Ice cream, how I love thee!

It’s no secret, I L-O-V-E ice cream! I eat ice-cream almost every week (more like every other day,shhh) and it’s my guiltiest of pleasures. I couldn't imagine a world without it and  with Summer fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite ice cream shops in NYC. Below is a little gallery and if you click on each photo, you'll get all the deets! Be sure to let me know if you try any of my reccomendations below and enjoy a little sweet treat this Summer!

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Weeeee! It's almost that time of year to celebrate L-O-V-E and I am pumped! I love celebrating love and my love language is that of giving and receiving gifts, mostly receiving (lol). Don't take my word for it though, this quiz confirmed what I'd known for years. Honestly, truly!

So with that being said, I bring you my annual love language guide full of gifts in shades of my favorite color, pink! So show your sweethearts, galentines, sisters and Moms just how much you care unless they speak a diff love language and in that case I can't help you cus I'm all about the gifts. 

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With the Summer coming to an end and my family visiting, I decided to take a break from work and the blog to enjoy some downtime.

We've been having a lot of fun exploring the city and over the weekend we took my niece to have tea at Ladurée in SoHo. She was super excited and enjoyed every moment of it. Everything was delicious and the hot chocolate was so rich it tasted like we were drinking melted chocolate.

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It's 2002, I'm 15, my lipgloss is poppin' and my glitter-game is on point. Okay not quite but back in my teen and early adult years I loved me some lipgloss & shimmer. I had the roller-ball gloss, ones that tasted like "fruit" and I felt extra fancy when I got ahold of the Victoria Secret ones with gold shimmer in them. I mean who couldn't resist a shiny pout? I would slather it on but being careful not to look like I ate greasy chowmein as we say in Guyana. There was an art to wearing gloss and glitter or at least I liked to think that as a teen.

Oh how I love a good shimmer. My most prized glitter was one I received as part of a perfume set. It was called Fetish (very suitable for an early teenager, don't you think?) and was a sort of golden body glitter. I would rub it on my collar bones aka decolletage and arms when going out and you couldn't tell me anything! I had glitter gel for my hair as well and even sneaked my sister's shimmer powder (she still gives me the side-eye about it) because I was all about that JLO glow! 

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The long 4th of July Holiday weekend is almost here and I'm looking forward to some much needed rest & relaxation. Work has been pretty intense these past couple of weeks and so it will be much needed for me.

The city usually starts clearing out mid-week and by the time the weekend rolls around, it practically ghost town. This makes it the perfect opportunity (in my opinion) to have a sweet picnic in the park.  

I'm sharing some picnic essentials & a retro-fab 4th of July look after the jump so be sure to click through!  

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A few weeks have passed since my Aruba trip and it's now starting to heat up in NYC! When we got back from Aruba, we were welcomed by hot summer-like weather which made me very happy. It felt as though I had brought the good weather back with me, however, a day later NYC reminded me of who she was. It got chilly again!

Yes folks, my space heater, furry bedroom slippers and coat were in full effect again and I was bummed. Now, a couple weeks later, we're starting to feel the heat and all I can do is think about the sun, sand and all the fun Mildred had getting ice-cream.

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Two weeks ago, Stef whisked me away to Aruba to celebrate my 30th birthday, tropical-style! Yes, #KrystlesVintageThirty was in January but we're celebrating all year long (Beyonce diva-style) and it was time for #KrystlesTropicalThirty! 

If you can't tell by now, I LOVE Flamingos! F to the L to the A to the... okay we might be here for a while if I continue. Seriously guys these beautiful pink birds have a special place in my heart, yet I'd never seen them in person until now!

I've linked to some cute Flamingo beach wear so continue reading to get your Flamingo Friday on! 

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It's been about two weeks since my trip to Aruba and I'm currently sitting in the restaurant of a super cold Upstate NY hotel writing this post and day-dreaming of sunshine, beaches and flamingos! I met my darling pink babies in person for the first time but before I start gushing about them (I'll do that in a separate post) let's stay on track with the happy island.

Continue reading to get my full recap on Aruba! 

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