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My First New York Fashion Week and NYC Travel Guide

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I have been dreaming of going to New York Fashion Week since I can remember. I’ve never been to New York either, so when I was considering going to NYFW there was so many exciting things to look forward to. As a Minnesota native, I always have felt restricted from fashion statements I always wanted to try or things I wanted to wear, but being able to go to one of the most trendy and fashion forward cities I was so excited! I honestly never thought I would ever be able to make it here, so this weekend was a complete dream come true.

Here are some photos from the weekend and some recommendations at the bottom, enjoy!


This was my look for the first show. I tried to wear something comfortable and trendy, so I added this belt to a sweater dress. I also love the patterned tights to add something fun and different to a solid color outfit.

I thought I would share a list of recommendations for brunch, dinners, drinks and things to do! So here ya go :)

  • Vivi Bubble Tea

  • byCHOLE

  • Pietro Nolita (all pink)

  • Bluestone Lane (brunch)

  • Cafe Henrie

  • La Mercerie (so adorable)

  • Monarch Rooftop

  • NoMo Soho

  • Rolf’s German Restaurant

  • The James New York- NoMad

  • La Esquina

  • Rosie’s

  • Momofuku (ramen)

  • Jacks Wife Frieda

  • Babbo

  • Public Hotel (drinks- fun to go out)

  • Ainsworth- hot white guys, rich

  • Cookie Dough confections

  • Ottos tacos

  • Clinton Hall Beer Garden

  • Conrad NY

  • Pizza Beach

  • Beauty and Essex

  • Loosies Kitchen/Lounge

  • Sadelle’s (Breakfast)

  • ABCV

  • Butchers Daughter

  • Jacobs Pickles

  • Mr. Chow

  • Cecconis

  • Highline (Soho)

  • Magnolia (bakery)

  • Mala Testa Trattoria

  • Sullivans Bakery

  • Chelsea Markets

  • Freemans Restaurant

  • 1803NYC (brunch)

  • Old Rose

  • Sweet Chick

  • Haven Rooftop (Times Square)

Things to see:

  • Flatiron Building

  • Brooklyn Bridge

  • Times Square

  • Top of the Rock

  • Paris Arches

  • Glossier

  • Top of the Rock

  • 9/11 Monument

  • Grand Central Station

  • Oculus- World Trade Center

Oui, Paris!

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Our last stop on the 12 day adventure was Paris! Last but certainly not least, Paris was such an amazing time. It was Paris Fashion Week, so getting to see all the new and fresh styles was such an incredible moment; made me want to go shopping, but other than that I very much enjoyed it. Aside from the fashion, we got to see all the touristy things like the Louve, The Laudrée and of course the Eiffel Tower! The weather was rainy, freezing and windy, so we spend most of out time cuddling up and watching Disney movies, but when the sun came through just to say hey, we took advantage of that by walking around and taking it all in. We ate at so many great places, but my favorite was Kong, which filmed an episode for Sex and The City, it was delicious and had the best view! Overall an incredible experience, enjoy the photos! XO

Ciao Bella

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I think Italy is my favorite place I've been thus far in my life. Since I am Greek, I feel like it is closest to my own culture, Greece WILL be my favorite place to travel I already am confident in that! We first arrived after a long day of travel to the most beautiful view in all of Florence! We had stayed in the most perfect AirBnB right in the center of Florence 3 steps away from the Duomo (the third largest dome in the world). Gelato shops on every corner as well as the best food, shopping and buildings- every turn you made something amazing was right in front of you. We even got to see the original Statue of David at the Galleria dell' Accademia as well as some other famous statues and paintings. 

After the overload of carbs and amazing views I can easily say this was a trip for the books! 

We then took a day trip to Cinque Terre which is a grouping of 5 villages on the west coast of Italy. It was absolutely breath taking, unlike anything I have ever seen in my life. We first stopped in Montorosso, then took a 5 minute train to Manarola which was the entire view of the whole city- it was incredible!! We got to see incredible views and even caught some sun! We dinned at a restaurant right off the water, with the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore and delicious seafood we definetly had made the most of our day trip!