The weather is getting warmer in New York so obviously cold beverages and other cold indulgences are the way to go. It wasn’t until some time ago last year standing in line at my local cafe wanting to disperse from my usual mocha latte my curiosity introduced me to a Matcha Latte, and I’ve been liking it every since.

Matcha is packed with antioxidants, and what does antioxidants do? They help prevent aging,fight against infections and chronic diseases. So why not get this power house packed in any foods/beverages I consume.

Japanese Matcha Slushy (almond milk) from Vivi Bubble Tea 
Vegan Matcha Tea Ice Cream from Van Leeuwen 

Matcha Latte from Brooklyn Ball Factory

Rainy Day Detox

Well it’s raining here in New York as much as I wanted to start my day with a morning run and stop at my local coffee shop I opted for indoor activities such as my morning yoga routine followed by some cardio and then showered and pampered myself all in the comfort of my own home [apartment]

I started with the Apottera Herbal Detoxifying Facial Steam which you can read my full review here


Relaxing it was indeed! I love using the herbal steam facial when I am in need of a “pick me up”, congested or bad breakouts. The Herbal steam bath was followed by the Aztec Secret Healing Bentonite Clay which also helps rid the body of toxins, impurities, heavy metals and chemicals. [I’ll have a full blog review up next week]


Now I’m going to drink my Pukka Detox Tea and watch some Netflix😃

What is your favorite rainy day activity or favorite detox?

Hello 2016

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, Only three days into The New Year and I’m feeling good vibes. May this year bring happiness, success and love to you all!

Reflecting back on Last Year I have chosen to be more adventourous and broden my perspective, What are some things you would like to accomplish in 2016?

MY YouTube Intro Video!

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Hi everyone! I am happy to announce I made my first ever youtube video which is a brief intro to myself and my blog, I hope you watch and subscribe. Thank you for all the support I have received and I hope you will continue to join me on my cruelty free journey! 🙂

The New York Festival Of Light

The first annual New York Festival Of Light was held at DUMBO for a three day installation November 6-8 (5pm-11pm) which is free to the public. NYFOL is a light installation consisting of worldwide technicians. Along with the light show there is also boots set up with vendors and gift shops. Martin and I made it out Saturday night to see the light show however NYPD shut down the installation due to the overwhelming crowded streets. Although we were a little disappointed that we didn’t get to enjoy the light show it was inspiring to see so many people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds look so lively. We walked around before heading back home and Martin took some beautiful photos. Being that this was the first-annual NYFOL we are hopeful to make it next year.

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