xm cafe1The XM Cafe is a gem hidden inside of The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

The museum has partnered up with Fountain House to bring the XM Cafe to the community to unite local leaders and creatives; by providing a place to work.

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As soon as you walk in through the main entrance of the museum, you will see the XM cafe. This is a great place to host your next business meeting, work on a project, grab coffee or just enjoy some lunch on a Beautiful afternoon.

The menu consists of delicious goods such as pastries, salads and sandwiches from the one and only Arthur Ave Deli. If you have not tried their sandwiches yet, you must try it! They’re sooooo good. And instead of going all the way to Arthur Ave, you can visit the XM Cafe to grab a bite. Click here to take a look at the full menu.

Besides the food, this is a great resource that is in our community for us to use.

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Check out the exhibitions that are currently open at the museum and grab some lunch at the XM cafe to conclude your trip.

 

Love,

Deyla

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Two words to describe him; meek and skillful. If you don’t know by now, his name is  Jose Dejesus and he goes by Trill Cooker. Jose grew up in The Bronx and collected his experience as a chef in Manhattan. With a remarkable career as a chef and pure determination, Jose stands as a proficient chef in New York City.

Besides a chef, Jose is also a successful entrepreneur. He founded “Breaking Bread”, where he hosts pop up dinners in different parts of The Bronx. What makes this interesting, is that the dinner is a secret; so you will not know what’s for dinner until you arrive to the designated location.  If you have a specific diet and/or food restrictions, before purchasing your ticket you are asked about those restrictions. At the time when I attended one of his pop up dinners, I was strictly pescatarian and I was well taken care of. So no worries! Please note that everything was freshly made and prepared at the counter.

Anyways, here are some photos that highlights my experience at the pop up dinner.

 

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Want to know when is the next pop up dinner? Visit this website.

To see what Trill Cooker is currently up to, follow his Instagram page.

 

Love,

Deyla

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Because, Waffles and weekends are great friends!

I had the pleasure to visit NY Bagel Cafe & Deli for on a Sunday morning for breakfast. Though I wanted to try everything on the menu, initially I went with a waffle and kept it simple; which was pretty good. Besides this waffle, their breakfast menu contains of other options such as chicken & waffle, pancakes and hearty breakfast platters.

Over all I had a great experience as a first time customer and I will be back!  Great service, comfy place and yummy food options on the menu. I give it a thumbs up!

 

Love,

Deyla

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It is that time of the year! We must be glad and rejoice in it. Personally, it is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it; Christmas carols, shopping, baking, gifting and enjoying this time with my family. The big apple looks its best, dressed in Christmas. Here are some places that you should visit with your loved ones:

  1. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

    • It is finally up! The lighting ceremony took place Wednesday night and the tree will be up until January 7th. This tradition began in the year of 1933 and
    • it is still remains as a special tradition for New Yorkers.
  2. Holiday Train Show at Grand Central 

    • For 16 years, the New York Transit Museum has marked a holiday train show for families to enjoy during the Holiday season. The show will be up and running until January.
  3. Empire State Building 

    • In celebration of Christmas season, the top of the Empire State Building will be lit up in red, green and white candy cane on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Try to catch it at night time for a better view.
  4. Macy’s Santaland 

    • This is a great place to take the kids, snap some photos with Santa and save them to your Christmas album. Although I do not believe in Santa, this is a kid friendly way celebrate this season with your family. However, be advice that you must make reservations for this (new rule this year).
  5. 5th Avenue 

    • Whether you are window shopping or actually shopping, 5th avenue awaits for in its holiday gear. Enjoy the holiday window displays while walking down the avenue. To avoid traffic, I suggest visiting early in the morning on Saturday or Sunday. I promise it is worth the early rise.
  6. The Oculus

    • When I first visited, I was in awe of the architecture! Luckily, I was able to visit during the holidays so I enjoyed the pretty Christmas decorations all around. Its a transportation hub and a shopping mall, which is really cool. Besides, this is a great place to take selfies because the lighting in there is everything.

      Have you been to any of these places?

Love,

deyla

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This picture represents a new beginning.

Here’s why: ⠀

Summer 2017 has officially been one of the best summers that I have experienced thus far, within my twenty three years of living. You may be thinking why? Well, let me share with you that this summer, I committed my life to Jesus Christ. I️ realized that there was so much more to life and that it was impossible for me to live without God in my life. Ever since, god has been filling me up with power, love and a sound mind. However, I’d like to highlight that I️ did not grow up in a Christian household and no one really talked to me about god. I have always believed in god but .. I️ did not see this hunger for Christ coming my way at all! This was not my plan y’all but it’s the best unplanned plan I’ve ever had. In a nutshell; I traded my sorrow, I traded my pain and I laid it all down for the joy of the lord. And I️ am eternally grateful. I️ pray that he does the same for you. 🌸

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