Food & Fashion Soup Dumplings and The Puffy Shirt

  One day recently I came across a NYC Dumpling Map on the internet. Since then, I had been craving soup dumplings, which I have never had. So I dragged a couple friends to Chinatown this weekend to embark on what would be a dumpling adventure at Noodle Village. We all had soup dumplings in the back of our mind, but we ordered a bit of a variety to fully immerse ourselves in the experience. Chicken fried rice (possibly the BEST fried rice I have ever consumed), not-one-not-two-but-THREE orders of Steamed Shanghai Soup ...

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Food & Fashion  Ruby’s Café and a Red Lip

My roommate and I recently headed to Ruby's Café for lunch and then stopped at the New York Public Library. At the first aforementioned location, I ordered an ah-mazing salad with a soft boiled egg on top which is truly the perfect addition to any meal. My roommate got a burger that also had an egg on it and it was also delightful. I highly recommend Ruby's burgers, I've even taken my mom here so they are mom-approved burgers. At our next stop, we were only served with books and lengthy ...

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Czech CultureBrooklyn Kolache Co.

Still stuck on a culture high from the Czech Republic and from making traditional Czech kolaches at home with my mom, I sought out what seemed to be the only kolache bakery in New York City. Kolaches are a traditional Czech pastries that can be filled with sweet or savory fillings. The pastry has also infiltrated Texas and has become a classic dish in the Czech belt of Texas. I grew up with my grandma's home-made poppyseed kolaches, which often lined a platter on Thanksgiving or Christmas. This summer, I ...

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Brunch and Ensemble: Friend of a Farmer

  In line for brunch at Friend of a Farmer, we spotted a rustic red-colored building laced with vines. A wide stairway and romantic gate led us to huge doors that I one day hope to use as I enter my home. It was 75 degrees in New York and I found a dress in my closet that resembles frayed denim that everyone so loves these days (not excluding myself). I haven’t discussed this particular bag on my blog much, but it is the Coach Ace Satchel and it fits ...

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How to Stock a Dorm Fridge

Yesterday I tried my best to be an adult. It wasn’t easy, but I made it out alive with a brown grocery bag in hand. I rode the subway back with a Whole Goods bag nestled between my feet and a grin on my face because I could cross another thing off of my week’s to-do list like a real adult! I won’t lie and say that I didn’t get pushed around a little in every aisle or try and say that I didn’t stare at 37 different Greek ...

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