I arrived at JFK around 9/10 and went straight to VICE’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn office to visit my friend Alyse. VICE had an iPad check-in that took my photo when I signed in.
After she showed me around, we headed to an early lunch at Sunday In Brooklyn. I ordered the burger and then changed to Whipped Ricotta Toast with Citrus Marmalade and Marigold when I heard her order avocado toast. Alyse taught me about HeyDey for quick facial and the Via app to carpool and save money on taxis/Ubers. I walked around some shops in Brooklyn then took a Via to the hotel.
WestHouse New York was amazing and the staff was SO friendly. They upgraded my room and I was on one of the top floors with a gorgeous view of the city.
I went to Heydey for a mini facial (I love to get facials at new places and learn about different skincare brands) and then headed back to meet my friend Kendree at the hotel to go to the event.
We went to R/GA for the cocktail hour and to hear speeches from recipients of the Hall of Fame award and I got to meet Seth :)!
Kendree took me to Haru after the event. The sushi was great, but my favorite part was the shishito peppers we had as an appetizer.
On Friday I met up with my friend Gray at Pandora Radio’s office near Grand Central Station. Here’s what it looked like inside:
Next up was Facebook. My sweet friend Matt took me on a tour, and it was just as cool as I This digital word cloud showed conversation themes on Facebook in real-time. Facebook has free ROSE-INFUSED water. Can you believe it?
After Facebook I was on the hunt for all the beauty stores I could find. I went to Au Bon Pain and used heir free WiFi to research and found a bunch of places I wanted to visit in SOHO.
My first stop was Space NK. They saw the camera around my neck, asked if I was a blogger and were SUPER friendly.
Reps from several lines were working in the store that day. Then
I came across a little spa called Daphne that was beautiful. They carried a French line called Biologique that I’ve seen all over beauty reviews but have found impossible to find in the US.
I bought their famous Lotion P50.
After checking out every beauty store I could find. I met my cousins Rosalind & Travis & their son Phoenix for dinner in Little Italy at Aunt Jake’s. I got penne vodka and it was perfect.