Bermudaful

It was raining the day we landed, so we spent the afternoon in the Gold Lounge

It was raining the day we landed, so we spent the afternoon in the Gold Lounge

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Buffet breakfast (we love our eggs)

Buffet breakfast (we love our eggs)

Cosmic Girls by Yoshitomo Nara

Cosmic Girls by Yoshitomo Nara

"Pumpkin" by Yayoi Kusama

"Pumpkin" by Yayoi Kusama

"At This Time" by KAWS

"At This Time" by KAWS

Complimentary shuttles to the Princess Beach Club

Complimentary shuttles to the Princess Beach Club

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Housekeeping recognized my love for Le Labo

Housekeeping recognized my love for Le Labo

Heading down to the other side of the Princess Beach Club, a private beach!

Heading down to the other side of the Princess Beach Club, a private beach!

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Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo

Mermaid Jillian

Mermaid Jillian

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Lyndsay and Joanna waving to Sarah and Piper returning from Horseshoe Beach (they paddled all the way there on a Pineapple!)

Lyndsay and Joanna waving to Sarah and Piper returning from Horseshoe Beach (they paddled all the way there on a Pineapple!)

Only a two hour plane ride from New York, Bermuda and its pink sand beaches was an absolute dream. A few of my dearest friends and I spent this past weekend floating in the clear blue waters of the Princess Beach Club, soaking in the rays, and staying up into the wee hours of the morning (for much needed #girltalk). We couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate turning over a new decade (eep – 30 years young!) A special thank you to The Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club for such memorable times. And Bermuda is so close, I'm sure we will be returning again very soon!

Photos by Me (w/ the help of my friends)

In collaboration with The Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club; thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Summer Solstice

Beauty Elixir Facial at L'appartement Caudalie Spa

Beauty Elixir Facial at L'appartement Caudalie Spa

Retrouvé Skincare, A.H.C. Skincare, Bobbi Brown Concealer, Slip Eye Mask, Chanel Sandals, Steamline Luggage, Chloé Bag

Retrouvé Skincare, A.H.C. Skincare, Bobbi Brown Concealer, Slip Eye Mask, Chanel Sandals, Steamline Luggage, Chloé Bag

Barneys summer solstice breakfast at Freds Downtown with Pop Up Florist

Barneys summer solstice breakfast at Freds Downtown with Pop Up Florist

The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection at The Met Breuer

The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection at The Met Breuer

Garden opening celebrations at Flora Bar

Garden opening celebrations at Flora Bar

Yune Ho Top, COS Skirt, The Row Shoes, Saint Laurent Bag, Céline Sunglasses

Yune Ho Top, COS Skirt, The Row Shoes, Saint Laurent Bag, Céline Sunglasses

Rose Extract mani and pedi at sundays nail studio

Rose Extract mani and pedi at sundays nail studio

Cactus Store popup at 5 Essex St

Cactus Store popup at 5 Essex St

Claudia Li Top, COS Skirt, Prada Slides, Céline Bag, Janessa Leone Hat

Claudia Li Top, COS Skirt, Prada Slides, Céline Bag, Janessa Leone Hat

NYC Pride – The March

NYC Pride – The March

Tapas at Boqueria

Tapas at Boqueria

San Pellegrino Dinner with Chefs April Bloomfield and Ludo Lefebvre

San Pellegrino Dinner with Chefs April Bloomfield and Ludo Lefebvre

PH5 Jacket, Cartier Necklace, Céline Sunglasses

PH5 Jacket, Cartier Necklace, Céline Sunglasses

Balenciaga Dress, Seven All Around Sandals

Balenciaga Dress, Seven All Around Sandals

Magnum Ice Cream

Magnum Ice Cream

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Marques Almeida Top, Frame Denim Shorts, The Row Shoes, Chanel Bag

Marques Almeida Top, Frame Denim Shorts, The Row Shoes, Chanel Bag

Who What Wear Trend Panel w/ Hilary Kerr and Marina Larroude

Who What Wear Trend Panel w/ Hilary Kerr and Marina Larroude

Enfold Top, COS Skirt, Seven All Around Sandals, Loewe Bag

Enfold Top, COS Skirt, Seven All Around Sandals, Loewe Bag

Chimek fried chicken at Fuku Fidi

Chimek fried chicken at Fuku Fidi

Staycation at PUBLIC Hotel

Staycation at PUBLIC Hotel

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Photos by Hoon Kim and I

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Le Logis in Cognac, France

Mixology Workshop in Le Logis Bar learning how to make Le Grand Fizz and Espresso Martini

Mixology Workshop in Le Logis Bar learning how to make Le Grand Fizz and Espresso Martini

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The most delicious steak dinner poolside

The most delicious steak dinner poolside

Post-dinner hangs

Post-dinner hangs

Early morning tour of the grounds

Early morning tour of the grounds

Immersion into the Grey Goose Universe with Cellar Master François Thibault 

Immersion into the Grey Goose Universe with Cellar Master François Thibault 

Tastings room. My first time trying the flavored versions, which are sourced from real fruit, and are incredibly rich in flavor!

Tastings room. My first time trying the flavored versions, which are sourced from real fruit, and are incredibly rich in flavor!

A special blend and project of François Thibault 

A special blend and project of François Thibault 

Al Fresco Lunch on the Lawn

Al Fresco Lunch on the Lawn

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Polenta, mushrooms, and egg

Polenta, mushrooms, and egg

Bread baking workshop with Grey Goose Flour

Bread baking workshop with Grey Goose Flour

Our bread before going into the oven!

Our bread before going into the oven!

Cutest bicycle which was much too large for me

Cutest bicycle which was much too large for me

Lovely ladies Olivia, Selena, Raveena

Lovely ladies Olivia, Selena, Raveena

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Exploring a small town nearby

Exploring a small town nearby

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Formal Dinner in the Le Logis Dining Room

Formal Dinner in the Le Logis Dining Room

We spent a dreamy, yet immersive weekend with Grey Goose at Le Logis (Grey Goose’s gorgeously restored 17th Century manor house) in Cognac, France last weekend to celebrate their 20th birth year. Chef Ludo Lefebvre and his head bartender from Petit Trois uncovered the ‘field to bottle’ journey of the esteemed Vodka brand. We met Cellar Master François Thibault who resides here, and he showed us how the liquid is blended and distilled, and also how it comes from soft winter wheat sourced from the fields of Picardie (a grain-growing region in northern France), where farmer Marc Egret has been harvesting the same wheat for the past 20 years. We learned Grey Goose is sourced and produced exclusively in France, as we breathed in the clean, countryside air. We took a mixology class where we created our own cocktails such as the signature drink, Le Grand Fizz, and learned how to bake delicious bread with Grey Goose flour that celebrated the brand’s core, single origin philosophies and flavor profiles. It was such a wonderful weekend filled with great company, great food, and great drinks. Thank you so much to Grey Goose for creating this magical escape to Cognac, France.

Photographs by Hoon Kim and I

In collaboration with Grey Goose; thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Flatiron Fare

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Flatiron has recently been expanding its repertoire of incredible new restaurants, for both quick eats, as well as for a more elevated dining experience. I’ve teamed up with S.Pellegrino ® to bring you my neighborhood guide of must-try places in Flatiron as part of the S.Pellegrino ® Taste Guide to NYC.

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Fusco

Chef-owner Scott Conant opened Fusco in the old Veritas space, and from the first step inside, through the entire dining experience, the restaurant delivers class and elegance with its seasonal fine Italian fare. The chandeliers are ever so charming, and the space is perfect for a romantic date. The Pasta al Pomodoro, or Chef’s Signature Regu, is a must-try.

Atoboy

Atoboy, opened by Jungsik-alum Chef Junghyun Park, and his wife Manager Ellia Park, serves Korean tasting menus small plates-style (banchans with rice), and aims for fine-dining to be more casual and modern. The industrial feel of the space goes oh so well with the cool, scrumptious dishes.

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abcV

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is no newcomer inside ABC Carpet and Home (he already has ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina), and abcV is the latest to join the duo. abcV has the same clean and minimal decor, and is essentially a Vegan restaurant, focusing on market vegetables, noodles, and grains. In the mornings, the doas and pancakes will leave your tummy and taste buds satisfied.

Union Square Cafe

Union Square Cafe is Danny Meyer's first restaurant serving seasonal New American fare in a casually refined setting. It is not a cafe, contrary to what the name suggests, but rather deems a fairly large space for a bar area as well as dual floor dining rooms. It has recently re-opened after originally opening nearly a quarter-century ago. It is a classic New York restaurant and was one of the originators of contemporary American cuisine.

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Le Coq Rico

Originally located on Monmartre's Rue Lepic in Paris, this is French chef Antoine Westermann’s Le Coq Rico’s first location in the United States. Translated to The Bistro of Beautiful Birds, Le Coq Rico specializes in sophisticated poultry dishes, paying tribute to responsibly raised whole-animal meats.

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In collaboration with S.PELLEGRINO® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Bon Appétit Magazine; thoughts and opinions are my own.

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