New Blog Obsession.

 pinkI’ve been pretty much over following fashion blogs for about a year now. I mean, don’t get me wrong I still love fashion. But watching a girl that is famous for no reason other than getting dressed up and taking pictures of herself every day can get really boring really fast. And now that I know that their very expensive wardrobes are sponsored by brands, their pictures taken by professional photographers and their looks styled by professional stylists I ask myself: how is this personal style?

However, a friend of mine recently introduced me to a new blog: Twin Fashion Blog. While I’m still pretty skeptic about the whole personal style deal, I really love how twins Nef and Nat combine high brow products with high street garments from Zara and H&M. What I liked even more is that even though the have become super famous, they still remain very loyal to their home country Greece. So while I’m in personal-blog hating mode, I think I can make an exception for Nef and Nat.

Link Love.

Closing up the week with some good news.

Meet Banksy

Banksy: A wold-famous multi-millionaire making rebellious street art. Sense some irony here?

Via The Daily Beast.

Taylor Thomasi Hill leaves Moda Operandi, but why? Via Fashionista

Some lucky bitches in Paris will get to be fashion pope’s Karl Lagerfeld’s student for a day. Where can I sign up? Via Guest of a Guest.

Coach has finally decided to launch it’s clothing line! Via SheFinds

Glad to know I’m not the only one! 9 celebs who prefer younger men. Because age is just a number… and jail is just a place. Via SheFinds.

It seems like Michelle Tanner’s wardrobe was a lot less Gymboree and more like Chanel and Marc Jacobs. Via Stylecaster.

Duck face exhibit: Museum in London creates a whole exhibit dedicated to “The Selfie” Via The Cut.

Bitches Love Foreign Bros

Original article should have been written by me (but wasn’t) for Betches Love This

Name: Foreign Bro

Age: Legal to drink in my country

Location: Club tables

Current Relationship Status: Always single

Current BBM Status: “NYC for the weekend”

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Majoring in: Business, Econ, Engineering

Likes: Studying abroad, clubbing, pointed loafers, knowing more Avicii than you, other foreign bros, Camel Blues

Dislikes: Being called English Second Language (ESL)!!! Jajajaja

Some people think I’m: Gay or sell men’s cologne

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From our manicurists to our handbags, betches fucking love imports, and foreign bros are no exception. Not to be confused with the local rando you hooked up with while studying abroad, the foreign bro we’re talking about is having his own study abroad experience… on your college campus. He may have even graduated to foreign pro and decided to stick around to stimulate our economy interest by getting a job, usually in something like finance/anything involving numbers and not requiring complete fluency in English.

Think you know one? Careful. The foreign bro has a certain je ne sais quoi, which basically means, not every Asian kid in your Macro lecture. He typically exhibits qualities of the Maybe Gay Bro by walking the fine line between foreign and flamboyant: he owns more Burberry outerwear than we do, he’s up for shopping, he’s down for sushi, he laughs at the idea of waiting in a club line, he agrees with us on the superiority of vodka, he’s the first to suggest taking a taxi, he calls us “babe” and best of all, he comprendes our bitchy sarcasm as sweet and endearing.

 While he makes a great accessory, the foreign bro is the most fun a betch can have without changing her relationship status. He wouldn’t get the meaning of “monogamy” if Google translated it into his own language, and if our value system and the foreign bro’s were the two circles of a Venn diagram, there would be little-to-no overlap. While you may consider your hot besties as “completely off limits” to him, he looks at them and thinks, “saving for later.” While we may occasionally take a night off to stay in and smoke, the foreign bro’s version of chilling out is to still go out, but in slightly less tight pants. Also, he may not exist in any of these forums: university classes, public transportation, daylight.

That said, the best thing to do with a foreign bro is to appreciate him for the gift he is and the gifts he gives. He has an accent, is usually well dressed with the exception of his skimpy choice of exercise clothing, and he’s just the right amount of lost in translation, read: shady and confusing. We’re also always winning whenever we get involved with him (even if we’re not) because at the end of the day, we hold the green card.

So betches, go befriend a foreign bro. You will most likely find one simply by following the the scent of thick cigarette smoke and Carolina Herrera for Men. Once you do, let him give you a midnight Spanish lesson. Be sure to take many muploads together in your matching aviators and fur trim bomber jackets and start getting used to being the second most manicured one in the room. Either way, whatever he wants to do, we encourage you to get involved. Jack and Jill might someday fall in love, but Fernando has a table at the club tonight and a bottle with your name on it.

My Favorite Cafes In NYC.

Original article written by me for Guest of a Guest.

If coffee were a religion, I would be a devout coffee-ist. That being said, I am taking advantage of the fact that New York has a cafe culture that is very similar to Europe’s and I’ve been trying all the nice little cafes around my neighborhood. In this post I have compiled a list of my favorite ones so far. Think less Starbucks grab-and-go and more Euro style sit-for-hours while enjoying a good cup of coffee.

Ninth Street Espresso:

Ninth Street Espresso is a good place to go and get your coffee fix between shows (right near Milk Studios, the Standard Hotel and the Highline Stages). If you’re from out of town it’s also a great way to see the local favorite, Chelsea Market. If you find their flavor completely irresistible, you can also buy a bag of their beans and roasts to take home.

Remember to bring cash because they don’t accept credit cards.

Located in Chelsea Market.

Blue Bottle Coffee:

This bay-area import arrived to NY to brew organic coffee and revive the old-school coffeehouse spirit the city was missing. Everything they serve here is fresh, vegan and sustainable. They serve fresh baked goods and carry a wide assortment of chocolates. This spot is located a block away from Milk Studios, so it’s a good choice for a quick coffee run between shows.

Located at 450 w. 15th st. (between 9th and 10th avenue.)

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Intelligentsia Coffee:

Located in the High Line Hotel, this coffee shop is one of NYC’s hidden gems. They serve great coffee made with high quality beans from all over the world. They also carry a wide variety of pastries and baked goods. With very limited seating, this coffee shop is definitely a grab-and-go spot.

Located at 180 10th Avenue, between 20th and 21st St.

Inteligentsia coffee

Joe’s The Art Of Coffee:

This New York favorite roasts and sells its own coffee. Although they have multiple locations, the one by the High Line would be the most convenient to visit during NYFW. This café has a warm and chic atmosphere and is notorious for their coffee art. They also carry a variety of sweet treats like muffins, cakes, scones and cookies. There is plenty of room to sit down, but bloggers beware… there’s no wifi!

Located at 405 W. 23rd St. between 9th and 10 avenue

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Stumptown Greenwich Village… MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!

The Stumpton Greenwich Village sells organic coffee and a wide variety of baked goods. Unlike most coffee houses, they actually accept credit cards and have free wi-fi for customers. They also have a large stack of magazines for customers to enjoy. Due to its location, it’s a very good place to make a pit stop if you’re heading from west to east.

Located at 30 W. 8th st. Between 5th av. and McDougal.

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Kava Cafe:

Kava Cafe in the West Village is home to sandwiches, sweets, and great coffee, but the biggest draw, especially this time of the year, is the backyard seating they offer. The back patio is the perfect place to meet friends or go on a date over a cup of iced coffee.

Kava Cafe, 803 Washington St, New York

Abraco:

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. Abraco is a hole-in-the-wall shop that’s more of a grab-n-go then stay and sip. Not for the weak, or lovers of creamy drinks, their espresso drinks are bold, flavorful and strong. Faithful customers swear their olive oil cake’s also a must-try.

Abraco, 86 E. 7 St.

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Bluebird Coffee Shop:

The homey, welcoming coffee shop, though small, is certainly mighty, with smiling baristas serving up the drinks. The Counter Culture coffee and tasty baked goods make this a go-to neighborhood spot.

Bluebird Coffee Shop, 72 E. 1 St.

Cafe Grumpy:

Unique to this location, the Clover machine makes all the difference in taste, as it sets out one drip coffee cup at a time. Complement the Heartbreaker Espresso with one of their amazing, gooey chocolate chip cookies. P.S.: This coffee shop was featured in the show Girls! (and of course that’s why I decided to go and try it)

Cafe Grumpy, 224 W. 20 St.

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La Colombe:

For a clean, industrial vibe head over to La Colombe and sip one of the city’s best espressos or lattes. Always sweetly rich with flavor, their coffee pairs well with their flaky, delicious almond croissant. They may not have a posted menu, and their decor excludes the standard “clutter of CDs, coffee mugs, home coffee machines and lunch foods,” but this shop is, regardless, a must-try for any coffee lover.

La Colombe Torrefaction, 270 Lafayette St.

Fancy coffee cups.

Fancy coffee cups.

The Randolph:

The Randolph is a cafe by day and cocktail bar by night. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the best of both worlds: throughout the day they offer coffee cocktails in addition to their menu of high quality coffee brews. After 5 p.m they stop coffee service, but in case you miss that you can go later for their famous 8-hour happy hour featuring half-priced cocktails.

The Randolph, 349 Broome St, New York

I am Coffee:

I Am Coffee is one of the newer coffee shops on the scene, but has already been making waves in its brief existence. Founded by Italians who studied the craft of coffee brewing, the tiny shop serves up some of the finest Italian style espresso in the city. They also throw in unique recipes (using ingredients like ginger and apple) which are not to be missed. Keep in mind there’s no seating, so plan your visit accordingly!

I Am Coffee, 9 St. Marks Pl, New York

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If any of you have any suggestions for me, please drop me a line and I will for sure go try some more coffee spots.