My “small” Coffee Obsession


Often, I find that there are two types of people…

those who drink coffee & those who don't.

I envy those who can get through the day without a cup of coffee. I will never be that type of person… Latte in hand, ALWAYS. please and thank you!

When walking the city streets, I am constantly exploring the latest and greatest coffee shops. So I wanted to share with you my top 5 favorite coffee places in New York from this year.

Click on the Coffee shop to be redirected to their website 🙂

#1 – West~Bourne


#2 Blank Slate


#3 Aroma 


#4 Macchiato Espresso Bar


#5 Joe


Love you all a latte

XOX The Blonde on Bricks


New York City Street Style


I have traveled to many cities, here and there, but there is no place like New York City. Living only a train ride outside of the city, has made me a lucky, in love with all things fashion, kind of girl.

My two best friends and I made our way to the city for our spring break to get new fashion ideas and to be inspired by other people’s street style. We are all similar in that we love new trends and makeup, so what better place to mess around with fashion then NYC? I wanted to share with all of you my OOTD from one of the days we spent in the city, because it was such a budget-friendly, comfortable all day (even on the subway) kind-of-outfit!

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What I wore & where to find it:

My Joggers

Similar jean jacket

My sneakers

These pictures were taken by Tay who has a blog of her own!! She is a New York lover like me and although it’s highly controversial, we both agree that downtown is the new uptown, so that’s where you can find us 🙂


The Blonde on Bricks




To Start…

When people ask me how I got to Ohio, my response is simply, “still trying to figure that one out.” I always wanted to go to college in another state, but I never imagined being in Ohio. Long story short, however, wherever, whoever, got me to Ohio, THANK YOU!!!!!!

Rachel (aka Darling in Denim)

One of my best friends from school is from a suburb outside of Cleveland. (Her name is Rachel & I linked her blog above, so go check it out!!) Anyway, I’d never been to Cleveland before and the only places in Ohio that I’d spent time in, made me think that everywhere in Ohio was the middle of nowhere. Rachel was determined to change my opinion on this…. so to Cleveland we went!!C2FC6D91-64B9-48B1-8076-15B4620A4509.JPG


The first item on the Cleveland agenda was happy hour with Chick-fil-A, we don’t have one on campus and I’ve never tried the famous “Chick-fil-A sauce,” so uh I was in a food coma for 24 hours….The next day we took on Chagrin Falls to shop and explore the suburbs outside the city. My favorite store in Chagrin Falls was called Winds of Change, where we ran into an 80% off sale… still trying to recover from that pit stop 😉 Later that day we got facials from Spa Lavender. My face had been breaking out and needed a little attention, steam and heat therapy had my face smoother than ever in no time. I would recommend Spa Lavender and Winds of Change to anyone and everyone.IMG_1989.jpg

Dinner Downtown

On Saturday night we headed to downtown Cleveland for a nice dinner at Townhall. This restaurant had a 1 to 2 hour wait time cause it’s a favorite for many. We put our name down and walked across the street to Bar Cento for a cheese board… it had a very cool atmosphere and great service. However, Townhall exceeded all expectations and was some of the freshest food I have ever had. 5 stars without a doubt and I can’t wait to go back for brunch one day!!!


“Bangkok Bazaare”


“Smashed Avocado”


In the End

To sum it all up, Cleveland was an awesome city with great restaurants and an even better feel. I can now say that their is life in Ohio outside of the University. I will definitely be back…. now off to NYC.


the blonde on bricks