Magic Garden in Philly

Recently, I’ve been reminiscing about Park Güell in Barcelona. Park Güell is an large park designed by Antoni Gaudi, where part of the park is made with tiles. His work is absolutely amazing and nothing can compare to his artwork. I was so happy to discover the Magic Garden in Philadelphia! Where the art exhibit is covered in tiles! The artist (Isaiah Zagar) used materials such as statues, bottles, and bicycle wheels to create folk art.

I won’t share all the photos I took because I definitely snapped A LOT! Just a few of my favorites…

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And of course no trip to Philly is complete without having Philly cheesesteak sandwich! We thought we would try the one recommended by Jimmy Fallon. It was really good!

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Hope you enjoyed the read.

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New York Skyline

Hello!

I spent my weekend making matcha green tea madeleines! Recently, I saw a video posted by Honeysucklebee on making them and was so inspired to give the recipe a try myself. Heres the video/recipe for anyone who would like to give it a whirl as well.

My own version did not seem to turn out to look like hers but they were quite tasty. They were so good, I ended making three batches worth! Definitely went a little bit overboard. Haha.

 

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I also wanted to share some lovely photos I took of the New York skyline.

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Back to nomming on these delicious madeleines!

Diana

Overdue..

Hello everyone!It has been a while since my last post. I have not had the time recently to have anymore adventure lately. The weather in New York has ranged from 60 degrees to 0 degrees within the 2 months! We’ve also had a 30 inch snow storm in late January. Needless to say, I’ve been trapped at home for quite a bit on the weekend.

Last weekend through, the weather was quite nice so my boyfriend and I went to visit a friend who lives out in Jersey near Mitsuwa! For anyone who is not familiar with Mitsuwa, it is simply a GIANT Japanese supermarket. They also have a food court which serves delicious food.

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Yummy, vanilla, green tea and black sesame ice cream!

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Our haul from Mitsuwa! Came home with lots of snacks!

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On our way home, we stopped by Fort Lee Historic Park and enjoyed the sunset on the George Washington Bridge.

Can’t wait till Spring and warmer weather!

Diana

2016!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!! Hope your week is going well.

To bring in the year, my friends and I ventured to Williamsburg for brunch and coffee. One of our friends who now lives in St. Louis, was adamant about visit as many coffee shops as possible. In fact, he had a list! Unfortunately, many shops were closed for the celebration. We were able to visit two that were very nice. I wanted to share some of the memories with you…hope you like them!

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Diana

Travel | NOLA

This winter, my wanderlust brought my boyfriend and I to New Orleans. We stayed a total of six days and definitely overstayed our welcome. There was a lot to take in from the history of the plantation houses to the current ghost stories told by the locals. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite photos

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Hope you all had amazing holidays and had a wonderful 2015. Get ready for 2016!!

Diana

 

Embracing Fall

Fall always seems to come and go quickly each year. The past weekend, we set out to welcome it with open arms. On Saturday, we started our night out at Witches Brews. There was a huge line outside and waited about an hour outside. We were a tad short on time so we only ordered dessert and coffee. It was quite an experience but I’m not sure if its worth the wait. I would definitely try and go back, but perhaps earlier.

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After our late snack, we went to a Jack-o-latern event nearby where we walked through a large garden decorated with lite carved pumpkins. There were so many good ones but below are many of my favorites displays. Let me know what you think!

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Travel | Fun in the Sun in Miami

Hello! I realize its been a bit of time since my last post. Apologies, I’ve been meaning to post something sooner but then I was busy getting ready for my girls trip to Miami! It was great to catch some R&R and some fun in the sun.

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We took an early flight out on Thursday  and was starving when we arrived. We immediately headed to Yardbird Southern Table & Bar for some amazing food. We were so full from the meal but couldn’t resist dessert, so we ordered the butterscotch cake with BACON frosting! I thought it would be weird combination but it absolutely delicious! Definitely recommend this place if you are in the area.

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You cannot visit Miami without a beach day. And sometimes in life, you just need to jump, dance and scream out loud! Even if you’re on the beach.
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While wondering around Miami, I came around an art gallery that displayed art work regarding peace. I found the two below most captivating.

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After walking around for a bit, I started to grow hungry and made a stop at Charlotte Bakery. Also a must stop for food in Miami. They have the best empanadas! I contemplated bring some home with me but decided against it since I wasn’t sure how it would travel.

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We left early Sunday morning and was able to catch the sunrise in the cab. The sky was growing red and quickly dissipated to the welcoming clear blue sky.

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It was definitely a great trip and definitely left us wanting to return soon…

Hope everyone is having a great week!