Magnum pop up store NYC

This Summer I decided to explore some of the pop up stores in the city, and the Magnum store in particular cough my attention, I am such an ice cream lover and I just had to go and try it for myself because all of the Instagram and Facebook ads were not enough.

When I got to the store I saw a giant line, and I had second thoughts lol… but I was determent to have my Magnum. Happy to say  the line moved very fast and yeah it was totally worth it.

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This is what you get All the Ice cream bars have one standard price  $8.00 which is not bad

you get to choose from vanilla or chocolate Ice cream bar. (I’m totally Vanilla)  then you have to pick in which type of chocolate you want your bar to be deep. dark or milk chocolate.

after that you can choose 3 toppings  really hard  to chose everything looks delicious. I will suggest to get the rose petals is just a most have!!

get ready for the drizzle you can choose from milk, dark, and white.

After all those options you just want to give it a big bit, but first you will have to get a selfie of your creation. Magnum have 2 selfie stands for your ice cream bar is the cutest thing ever. they melt fast so don’t take too long with those selfies.

Pop up Magnum NYC

132 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012

they are open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 8:00pm they closed an hour early on Sunday

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Minnewaska State Park

Even city lovers need a brake from traffic and crowds. And what is more fun than reconnect with nature weather is taking a walk in Central Park, going upstate, hiking or even camping!

Well I will share one of my all times favorite places to go hiking, I love outdoor activities and hiking is one of them.

Minnewaska State Park have everything literally, you can enjoy a nice relaxing picking or you can go hiking they have so many different trails to chose from depending on what you like they also have mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiingone! Swimming is not allowed anymore.

The red trail as I called it will taken you all the way up to great views, It will also depend on how much you like heights.

Gertrude’s Nose Trail

make sure to bring enough water you will need it! What I usually like to do is to have a lite lunch right at the top and with the great view!

Important things to know!

Distance 6.6 miles— so you will complete the trip in four maybe five hours of course if you don’t stop for pictures every minute.

Elevation Gain—- 1138 feet

Route Type—–Loop

Dogs are allow on leash

Parking Fee— $10 credit cards are BDDFD7C3-D029-42A0-B719-9819E7AF73087541D9C7-2C2A-42A9-84A2-F9814DC3BEB9

Flushing – Main Street

Who doesn’t  like to travel and discover new cultures, people and places; well what if I say you can travel to Asia in New York, I know what are you thinking you have heard about  Manhattan’s Chinatown. But this time I’m talking about Flushing Main Street. I had talked about this place in my other blogs but it was very briefly so I had decide to make a blog about it.

If you have ever wonder how is too live in Asia, or become fluent in Mandarin or Korean language this is your place to be. Downtown Flushing is known for its Bakeries,  easy transportation into Manhattan and for their  “Most authentic Asian cousin”

The second most crowded place in NYC after Times Square of course.  Walking around Flushing Main Street you might feel you have left the New York. every where you look around in Main Street is not written in English anymore or at least the biggest sings is all about Chinese Mandarin or Korean. I just found that fascinating how a place can change so much, and of course the majority of the population in Flushing is Asian even going to a super market is a totally different adventure, got to say not my favorite but still fun.

I love how Flushing keeps growing with technology and their nice looking scenery, buildings and shops. And most of the food, I would lie if I say I didn’t have some favorites, because every time I’m in Flushing I like to try new things and so far i have never been disappointed. But if you are thinking on going for the first time i will share some of the places you need to try fist.

Queens Crossing Mall on the ground level food court – It’s like entering to a whole new world of the best Asian food. Japanese, Taiwanese, korean, chinese and so much more

The Coop- Original Korean style chicken

The Spot- Most delicious desserts, with a twist of adventure, all for pictures and Instagram posts.

Bubble Tea- they are pretty much in every Corner in Main street, refreshing and delicious drinks with tapioca.

XIAN famous food- Their Lamb soup is just a party of flavors, highly recommend this place. Also if you are vegetarian you will find a lot to choose from in any of this places.

Now you know if you are feeling adventures and want to try something new hop on the “Seven Train” and get of on the last stop Flushing Main Street.

 

BYE 2017 New Years eve.

Let me start with I can’t really believe I’m writing  this Dec. 30 2017. I don’t know about you but this year went by so fast, is pretty crazy how time is running I almost felt like this year was shorter that the others, but I’m glad to say that I got to finish so many  projects I was working on, and finally decided to take action on my blog.

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Another great year in this crazy amazing city, this year winter is not joking for sure, its been super cold windy and snowy.  as always during holiday season the city is really busy. Let say that during this season always take me double of the time moving around the city, so many people from all over the world. I like to play with my sister as we talk around the city “guess in what language they are speaking” Something that never gets old is to see the reaction of people faces when they see something in the city for the first time.

the city is getting ready for the special count down in times square tomorrow and for the many who like to go out and welcome the new year in Times Square I will give you some tips: 1- Make sure you get to Times Square early enough so you can pick your spot, and when I say early I’m not joking.  2- make sure you eat good because you might not be able to leave your spot. 3- bundle up  the weather tomorrow it will be freezing,  last but not lease ENJOY every single minute left you have this year. go out of your comfort zone and take the best before you say goodbye 2017 and Hello 2018!

well my friends this is all for this year its been amazing to share my journal with you’ll until next year! Be happy and remember ALWAYS Chase your Dreams

First Date Tips!

Why is so hard to find the right person for you, is it because you are looking to  hard or because there is none? To be honest sometimes us girls don’t really give guys the change to show more. I know what are you thinking some guys need more extra time to be discover but went you pass the “macho man” face you will see “Prince Charming”

so for you beautiful people out there I will give you five tips you might want to try next time you find that special someone.

Things you shouldn’t do on your first date.

1- Don’t ask or talk about you Ex. They are already an “X” on your life so why to bring them back on the topic.

2- Don’t look too desperate, this can be hard sometimes if you have been single for a while, but you don’t want to let the other know that  so play it cool, that’s always the trick.

3- Never lie, lying always end up bad and the true will always come out

4- Listen not just talk about yourself all the time, nobody likes a selfcenter person, let the other person talk.

5- Never think that there is something wrong with you, sometimes you will have to pass a lot of wrongs to find the RIGHT.

DO’s

1- Be yourself, if the persoimg_5615n likes you he/she would likes you because of who you are.

2- Be independent. Yes ladies show the guy that you can pay for yourself, and you are not just looking for a free meal.

3-Have a good sense of humor

4-Be realistic, things don’t always end up in “happily ever after”

5- Be adventures, go out of your comfort zone. you will find yourself having the best time,

I hope you all Beautiful people out there find the tips good and you can apply some of them.

 

 

If you have any first day story, I would like to read about it, so leave me a comment!!!!!!!

 

Free NYC Attractions

I’m sure you have heard that NYC is the place to be, and the truth is that even though the cost of living here is very high. What you didn’t know is that pretty much all most famous NY attraction are “FREE” sounds great right? You can walk up and down in the city and wont cost you a penny, and if you are lucky you might see a movie being film or Nick Jonas rehearsing for the MTV awards right on 34ST & 8th ave. (That had happened to me a few times)

So here are some of the places that won’t cost you nothing and  I’m sure you will enjoy and fall in love even more with this city

Brooklyn bridge and Brooklyn bridge park . The views you will get from this places are amazing. and if you are feeling hungry you can try NY most famous pizza places Juliana’s or Grimaldi’s don’t let the long lines outside the restaurants stop you for trying authentic NY pizza the wait is so worth it. While you are enjoying the walk up in the Brooklyn Bridge make sure to watch out for crazy bike riders I had seen so many people get hit by bikers.

The High Line in Chelsea, and The Chelsea Market. These 2 places are great the High Line is such an enjoyable place for walking and while you enjoy the views you are surrounded by nature and some great pieces of art. Chelsea Market is just fun to see you will find so many different places to eat and shop.

Soho.Who doesn’t like to shop, well if you do Soho is your place to be, so many different shops pretty much you will find all the most popular stores. and who knows you might end up walking side by side with a super model. They like to shop in Soho.

Little Italy, and Chinatown Must visit places you will see, they made attractions are imitation designer items, and food of course. i have to say if you have a little time go and visit Flushing Main Street one train ride from the city the last stop Flushing on the 7 train. There you will find the most authentic Chinese food in all NYC no kidding you will feel like you have travel all the way to Asia, is just amazing.

Grand Central. You will remember this place Forever because of its beautiful architecture, Grand Central counts with some shopping stores including an Apple store and food courts.

New York Public Library. Who hasn’t seen the movie “The day after tomorrow” well that’s exactly where the movie took place you can enjoy the architectural design and walk around at the library, just make sure to keep the noise level down there are people who are really studying.

Central Park. Such a wonderful place, you will be surrounded by nature, carriages, horses, a Zoo and water. you might need a full day to discover all the park is huge. also you can go to Bryant Park, Washington Park, Battery Park and enjoy a nice time

Rockefeller. IF you travel to NYC you will enjoy to take a walk to Rockefeller and during winter time, the streets are all lit up and you can see the Ice skating rink, I would recommend the ice skating ring in Bryant park or central park they are just a little bit bigger.

The Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Natural History. They are so worth a full day to spend in there learning about history. the museums are huge so they are a full day of reading and learning. The Moma is a contemporary Museum, you will have to pay to enter on that one but if you go on Wednesday entrance is free so is the Bronx zoo.

Oculus. is a beautiful white architectural design, full of shops, great lighting and the path to the New Jersey transit. Which you can take to one of my favorite spots in Jersey The Frank Sinatra Park such a beautiful relaxing  place just minutes away from NYC also great views.

Staten Island Ferry. You can enjoy a nice Free ferry ride look back and see how the city disappears in the back also you will get a pick of The Statue Of Liberty. have your camera ready it goes by fast!.

Times Square. Of couse this is such a wonderful stop almost breathtaking to see all those lights at night is just something you have to be there to really feel the real NY

These are some architecturally famous buildings that you can see without paying Flat Iron building, Empire State Building and The Freedom tower.

Last but not lease. Enjoy every moment you have, a tip to really enjoy everything, you will have to disconnect from social media and the photography hobby and look around and appreciate completely where you are. Enjoy!!

 

 

The real NYC struggle

why is so hard to stay positive?

In a city like NYC is a little more hard to stay calm and positive all the time and mostly because everybody around you is in their own world , if you have visit NYC before you will  see a very familiar characteristics, pretty much EVERYBODY “wears headphones and walks with a nice cup of coffee in their hands”, and the true is that the life style in NY is so fast and so busy that for a lot of people putting their headphones ON is kind of like a disconnection with their surrenders and the entrances of their very own world.

make a living in NY is a total different story for everybody but since is so expensive you have to spend more time at work than your own home, I have the opportunity to see it from 3 different perspectives .

First you have the typical job in the other side of the city and for anybody who commute to work knows the struggle that the NYC subways is, you never know if the train is working or is delay or pretty much whats going on with the system, so from their you end up late at work and the boss will never understand that you got up at 5:00 am to be on time but that didn’t happen, so from then on you are grumpy with the whole word and the transportation system in NYC.

Second the typical family with 4 kids who lives in the suburbs of NYC and have to commute to the city thru the Metro North or Long Island Rail Rode is about 25 min by train to get to the city and from then on the adventures begins. trying  to get out of Penn station or Metro North, since they are part of the tourist parts of NY is really hard to speed walk in there and take the electric stairs is really annoying because of those who don’t understand the unspoken NY rule about stepping aside and let the (fast people/rush timers ) go ahead, so remember this next time you are in the city “if somebody push you or tells you to move aside don’t be offended, they are probably just trying to get to work on time”.  going back with the example when you had finish your work, getting back home is another challenge, and when you finally get home, most likely very stress out,    to that add to the list a  house full of chores and 4 screaming children demanding for attention of the parents totally understandable but overwhelming, so good sleeping time is far from a dream. Now put that on a 5 days a week of work. extremely stressful.

Third the one who has 2 jobs day/night and as tired and overwhelming that sounds is a sad reality, nobody can work non stopping but that’s the life of some New Yorkers  and they somehow make that happen,

That’s why being positive depends pretty much of each person, everybody have their own story to tell not always is easy but you make it happen because you know you can do anything and you will do what is necessary to provide for yourself and your family, try to keep a positive and happy attitude, start with yourself, that will help others to have the same attitude towards them.

 

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We all are trying to make it happen.