There are some things I couldn’t imagine leaving behind when I moved to New York and as silly as it sounds, one of them was my extensive nail polish collection. I’ve always been a nail polish addict and find myself changing up my nails at least once a week. Today, I’m sharing my 12 favorite shades that are in constant rotation.
NYC summer’s are no joke and hot, hot, hot! The best way to cool down of course is with a delicious ice cream cone from one of New York’s many ice cream shops around the city. From crazy cones to unique flavors, these are the eight spots you can’t miss when visiting New York City this summer.
Emack & Bolio’s: Known for their insane waffle cones coated in everything from fruity pebbles to rice krispy treats to Oreo’s, this Upper East Side ice cream shop is the perfect place to stop (and Instagram) after a day in Central Park.
KITH Treats: If you’re heading to Brooklyn, turn your breakfast into dessert at this cereal centered spot. The first NYC cereal shop, you can turn any of your favorite cereals into soft-serve, making it the most delicious mix ever.
Chikalicious: I can’t resist a churro, and when Chikalicious made into an ice cream cone, I was there in a flash. This cinnamon pastry cone gives you the best of both worlds, a flaky pastry and creamy ice cream.
Morgenstern’s: With it’s old school soda shop feel, Morgenstern’s is anything but old school with its unique flavors, such as Salt & Pepper Pinenut, Burnt Honey Vanilla and Banana Curry. They also have began a tradition of celebrating Kayne West’s birthday all week long in June with Kayne themed sundaes and flavors, creating hour long lines for the limited edition flavors.
Davey’s Ice Cream: If you’re in the mood for a classic sundae, nothing beats a Brownie Sundae from Davey’s or one of their delicious scoops, all handmade on site.
Van Leeuwen: Even though I love all the crazy ice cream in the city, my all-time favorite ice cream though is the Honeycomb ice cream from Van Leeuwen. And if you’re vegan, they also offer many vegan and lactose free flavors to make sure everyone satisfies their sugar craving.
Eggloo: One of the most Instagrammable ice creams in NYC right now can be found in Chinatown at Eggloo. These Hong Kong egg waffles are filled with giant scoops of ice cream and as many toppings are you want, creating one crazy and delicious cone!
10Below: If you’re looking for an experience while you get your ice cream, head to 10Below. Watch your ice cream be made right in front of you while they mix and roll your creation on an advanced cold plate that reaches temperatures well below -10°F.
I love planning out themed desserts for holidays and celebrations, and one of my favorites is making red, white and blue treats for the Fourth of July. While I’m still planning what will be the perfect treat for during my time here at home, these 8 treats are at the top of my list!
Blueberry Patriotic via CosmoCookie
With a week till Fourth of July (and a few days till I’m back home on the water!), I’m on the search for all things red, white and blue. As a lover of all things stripes already, I’m on the search for pops of red and stylish holiday apparel. Here’s six pieces on my wishlist currently:
1. ASOS Natural Fibre Frill Front Shift Dress in Bold Stripe ($73)
2. Loeffler Randall Starla Flat Sandals ($195)
3. Topshop Structured Bardot Top ($60)
4. Saint James for J. Crew Colorblock Stripe T-Shirt ($128)
5. Zara Nautical Stripe Espadrilles ($29.99)
6. Daisy Street Denim Shorts With Stars And Distressing ($38)
Every Friday, I’ll be sharing my favorite links, moments and activities from the past week and what I’m looking forward to this weekend. Kicking off volume one…
2. Can’t stop stopping in my new favorite coffee shop in NYC, Cha Cha Matcha. Palm print, pink tables and delicious matcha drinks make it hard to resist!
3. This weekend, I’m so excited to spend Saturday afternoon sipping lots of champagne on The High Line for Chandon’s Summer Soiree party. The ideal kickoff to summer!
4. As a Broadway geek, this week’s Broadway For Orlando video is a must for everyone to watch and download as a love letter to the Orlando victims.
5. I can’t wait to be home in Traverse City in less than a week for Fourth of July! I picked up this cute tee from Brandy Melville to show some hometown pride (we’re known as the Cherry Capital of the World!)
(Photo via Pinterest)
This summer, I’ve had to learn self control when it comes to shopping because I keep reaching for the same two things: off-the-shoulder pieces and stripes! So when I received this adorable number I knew it was going to become a staple in my wardrobe for the warmer months, along with these metallic scalloped sandals and my trusty vintage bag passed down to me by my mom. Summer staples set!
Photos By Bekka Palmer
Location: Upper East Side
Bagels are a classic New York City staple and one of my favorite ways to start a busy work day or a lazy Saturday. There’s nowhere else in the world that makes bagels as perfect as New York, and every New Yorker seems to have a favorite bagel shop! I’ve shared a few of my NYC food guides over on Glitter Guide, and today, I’m going to begin sharing them here as well, to help you find all the best meals around the city!
Russ & Daughters: For a classic Jewish bagel and lox, the bagel board is a must at Russ & Daughters. Or if you’re short on time, grab bagels to go from its store down the street.
Tompkins Square Bagels: Tompkins has become famous for its fun cream cheese flavors like Birthday Cake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, but I prefer the savory breakfast sandwiches to fill me up for a busy Saturday!
Sadelle’s: New to the NYC bagel scene, Sadelle’s has quickly grown to be a hot spot for brunch and bagels before a day of shopping in SoHo. Also, if you decide to grab bagels to go, Sadelle’s chic packaging is an extra bonus!
Ess-a-Bagel: Hit up this popular Midtown bagel shop early in the morning (before the line gets crazy!) to give you fuel for a day of touring NYC landmarks like Rockefeller Center, or as a snack while enjoying Central Park.
Black Seed: One of my favorite places to get a bagel sandwich, Black Seed makes bagels that are boiled in honey water for extra sweetness! My favorite sandwich? This insanely savory-and-sweet everything bagel with maple-baked ham, Gruyère, onion jam and sour pickles.
Pick A Bagel: Even though Pick A Bagel has multiple locations around the city, my favorites are the uptown locations, which are conveniently located a few blocks away from Central Park. I love grabbing a bagel and a coffee on the weekend before heading to the park to people watch and eat!
I’ve always been obsessed with planning the perfect party and finding fun new ways to gather friends. Even after working a few years in the wedding industry (miss you my A Day In May ladies!), I still find myself day-dreaming about all the decor and details it takes to put together a standout event.
Today, I’m sharing one party I just can’t get enough of! A few weeks ago, my friends Lauren Nelson and Christy Doramus teamed up to throw the dreamiest girls night ever. Christy is the queen of flower crowns, owning her own business Crowns By Christy, and along with Lauren, they turned her apartment into a garden in the sky. From learning how to make our own crowns to sipping rose out of Packed Party Disco Drinks, I couldn’t have had more of a perfect night hanging with these ladies.
Photos by Alexandra Wolf
(Images via Pinterest)
Each month, I’ll be sharing the images that are inspiring me for the month ahead.
Inspiring me for June? Simplicity on the beach, in shades of pastel blue and pops of sky blue.
J. Crew T-Shirt, J. Crew Skirt, Coach Bag (old, similar here), Old Navy Heels (old, similar here), Michael Kors Watch
Welcome To Carly A. Hill! I’m so excited to finally have a place of my own to share my favorite finds, inspiration and life here in New York City. If you don’t know me, hello! I spend my time working in social media full time, along with being an editor for Glitter Guide. I love exploring this city and new places, discovering the next best meal, and getting inspired from everything in between. Can’t wait to share this space with all of you!
Photos By Bekka Palmer
Location: Upper East Side