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If you know me – you know that I used to have a serious planning problem – like I thought I would be married by 22 and have a house in Malibu with 2 black Great Danes – planning problem – which is weird since I’m from California where people tend to go with the flow. I still keep my list of life goals, places to see, restaurants to try amongst other random things – I’m just more independent and open minded to where my life is going to take me from here on out- I learned to live in the moment and seize the day every day.

My advice – take it or leave it – is that life is an adventure and you shouldn’t try to plan too much – do what you are passionate about, love who and what you want every single day and HAVE FUN. This day wasn’t planned but it was a perfect series of events that I spent with my friends so I thought I would share it with you so you could enjoy some of my favorite spots in NYC.

But first, an outfit;)

Headpiece by Ela Rae; Crotchet piece: Thriftwares; Shoes: Vince; Top: Helmut Lang; Sunnies: Rayban

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Headphones by FRENDS from Alekka.com.

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1. Brunch at Bubby’s in Meatpacking,

Make sure to try to one of their famous Bloody Mary’s.

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 2. The Whitney Museum

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3. Santina – my new favorite restaurant right outside the Whitney Museum.

It’s in my top 5 new favorite restaurants. Perfect ambiance, food, drinks and location. (Aka it’s close to my apartment).

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4. The Gansevoort Market

It’s like an upscale version of Smorgasborg. Get some coffee or a sweet treat – they have the best of everything NYC has to offer.

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5. Gansevoort Rooftop for sunset.

When we went here on a Sunday afternoon there was a live band and it was pretty magical. I will never forget that night.

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6. Soho Grand Hotel

I love quiet nights here (and sometimes starting my crazy nights here too) – the lounge makes you feel right at home with the luxe couches and rich decor. Not to mention their drink and food menu is most likely your jam.

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 Inspirations of the day:

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”

— Oprah Winfrey

“The one word that makes a good manager – decisiveness.”

— Lee Iacocca

“Your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”

— Abraham Lincoln

Song of the day: “Bitch Better Have My Money” by Rihanna

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