Pietro Nolita: NYC’s Pink Pocket of Italy

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This pink pocket of Italy resembles a cozy 1950s-style bar/eatery offering eco-friendly Italian fare & weekend brunch. The restaurant offers healthy-ish entrees and delicious breakfast style that will dazzle your eyes and belly. The decor is playfully pink and absolutely Instagram friendly. This charming secret in the heart of NYC is a must go to for anyone looking for some great photos for Instagram or a delightful escape from the mundane brunch spots.

The food is quite delicious and on the healthier side. The restaurant caters to those allergic to gluten and dairy. Cocktails are deliciously creative and the ambiance feels as if you’ve time traveled! Be warned that the space is incredibly small so reserving a spot will be impossible. All parties must be present before you can sit down. Sitting is quite cramped and you may end up bumping elbows with your neighboring table. Taking photos can be tricky, but if politely ask you can manage to take some sweet pics to share with friends!

Pietro Nolita NYC

Pietro Nolita NYC

Pietro Nolita NYC

The magic behind this gorgeous spot is its uncanny yet exceptional ambiance of making you feel like your in a pink motif of Madonna’s “Lucky Star.” Or maybe I’m thinking the pink motif to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? Regardless, be sure to check out Pietro Nolita located at 74 Elizabeth Street in Manhattan! The restaurant opens at 11am every day, and if you’re looking to snag some space and be comfortable, be sure to arrive for brunch when the resturant opens!

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My Most Epic E3 Experience Ever

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Before we get into the actual industry event, let’s start off with where I stayed with my partner in crime @ZuneGirl! My beautiful home away from home in downtown Los Angeles was nearby everything! It just so happened we were also down the street from the SONY press conference! We didn’t even need to attend it. The AirBnb included access to the pool and jacuzzi which was surrounded by foliage! See below for the view outside our window into the atrium and pool!

On the First Night..

It was honestly a blur of after parties way before the doors opened! YouTube Gaming’s after party location was incredibly beautiful but there was no open bar and no food. For such a big company, you’d think they would really make an impression?

The PUBG party was incredible with catering from all over the world and unlimited cocktails based on different landing zones in the game! I got to mingle with some incredibly talented Twitch and Mixer Streamers. I arrived at the party in style accompanied by the handsome gentleman and Mixer Partner Backdraft.

Facebook Gaming Party was quite possibly the most shocking event of the night! With Instagram booths to take the most iconic photos, Oculus Rift games available to play, unlimited drinks and food, tons of space in a giant theater in downtown Los Angeles you wonder how could it get better?

BUT IT DID! Out came the famous dance group the Jabbawockeez performing some of the most popular songs. But Facebook Gaming wasn’t done spoiling us….oh no.. They got DJ Khalid up in here! I legit lost it. 🤣

Our First Day At E3

So how does the FABulous Narz start her first day at E3? By being VIP at the Fortnite Arena! 😎 ZuneGirl and I stayed in the shade during the outside Fortnite Arena event overlooking the entire tournament. Some of the biggest celebrities like Xavier Woods, Marshmellow, Pokimane, and Ninja participated in the tournament.

The weather was literally unbearable. I can’t even imagine how the viewers or the players in the sun were handling it. Regardless, the event was streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, and Twitch accumulating over 1.5 Million max concurrent views across multiple channels! Ridiculous!

Day Turns To Night

We end up heading over to the Mixer Mixer where we see some old friends from the Mixer NYC Studio where we use to work at. We then group up and then head over to the official Fortnite After Party! Possibly the best after party at E3 and only 2nd best to Twitch Con’s 2017 after party.

What ends up happening can be easily described by the collage of photos below for your viewing pleasure. Yes, there were pinatas and toilets all over the Fortnite after party. YES, I bumped in Hai Lam. 😍

Our 2nd Day at E3

We make our way to the center for Day 2 having not set foot on the floor on the first day.  We made our way around the floor saying hi to friends and such.

Our Last Day

Honestly, the entire week went by so quickly and most of the time my phone was dead. (haha I need a portable charger…) All in all, this year E3 was by far worth every penny and effort going. I met so many contacts and amazing people it blew my mind away.

Thank you to all the Mixer staff and streamers that showed me so much compassion and love! Thank you to everyone who took time to see me during the hectic week!

Did you live E3? Hate it? What was the most exciting news you heard from the event? Do you love these types of blogs? Let me know below!

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Muses X Vinho Verde Wine Experience!

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I had the amazing time as an invited VIP influencer for the Vinho Verde Wine Experience! Thank you to the team for granting me this honorable opportunity! I indulged in amazing wines from all over Portugal and paired them with delicious food bites from NYC’s hottest restaurants!

THE WINES I LOVED~💕🥂

Attending the Vinho Verde Experience was extremely magical! Trying all kinds of wines from all over Portugal was an incredible experience. Most of the wines are from local wineries that I would never have heard of!

Getting to speak directly to the wine owner and learning about the culture and history of their wines was truly inspirational! What made the experience even more worthwhile were the creative cocktails made with some wines.

The entire event overlooked the Hudson River! Highly recommend attending this event and in the earlier sessions!

Got to see my fellow lovely Muses @Haley.Findlay, @FashionstyleFoodie, and @WorldMeetsGurl!

Thank you again to Muses and inHouse Production for the VIP invited!

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VOLKSWAGEN JETTHAUS Launch + Want LES Essential X Harrys Event

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Had the honor and privilege to attend TWO events back to back! Taking a test drive of the New Volkswagen Jetthaus was incredible!  

It’s always a blast to go out with my good friend @angelzheng_! Next, we went to an installation with Want LES Essentials and Harrys! It was truly incredible! Thank you again for having us!

Thank you again to Volkswagen, Harrys, and Want LES Essentials!

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Amazing People I Follow On Gram

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I have had the honor and privilege to know these amazing content creators outside on Instagram. They are the few people who are Divas and Hustlers. They work, go to school, and still grind on their passions because they feel alive working for themselves. I love them all to death and I know one day we will be sipping champagne successful on a yacht!

 

 

 

 

 

Who are your favorite content creators on Gram? Let me know if the comments below! Also, feel free to drop your Instagram link in the comments to connect! Also looking to meet new amazing people in the same space! 💕😚

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The Dream Machine: Brooklyn’s Best Interactive Experience Till July

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An interactive experience inspired by your dreams is now open until July 2018 and you better not miss out! The Dream Machine located in Brooklyn offers a wild journey that makes Alice in Wonderland seem like a walk in the park.

Inspired by dreams and made for reality, Dream Machine is an interactive experience designed to be tactile and shareable. Be sure to go with a camera and be prepared to take lots of pictures! 

GENERAL ADMISSION (ALL AGES) $38

GENERAL ADMISSION MATINEE (Thursday & Friday before 5 p.m.) $28

CHILDREN 3 & UNDER ARE FREE!

Warning though, you must purchase your tickets in advance and you must confirm your date when purchasing! Your ticket is only valid on the date of the ticket without exception. Some other important info:

  • Children age three and under do not need a ticket.
  • All tickets must be purchased in advance, tickets are not available at the door.
  • All tickets are non-transferable. Tickets purchased through third parties will not be accepted.
  • ID is checked at the door; One name on the tickets must match an ID of an attendee; Only one name must match per group.

Dream Machine is located at 93 N. 9TH ST. Brooklyn, NY 11249. The closest train is the L to Bedford ave. Click here to get your tickets! 

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The Wonderful World of Biossance

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NO COMPROMISE BEAUTY That is what Biossance promises when you buy their products. Formulas that are nontoxic with the highest standards committed to 100% transparency and blacklisting over 2,000 toxic ingredients from their chemist tables. WOW! 

So what have these scientists from Berkeley labs developed since 2003? Innovative biotechnology making positive impacts on the world changing how you do skincare starting with the ingredients. Utilizing a rich history of science and sustainability, Biossance creates skincare that will are incredibly effective and safe for your skincare, the environment, heck even animals!

I had the incredible opportunity to check our Biossance pop up in NOHO with my friend @Juiicyxr. We were not expecting a full class dedicated to skincare and the science behind every ingredient known to the chemist! Of the products we learned about, only three did I decide to take home and test.

OH MY GAWD, MY SKIN FEELS AMAZING

SQUALANE + VITAMIN C ROSE OIL sounds more like a drink than something you put on your face, but this stuff is ridiculous. This ‘No Compromise™’ formula mixes the weightless hydration of our sugarcane-derived, sustainable squalane oil with the brightening power of Vitamin C, plus rose oil! Just a drop or two of this exquisite oil delivers exceptionally soft, smooth and radiantly healthy-looking skin.

I use this for under my makeup moisturizer after having a late night out. It keeps my skin hydrated and plump! Did I also mention it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? It is clinically proven in test studies to hydrate and provide radiant glowy skin if applied twice daily. This baby deserves a 10/10!

100% SQUALANE  is something I personally have never heard before. Creating from renewable sugarcane, introducing biology’s best kept secret in moisturizer! Hydrating and locking essential oils leaving your skin soft and smooth, it also helps reduce redness and irritation. Shur up! WHAT IS THIS SQUALANE?! 

You may or may not have heard of squalane, but your skin has. The human body produces its own version (known as squalene), but the amount made and retained in the skin decreases over time. Squalane comes from squalene, which can be confusing if you don’t know the difference. Squalene is part of our skin’s own natural moisture but is also found in a variety of plants and in shark liver. Hooked! Where do I buy more? 10/10!

SQUALANE + PHYTO-RETINOL SERUM  sounds intimidating but it really isn’t. We know Squalane now so what is “phyto-retinol?” 

Extracted from the Babchi (Psoralea corylifolia) plant found to have retinol-like effects without the usual skin sensitivity and irritation, phyto-retinol simply means “of retinol-like effects” made from plants. Along with Yeast extract, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, and Neroli Essential Oils with scents of orange blossoms this serum is super concentrated and powerfully effective to reduce lines and wrinkles while visibly firming skin without irritation or sensitivity associated with retinol as it’s plant-based.

I highly recommend testing a patch of skin first before applying as this serum is quite potent and powerful. Nonetheless, it has helped with reducing the fine lines around my eyes and reducing my own crow’s feet. 10/10 baby!

These are the three products I tried at Biossance and boy was I pleased! Have you tried them? Have questions or comments? Let me know below and I’ll be sure to respond!

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