A New York Minute

The MANnequin Party by Gino Campodonico - Anna and Karl in SoHo

Fact: New York City is THE capital of the world and one of the places I adore the most…no ifs ands or bubble butts about it.

I try to visit the Big Apple as much as possible and every time I do I simply can’t get enough. My most recent venture happened about two weeks ago, and like always, I was on-the-go from the moment I landed ’til my bittersweet departure four days later. The itinerary included a few highlights: a couple of Broadway hits, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, touring Brooklyn for the very first time, a little dancing and of course, some intense retail therapy in my fav shopping district, SoHo (& a kick-ass flea market in Williamsburg, too).

The weather was perfection. You know, the midway point in the summer where it’s hot during the day and relatively cool at night. If you go in late July or August…well that’s another [smelly] story. Yea, no thanks to sampling a whiff of NYC’s L’eau de Sewer.

Anyway, packing for summer in NYC was a breeze: shorts, bold prints and patterns, Chucks, snapbacks, and a light suit for a fancy day in Central Park. Whenever I wasn’t stuffing my face at Eataly or driving off in an Uber, my trusty partner-in-crime and resident The MANnequin Party shutter fly, Joseph, snapped a couple of pics of my outfits throughout the trip. My fashion consisted of streetwear numbers, an American-hued look to give a nod to #4thofJuly, a fluorescent floral print and the return of my MIAMI magazine-featured blue suit (casually styled this time around), ‘cuz I love it THAT much.

Let’s play dress up!

Charles James Exhibit 1 - The Met 2014 - The MANnequin Party

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Black Snapback / Top Man Angel Tee / American Apparel Shorts / Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Slingy Bag / Converse  All Star High Tops

Charles James Exhibit 3 - The Met 2014 - The MANnequin Party

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Vintage Cher D2K Tour Muscle Tee

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Vintage American Flag Sunglasses / Levi’s Red Paisley Bandana & Rolled-up Denim Shorts

H&M Star Button-Up Shirt / Sperry Top-Sider Twill Slip-on Sneakers

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Converse  Brown Leather High Tops

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New Love Club Flower Polo

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H&M Sunglasses

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Jeffrey Max Coral Pants

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Dandy fashion heaven at the Brooklyn Flea

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Matthew Williamson for H&M Button-Up Shirt

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H&M Sunglasses / H&M Blue Summer Suit

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Converse  Snakeskinned All Star High Tops

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& now a list of the places I loved the most while in NYC:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Charles James: Beyond Fashion Exhibit – A must for every fashion and design lover; couture gown heaven!
  • Westville in Chelsea for a healthy and veggie-filled lunch
  • Disney’s Aladdin The Musical – If you’re obsessed with the movie or just want to see one of the most entertaining musicals on Broadway right now, then it doesn’t get any better than this. Plus, the Genie is literally #everything
  • Top Man – 1 of the 4 (yes only 4) stores in the US. I can spend hours here
  • Patricia Field – Stylist legend carries (LOL at my PUNS) the most unique pieces. Turn up your fashion, gents!
  • Eataly – Life-changing Italian food – all sorts. And they have a NUTELLA bar…enough said
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway – Literally MESMERIZING performance by Neil Patrick Harris. Do not miss this! He is incredibly talented. Oh, and yea he kissed me on the lips and left me with glittered-red smack as a memento – no biggie #died
  • Nights & Weekends – Cool Brooklyn bar – adult slushies for the win. Plus, ultra-cool female DJ was killing us with her retro grooves
  • OddFellows Ice Cream Co. – Old-school parlor featuring crazy, creamy creations by Chef Mohan Kumar. Flavors? Raspberry Pink Peppercorn and Manchego Pineapple Thyme
  • La Esquina “The Corner” Taqueria – A place where you shove three tacos down your mouth at the same time. Yup, they’re that good. Sin pena

LOL at me recreating sad emojis the day we left.

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Reppin’ the 305 on my way back home!. PS David Sedaris is my new favorite author. Good read.

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