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 Getting in the holiday spirit the last few weeks of 2020 was much needed. Given how much has happened last year, the little things mattered most. One of the ways I kept my spirits uplifted was visiting new coffee spots including Bluestone Lane in Hoboken, post here. Since it opened, that was my first time having coffee there. My outfit for that was comfortable and in the Christmas spirit. My reindeer sweater is from Shein, as well as my coat and the handbag. When I first saw this sweater, I loved the colors. It matches what the holidays are all about, family and fun! Did I mention how comfortable it is? So comfy and warm. 


409 Washington Street

Hoboken, NJ 

Today, I wanted to share my coffee experience when my mom and I visited Bluestone Lane in Hoboken. We both wanted to visit this location for awhile now. Bluestone Lane is located on main street in Hoboken, where the restaurants and cafes are. Inside there was limited indoor dining, which my mom and I opted to do. Since I love coffee so much I decided to try something new and have my usual. My mom and I both ordered an iced latte with almond milk. Then I tried Bluestone's beet latte, its steamed with almond milk and dusted with cocoa on top. The taste was so interesting. Very sweet but not overpowering. The dust of cocoa was a nice touch I appreciated the most. Latte art on coffee is just so fun to look. 

What's for Lunch?
Plain Croissant
Freshly baked. Light and airy layers of flaky buttery pastry.

Kale Caesar
Bed of baby kale & arugula, cherry tomatoes, poached egg, bacon, parmesan cheese, croutons and tossed with caesar dressing and fresh parsley.
Add ons included two poached eggs.

Bluestone's caesar salad was divine. It was topped with the right amount of cheese. The two poached eggs add a lot of flavor to the salad. Truly, this was one of the best salads I ever tried.  I recommend ordering this the next time you visit their cafe. 

What's for Brunch?

Oven Baked Omelette: Served with four eggs, avocado, and 
a house salad with sourdough bread. 

The Nancy: Served with three eggs, sausage or turkey bacon, and 
house fries with multigrain bread.

I love having sourdough whenever I eat out. Just dip it in some caesar dressing or balsamic vinegar! The taste of bread with either sauces creates a nice balance. The omelette was very filling. I was skeptical of not being able to finish it, but I did. 

Let's talk, coffee! My everyday coffee is either a caramel macchiato (hot/iced) or an iced matcha latte. When I'm home I have brewed coffee. When I have brunch at The OrderI like to try something new. My mom ordered an iced latte whereas, I tried the highly recommended, The Chagaccino. Who would've thought mushroom and coffee go together? I was skeptical. As soon as I took a sip, I immediately tasted the espresso. It was strong and gave me the boost of caffeine I needed for the day. The Chagaccino, mushroom and coffee. This was highly recommended as I mentioned before and it didn't disappoint. The combination of flavors was unexpected. That is what makes drinking coffee so exciting. Trying someting new.

Autumn in South Orange is the most magical time of the year.  Seasons change. The weather becomes colder. Iced coffees become hot ones. Love is thriving in abundance. I truly love the autumn time. Although, it did feel weird my coat for first time since April. I’m not complaining since I’ve shopped for new winter clothes including a beige peacot and loafers. This scar I’m wearing is by designer, Peter Som, and seen in post here. I love the colors and how cozy the scarf feels. It’s so essential to have a great scarf to keep you warm. As always enjoying the colder weather doesn’t make sense without a cup of coffee. So my mom and I visited our local cafe, Jackie & Son’s. We both ordered iced latte, with mine having almond milk. It was so good! It’s going to feel good having hot coffee again especially an caramel macchiato to warm my hands as I sip my drink. The chills I have!

 Today I’m unboxing the Fall 2020 Causebox. What I like about this month’s box is how it aligns with my focus on self-care. October has been an awakening month for me. Focusing on what makes me happy. Embracing a healthier lifestyle. Spreading self-love by enjoying the simple things, which is what the Fall Causebox is all about. Sustainable products curated for you to cater to your everyday life. Bringing joy in the simplicity of life! Since beginning my health journey, I have used everything I except the serum. Don’t worry, I will! So are you curious to see what’s inside? Let’s take a peek.

What’s Inside?

1. Bathen Waffle Bathrobe in charcoal. Also, available in mint. I choose this product instead of the towel set because I need a bathrobe. This one is cozy and feels good to wear after a hot shower.  

2. The Green Co. Set of 10 reusable facial pads. One scrubs your face clean, while the other gently applies. These are so convenient to add into my skincare routine.  

3. Core Bamboo Set. The bamboo in this is organically grown, FSC certified, and antibacterial. How cool is that? Every set comes with a cutting/serving boards, a spatula, and tongs! I've been using this bamboo set ever since I got it to prep and serve all my food. 

4. Tease Tea 3-in-1 Tea and Fruit Tumbler. Its made with bamboo, glass, and stainless steel. I love using this for my coffee and fruit infusions. Keeps it fresh throughout the day.

5. Volim Love Scrub. Exfoliates. Hydrates. Leaving the skin feeling flawless. I used this a couple times so far and I love the process of applying it to my skin. It feels great! 

6. Way of Will Brightening Face Serum. Made with Vitamin A and C. This little beauty is an amazing addition to keep my skin hydrating. Very lightweight and smells good. 

What I Love About This Box

I didn’t order my usual avocado smash from one of my favorites cafes. Instead, I indulged in filling a breakfast treat. Pancakes! That’s right. I haven’t had pancakes in awhile and I was craving some. Luckily, the Order cafe has pancakes on their menu for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. What I imagined their pancakes to look like surpassed my expectations. The best part is that each order of pancakes is made with their own batter. Fresh and served just for you. I love how fluffy they arrived, topped with fresh fruit and whipping cream. Of course, I took my time devouring this masterpiece of deliciousness. 

For drinks, I ordered a dirty chai latte. Sweet, yet savory. The dirty chai latte is the perfect compliment to The Order’s pancakes. The sweetness of the coffee to the warmth of this delicious pancakes. I admit as much as I wanted to finish these pancakes, I couldn’t. I was full halfway through, yet I still wanted more. More pancakes! 

 The day after my birthday brunch continued at one of my local cafe shops, The Order. There was outdoor dining which was great because the weather was cool. It's nice to eat out and enjoy the experience. I ordered the avocado smash with an iced matcha latte. My mother ordered hummus and naan and a iced latte with almond. As always, the food was incredible. I love avocado toast and the only time I will eat feta is will that, although I had mine with eat. At a previous job, I would have avocado toast with feta and prosciutto

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