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Brunch Review: Poco on Avenue B

Ahhhh brunch, my favorite time of the week. A time filled with bubbly, benedict, & ….. friends? (what’s a good b word to tack on? Bitches, maybe? Haha!) Anyway, this week my tastebuds took a trip to Alphabet City to try to the $30 Bottomless Boozy Brunch hosted every Friday-Sunday by Poco, a local Tapas Bar.

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Immediately on walking in you are greeted with a very rustic-meets-industrial vibe that is very clean, current, and pleasing on the eyes. I had been told to definitely make a reservation but because it was noon on a snowy Friday, it was a bit less crowded than a weekend.

We got strawberry mimosas, mango mimosas, the “Poco Benedict”, and “Lobster Benedict”. The $30 cost is a flat fee that covers endless drinks and they were delicious! Appropriately strong but, mixed very well and tasted fantastic. There were other mimosa options and sangrias available but, we were so happy with what we got that we stuck to them! They were very good about re-filling our glasses as well, super on top of it.

Each of the plates came with a side of potatoes as well as a house salad. The “Poco Benedict” is chorizo, manchego cheese and poached eggs on arepa (made of ground maize dough or cooked flour) with pimento hollandaise. The “Lobster Benedict” is fresh lobster and poached eggs on arepa with pimento hollandaise. These dishes were so good I’ll have dreams about them for weeks (or until I head back). Served quickly, hot, and fresh as could be these plates were well worth the trip from Harlem to Alphabet City.

We were not rushed to leave, and felt very comfortable sitting and chatting with our drinks after they cleared our plates. Servers were friendly, attentive but not overbearing, and I couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable brunch. Coming back as soon as I can!

Hope you all enjoyed this review!

Until next time.

 

Xoxo,

Kat

 

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Where I’d Rather Be…

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Lake George, Colorado (view from the plane)

LUSH Cosmetics Haul

So, now that I am a couple of weeks in I can officially announce I am a Lushie! I am a Lush Sales Ambassador and yesterday I splurged on some new stuff for myself to get more familiar with the products and because, how could I not? Everything in the store is so incredible and smells amazing and it’s all 100% vegetarian and NO ANIMAL TESTING. Lush is known for their ethical buying and campaigning which means, it’s good for your skin and your soul!

Here are some of the lovely goodies I got:

Angels on Bare Skin Face and Body Cleanser: This cleanser is a gentle, everyday product with a little bit of exfoliation. The lavender soothes and evens out skin tone while the ground almond acts as an exfoliator. It smells of lavender and is so amazing. (This cleanser is vegan.)

Eau Roma Toner Water: I like a lot of overlap in ingredients in my routine, and since Eau Roma Water has both lavender and rose, it’s the perfect next step! Toner helps skin to absorb moisturizer, and can double as a makeup setting spray. (This toner water is vegan.)

Imperialis Facial Moisturizer: Continuing on with more lavender is this gorgeous moisturizer. Lavender, orange blossom water, organic extra virgin olive oil, shea butter, fair trade organic cocoa butter, and so many other lovely things are packed into this moisturizer. It’s great for skin with a “split personality”. It is light and perfect to keep your face happy.

The Olive Branch Shower Gel: This shower gel features extra virgin olive oil that is made at a co-op of Palestinian and Isreali women working together. It is very softening and moisturizing but, also has cleansing fresh mandarin juice and sea salt. It really is a little trip to the Mediterranean packed into the bottle.

Buffy Body Butter: Buffy is a favorite for Lush customers. Ground almonds act as a gentle exfoliant while the Fair Trade Cocoa Butter along with lots of other butters and oils get in to your skin to leave you moisturized before you get out of the shower.

Charity Pot Body Lotion: Charity Pot is one of my favorite things in the store. 100% of the proceeds of Charity Pot go to grassroots charities all over the world. Lush believes it is so important to give back and help those we can and Charity Pot is one of the prime examples of that. Rich in butters and oils, it will leave you moisturized and feeling good. A little bit goes a long way, so one of these pots will last you forever.

Hand of Friendship Hand and Body Soap: This soap is part of the current campaign Lush is promoting. We are looking to raise money to benefit and aid Syrian refugees coming into the United States. This soap smells of almond and cherry and is going to an excellent cause. If you are near a Lush I recommend you go in a pick up a piece of this soap before it is gone.

Hope you enjoyed these goodies! I know I will.

Until next time,

xoxo Kat

 

 

Life Update

Hi! I realize it has been almost ten days since I’ve last been able to get on here so I wanted to write a quick post to let you all know I am still here lol!

Training for this new job has had me busier than ever (which is such a good feeling) and I am also starting to revamp and re-do my closet so stay tuned for that post coming soon!

The weather here in Manhattan has been so touch-and-go, one day its pouring and the next it’s a warm Spring day. It’s impossible to outfit plan! So far it’s been a lot of layers and an umbrella handy in my bag.

Sorry there hasn’t been a ton of content on here but I promise I am working so hard to make real, quality content and balance my new schedule.

Until next time (aka soon),

xoxo Kat

 

Saturday Brunch 

If you are ever in Morningside Heights around 122nd & Amsterdam you MUST stop at this adorable restaurant, Flat Top. I was here earlier today for brunch and it exceeded all expectations. While NYFW has had everyone running all over the place, be sure to take time to check out this yummy and adorable place!   
   

Treat Yourself! 

 My special Valentine’s Day gift to myself 😋🍷 Don’t forget to treat yourself too this year!    

Until next time, 

Xoxo Kat

Lavender Lemonade

I found this recipe the other day and seeing how my blog is named LEMONADE after all, I thought I would share it with you! 

Ingredients: 

6 organic lemons, peeled and juiced 

1 drop of lavender essential oil 

12 cups of pure water 

1 cup of raw honey 

Directions: 

Mix all ingredients together, chill, and serve over ice. 

Yes it really is that simple! The lavender is super relaxing, making this an awesome sweet treat to sip on after a long day. 

I’ve been so crazy busy this past week, as I’ve locked down a job (horray!) and have been working as a seasonal hand at a flower shop, I haven’t had time to photograph this but I will follow up with a pretty picture of this gorgeous drink as soon as this crazy week is done! 

Until next time, 

Xoxo Kat 

Where I’d Rather Be…

Ring of Kerry, Ireland

theSkimm

Hey everyone!

I have a favor to ask! I am trying to earn a spot as a Skimm’basador for theSkimm, a super fun and informational newsletter for busy, young, professional women. This spot can give me access to an internship that would open a lot of doors for me!

The emails are super concise, funny, and keep you up-t0-date on all of the things you need to know!

Using this personalized link, please click and sign up for the email list (you won’t regret it) so that I can earn my spot as a Skimm’basador!

Thank you dolls!

Until next time,

Kat

Where I’d Rather Be…

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Mizen Head on the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland