Fallinspiration!

Fall is here!! All I hear is people visiting pumpkin patches, drinking pumpkin spice lattes,  and shopping for warm layers!! So, of course, I also need new fall clothes!! Right?! (Shh… just don’t tell Mr. Hubby!! :p)

Zara has been amazing with styles this year, and here are a few of my fall wish-list items!!

October 2017 Zara Wish-List

Cable-knit Sweater |Floral Dress | Pearl Suede Booties  | Embroidered Jacket | Gold Heel Booties |Stripped Knit Skirt | Pearl Sweater | Checked Skirt| Pearl Studded Top |

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You are my sunshine!!

I love anything lace and midi!! My cousin announced her pregnancy, so I immediately started looking for an outfit for her baby shower! (It’s never too early to shop, right?! :p)

I needed something that I could dress up, but also dress down. Something that was gender neutral, and shouted “Hello Summer!”. As soon as I saw this skirt, I knew it was perfect! Perfect for wedding celebrations, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, work meetings and fun picnics. So I bought it!

Lucky you, it’s on sale right now and I’ve linked it here!!

Similar T-shirt | Skirt

I paired it with a grey t-shirt, and some sparkly jewels (of course). A few other combinations for this skirt are:

– White collared shirt & white pumps

– Graphic t-shirt and flats

– White satin top and silver heels

– Navy blue top and nude shoes

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Holla Senorita!  

I love Mexican food!! The spices, the chips, the salad and the GUACAMOLE (of course). Here’s a quick recipe for a Mexican salad.

1/2 iceberg lettuce head

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 yellow pepper

1/2 orange pepper

1 medium tomato

1 small onion

1/2 corn

1/2 pinto beans

1 avocado

1 cup shredded cheese

1 cup seasoned potato chips

1 lbs lean ground turkey

3 cloves of garlic

1 tbs of ginger

1 pack of taco/Mexican seasoning

Instructions:

1. Dice garlic and ginger

2. Warm up a wok, add 1/3 cups of water, and add garlic and ginger. (2 tbs of oil can be used instead of water.)

3. Cook for 1 minute, add tbs of water if it’s sticking to the bottom.

4. Add ground turkey to the wok and cook over high heat. Continuously break into bite-size chunks.

5. Once the ground chicken is cooked, add 1 cup of water, and Mexican seasoning. Mix, cover, reduce heat, and simmer until water evaporates with some gravy.

6. While the ground turkey is simmering; cut lettuce, slice bell peppers, slice onions, dice tomatos, add corn, and beans. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. (Remember to check your ground turkey in the middle. Please do not overcook or let the turkey get dry. It should have some sauce in it. 7. In a serving platter, add salad, top with cooked ground turkey, sprinkle cheese, a few pieces of diced avocado, and some chips.

8. Add Catalina sauce, and serve.

I added a little bit of sour cream, and quickly grilled wraps with spicy mayo spread. I hope you enjoyed this recipe!! Quick, easy and healthy!!

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CITY OF DREAMS

New York has always been the city of dreams!! NYC is filmed in so many movies, both Hollywood and Bollywood.  People all over the world dream about visiting New York and the famous landmarks.  Here are some of my favorites!!

1. BROOKLYN BRIDGE – It takes approximately half an hour to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The intricate details and large arches of this bridge are stunning! As you go over to Brooklyn, the view of NYC skyline is unforgettable. You can walk on the bridge or ride a bicycle. If you haven’t crossed the bridge, you’re missing out on the NYC views.

2. DUMBO – This is the area in Brooklyn that gives you the beautiful view of NYC’s skyline. It’s another few minutes of a walk once you’ve reached the Brooklyn side of the bridge (don’t worry, there’s signs that guide you to the Dumbo). Once you get to the Manhattan bridge, follow this street all the way to the end for the riverside walk towards the Brooklyn Bridge.

(The Manhattan bridge between two NYC buildings)

After this long trek, you’re probably hungry. There’s a SHAKE SHACK or GRIMALDI’s PIZZA right across from this view. The food is amazing at both of these restaurants. Try it out and let me know your thoughts!!

3. TIMES SQUARE – I’m sure you were wondering if I would mention the most famous area in NYC or not. Yes, of course!! Times Square is a must see (and probably every night) while in NYC. Once you’ve walked around on the streets, in and out of stores, grab a drink (or ice cream) and enjoy Times Square while sitting on the red staircase above the Broadway show ticket booth. You can see it all from there; crowds of people, line ups of yellow cabs, groups of performers, giant TV screens projecting all types of advertisements and all of the other hustle and bustle.

The red staircase is right underneath that Coca Cola screen!!

If you’re hungry, you can try out Olive Garden (which is behind the red stair case) or walk over to Shake Shack (can you tell I really love their burgers?!).

4. CENTRAL PARK – I absolutely love this park! I’ve loved it for ever since I could remember!! Gigantic is probably an underestimation to describe this park, so you can imagine how grand it is. There’s water fountains, boating, street vendors, music performers, dance performers, picnic areas, and so much more!! Take a stroll through this park, and you will feel so fresh!!

Once you walk out of the park (or into the park), stop by Wafels & Dinges cart for a delicious snack!! It’s at the corner closest to The Plaza Hotel.

I hope this helps with planning your NYC trip!!

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THE BIG APPLE

I hope you enjoyed my last blog about some of my favorite restaurants in New York – The Big Apple! We usually end up visiting the regular touristy places, but in this post I’m going to mention a few new places to visit while in New York! Gosh, I LOVE that city!!!

1. ON TOP OF THE ROCK – I’ve gone to the top of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and other buildings but nothing does justice to NYC other than the view from On top of The Rockefeller Center (click to purchase tickets). This is my favorite rooftop view of NYC. One side gives you the beautiful greenery of Central Park, and the opposite side shows you the concrete jungle. The beautiful view is a painting of the iconic buildings in NYC; Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, One World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty! We went at sunset and it was such a stunning view.

While you’re on your way to the next destination, stop by at CARLO’S BAKE SHOP for a quick dessert. (Cannolis, Yum!)

2. GREENWICH VILLAGE – The colourful brick apartments with metal staircases makes me feel like I’m in a movie or a TV show. Walking under the canopy of green lushious trees on Greenwich Village streets is such a magical experience. We visited Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment, Friends apartment and Central Perk (which is now known as Little Owl). This village also has some of the best restaurants. I’ve listed a few in my previous post Brunch Lunch Dinner In New York.

While you’re in Greenwich, stop by at B Bar & Grill for quick refreshments and snacks. Relax on their outdoor patio and enjoy the sunshine!!

3. LITTLE ITALY – While you’re roaming around in Little Italy be sure to stop by CHA CHA MATCHA for the best matcha soft serve ever!! (And of course a cute photo opportunity!!)

There is soooo much more to see!! I’m having so much fun reminiscing about my trip while writing this blog and really want to go back soon!! Let me know if you have any other places to see in NYC!! Leave a comment and add a little sparkle!!

My next blog post about my favourite iconic landmarks in NYC is coming soon!!

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