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Sunday in Montréal

This past weekend I was in Montréal coincidentally at the same time as the Canadian Open. I don't know anything about sports but somehow ended up looking like I was going to play tennis on Sunday afternoon - as per usual armed with a cup of iced coffee. 

Dress from Zara, Jewelry from & Other Stories, Sunglasses from Eye Buy Direct

Weekend Patterns

This summer I have unexpectedly been really into patterns, one of which is gingham. See below for how I styled it this weekend (featuring me frowning and holding another beverage but this time it's coffee aka the love of my life). 


Top is from & Other Stories, skort is from GAP, shoes are from Vince, oval bracelet is from COS, rings are from Madewell, glasses are from Ace & Tate, hoop earrings are from Free People. 

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Started off yesterday with a slow morning filled with iced coffee and Kinfolk magazine. 


Around 3 pm, I headed downtown to meet my brother at Pier 11. From there we caught a ferry to Red Hook, Brooklyn!  


While walking around the neighborhood, we came across Cacao Prieto, a chocolate maker and liquor distillery that's in a beautiful old brick building. All of their cacoa is sourced from the Dominican Republic and then refined into products there. They offer tastings and tours of the factory that you can book online! It's definitely worth a visit just to check out the enormous space.


More walking led to the discovery of a shop that exclusively makes key lime pie. I didn't have a chance to try anything but I'm definitely going back! Above I am wearing a Selected Femme tee, Vince Camuto trousers, Komono sunglasses and Sacha boots. You can find similar chain bags in a variety of colors via the designer Stella McCartney. 


After walking through Red Hook, we went to an event at Pioneer Works, an arts organization located in what used to be a factory for constructing large scale industrial machines. On the second Sunday of every month, they host open studios with current artists that are doing residencies there. There is also usually a concert and an array of different foods/drinks. I didn't get a lot of great photos inside of the building since the light was a bit low but above is a shot of one of the gorgeous workspaces.


The last stop of the day was a bar called Botanica, located right next door to Cacoa Prieto. They have some incredible cocktails listed on the menu. A lot of the specialties are based around rum and whiskey. After much deliberation, I settled for the "Gin Gin Mule" which contained ginger peppercorns and lots of mint. Very refreshing after a hot day! 


Smoothies and Stripes


(black cami top is from & Other Stories, black pants and shoes are from Vince, black backpack is from Zara, silver watch is from Cluse, smoothie is the Joyful Almond from Juice Generation which I highly recommend)

p.s. this post was not sponsored by Juice Generation but I would love to be sponsored by Juice Generation. If anyone has any Juice Generation connects, hit me up. Maybe it's ridiculous to pose with a smoothie but Ebrima said that the straw matched my pants so I had to hold it for the photographs. 

Shot by Ebrima Manjang