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Governors Island: Getaway From The Concrete Jungle

Take a break from the city with a quick ferry ride to Governors Island before it becomes another tourist attraction!


Feeling like a kid again! #dontwannagrowup #kidatheart #governorsisland #carnival #lifeisgood

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Governors Island is one of my favorite places in NYC. I prefer it over Central Park. The only down side is the lack of affordable food options on the island. The selection is usually over priced and the serving size is never enough to call it a real meal.Good thing they let visitors pack their own food.

I missed the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party this year, but I made it to one of their newer events – Fete Paridiso! This vintage French carnival made me feel like a kid again, especially since the island gives off such an old time vibe with all its Victorian houses and grassy promenades.

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Summer of Happy Hours in NYC

Happy hours in NYC are endless – especially in the summer! Here are some of my recent favs.


That hit the spot! #nomnomnom #nyceats #cuban

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I recently celebrated my one month work anniversary. Looking back, I wondered how I spent my free time? Luckily, Instagram captured it all. And now I feel like a fat ass.

Before I moved back to NYC, I made a mental list of all the people I wanted to catch up with. When I was younger, hanging out meant going to the mall, shooting pool, watching a movie or going bowling. Now that I’m old(er), hanging out means one of three things: 1) eating, 2) drinking or 3) eating AND drinking.

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Kicking Off The Summer Back In NYC

Finally paying a visit to my second home. #themet

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Being a grad student is pretty much synonymous with being really broke. I hadn’t refreshed my closet in TWO years! I know, #firstworldproblems. So when I finally got to don a new outfit from head to toe, courtesy of my sister, I had to take my first #ootd selfie.

It was the perfect look to kicked off my first weekend back in NYC. I spent the day wandering around The Metropolitan Museum of Art. After numerous visits, it’s become a familiar place to get lost in – like a second home. I went with no purpose; no exhibition in mind.

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