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Elle x Warby Parker

  

From Left to Right| Starting with the top: Laurel Peacock Green, Dorset Whiskey Tortoise, Dorset Coastal Blue Fade, Haskell Crystal with Blue Jay, Holcomb Pearled Tortoise

Warby Parker recently debuted their new spring collection and I couldn’t be more in love with the new styles. As well, as their concept “for every pair bought, a pair is distributed to someone in need”.  

The Spring 2016 Collection,  was inspired by the magic that is the circus. Bright colors and whimsy, founded a few new silhouettes outfitted using premium acetate. 

Some of my favorites included, the Laurel peacock green frames, as well as a pop of blue in the Haskall crystal frames. 

I opted for the complimentary Home Try-On Program, a brilliant way to try on five different frames for a duration of five days in the privacy of your own home. Or…if your like me, at work to really get an abundance of feedback. The website and program were both super easy to navigate. The hardest part about it, was choosing the five to order.. Although, it was made much simpler due to narrowing down the search based on face shape and such. The free return and pre packaged label made returning the box a breeze. Simply tape the box closed to return and pop on the return label. Affordable, the collection starts at $95 per set. Check them out here to find your perfect pair.

P.S. Which do you like best?

Lilia- Williamsburg / Brooklyn

* Reservations recommended. Wood-Fired Italian Fare & Housemade Pastas/Spacious and Bright/Perfect for Date Night, Groups, or Bringing the Parents.

Lilia
567 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
11211

My husband and I had been waiting for this gem of a restaurant to open it’s doors. Snowed in this past weekend, we figured would be the perfect time to literally cross the street from our apartment, and walk over. Figuring, it wouldn’t be too crowded as we had a big snowstorm the day before.

We were wrong on that front. The lofty space was buzzing, but we luckily snagged two seats at the bar… the perfect seats to witness all of the action as the kitchen is open and filled with energy. Everything on the menu sounded delicious.. but we finally narrowed it down and went with two appetizers, two pasta dishes and a dessert, all to share of course. The best way to taste it all. Check below for our recommendations.

Part 2: London & Paris

Paris is truly such a beautiful and magical city. Being our second time to Paris my husband and I were looking forward to exploring new areas of the city. We found an amazing gem of a place to stay, called Hotel 123 Sebastopol which is reminiscent of a cinema set in the golden age but with modern technology throughout.

Every floor in the hotel is different with six different French artists putting their own spin on it, weather a conductor, writer,  producer or film star. The rooms are beautifully done. I fell in love with our room and the bathroom vanity which looked like a makeup set.

As we checked in, they offered us to relax in the lounge area and enjoy complimentary snacks of pastries and crepes and cappuccino’s while they bought our bags up. We relaxed a bit at the hotel and then got ready to head out to a wine bar before dinner. I wore my new dress that I had just bought in London!

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London & Canterbury

These last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind in all the best ways. We ended September with a wedding just outside of London in a town called Canterbury, and were able to tack on a few extra days at ten end of the trip in Paris. It’s so devastating to see what has just happened in Paris recently, I am thankful I am able to look back on my time spent there and reflect on what a beautiful city it really is.

We started our trip flying into London and stayed at the Z Hotel in Soho, a super cute hotel that has compact but well thought out rooms, making it perfect for the traveler who wants a bit of luxury but plans to be out and about in Central London also. A fun perk of the hotel, is the trendy lounge offering complimentary wine and cheese at night. It was such a wonderfully centered location and made getting around the city that much easier.

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A friend had suggested making a dinner reservation at Hutong in the Shard Hotel which we had done a month in advance. We made it for four, and our friends who were getting married in Canterbury joined in. My husband and I went early to enjoy a drink at the bar which makes incredible cocktails. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are passing through London at any point. It is a beautiful upscale Asian restaurant overlooking all of London with floor to ceiling windows with incredible views. Dinner was delicious, and we managed to work some of it off by dancing a bit at a nearby pub that had a fun band. All in all a fantastic night.

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