To my dearest:
I bet this is long awaited! Yes! It’s summer! And YES! It’s the time where we can have more time to find insta-worthy places and snap that photo! After all, the sun goes down later, so the natural lights party lasts longer! I’ve hunted down some awesome local NYC spots for you, so YOU have a list and don’t have to do the work! Are you ready? Let’s go!
This place is all rainbow and sprinkles! Definitely makes your world more vibrant, colorful, and happy! The gummy bears aren’t plush, but they’re still cute enough to make your face ooze with smiles! Love how adorable this place is! Also, makes me feel like a princess when I’m just sitting on that royal throne!
Honestly, this Museum of Icecream Pop Up is super cute. Many more cute shots where this came from. And you know, being crowned as Sprinkles Strawberry Icecream Princess made the inner child in me jump for joy. It’s a fun place with so many fun souvenirs to buy or “props for me”. Plus, you get icecream samples and a pint of icecream for $5. Anyone should sign up! Go on weekdays though if you can to save yourself from the terribly long lines to get in!
This little exhibit is tucked inside the SOHO store of Galeria Melissa! It’s absolutely free to go in and it looks super duper cool! Definitely star struck when I came here. The entrance to the store is also an amazing photo opp. Definitely come in for a starlight wonderland!
Admission: $28/Monday-Thursday, $34/Friday-Sunday
This new Pop Up Installment is a bit on the pricier side, but so worth it. They have a total of 8 rooms for a variety of different photo opps! Just look how different each themed room is! I particularly love these three and there’s way more where this came from! If you wanna be extra, bring a mermaid tail like me. 😉
PS: Catch this exhibit quickly! Only available until July 8th!
This is the “infamous garbage can” of NYC located outside the Yumi Kim store on Stanton Street. Yes, I climbed on top of a garbage can for this photo. Is it pretty? Yes. Is it disgusting and kinda smelly? Yes too. But, you know what they say? Do it for the gram! It’s a gorgeous backdrop. And yes, I got many passerbys telling me how much my outfit matched with the wall. And yes! It was intentional! I do much preplanning before my shoots! Oh, and talking about preparations? Don’t forget to bring disinfecting wipes when you’re coming here! I sure had my share of them!
Admission: FREE! But do try some of their good food or smoothies!
Such a cute dainty place for avocado lovers! Cute walls are a must, but they have cute decor and plushes all around! It’s like an avocado world here! Plus, their food is pretty solid and good too! So why not right?! I totally recommend everything on the menu!
Admission: Free! Again, can def try their food!
Probably the pinkest place you can find. The inside is pink too! Everything is pink! Solid for a pink lover or pink insta-feed! It’s a cute spot and you can take plenty of photos outside too! Just drop by and you’ll find nice spots to take photos left and right!
Admission: FREE! Coffee from Intellegentsia Coffee is BOMB! French Toast is pretty.
Cute little pop up cafe that’s been here for… well… a while. No idea how much longer it’ll stay. But bikes and store fronts have my heart! You can literally not buy anything and just take a photo at the store front. But, it’s a hot summer day. Grab a coffee. You deserve it. 😉
Admission: FREE! Free coffee and tea while you shop too!
This place is honestly like heaven to me. Beautiful bike, chair, and flower wall outside. It’s the perfect place. My dream world. It’s a French girl’s haven for shopping. Their pieces are incredibly cute, albeit on the pricier side. But boy, you can even stop in this cute cafe for a free cup of coffee or tea. It’s just so so dreamy! Did it capture your heart yet? This is definitely my favorite spot!
This is a bonus. I’m not actually sure if you can just get in here. But, well. I was here for a wedding and the view was too gorgeous NOT to share. Should definitely make a trip here for a drink or something and see if you can access the rooftop. It’s such a stunner!
Well that’s it for now folks! Hope you all enjoyed my compiled list. This is only Part 1 though, I’ll be coming up with another list shortly! So definitely keep that in mind and check back for more! In the mean time, you guys can definitely check my instagram to keep up to date with everything. I always post photos of really nice spots and places or update my insta-stories! So if you want to keep in touch with me “real-time” that’s the place to be! Can’t wait to connect with you all more! Enjoy it and snap snap snap away!
PS: If you have any other spot locations that are super insta-worthy in NYC or even in your city, feel free to write back and let me know! I’m traveling constantly and would love more inspo for content!
For reference, I am 5 feet 2 inches. I typically wear XS/S or 0-4 for apparel and 6.5-7.5 for shoes.
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