Babel Fair

Nolita has got to be my favorite neighborhood in Manhattan and more specifically Elizabeth Street holds a special place in my heart. My first job in NYC was located on that quaint little street, and I can’t seem to get enough of it. ❤ Strolling down the street, there are many fabulous restaurants, Tacombi, BarBossa, Public, Lovely Day, The Butcher’s Daughter, Egg Shop and Black Seed Bagels (to name a few! or all…) Those are actually all amazing restaurants that I frequented often and absolutely love and they’re all in a 3-4 quick city block radius! YAS.

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Today I discovered an awesome clothing boutique called Babel Fair. I walked in to explore and find out more. What I loved most about this shop were the finite details and that each item held such importance no matter how large or small. Obviously, there are various clothing boutiques in NYC and in Soho for that matter, but what makes this boutique unique is that many of the designers are LA based or international (Korean & Australian).

Notice the Henna Lipstick! A favorite of mine!! <3
Notice the Henna Lipstick! A favorite of mine!! ❤

There are a variety of chic products in this store, carefully placed trinkets, jewelry, and beauty products on a large table in the center of the room and shelving toward the back. I also liked that the lip balms and beauty products had trial samples available!

It's all in the details!
It’s all in the details!

How cute are those rings?! Parallel walls have racks of clothing by international designers on either side. Naturally, my eye was drawn to the black, white and pale pink shades.

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Sometimes when I walk into boutiques, I feel compelled to shop. At Babel Fair, I was greeted very politely when I walked in and struck up conversation. No pressure, just great vibes. Babel Fair have a great customer loyalty program as well! I ended up purchasing the lip balm in the shape of a skull (photographed below). Black, obviously! 😉 Smells like mint – the pink one was fruity – it was a tough call!

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Be sure to stop in to Babel Fair next time you’re on Elizabeth Street in Nolita! I’ll definitely be back in soon!

Located at 260 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY.

Vibes I’m Into

1. How to NOT Look like a Hot Mess
Don’t rush into work every day. Leave earlier so you get there on time. Wake up a little earlier. Take an earlier train or subway. You’ll look well-rested and prettier to people passing by when you’re leisurely walking instead of running like a #crazybetch.

2. Officially switching over to hot caffeinated beverages as of today because I like to make weird rules for myself like that. But really, just so I can break them.
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3. The best box to ever receive, ever.

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Relax, it’s nail polish. I know… this color is a fantastic red and I’m obsessed.

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4. P.S. Dept

An iPhone app established in 2012 that’s your personal shopper – it does the research for you. Text it what you’re looking for and a real-life store employee comes back with options at various locations. You are able to simply add to your cart & check out. The personal shopper takes care of it, sends a receipt & gets you on your way! Simplicity. Awaiting my newest addition coming from LA – check back!

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5. Life looks better in black. Much better. Black sunglasses. Tom Ford sunglasses.

Replacement for my Chanel’s. RIP

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I keep things black & white. Mostly black. It looks better. Sometimes red.