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How to Navigate the New York Subway System

Let me begin by stating when I headed to New York I wanted to avoid public transit at all cost. After our first night of walking 5 miles I quickly realized that I was going to need to learn the New York Subway system and fast. I can’t say that I found super helpful resources online, so I wrote this post as a resource and to fill in the gaps.

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What I Wore New York

What I Wore: NYC

When packing for trips, I must confess, I tend to be an overpacker. Over the years as I’ve leaned toward more basics and a minimal wardrobe, my luggage has gotten lighter. (Which was perfect, leaving room for shopping in New York.) This What I Wore post, isn’t quite as seasonal as I expected it to be. New York was unseasonably cold with the exception of our last few days. It made layering essential throughout the trip. Regardless, I think we hit the perfect note of on trend looks, staying warm, and I loved the trick we used for our night at the theater.

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5 Must See Spots in Brooklyn

Ever since I knew I was going to New York, I knew I wanted to visit Brooklyn. Brooklyn has been thriving over the past decade and is the place to explore. I planned a whole day for a visit and it was one of my favorite parts of the trip. From the beautiful cobblestone streets to James Beard and Michelin star restaurants, enjoy wandering this stunning (and quieter) area of New York.

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New York City Guide

NYC City Guide

Being from the West Coast, it was time for a break after a hectic year. Where else would I decide to go other than the thriving metropolis of NYC. Outside of the typical tourist spots, I found some amazing local stops, from coffee to food, to shopping. It was a girls trip through and through. (I think we found as many bakeries and chocolatiers to eat at as we did restaurants.)

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Apple Nachos

There’s nothing better than a simple snack. When it comes to life on the run, I usually make or break healthy eating when it comes to snacking. We have a juice bar that rolled out these nachos as a healthy raw food option. Initially I was skeptical, but have come to love these apple nachos. It’s a sweet treat without being overly indulgent. A few weeks ago I made these for my little nieces and they absolutely loved them! Anything with a bit of crunch and a sweetness, they love.

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