6 places to visit during the Holidays in New York City

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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

A new beginning in my life

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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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Beautycon Festival NYC 2017

Beautycon Festival here in New York City was an adventure of its own. I learned about different beauty companies that I never knew of before. However, the highlight of the festival for me was Gabrielle Union! Shes more flawless in person!! Anyways, she shared some inspirational tips, talked about her book; “We’re going to need more wine” and her new hair product line; Flawless Hair.

People come to these types of festivals for different reasons. Since I am fairly new in the blogging community I wanted to meet bloggers like myself and learn about different beauty companies. Mission accomplished! Below you will find a list of freebies that I got!

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Free Macaroons for everyone! They were so yummy

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Pretty and yummy

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Flower mascara tower

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Freebies

List of freebies:

  1. New Cantu Cleanse Root Rinse (Sample Packet)
  2. New Cantu Color Protecting Shampoo (Sample Packet)
  3. Soap & Glory; Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk (Sample Packet)
  4. Soap & Glory: Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumpling Lip Gloss; Colors Spun Sugar, Plumsup &Nudestar (Sample Size)
  5. Colorpop Lippie Stix; Color Dusty Pink (Full Size)
  6. Milk Makeup Lip Color; Color Blue (Full Size)
  7. New L’oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise (Full Size)

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Gourmet Popcorn in NYC

You will think of popcorn differently when you try gourmet popcorn from Garret. From Chicago to NYC, Garret simply offers heaven in a bag! My boyfriend and I love to go for the Garret mix, which is a combination of cheese and caramel. I know what you are thinking! Just try it, you wont know until you try! And if you are a wine lover like me, you can pair this snack with white wine.

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Garret Mixed Popcorn and Italian white wine

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Ice cream date at Van Leeuwen

A scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough from Van Leeuwen is all I need on a Sunday afternoon. Their ice cream is simply delicious. Each spoon is filled with a bunch of mmmmm.. that sound you make when you’re eating something too good. If you are a ice cream lover in the NYC area, than you must try Van Leeuwen. If you are lucky like me, you may find this ice ream at your local supermarket.

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