Your Ultimate Guide to Sweet treats in NYC

Hey guys!! I’d thought I share a guide on finding some of the best doughnuts in NYC 

When I was living in North jersey I use to catch the train into NYC whenever I could. I was living in Bayonne at the time which is ten minutes from the city. One of my favorite things to do in the city was to go to doughnut shops. I don’t know where my obsession for doughnuts came from but I would go into the city just to get doughnuts and to say that I’ve been there. I love doughnuts, especially ones that visually appeal to me and stand out as unique. I’m not a fan of Dunkin Donuts and now that I’m home in south jersey it’s tough finding some good doughnuts unless I head into Philly. But if  you’re ever in NYC I highly recommend that you go to these shops.

  1. Dough

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Dough was the first shop I ever visited. I saw another blog post about on Pinterest and thought need to try this place immediately! Their doughnuts are huge. Literally one doughnut is a meal itself but and your entire days worth of calories but they’re sooo good. when you bite into it, is like biting into a soft and fluffy delicious pillow. If you like weird flavors, I highly suggest the hibiscus doughnut, it has sweet but tangy taste.  I also recommend the Dulce de Leche doughnut too. The shop that I would go to is in the Flatiron district, a few blocks for the Flat iron building itself.

2. The Doughnut Project

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If you think a hibiscus flavored doughnut is strange, then you might not be ready to try what The Doughnut project has to offer. I saw this shop on another blog list of doughnuts to try. This shops specialty is savory flavored doughnuts. These were the most unique flavors I’ve ever seen while I was there. They have flavors such as the everything doughnut which is everything that would be on the bagel, a beets glazed doughnut with a ricotta filling, a maple frosted bar with a slab of bacon on top and so many more. I was a wimp and played it safe with the lemon zest doughnut with  a hint of sea salt. If I could go here again I would definitely try something more adventurous. The interior of the shop is pretty cool. It’s filled with vibrant graffiti art and paintings of famous celebrities like Audrey Hepburn. If you’re ever in NYC the shop is located in the west village, not too far from Washington Square Park. Another note is that the operating hours are from 8-4 and they do sell out quick.

3. Doughnut Plant

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I loved coming here after I was done with finals. I would buy a big box of doughnuts and bring it home. And no I didn’t eat all of the doughnuts by myself, I would share them with my family. This shop is probably one of the most well known places in NYC. They have a bunch of locations throughout the city, but I would go to the one in the Chelsea area on 23rd st.  What I like most about this shop is that the doughnuts come in different shapes, sizes and colors, and each one is equally delicious. Their doughnuts are either yeast , cake, or filled.  Did I mention that they have vegan options too! All of their ingredients are organic and made in stores. Doughnuts to try: Wild blueberry, Crème Brule, Strawberry, Vanilla bean and blackberry jam, and Tres Leche. This is another place that sells out fast, so get there as soon as possible.

4. Doughnuttery

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I am addicted to these tiny doughnuts right here. Every time I go to the Chelsea Market, it is a must that I get these mini doughnuts. This small shop specializes in powdered sugar doughnuts. They fry the doughnuts real quick and they toss them into the powder sugar of your choice. My all time favorite is the fruity pebble flavor. It reminds me of when I was a kid eating Fruity Pebble cereal and watching Saturday morning cartoons. My second favorite is the Flower Power. It consist of hibiscus, honey, and rose petal. I’m really into foods that taste like flowers for some reason. I also recommend the urban monkey and the speckled strawberry. What’s nice about these doughnuts is that you don’t feel guilty about eating them because they’re so small. If you ever decide to visit the Chelsea Market, make sure you stop here before leaving otherwise you didn’t get the full experience.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. If you have any recommendation of other Doughnuts shops, I would love to hear it, Just leave a message in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!

How to diversify your wardrobe with clothes from all around the world

Happy weekend! I thought I’d help you guys with a little fashion advice. Did you know you that you can own a piece of clothing from any part of the world without actually going to that country? It’s sounds absurd, but it’s true. You can get a piece of the world from a clothing company called Serengetee.

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All photo are a courtesy of  Instagram:@serengetee

This company is all about being adventurous, traveling, and giving back to those in need. I was a brand rep for the company last year and it was a great experience. I love their clothing and what they stand for. I own at least 20 shirts from my rep discount Haha! What makes Serengetee awesome is that they make pocket tees and other products using fabrics from other countries. Each pocket is one of a kind, custom made, and 10% of their profits go towards a charity or supporting local artisans in countries like Guatemala and Thailand. They’ve sourced fabric from over 25 countries and have over 100 fabrics to choose from. There motto is literally “Wear the World”. Each product comes with a tag that says what country it comes from and what charity or cause it supports.

They make more than just shirts. You can get backpacks, travel pouches, hats, pillows, pillows, fanny packs ( their designs are actually really nice), camera straps, and more. Everything is made in the U.S. at their warehouse in Los Angeles. P.S. their shirts are the most comfortable thing that you will ever wear.

But what I love the most about this brand is that they encourage others to travel more. They’re all about going outside and discovering new places and enjoying new cultures. Just a warning, their Instagram page will inspire the wanderlust in anyone and it might make you start looking for flights for your next trip.

 

 

 

How To Apply For Internships

internSource: How To Apply For Internships

Hey guys, I just wanted to share with you post I found, about applying for internships. I’m currently in the process of looking for an internship this summer. I live in Southern New Jersey where it’s hard to find marketing internships. I have to look into Philadelphia and most likely commute if I land a job in the city. I know it can be frustrating and intimidating when you’re first starting out. Personally I had know idea how to write a cover letter. I’ve had to looked up so many resources on the internet. There’s also the issue of you have no idea where to look or what kind of internship you actually want. It can be hard finding companies that are willing to help you relocate. Because I live in a rural area I found that looking for remote internships could be beneficial for me. which means I can work from home and communicate and follow up with my employer through video chats.  Sure most are unpaid but that saves me time and money on commuting, I can work part-time, and I can still get the experience I need.

That’s it for now, I hope this blog post helps you guys as much as it helped me. Hopefully you land your dream internship as well!

Why I started to learn code

Coding is something I wished I learned during my freshman year of college. When I started my first semester I knew I wanted to go into marketing but I wasn’t sure which direction I wanted to go in. I’ve been really leaning towards digital or social media marketing. As I’ve been applying for internships I noticed that a lot companies require interns to know basic coding or SQL and other analytic programs. I had no idea what these things were because I did not learn them from any of my classes nor was I a computer science major. However, thanks to the internet and its many resources I just googled sites on what coding is and where to learn it.

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The reason I started to learn coding because it’s a good skill to put on my resume to increase my chances of getting hired. Not only that, digital marketing and social media marketing require knowledge on basic HTML and CSS. I wish I knew that earlier in my college career but it’s never too late to learn a new skill.

From a bloggers aspect, I’m still new to blogging and I want to learn how to customize my site the way I want it to look. We also live in a technology driven world an I think its pretty useful to know these kind of things.

The hard part about self teaching yourself coding is where to start. Luckily a friend of mine recommended me a site call skill share. Skill share is a site where people post video lessons about many subjects like coding, graphic design, Photoshop, art, starting a business and more. All you do is register and pick the classes that you would like to learn. . A subscription is $10 a month but it is worth it because you get access to so many useful classes. Another site that I find really useful is Add to dictionary. They have course from HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, and more. I like this site because its free and if you want to take more course you can pay extra for later down the road. Khan Academy is another useful site. I’ve used it for my other classes but they do have coding tutorials. While on Pinterest I found another code site that  I will try later called Udemy.

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Learning code is like learning a new language. My experience with coding so far has been going well. After the semester is over I will have more time to learn more. It’s not too Difficult to understand after you’ve practiced a few times but for anyone who is interested in learning code should definitely look into it. Down below I posted the links to the sites I use and other resources that I found on Pinterest.

 

 

 

Starting a Career in Digital Marketing – Eclectic Elite

Source: Starting a Career in Digital Marketing – Eclectic Elite

This weekend I’ve been looking for marketing internships to apply to. A lot of companies are looking for social media or digital marketing interns, so I’ve been dabbling in some digital marketing by teaching myself Photoshop and coding. It’s also one of the reasons I started this blog. I do enjoy using social media for banding purposes and  I would like the expand my skills it. what I like the most about marketing is that there is a fun and creatives side. Some of the classes I’m taking now don’t really teach you about digital marketing unless you’re in the graduate program at my school. My classes also don’t let you be creative, we’re forced to learn by the professor reading straight from power points. When it comes to applying for internships I feel like I’m lacking in certain skills that I can put on my resume and get me the position. I’m still deciding which direction I want  to go with marketing but luckily I stumbled upon some blog post about digital marketing that have been helpful. Here is one that I really liked and wanted to share on my blog.