Sharing some polaroids from the time before fashion week when Alexandra and I would go to East Village to get some cotton candy.
The only place we found was do-it-yourself, meaning that for 1$ you are given a wooden stick and sugar to make your own cotton candy. Who would have thought it's ain't so easy!
Alexandra Elizabeth photographed by me
As the evening moved on, we would eventually go and buy pink wigs, heart-shaped sunglasses and blue flowers from a deli, ending up fooling around in Tompkins Square park and having an ice cream atVan Leeuwen.
Wanted to give a shout-out to one of my favourite lunch spots in New York, meet Dig Inn, a place that keeps the farm-to-table food at reasonable price level.
Yesterday I asked my roommate Farhiya to come with me and try out their new seasonal fall menu. Excited and hungry we headed to one of the Dig Inn locations on 275 Madison Ave.
The scheme is simple: choose your protein (for example lemon herb chicken, braised beef, meatballs, wild salmon or go for veggies-only plate), pick between grains or greens and then add a choice of 2 sides from a wide range of selection (roasted cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, golden beet etc)
I opted for marketplate with wild salmon on a bed of farro with butternut squash with sides of kale and curried delicata squash + roasted carrot with kale-pumpkin seed pesto. Sounds complicated and fancy but actually it's all about just simple ingredients and seasonal veggies from local farmers.
Everything was delish and fresh! My favourites ended up being the farro and kale with curried squash.
Small marketplates are all around 8$, a reasonable price in New York.
As it's still so nice and warm outside we walked to Bryant Park to have our lunch in the front of New York Public Library, accompanied by squirrels, birds, falling leaves and office workers - such a NYC moment.
happy, hungry and excited about all the goodness
I also got my hands on the Dig Inn fall taste book that includes recipes for their Kale-pumpkin seed pesto and savory rosemary walnut granola, ..might come handy if I actually decide to start cooking one day, so far it seems like eating out is actually cheaper than doing grocery shopping.
The seemingly neverending summer in New York has came to an end and city's preparing for pumpkin spice season (although I'd rather skip it and go straight to hot chocolate and mulled wine season), leather jacket weather, beautiful colourful wonderland at Central Park, anticipation of Halloween. Despite all the difficulties, New York remains my favourite city in the world and perfect fall weather makes loving it much easier! Let's see what happens when colder weather approaches as winter in New York is something unbearable even for one coming from such a cold place as Estonia. Downtown Manhattan, Battery Park
Irish Hunger Memorial and World One Trade center in the background
Last weekend was perfect for a little day-trip out of Manhattan - to Bronx. My destination was New York Botanical Garden and Frida Kahlo Art, Garden, Life. exhibition to be more specific. After an hour long train ride I found myself in sunny and hot Mexico City, surrounded by sombreros, traditional music, margaritas and tacos. NYBG had done a great job creating a specific atmosphere to go with Frida's paintings and her appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world, as evidenced by the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork.
Besides more than a dozen paintings exhibited, NYBG also reimagined Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera's lifelong home and studio in Mexico City - Casa Azul (aka blue house). How amazing are those vibrant hues accompanied by sunflowers and cacti...Makes me want to take a actual trip to Mexico City right now.
talked a little bit about working culture, politeness, respect, modeling industry, bathing culture and last but now least, amazing matcha lattes in Tokyo forMarilyn Agency NY newsfeed. I hope you enjoy ;)
Wanted to share some pics from Karrimor FW 2015 campaign I shot in Japan together with great guys Emiliano and Simon. The whole story was about backpackers coming to Tokyo. We started off at Narita airport, checked in at a really cool urban hostel Nui (check it out, when you're planning a trip to Tokyo), then exploring the city further and ending the great day an izakaya having a beer and edamame beans. I can recall it was such a fun shooting day despite the 3.30 am call-time.
Walked all the way to China Town on Sunday morning to find unusually quiet, sleepy and less bustling as usual. Works fine with me. I have discovered it's a good place to buy cheap fruit and the best place to stock on Chinese green and pu-erh tea.