Another month has passed and summer seems to be flying by so quickly. Here are some highlights from July as seen through my lens and posted on Instagram. To see more, click over to my Instagram feed and you can also follow if you'd like. There may have been more food pics than usual. I don't actually take photos of every meal - just the nice looking ones. There are some foods that just aren't photogenic. This GQ article that breaks it down is a must read. The only one I would disagree with is ramen.
These are the items I'm reaching for the most this summer. Sun Bum Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50 - sunscreen is so much easier to apply and re-apply in spray form and I love how light this one feels and how it doesn't smell like sunscreen. Sun protection for the hair is just as important and when I'm not wearing a hat, I make sure to use this Fekkai Pre Soleil Hair Mist. It adds shine and tames frizz as well. My JORD watch has been my go-to because it's so lightweight. My wardrobe has been a little more neutral this summer so I add color with my accessories like these blush pink Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses with bubble arms. Since I tend to use smaller purses in the summer I switched to a more streamlined wallet. I picked this one up on super sale from Madewell and added a touch of personalization to it.
I'm a big fan of Alterna haircare because their products are natural, sulfate and paraben-free and most importantly, they work really well. Their Caviar Repair RX Instant Recovery Shampoo and Caviar CC Cream are seriously the best and make my hair super soft and manageable.
I thought I knew what good yogurt tasted like until I tried the fresh made Greek yogurt at Greecologies. I had it with organic walnuts and thyme & flower honey and it was incredible. What's cool is that you can see them making it on the premises.
Catching up with old friends over lunch at the Standard Grill. It was such a nice day to eat outside that day.
Chicken sandwiches are hot in NYC now with David Chang's Fuku and Shake Shack's newly introduced ChickenShack getting all the hype. I haven't tried either of those yet but we're fans of Smashburger's crispy chicken sandwich. There are a number of versions but I prefer the New Yorker which comes with NY cheddar, garlic grilled onions, spinach, tomato and peppercorn garlic aioli. Best of all there's no line and I don't have to go to Brooklyn. I do plan on trying the aforementioned chicken sandwiches eventually and will report back.
Sweetgreen salads have been a favorite this summer. I haven't tried one that I didn't like yet but the kale caesar is a particular favorite. They add a squeeze of lime which really brightens the flavor of the entire salad.
I hadn't made guacamole at home in such a long time that I forgot how easy it was. I've been making it almost every week this past month.
I always feel like the corner of Cleveland and Kenmare has such great character. The taqueria at La Esuina serves really good tacos by the way.
It's been crazy hot and humid in New York lately which means sun showers can happen anytime and interesting looking skies. This was a view uptown from the new Whitney Museum right before right before it started pouring. Yep that patch of greenery down there is on the High Line.
The Guggenheim Museum which was designed by designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was once referred to a toilet bowl. A friend of mine likens it to a milkshake and fries. I like her interpretation better.
One World Trade is a building I always have to stop and admire whenever I walk by and I feel like there are just so many ways of seeing it whether near or far.
The winner of the Firmoo Giveaway is Laura R! Congratulations!