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Hiking in New Hampshire

I love exploring New England and of course Boston will always be my favorite city but it was time to try something new. 
Live free or die…

I mean really, I thought I was going to fall off of this mountain. It snowed the day before we go on this hike and I was not prepared at all considering I brought my mesh Nike sneakers with me (Fail). 

I didn’t know of any mountains in New Hampshire but I did see Facebook photos of my friend hiking the Welch-Dickey loop Trail. So I thought it would be good to check out. There’s also an awesome site that lists the top hikes in New England. It was easy to read so we soon realized that Welch-Dickey was a good pick. Obviously I couldn’t do anything too difficult and this trail was only 4.5 mile loop. 

   
    
    
It was difficult to get a good scenic photo from the Polaroid camera so I didn’t take too many.    

This trail had many great views. It was worth it even though I had to walk through the slippery snow. I can’t wait to try out other mountains and trails. 

  

Preppy in New York

Hello NYC, 

We have a love/hate relationship. I went to NYC for the weekend for my best friend’s birthday and stayed at the Lexington Hotel. Of course there are tons of things to do in New York and yes, shopping and eating were our top priorities. 

First stop: Brunch at the Lexington Brass. Great food but mediocre service. 

  Drinking a bellini is a great way to start the day. Cheers.

  I had the smoked salmon eggs benedict with caviar. #fancy

  All great food! 

We went shopping on 5th avenue then went over to the 9/11 Memorial musuem. Here’s a tip: buy your ticket online in advanced. The ticket booth lines were ridonkulous. 

 
There’s not much to say because you have to experience it for yourself. It’s a must see. Warning: wear waterproof mascara and bring a handkerchief. It was very crowded but it didn’t phase me. The heartfelt emotion will effect you no matter what. #neverforget

 
We went shopping again and I went to Vineyard Vines where I bought a VV New york t-shirt.

  
Then off to dinner at a Filipino restaurant called Maharlika. I recommend the spam fries and taro cheesecake. Ah-mazeballs. 
  Wishing this beaut the happiest birthday! After dinner we went to a lounge where Pusha-T was performing. (I had no idea who he was at the time haha)

The next day we went to brunch and walked around the Rockefeller Center. I didn’t know NYC was so big on Easter because they closed off parts of 5th avenue to celebrate it.

   

  

 This seersucker trench coat is made by Tommy Hilfiger from Marshalls for $70. If you can’t find it at your local Marshalls, you can get it from Macy’s for $179.50.

   
 We concluded our trip by eating macarons from Bouchon Bakery in front of the ice skating rink.

Great weekend with my friends. Until we meet again New York… 

xoxo,

-TRS

Philly girl goes to Nashville

Hey Ya’ll,

I went to visit my best friend, Samantha in Nashville for Thanksgiving. I’ve never been to the Music City before. I love the good food, music, and positive vibes! I’ll definitely be back.

Explore: Downtown Nashville- booze, music, and southern food.    Batman Building!

Downtown is also where the Johnny Cash Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame are located.


You can even see the Titans’ stadium  from downtown.


The famous Tootsies! Live music on all three floors! We ordered food there and I loved their BBQ pulled pork sandwich, fried pickles, and fried string beans.

Shop: Boutiques everywhere especially at the Golch! My favorite boutique was Blush because it was affordable and more of my style. However, I did like Two Old Hippies because they had a live band at the back of the store and E.Allen because I got an awesome reversible poncho that I wore the next day. Sam and I bought it because it was too cute and 20% off because of Small Business Saturday. Everyone complimented the poncho everywhere I went that day and I had a conversation with at least one person at every store because they were all so friendly!

I had to stop by the Green Hills shopping center too. We had to go to the Kendra Scott store because Sam and I are obsessed with her stuff. Everything in the store was 15% off and they gave us complimentary champagne. I purchased a turquoise ring and the Elisa necklace in white. The ladies were so helpful and sweet. It was a great experience.

(The poncho) 

Vineyard vines! I bought a plain long sleeve t-shirt that had Nashville on the back and two complimentary VV stickers.

 Food: I love food and every spot we checked out was so good. At night we went to 12 South. We went to Urban Grub, Embers Ski Lodge, and Bartaco. We had delicious tacos at Bartaco. I ordered the duck, spicy chorizo, and sesame ribeye. All of my tacos were really good but I was told that the pork belly and the Baja fish were the favorites.

Biscuit love was my first brunch stop. You order your food in line, then they’ll show you to your table. I order the Southern hot chicken one called the Princess. Sam ordered the Southern Benny.

I had it without the mustard. It was sweet and spicy because of the honey.

My favorite brunch place was the famous, Loveless Cafe.

Sam was told that the wait would be long but we went on a Monday afternoon and the wait was only 5 minutes. I wanted everything on the menu. Of course we ordered breakfast food. I got the Pit-cooked Pork BBQ and two eggs with home fried potatoes. Sam ordered the Biscuit Sampler – which I highly recommend so you can have a little of everything!

   

  

  

  

 Pecan, chess, and fudge pie for dessert!  I ended up buying their jam from the airport but you can always order it online! 

 

Until next time, Nashville! 

xoxo, 

-TRS 

 

 

Sunday Funday

Sundays are the best days to relax and do what makes you happy. My friend Sara and I have been trying to go thrifting together for the longest. So we finally decided last minute to go to The Golden Nugget flea market in NJ. We both scored a few items just enough to fit in her car. I can spend all day at this awesome vintage flea market. We went at 9 am which made parking easy and traffic was light. We were done by 11:30 and decided to get brunch in New Hope, PA. I’ve lived in Philly all of my life but have never been to New Hope. It is the most adorable, historic, scenic town I’ve been to in PA. We ate at Karla’s and both had eggs Benedict. I had the smoked salmon and Sara had the grilled veggie with chipotle sauce. Of course we had to share it. Thanks so much Sara for bringing me here! 

    

  

 I bought this from the Golden Nugget for $35. Can’t wait to sand & paint it for my next DIY project.

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New Hope, PA -my photos doesn’t do it justice. It’s a must visit place. 

   

    
   
   
 
Thanks for reading! I hope you all had a great Sunday too. 

xoxo

-TRS 

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) is a community art center and gallery that provides the public with access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic murals. 

It’s located on South street which is along my commute to work everyday. I’m so fortunate to work in a city with so much to offer and I want to take advantage of it no matter how touristy it may be. 

Visit Philly! 

   
    
   
   
 

Frost Ice Bar in Boston

I’ve never heard of an ice bar until my friend Amanda saw a sign at Faneuil Hall so we bought tickets at the kiosk. It was a great experience and it was totally “cool.” There are only 8 of these places and I’m glad I got to experience it.

They give you a cape and a badge to charge your account so you don’t have to carry cash. They take pictures of you and you can sip on some pricey drinks but they pour it into this really cool cup made out of ice. The music was good and the ice sculptures were awesome. Check out some of my photos. Bad lighting*

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A taste of New England in Philadelphia

I’m not a foodie by any means but I love to eat. I’m late but I wanted to share my delicious meal from last night.

My friend Judy and I decided to shop then eat at Luke’s Lobster on 17th street for dinner. The decor and the food was perfect for a cold winter night. I felt like I was in Maine. I recommend this place to everyone!

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I had the Lobster grilled cheese with a side of Spicy Crab Bisque.

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I love mason jars.

Weekend travel…

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Everyone should own a duffle bag. If you are going away for the weekend then this is the perfect size. It makes packing a little more enjoyable. This bag in particular is the golf version. I love golf and vineyard so it was the perfect combination.

It was $90.00 but it’s out of stock for now. You can also buy the weekender bag for $228.00.

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I bought those sunglasses for only $82.15 which is originally $130.00. I left it in the piperlime cart and the next day they offered 25% off. Then I used my $20 gap reward.

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