A Day In Photos: Birthdays and Breakfast

The past week couple of weeks been a very celebratory time in my family. I have been wanting to post this but have gotten sidetracked because I have been trying to get caught up on some work. As I mentioned in a previous post, my sister Briana and my cousin both turned 25 this past…

Cozy Coffee Shop: Pierre and Michel Authentic French Bakery

Nestled between shops in down Ridgewood, NJ is authentic French Bakery, Pierre & Michel. I decided to visit the family owned bakery because it focuses on traditional taste of old world Paris. The bakery, passed on from father to son, sets itself apart from other local bakeries due to the fact that the owner has…

Roots Cafe: Good Food + Good Vibes

There are many reasons why someone may eat at a particular restaurant. It could be because of the food, the people, the location. While all those aspects are important, one of my favorite reasons to eat at a restaurant is because of the atmosphere. I love how creative and cool restaurants are these days. Long…

Torne Valley Vineyard: The Local Destination For An Escape

Nestled in upstate New York, on the border of New Jersey and an hour away from Manhattan, lies a vineyard that will make your feel as if you have been transported back in time. As you drive up Torne Valley Vineyards, located in Hillburn, NY, you may find yourself kind of confused. Perhaps you will…

Cozy Coffee Shop: Rey Sol Coffee Roasters

As you guys know, I love a cozy coffee shop. Whenever a new one opens up by me, I am eager to check it out. As I have mentioned before, coffee shops are the perfect place to chill out at any hour of the day. They have such a unique energy, being both cozy and…

Cozy Coffee Shop: Longfellow Coffee

As you guys know, trying a new coffee shop is one of my favorite things to do. Coffee shops typically have such a charming and cozy vibe. This week I re-tried one that I haven’t visited in over a year, Longfellow Coffee. I visited the Longfellow location in Mahwah, NJ (the town I attended college…

Socially Distanced Halloween Ideas

For most of us, Halloween might look a little different this year. Depending on where you live, it may still not be safe to celebrate Halloween in the way you usually do, due to COVID-19. Just because you may not be going out to bars or squishing up against a stranger dressed in a Napoleon…

How To Treat Yourself Without Spending Money

If anything has taught us how important it is to have money in savings, it’s the pandemic. We saw how quickly things can take a turn for the worst, leaving jobs that are seemingly secure, without budget. For many, lockdown left them without income, relying on their savings to survive. As a general rule, it…

Weekend in photos: brunch, bouquets, and murder documentaries

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend, This weekend I was really focused on having chill time, getting caught up on work, and doing things that I enjoy. As you know, I want to live more intentionally and one great way for me to do that it being more mindful with how I…

Weekend In Photos: Distillery, Apple Orchards, and Snakeskin

Happy Monday! I’m starting to really like Mondays. Crazy, I know. Normally Mondays are hated, but I’m starting to embrace the fresh start that it brings. This weekend was the first weekend of the season that I can officially say that it is no longer summer. All my sandals and summer dresses have been packed…

Coffee With A Side Of Mindfulness

I’m a sucker for a good coffee shop! I love the sweet and bitter scent of a fresh cup of Joe permeating through the air. I love the first sip of coffee in the morning, thick and creamy. Whenever a new coffee shop opens up near me I’m always eager to try it out. When…

The Weekend In Photos: Bike Rides and Nyack, NY

Hey guys! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. The weather in New Jersey was great this weekend, it finally wasn’t so hot, so I decided to take advantage of the weather. Lately the weather has been 90 degrees and the sun has been scotching hot. I love spending time outdoors so it was nice…