Reunited and it feels so good || Easter Sunday

Happy Easter!

Today was a nice, low key day with my family. We went to mass in the morning, and came back to the house for a full day of Dad’s cooking. Lunch was a mix of antipasti dishes including stuffed artichokes & mushrooms, bruschetta, pizza rustica, and mozzarella & roasted red peppers. Dinner was a classic Italian dish of raviolis, meatballs, and bracciole. Of course we had our sweets too. These included chocolate candies, jelly beans, Italian pastries, and ice cream cake to celebrate my sister’s belated birthday. I gave up junk food for Lent, so I am currently in a sugar coma from all the candy and chocolate I had today.

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What’s a holiday without a great outfit to go with it? I had to model the new spring dress I picked up on Friday from Old Navy! I love the stripes and the material is super light-weight and very comfortable. Perfect for a day of classes or outing to the city. I also tried out my new Hot Tools curling iron, and I absolutely love it!

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Old Navy dress || Payless flats

Today was such a nice day. I can’t believe this is the last time we’ll all be together until my graduation!

 

Xo,

Nicole

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Spring time in the city || Zampa NYC & The High Line

Being home for Easter break usually means one thing: family time. Today, my family and I headed into the city to meet up with my mom’s cousins. Little did we know that two other cousins flew in from Puerto Rico and were surprising us! Our day started with brunch at Zampa NYC in Greenwich Village. I absolutely love brunch. Mimosas and breakfast at lunch time; what could be better?! Of course I ordered a mimosa and the Omelet del Giorno, which was a three egg omelet with your choosing of seasonal ingredients. I chose tomato and mozzarella for my omelet, and the dish came with a side of potatoes and arugula. I also got a side of fresh fruit and split applewood smoked bacon with my sister. We had a large group of 12, and the restaurant was very accomodating. The staff was lovely and the food was great; the top two things I look for when dining out.

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Me & my mimosa

The afternoon continued with walking the High Line. It was the perfect way to get a view of the city and walk off that brunch. The weather was around a high 50 degrees, which was perfect for a day in the city. I had never been to the High Line before, but this certainly won’t be the last. There were places to sit and relax, and tons of vendors selling things from ice pops to tacos. I will definitely be returning here in the summertime.

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The view from the High Line

 

When we were walking back to the car we passed by Chelsea Market. We all took a stop inside and took a look at all the shops they had! My cousins got some craft beer to go, and I had my eye on a little donut shop. Once the family all parted ways, we grabbed some Starbucks for the drive home. Perfect ending to a great day!

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Posing with our Starbucks

 

Xo,

Nicole