New York City: my favourite spots

Saturday, 30 May 2015

For our stay in New York, my friend and I purchased the New York Pass, which allows you to go to over 80 attractions in the city, ranging from museums and monumental buildings all the way to movie and TV tours. While we did a lot of very touristy things, including spots such as the Moma and Empire State building, there are a few specific places I enjoyed a lot. Most of the time, they were a bit more special than the typical museum visits, but they were obviously still included in the NY Pass, so I'm not going to let myself look like too much of a special little flower, haha.

Back on European ground

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

top: jennyfer skirt: topshop bag: zara

Even though I've been back from the US for a couple of days now, I somehow couldn't get myself to work on the blog between still fixing my sleep schedule and enjoying the amazing laziness summer holiday bring with them. I've got a couple of NYC posts planned that I'll be working on over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Overall, I had an awesome time in New York - I was too hot or too cold, my feet are still recovering from walking up to 20km a day but I wouldn't have wanted it any other way! Everything from the atmosphere of the different parts of the city to the most touristy things I did during my week-long stay was as I imagined it to be and now that I'm looking back at all the pictures I took, it seems completely unreal that I actually had the opportunity to go to the big apple after years and years of dreaming to go! That being said, I'll be publishing a post with my favourite spots/activities that I did, so if you're planning to go to New York yourself, are an avid New York lover or simply want to get a bit of an insight into what I like to do in the city that never sleeps, make sure to check the blog in a day or two!

Vegan Eats | New York: Brunch

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Brunching is great. I don't know a single person who doesn't love the concept of stuffing themselves with their favourite breakfast foods for hours, without the conflict of having to choose between savoury and sweet - you can just have both. Since most people associate brunch with eggs, pancakes and waffles, it might seem a bit odd to think about vegan brunch foods at first. But let me tell you: you don't have to miss out on any of the fun! There is literally a vegan version of everything nowadays, whether you're in the mood of waffles with "bacon", scrambled "eggs" or just "yoghurt" with granola and fruit. Want to go for a feast brunch in New York? Then head to Champs Diner, an all-vegan place with the most mouth-watering menu in East Williamsburg. My friend and I shared the eggs benedict and the bananarama pancakes and it's safe to say that our taste buds were in heaven! The American diner also has milkshakes, juices, sandwiches, starters and more, so you can even just go for lunch there!

197 Meserole Street
NY 11206

Outfit: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Monday, 18 May 2015

dress: asos shoes: vans

A big hello from New York! Even though today is already my third day here, I had some.. let's call them technical problems regarding the wifi on my laptop, which is why I only got to update you guys here now. So far, my friend and I have done an insane amount of walking in super hot weather, but more about that in another post. I want to dedicate today's post to one of my current favourite clothing items: this gooorgoeus hippie dress from Asos! Everything from the off-shoulder cut to the crochet details is puuurfect and I always have the strongest urge to go to Coachella when I'm wearing it. Since we decided to go to the Brookly Botanic Garden yesterday, I thought it would be the perfect spot to take some outfit pictures and I love the outcome (even if I always disappear due to my paleness), what do you think?

New York City, I'm coming!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

In only a couple of days, I'll finally be visiting a place I've been dreaming of visiting since I... well since I started watching Gossip Girl when I was fourteen. I am going to New York City!!!
While I can still not completely grasp the reality of it (I also partly blame it on the assignment stress I'm going through at the moment), I always end up with the biggest grin on my face when I do realise how real this is getting and how much closer I'm getting to the day that I'll be on my way to the city that never sleeps.
Of course, New York City has an infinite amount of things to do, visit and look at but I wanted to ask you guys if you have any great, non-touristy tips for me? Anything from caf├ęs and restaurants, rooftop bars and other hidden gems that I should check out are what I'm looking for, so please do leave me a comment with your tips!!

PS: I'm going on the trip with my friend Sarah, aka the main outfit-photographer of my blog, so get ready for outfit shots at awesome locations! Can you tell how excited I am??

Vegan Eats | Luxembourg: Octave

Monday, 4 May 2015

Like every year, the Octave is currently taking place in Luxembourg city. While there is a historical and religious background to the event you can read about here, I wanted to focus on something else in this post. Ever since I've gone vegan, I like to check vegan food options before I go to events like the Octave "market" or even just to a restaurant, so when I recently planned to pay it a visit with my family, I decided to ask about available vegan food in the group of the Vegan Society here in Luxembourg. Luckily, I got a lot of responses very quickly and had a look around the Octave myself, so I thought I'd write up a small guide of what foods you can eat there as a vegan! I'm a little bit late with this post, as the celebration will only take place until the end of this week (it ends on Sunday 10th of May) but I still thought that it might be interesting for some people who've been thinking about paying the Octave a visit but were uncertain about the food choices for non-omnis.