We spent 5 amazing days in this beautiful country. The people were inspiring, the architecture was impeccable, the coffee was strong, and the car scene was extremely desirable. We felt like we were in a completely different era. Here is our journey through Cuba with our film cameras. We hope you enjoy!
- Havana, Cuba
- Calle Industria no 502
- +53 5515 7575
We stopped at Sia Kara for drinks after spending most of the day on a Ernest Hemingway tour with Cuba Travel Network. This is one of the trendier spots in Cuba, and you can tell as soon as you walk in by the hip crowd and eclectic vibes . Although we didn't have a chance to eat here, the food looked delicious and the Pina Coladas were some of the best we've ever had. Word on the street is that they have amazing live music come evening.
- Havana, Cuba
- 303 O'Reilly
- +53 7 8630206
So, when we told with people that we were going to Cuba, many of the responses were "Good luck with the food". While their resources may be limited, we're happy to say we had some pretty damn good food here at El Del Frente. The menu offered more variety than any other restaurant we visited during our stay. The steak tacos, market fish, croquettes, and cocktails left quite a bit of an impression on us. So much so, that we tried to return twice, only to get turned down due to a packed house. If you are headed to Cuba please be sure to give this place a try. However, be sure to make a reservation if you'll be going for dinner or you'll end up walking away with a sad face like us!
- Hells Kitchen
- 798 9th Ave
First things first, we've been pretty obsessed with The Meatball Shop for awhile now. At one point of time we would eat it more than once a week (that Smash sandwich is out of this world). So when we were invited to hang out with the some cool peeps at the Hell Kitchen location for #NationaMeatballDay we ran, okay not really, but we were that damn excited! We got to try meatball sloppy joes, meatball nachos, tons and tons of balls and a lot of other menu items. The moscow mules were flowing and the tunes were jamming. They even topped off the event with banana splits, the best we've ever had y'all!
Be sure to check out there locations around NYC. Your bellies will be happy, we promise!
If you are looking to shop emerging designers, or to just discover some really cool pieces to add to your wardrobe then look no further than Tictail Market. We've discovered so many of our new favorite brands here and are super ecstatic that places like Tictail give them the opportunity to sale their pieces. Stay tuned for some of the looks we couldn't walk away without.
Warning: It's hard to walk out this store empty handed.
The Oregon coast definitely goes down as one of our favorite destinations ever. There's something about this place that is just so magical. It's indescribable and you'd have to experience a day there to know exactly what we are talking about. We stayed until Sunset and walked away completely renewed.
- French Quarter
- 1113 Decatur St
- (504) 581-1112
We made our way to Cane & Table after a hot and sticky afternoon of exploring the amazing city of New Orleans. Head their way for the beautiful cocktails and the Old Havana decor. Head to the back if the weather is right.
This is the coolest deli we've ever been to and dare we say best sandwiches we've ever eaten. Fresh pop tarts, donuts, and Switchel are a few of our favorite items that we make sure to grab when stopping by. They also have an awesomely curated selection of goods, cheeses, and meats. We've tried at least 4 sandwiches on the menu and they are all extremely delicious. Twin Suns you never disappoint, we love you!
A great cup of coffee with wonderful lighting is all we need. Supercrown roasts their own beans right in the back and they are on point. They have a pour over menu and great breakfast options if you're hungry. They also have a coffee subscription service, just in case you try it and can't get enough.
- East Village
- 627 E 6th St
- (212) 388-1276
You'll find this cozy coffee shop tucked away in the quiet streets of Alphabet City. Their baked goods are surely something you don't want to miss, after all, it is called Bakeri for a reason. Sip on some counter culture coffee while you are at it. Tasty baked goods + great coffee are just meant to be!
- 1110 Manhattan Ave
- (718) 389-0160
When you walk into this intimate library/restaurant, the first thing you will notice is the beautiful red couch on your left. Hopefully you're lucky and its empty for you. If you stop by during the day, its just a casual cafe serving up some breakfast dishes and coffee, at night they have more traditional italian dishes.
Alright guys! The pizza craving gets real and that's why we are so lucky to have stumbled upon this gem in our neighborhood. Seriously good pizza, baked in a wood oven stove, with an impressive wine selection! You can't ask for more than that. Be sure to top of your pizza and entrees with some homemade chill oil. You won't be sorry 😋
Quietly located under the Williamsburg Bridge, is this quaint little coffee shop that you won't want to miss. Butler Bakeshop is serving up Michelin quality pastries (must get a few) and coffee by Intelligentsia. The decor is impeccable and definitely photo worthy. You might even find yourself doing a bit of a two step while there because the music is always rocking.
Some of the best eating you can do in Bushwick is at Cafe Ghia. Those biscuits and gravy will have you doing something crazy, along with that Bloody Mary and basically everything else on the menu. They offer a lot of vegan and gluten free options so everyone can join in on the fun. Oh and brunch is 7 days a week! If that isn't poppin then we don't know what is?
This might be the hippest coffee shop in Bushwick? There's a very minimal approach to everything they do here. When you step inside this light filled shop, you'll know exactly what we mean. What most people miss out on is the food, it's insanely good! Give the breakfast burrito or the pancakes a shot. Btw, this is a instagramers dream coffee shop. We don’t even think there's a light bulb in this place!
Our new favorite plant shop Tula House is a must stop if you're in Bushwick. Be sure to chat with the owners Christine and Ivan to learn everything there is to know about the care of plants. They also have a plant truck that you might catchthem rollin around town. The shop is open Thurs - Sun.
We were in desperate need of a new coffee shop to check out while we were home in Dallas, so we had to ask our friends over at His + Her Blog for a solid recommendation. They sent us to Method Coffee and it was perfect. Walking into a coffee shop that has a laid back feel to it and the smell of fresh grounds is always a good sign. We spent the morning flipping through the local magazines and sipping on some strong coffee.
We spent a magical few days in New Orleans, one of the most unique cities in the country. While most of our days were spent running around this culturally enriched city, we couldn't resist that itch to get back to Loft 523 to rest our heads. Everything from the bed to the tub screams comfort and relaxation. Be sure to check out the burlesque show in the lobby as well, you'll be in for a sweet treat 😉!
Alright so this is a long over due post on one of our favorite coffee shops around. The moment we made it to San Francisco, we rushed to drop our bags off and headed straight for Sightglass for a much needed coffee. We were so eager to try this place especially after all of the recommendations and research. And let's just say folks weren't wrong, this is what coffee shop heaven is made of.
We had the chance to stay at The Williamsburg Hotel during their soft opening and we had a wonderful staycation. We were happy to capture our moments during this snowy weekend at what we are sure will be one of the hippest hotels in Brooklyn.