Sunday, November 11, 2018

Brunch at Sydney Providence

Hey everyone! As you know, I go to school in Providence, Rhode Island; and thus I really want to spend time going around the city and exploring. My friend, Becca, took me on a walking tour of Providence yesterday (she's from Providence, so she knew exactly where to go), and I decided to take photos of everything because it was such a cute day.

 First, we went to Sydney Providence

This cafe is Australia inspired but located in Providence. We took the RIPTA (the bus system in Rhode Island that college students that go to school in the state can go on for free) to the cafe from our school. 

 As someone who is unfortunately used to going to overpriced cafes in New York, I was really impressed with the prices at Sydney Providence. I really only ended up spending $15 the whole time we were off campus.

I ordered a large iced macchiato, and an avocado smash. There was the option to get it with prosciutto (one of my favorite foods/ the reason that I stopped being vegetarian when I was in Portugal), but I went with the original order. At home, I had an obsession with Avocado Toast, so I am really glad I could find a place in Providence that made it even better than Le Pain Quotidien. 

The cafe also had kombucha on tap which I thought was pretty cool. I have heard of many companies having iced coffee (particularly nitro coffee or cold brew) on tap, so I get excited when I see other "trendy" drinks on tap. I am not really a fan of kombucha, but it's an interesting idea to sell it off the tap in glass jars.

Later that day...

 Becca took me around Providence, and the more I see the city; the more I adore it. Living on campus is nice and all but on the weekends and during the week I try to make trips off campus (even to just get coffee).

 There's a river walk that goes through Providence, and during the Summer and on special events, there are fire pits that are lit up. I went to Waterfire in September, and it's definitely a fun thing to go to.

This sign was outside of a coffee bar called Nitro bar located on the west side of Providence. When the weather is nice there are Nitro carts that serve coffee on tap right by Providence College and Brown campuses. Nitro bar also collaborated with a lot of other local businesses and stores. 

There's a mix of pretty old buildings in Providence with different restaurants and stores in them. My favorite is a bookstore that sells vinyl records that's also in a vintage building. 

Christina Madeleine

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Halloweekend 2018

The holiday known as Halloween has turned into Halloweekend for me the last few years. Especially in college, Halloween can last anytime from the week before to the weekend after. For my fourth consecutive year, here's what I was for Halloween! (Check out 20152016, and  2017 ). I have to say that this year wasn't my most creative year when it came to costumes, but I definitely had a good time.

The weekend before Halloween!

As you know, I went to high school in a 'Gossip Girl' like school located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, so for Halloween, I decided to play it up a bit more. I was wearing my high school skirt but I matched it was a fuzzy white jacket I bought in Portugal. 

 Of course, I had to take the "typical" college photos in my dorm hall (there's a possibility I might be giving a room tour soon...).

 For Halloween, my friends and I dressed up as Greek Goddesses altogether. My dress was from Forever 21 for $12. We all ran around campus together and even took some photos with two boys dressed up as a horse (get it because of the Trojan horse).

I feel like Halloween is taken a lot more seriously on college campuses than I had previously thought. I think for next year I am going to go all out on a costume because this year I saw so many people dressed as characters from Stranger Things, Riverdale, and even Back to the Future. I had never been into going all out on a costume, but I've been inspired for next year. Especially since Halloween isn't just one day anymore like when I was a little, but at some colleges is a whole week celebration of wearing costumes.

I have an array of more posts coming up this month! 
Comment what you were for Halloween!

Christina Madeleine



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