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Nickel & Diner
First of many Belgian Waffles
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 The August stationary box from Cloth & Paper is golden. Literally, golden! The luxury, yet simplistic detail with their stickies, dashboards, and inserts has taken over my planner. This is the first subscription box I've gotten.

Inside this month's box you get black and gold paper clips (below).  Transparent adhesive notes in two sizes (pictured left), that I already started playing with these inside my planner. Adding notes. Sticking them on the transparent 'Inbox' dashboard. I can easily fit them into the side pockets in my planner. One of the reasons I subscribe to this month's box is for the stickies (below). There are 96 matte black and gold stickies. I've been using these like crazy for day to day errands. They pair perfectly with the 'Self Care' stickies that come in 196 total. 
My favorite item in this box would be the clear pouch. Its small and easily fits the notepad (pictured right), paper clips and stickies. I would use it as a clutch and carry it along with my planner. Overall, I was so impressed with this stationary box. Cloth & Paper went above and beyond with every detail in this box. I really love the quality of the pouch and how much product you get for your money. 




The September stationary box will be a collaboration between Cloth & Paper and Ashley Jones Hatcher. I'm excited to see what kind of inserts will be included. 

This past Saturday was my birthday, August 24th. Yes, I'm a Virgo and officially turned 31 years old. Every year I always look forward to doing something different on my birthday. This year I did just that but first brunch with my momma. To celebrate my birthday, we went visited Nickel & Diner in Soho. I found this place on Instagram and loved the retro vibe of the place. Funky with a minimal aesthetic. 
For lunch, I treated myself to Belgian waffles. My first time eating Belgian waffles and it has changed my life. LOL, it was so good. Of course, I had to have my matcha latte. My mom ordered five & dime sliders accompanied by french fries. Nickel & Diner is a gem. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional, a truly fantastic way to celebrate my birthday.
Enjoyed a quick beer at Jimmy's Corner before the broadway play started. The bar was very small but it had a good vibe to it. We made it in time for happy hour right before the 8:00 pm show started. The broadway play we saw was SeaWall/A Life starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge. The synopsis tells the story of two men who witness and deal with tradegy in their lives as it happens. Every moment of the storytelling felt raw as the audience watched and held on the every word said. The play was incredible and after reading the reviews prior, I'm not surprised. Jake and Tom were phenomenal. My favorite part of SeaWall/A Life was Jake singing and playing the piano at the end. It was magical. On a limited run, they will be at the Hudson Theater until September 29. I plan on seeing it again before then and get a closer view.

Took a selfie at SeaWall/A Life inside the Hudson Theater 


I received a lot of well wishes on my birthday and a huge thank you to mom for my making my day so special. I had fun and thoroughly enjoyed me first. I went to my first play and had my first taste of Belgian waffles. I love doing firsts of anything. Next year for my birthday with another first for the books. 

Currently playing in my head is Rihanna singing, "Work, Work, Work", while I share my latest ootd. This look I wore on my coffee run to Starbucks and it's quickly become my favorite ensemble. The shoes and top I wore to Create & Cultivate, here, are both from Zara. The blouse is incredibly soft. I love how elegant it looks and feels when I put it on. I, then, paired it with these vinyl shoes and my favorite distressed jeans. What surprised me the most was how comfortable these shoes. Given that I have weird feet, these were heaven sent. Its a welcome change from the loafer that I normally wear. 

xo


Drumroll! 
The summer Causebox is here and I'm loving it. These cool, eco-friendly products are so durable. Perfect to carry with you on any adventure. Summer is about having fun and keeping that glow you worked all year on. Inside this causebox are 7 products curated to do just that. 

So lets soak up the sun!
First off, how cool is the Reduce Everyday tumbler reusable? It's vacuum insulated and 100% recyclable. I like that it keeps your drinks cold for up to 12 hours. There's scrunchies from Banded2Gether and a versatile caftan from Tribe Alive, that perfect as a coverup or blanket for the beach. For skincare, Hanalei's Aloe Gel is so good to have. It calms the skin and helps reduce redness. In addition, to using All Good sunscreen, which is water and sweat resistant. This is my second causebox and I'm impressed with every single product.  There's something for everyone inside and its for a great cause. Happy summer!
It's June!
My favorite thing about summer is just enjoying being outdoors. Traveling in style and those cozy, endless nights. What can I say! I am a summer baby.

My first post for June is all about this #ootd I wore last month. I love wearing button shirts. This one I wore before, seen hereIts perfect to layer over for winter, but super cute for spring. I will probably wear it again simply because its so comfortable. That's something I always shop for. What I can't get enough of are these loafers. I wear them with everything. They're so cute and my feet never hurt. I love them with this shirt especially. 



What's my obsession this summer? Collecting bags in every style.
When I attended Create & Cultivate, I wore this beautiful Vinyl Shopper bag from Zara to compliment my outfit. I love the color. I bought the bag because its different from what I usually get. It matched my shoes with the vinyl material and I couldn't be happier with it. What's also cute about it is the removable leather pocket. It's so cute! I use that little guy as a coin purse for errands almost everyday. 

On my coffee run yesterday, I wore this bag for the second time. Yes, the second time!! I kind of think of it as a special occasion bag, but that's going to change. It's too cute to keep inside my closet all summer. So daily errands and cute coffee shops will be the perfect way to show off my new Vinyl Shopper bag

Cheers to endless summer nights!
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