Blue Water

I had the chance to visit the area around beautiful Bruce Peninsula!! Have you ever been? If you haven’t, here’s a quick peek at the beautiful scenery.

You can explore one of the following beaches in the area:

The Grotto – We were planning to go to The Grotto, but we slept in and didn’t make it there in time for the parking spots. The parking spots are allocated on a first come first serve basis. You can visit the website here to get more information. This area is gorgeous and a MUST visit. Plan to leave early (5 AM at least) so you can get the prime spot. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations and gets super busy. There are also twitter updates here for parking spots and other information. This area does require a hike to get t The Grotto, so be prepared (wear your hiking shoes).

Little Cove – The video above is of this beautiful beach that will seem like your private paradise because not many visitors go here. It has pebbles, so you will need chairs if you want to relax at this beach. It has a lot of shaded areas, and crystal clear water. Parking is free in this area.

If you prefer sand beaches, it’s best to visit these: Singing Sands & Dunks Bay

The Big Tub – This beach is quiet and small. It has rocks instead of sand or pebbles. There’s also a lighthouse at this location.

Flowerpot Island Cruise – Another interesting activity at the Bruce Peninsula is the cruise on the glass bottom boat. You can see sunken ships, and go to the flower pot island.

Beach bag essentials:

Sunscreen | Beach attire/cover up | Hiking shoes | Flip flops | Beach towel/towel | Clothes to wear before/after the beach | Light cardigan/cover up | Sunglasses | Hat | Bug Spray | Snacks/drinks | Water bottles | Wallet | POSITIVE VIBES!!

Hope you’re enjoying your summer and soaking up all the vitamin D!!

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Brunch Lunch Dinner In New York

Everyone is always excited to visit New York, the Big Apple, the City of Dreams, the City of Fashion and the City of Lights. I’ve been to NYC a few times, and every trip has been as if I’m visiting for the very first time. There are so many things about New York that I love!! This time I had the opportunity to explore quite a few restaurants. Here are my favorite 5 that are a MUST visit (for the food, atmosphere, and of course Instagram posts).

1. ROSEMARY’S – We ate breakfast here, and then lunch the next day!! We pretty much wanted to come to this restaurant for every meal!! This restaurant is perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, a family brunch, a date night, and everything else. This place is filled with friendly staff, delicious food, chic decor and positive vibes.

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Dress: Gap (similar here and here) | Shoes: H&M (similar here and here)

2. Gallow Green – This restaurant is in the McKittrick Hotel located in Chelsea and has the most adorable rooftop patio with string lights, delectable food, and a unique atmosphere. Β Once you arrive at this restaurant, it’s quite an interesting experience from the entrance to the rooftop. Β This is a MUST visit because of the mysterious entrance, cool vibes and delicious food!!

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Top: H&M (Sold out, similar here) | Skirt: H&M

3. CLAUDETTE – This is a sister restaurant of Rosemary’s located in Greenwich Village. We went for brunch because the items on the menu sounded delicious!! However, brunch is only served on weekends. Nonetheless, this was a quaint little restaurant and we decided to have lunch instead. The service was exceptional, along with the food.

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(Honestly, the mint lemonades saved me in NYC heat!!)

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Top: Banana Republic (Sold out, another favorite here and here) | Jeans: H&M

4. THE STANDARD ROOFTOP – The views from this rooftop are breathtaking. We went to this rooftop at sunset for some drinks and relaxation. It has pretty pink and white couches with green tarp. It gets quite busy, but people are in and out because it only offers drinks and crepes. So, of course we had both.

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Skirt: Gap

5. NARCISSA – We ate brunch at this hidden gem in NYC’s concrete jungle. It’s a beautiful patio offering a relaxing atmosphere with delectable brunch. In my cousin’s words “I HAD THE BEST AVOCADO TOAST HERE”. You can read more about this restaurant on her blog at @thenewcollective_

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(Duck Hash with Sunny Side Up / Poached Egg with Avocado Toast)

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(The best french toast EVER!)

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Add these restaurants to the list for your next NYC trip and I’m sure you will enjoy them just as much as we did!!

Thank you for visiting!!

Welcome To Jap’s Sparkle!!

Hello!! Welcome to Jap’s Sparkle!!

My name is Jap!! I’ve always had a passion for pictures. Β Pictures of beautiful scenery, delicious food, fancy outfits, and general everyday life! If you know me, I’ve either forced you to take a few pictures with me, or a picture (or 2, or 3, or 4, or more) of me!

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