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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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

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 City of Guap

A lot of people have ask me how much money can you spend in NYC on a regular day

well all depends  of what you are doing or where are you going, but for today’s blog we will do a regular day. A frugal and careful but still want to have fun kind of day.

On a normal day hanging out with friends will start with taking the subway to move around the city ,  that would cost around $10.00 with a metro card

after that one of my friends suggest to go bowling at Bowlmor at Chelsea piers what a fun place that is, nothing extraordinary, possibly there are other places that are not as pricey as that one. But that’s what you do when you have a group of friends, it was around $12 each person plus $6 rental shoes,  for one game. after bowling we went out to eat and  I think that’s the tricky part where you eat,  NYC  have so many delicious options of course we are not talking fast food here which it can be more cheap, So we decided to go to Williamsburg, Brooklyn  if you are visiting New York that’s one stop you need to make, you can find there great restaurants, bars, eclectic shops and so much nightlife attractions, its such a hipster place, I personally like it a lot. one of my go to places to eat is Sea – a Thai restaurant food is great and price wise is very affordable. So I start  my dinner with an entrée I order their famous southwestern soup $5.50 and my main course I had Thai noodles with seafood $13.00 and to drink I just order tap water. (Funny thing I discover sometimes drinks are more expensive than food, not only at Sea but pretty much everywhere in NYC) After dinner we went for dessert, we went to this place I saw good reviews about it’s called “Martha’s bakery” also in Williamsburg Brooklyn. lets just day the place is really, really pricey. I had there the Berry Napoleon  a tiny slice was $7.00 with a cup of hot chocolate $5.50  ((I have a sweet tooth)) I was even more surprise to find out is that is a dollar more expensive to eat at the place than to take it to go. I don’t  think I will be going very often there.

There you go a total normal day in the city cost me $59.OO

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