August Instagram Recap

Welp, it's officially September. I can't believe how quickly the fall flew by, especially since I was in Oregon for over a week in August. On the bright side, fall is one of the best seasons in New York, in my opinion. Here's a recap of what was happening on my Instagram last month.

From top left:

  1. My boyfriend's brother, Dylan, on the beach in Rhode Island. He takes awesome photos! Check out his Instagram.
  2. Absurdly amazing pasta brunch with my friend Joanna, last weekend at San Marzano in the East Village. It's so cheap too!
  3. Pretty hydrangeas in Brooklyn Heights.
  4. Random people frolicking in the water in Rhode Island.
  5. Finished off my last day in Portland with some delicious ramen on Division Street.
  6. Haystack at Cannon Beach, OR.
  7. Multnomah Falls along Historic Highway 30. The falls is over 600 feet!
  8. Drooling over my first breakfast in Portland, at Pine State Biscuits.

Cherry Blossoms in New York

About a month ago my friend Elyse visited from Boston and we spent almost an entire day at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens basking in the beautiful cherry blossoms. I had been stalking the cherry blossom tracker for weeks like an insane person, so when I saw they were about to be in a prime blossom status during her visit I begged her to go with me. Did anyone else know about the tracker? You can see it here although sadly, everything is in post bloom. We arrived at the Botanic Gardens super early and it was already packed (and apparently free at that time - is this normal?). Anyways, when we saw the blossoms we went nuts. Elyse and I can never pass up a good photo opportunity, and we were in our prime. But seriously, aren't they beautiful?

Exploring Brooklyn Heights

Processed with VSCOcam with k2 presetMy favorite thing about summer Fridays is that it opens up almost an entire day to hang around doing activities I normally wouldn't have time to do. A couple weeks ago I went to Brooklyn Heights with my friend to explore on a Friday afternoon. Although I live in Brooklyn now, I feel as though it's still mostly unfamiliar territory to me. Before the winter hits again (I am already dreading it) I'm making an effort to spend time in places I haven't before. Sometimes it's easy to forget that New York neighborhoods each feel so different. I loved the quaintness, peacefulness and easy going vibe in Brooklyn Heights and hopefully I can make time to go back soon.ย Processed with VSCOcam with lv01 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with p5 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with k3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with lv01 preset

Dough

Processed with VSCOcam with e1 presetIt's no secret that I like doughnuts, but lately all of the doughnuts I have been eating have one thing in common. They are from Dough Brooklyn, a small shop in Bed-Stuy. While I haven't been to the real Dough location, they outsource their doughnuts everywhere from Smorgasburg, to Gasoline Alley Coffee in the East Village, to AP Cafe in Bushwick. With flavors like hibiscus, coconut, and dulce de leche, these are the real deal and Dough hasย completely re-shaped how I think about doughnuts. And since it's also no secret that I like taking pictures of food, here are some photos of the Dough doughnuts.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with n1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f3 preset