Today I can finally say that this will be my last post from NYC. It was one of those trips where I just felt like I was home. So in love with this city.
On my first full day off after the tour, Eri & I got asked if we wanted comp tickets to see ABT’s opening night of Don Quixote, & of course we said, “Yes!” It was truly magical. I was pumped to see one of my childhood favorites, Gillian Murphy, perform the role of Kitri. She was dynamite! Not to mention the music by Minkus is to die for! I left feeling so inspired by her performance. If you have never seen Don Quixote before, (heck, if you’ve never seen a ballet before) I highly recommend this classical masterpiece. Definitely one of my all time favorites.
Not only was the performance magical, but my dress was certainly magical as well.
I felt so glamorous in this Marchesa Notte embroidered dress paired with these amazing sky blue heels (which are quickly becoming my new favorites). Our hair was freshly done courtesy of DryBar (more on that here) so you know we were confidently power walking those West Side streets.
After watching an incredible show, and snapping a few pics by the ballerina hippo currently displayed across the street from Lincoln Square, we walked over to The Smith (more here) for a scrumptious meal and refreshing cocktails while we relived (and critiqued) the entire performance. It was a perfect way to end a perfect day.
P. S. – I am officially back in the States! Stay tuned for my posts from Africa & Paris! (& a giveaway!)
Social Distancing: Take Barre At Home With The Richmond Ballet Company Dancers
I got my very first blowout while playing in New York after my Joyce Tour was finished. It was amazing to say the least. DryBar products just smell divine and my hair still looked good the next day. Win!
There are several DryBar locations around Manhattan, but I went to the Flatiron location out of convenience. Here’s the scoop: they only do blowouts! No cuts, no color, just blowouts. It was really cool. I walked in for my appointment and they took me to my chair where there was a catalog of all the styles to choose from. I chose the Cosmo-Tai, which is basically a cross between ringlet curls and beachy waves. When it was finished, the curls seemed very tight, and I was a little worried because I felt like it looked like how I did my hair in high-school! But once I shook it out (and with a little help with the wind) it looked so effortlessly glamorous.
I can’t wait to share with you guys all the amazing things we are doing here, but until then, I have another exciting tidbit to share:
My NYC Vlog!
This video was taken during the last two days of my trip. My friend, Eri, and I stayed in the cutest little Airbnb (right next to the original Shake Shack I might add) and ventured all over the city. In this video, you’ll see bits of our blowouts at DryBar, shopping in SoHo (including a visit to the Glossier Showroom), music and dancing in Washington Square Park, our evening at the Metropolitan Opera House to see ABT perform, tea time at Alice’s Tea Cup, meandering through Central Park, and finally seeing the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time.
I hope you guys are enjoying these vlogs. Let me know in the comments below if you want to see more.
After you watch this video (and give it a thumbs up *wink*), shop some new finds in this week’s Lust List!
Funny story: I lived in the City for two years & have visited it frequently before & after the fact, & just recently I found out what SoHo means! It wasn’t until my parents were there with me to watch me perform, that my dad told me what it means. For any of you who also don’t know what it means, SoHo means “South of Houston St.” You’re welcome. 😉
So while we were meandering through SoHo, we came across this gorgeous courtyard & restaurant in the NoMo SoHo Hotel. It seemed like the perfect place for shooting my #OOTD. We were on a shopping mission or else we would have stayed to eat and grab a drink here, but now it’s in the books that I have to come back here next time I’m in the City. I love that their aesthetic vision is “an intersection of nostalgia & modern” (hints the name NoMo). The juxtaposition between the lit greenery arches & the graffiti brick wall is so pleasing & picturesque.
Kate, of Kate La Vie, has really encouraged me through her latest posts (such as this one) to incorporate more red into my wardrobe. It’s hard to tell in the photos because my shirt looks pink, but in reality, the stripes are red and white. This shirt was quite a step out for me, but I really love how it looks on. I even bought one more red and white top while I was in the City that I absolutely adore, but you’ll have to wait a bit to see that one (Paris…).
Do you wear red often? If so, how do you incorporate it into your wardrobe?
More Red & White Tops I’m Loving:
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As you all know, I was in NYC a few weeks ago, performing with the Richmond Ballet at the Joyce Theater. While on tour, I decided to test my knack at filming. I told myself that there was no pressure. That no one was expecting a video, so if it sucked, no one would ever have to see it. So I went for it. I really went for it. So much so, that I came home with 45 minutes of footage! After figuring iMovie out for the first time and cutting quite a bit of nonsense out, I came out with two videos that I am quite proud of.
Today I will show you my first one!
Tell me what you think! Any advice? Should I continue to make more videos?
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(Eek! I’ve always wanted to say that!)
I can’t believe I’ve started my own YouTube channel! But you know, we here at Felix & Flora believe in dreaming big dreams…even seemingly impossible dreams. Thank you so much for your support and believing in me.
Two weeks ago, Eri and I relived my favorite Saturday morning routine in NYC. First, we traveled up to the Upper West Side (hello old stomping grounds!) from our Airbnb and headed straight for Alice’s Tea Cup (read more here). After filling up on tea and scones, we walked to the Central Park entrance on W. 72nd St. and walked to my very favorite spot: The Lake. It’s so gorgeous and surrounded by so much life including turtles, ducks, children, row boats, trees, and the best skyline (in my opinion). Then we continued to make our way towards the East Side visiting the Belvedere Castle as well as the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace. We watched street performers, heard some lovely live music, and even got a $5 henna to commemorate the trip. Upon exiting the park, we quickly found an H&M nearby to get our shopping fix for the day where I found a couple new summer go-to shirts that are seemingly nowhere to be found online or else I would link them for you guys. But I did almost buy this dress! (Should I get it?)
Anyways, we had the best time walking through this oasis smack dab in the middle of the busy city. It’s magic.
I know you guys might have already seen my outfit in a recent post, but I’ll post it here for you as well:
What are your favorite spots in Central Park?
What does your perfect Saturday in the City look like?
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