Nickel & Diner
First of many Belgian Waffles
The Order Cafe
Coffee and Matchas

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The Order cafe recently opened in South Orange with a warm welcome from the neighborhood coffee addicts. I'm talking about myself. One can never have too many cafes to visit, right? The Order is spot my mom and I frequent because of their delicious food and friendly staff. I love love the matcha lattes. The vibe inside The Order is family friendly and very welcoming. Just like the food, the decor is a delight look at with the pastel colors and bird cage wallpaper to complete the space.

On Sunday, I had breakfast with my mom. She ordered turkey bacon, egg and cheese on a croissant, whereas I opted for 3 scrambled eggs with turkey bacon and a buttered sour dough. For drinks, my mom has latte and I, of course had a matcha latte. This time it was hot! The food tasted amazing! From what I enjoyed so far their eggs and avocado toast is absolutely amazing. I’m already planning my visit and can’t wait to try something new on The Order’s menu. 

Denim jackets have become a must have item this past summer. I know its 2020, a new year/decade, but this denim jacket was my favorite purchase for 2019. This light denim blue wash is a super classic look. Right now it's on sale with 30% off at H&M. That's such a sweet deal!  What I love about this piece is the versatility. My personal favorite is the denim on denim look featured in my latest ootd. The jeans are from Bohme, and I bought for $30, which is a steal. They're very comfortable and literally my favorite pair in my closet. To complete the denim on denim ootd I paired it with these cute sandals from Vici collection. Ugh, I really like these sandals. Very comfortable and super affordable. 
There are no words for how I feel about the Fall Causebox. Well, maybe a few. Excited because I get to share why I love this box. Anxious because I want to more surprises. If you follow Causebox on social media, they have been dropping hints for weeks. Now that the fall box is here, let me give you a peek inside! There are 6 products curated to inspire you to go on an adventure. 

Known Supply weekend dufflel, there are 3 colors to choose from ( lake blue, forest green, and grey stripes). I opted for the lake blue one. This will be perfect for small adventures in the city or a getaway to somwhere new. Malin + Goetz recovery treatement oil, for maximum hydration and helps soothe the skin. La Beaute Soi 10-piece makeup brush collection, its such a treat having these vegan, cruelty-free brushes to attain the perfect makeup look. Love it! Nashelle Heather drop lariat, they come in silver and gold. I opted for the gold to compliment my Marina De Buchi bracelet from the Spring Causebox here. I love the scent of the La Lueur Candles, white cactus coconut wax candle

Annual members get to choose between two products. The Underwood Letterpress, felt letter board, or the Glass Ladder & Co., terrazzo travel wallet. I opted for the travel wallet. When I travel next year it would be perfect to have for my passport and credit cards. I love the design of it too. It's so cute!

Causebox really outdid themselves with the Fall #causebox. Every product is so durable and for a great cause. 
Transitioning my wardrobe for the Fall is always fun. It's something about the the cooler weather that gets me excited to dress up. Think cozy sweaters and ankle boots. Lots of hot coffee. Thankfully, Starbucks's pumpkin spice latte is back in season. There are few classic pieces I like to have in wardrobe to make that transition to Fall effortless. First, a classic trenchcoat. Never goes out of style. This Burberry trench, $2,390. 00 is a splurge, but perfect example of one to have. I also like these more affordable styles from Forever21 and Asos. What about a denim jacket? I simply gotta have one. J.Crew's comes through with their classic denim jacket in a light wash. H&M has a more affordable one that I love and recently purchased hereFrame's skinny jeans are so cute. I like that it has a flexible silhouette, which makes it very comfortable to wear. Fall will not be as fun without shoes. Switch it up these adorable Asos Design Sochi slingbacks from Asos. These neutral shoes were made for Fall. These slinglacks also come in black and black/patent too. Now that we have shoes and outwear. Let's talk handbags! I'm obsessed with handbags with lot of a compartments. An investment piece would be on this Grabella Mini Saffiano tote by Prada. It's a forever classic. 

 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. 
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