7.22.2013

NYC Wonderland

This summer I have a lot of exciting things on my plate, one of them being a truly amazing fashion related internship in the Big Apple. I'm going to be living at a family member's apartment which happens to be right across the street from beautiful Central Park and near my all time favorite little café, Alice's Tea Cup. Ever since I was a young girl I've been coming to Alice's Tea Cup and they never fail to impress me. As the name acknowledges, the café follows an "Alice in Wonderland" theme which makes for a truly whimsical dining experience. In addition, ever since I could read, Alice in Wonderland has been my favorite book. It has served as an inspiration to me throughout my childhood and in my life today. For this post, I've taken inspiration from this quirky restaurant and story to take you with me down the rabbit hole into NYC's very own wonderland.

The exterior of Alice's Tea Cup's second NYC location

At Alice's Tea Cup they have a huge menu with over 100 unique teas to try. My favorite is their own house blend of Indian black tea, Japanese sencha, vanilla and rose petals named, no surprise, Alice's tea.



After a late afternoon tea, I headed over to the Central Park Sailboat Pond. My bright outfit really stood in contrast to the slightly overcast sky, creating a nice juxtaposition.






My blue hair bow, flouncy circle skirt and the funny little animal character on my shirt give off an 'Alice in Wonderland' vibe which fit in well with the theme for the day.


The pond is bordered to the north by the enormous Alice in Wonderland statue sculpted by José de Creeft in the mid 20th century. I couldn't help but snap a few pictures surrounded by bronze casted versions of my favorite childhood storybook friends!



Top: Sandro
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider
Purse: Marc Jacobs
Hair bow: American Apparel