Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer in the City

Hey guys! Did you notice that today is already July 2nd! Half of 2014 has already happened! It's crazy!
Let me say, that my summer has seem to taken full force for me this week! Not only has the weather become much warmer (and humid..), but my schedule seems to be filling up with many exciting events. I have some interesting news to share with you guys and a few updates.
As of last week, I learned that my family in New York has offered to let me stay with them for basically the month of July!! You do not understand how excited I was to hear this!!! I definitely jumped on this offer and this Saturday I will be off to the city for ~4 weeks!! More or less, I will be babysitting, but that is cool with me since I am practically in love with their kids. <3 Where I live is just so boring that I need to get out of here and where better else to go than New York with my family? I'm currently in the process of procrastinating packing for a month long trip because I have no idea what to pack! I'm planning to pack for 2 weeks mac and then just wash my clothes there! Though leaving for a month is fun, I have to make sure that everything back home is taken care of including my hamster and my college issues. I've been struggling with finical aid recently and it's not fun! I'm planning to go up there at the end of the week to deal with them directly haha.. I need my scholarship money to get there!

Beach in the summer

Day At The Beach

I've been out pretty much most of this week with friends. I'm not sure if that is a good idea or not since I actually have my permit test tomorrow... I know I haven't studied as much as I need to so I will have to spend the rest of today taking a bunch of practice test. I can do it! 
Going out with my friends was so much fun! It was actually quite relaxing to just get out of the house for a few days and talk with others. (I've been around the same people for way too long) My mind has been constantly running recently, and I know I'm just stressing myself out so I really needed these days out! Yesterday I headed out to the beach. I usually don't enjoy going to the beach, but I haven't been this year so I said why not as long as I wear lots of sunscreen! The weather was just perfect for the beach!! It was so relaxing. I laid there for a while talking and then went for a walk around the beach. Loved it! =)

Mystic Ct. Boats

After the beach, we drove around and stopped by the river where we saw part of a mini concert. We also got to check out several boutiques and see this amazing view. It really was such a perfect day out!

manhattan squiggle building

I guess I am working backwards here with my week, but the weekend before, I actually took a spontaneous day trip to the city with my mom. Something about my last trip to New York by myself was pushing at me to go back and see things once more. That trip was my first alone and for some reason, it keeps coming back to my mind and I can't help but feel a bit sad, but happy about it. I think it just has to do with the fact that in the back of my head, I knew that I had the chance to go to school there and to be in the city 24/7, but I gave it up in the end. 
After seeing everything once more, I felt less sad about things and realized that my choice has been made. I'll still have a chance to go back and visit whenever I wish which made me feel a lot better.

Panera Bread Bowl

Almond Cookie
It's an almond cookie! 
Throughout my week, I also had some delicious eats! (a lot more than pictured here!) Since I was out all day Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, I basically ate all meals outside which I know is unhealthy, but ohh so good. I'm getting my meals back on track today though! I had many yummy treats, lots of froyo, panera bread, nachos, and cookies!

Nike Women's Flex 2014

My last picture for today are actually a pair of Nike Women's Flex 2014 that came in the mail an hour or so ago!! I desperately needed a new pair of running shoes and after learning I was going to be in the city for a month, I knew I needed to get a pair soon so I went in store and fell in love with a few different nike styles. The only thing was that my size wasn't there... I decided to go online and found the exact pair of the ones that I loved the most. I checked the price and was shocked to see how cheap they were compared to the store. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was only a size 6 that was cheaper since there was only one shoe left in stock! The next size up, 6.5, was almost $20 more. I was originally going to get the 2013 style shoe, but the price difference was only $4 so I chose to get 2014! ... yeah it rocks to have smaller than average feet! 

Are you a fan of going to the beach in the summer? for me, I'm not the biggest fan, but going once in a while if fine with me! 
What are some of your plans for summer?
Have you ever gotten a deal on an item because of your "unique/one left in stock" size?

**Since I am going to be in New York for the summer, my blogging schedule will be up in the air. I don't know if I have time/want to blog while I am there. I'll probably blog once a week or so about things, but I'm most likely won't be writing twice a week. It's a bit time consuming and I would like to enjoy my last summer before college. =) I'll be back in August though!! **

110 comments:

  1. I love going to the beach so i'm super jealous right now lol. Great pics. The food is making me hungry too! ugh! lol www.itsmiraclewhip.com

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    1. The beach is awesome! I wish I was back now lol!

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  2. Great photos!


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  3. Mindy enjoy your summer doll trust me you need this chill time cool images and love the beach.
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    1. Thank you! This summer has been amazing so far!! =)

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  4. You're so lucky that you can just hit up the beach whenever you feel like it, although I'm not the biggest fan of beaches either because of all the hassle of getting myself cleaned afterwards, haha. I'd loove to just enjoy myself at the beach now, though!! I'm not travelling anywhere special this summer either, so lucky you! Hope you have a fun and safe trip, Mindy! :)

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    1. haha the advantages of living in the suburbs! (though the city is soo nice too!) I agree that getting cleaned afterwards is a huge pain, especially with long hair, but it's so worth it! My trip was so much fun and I'll be back to the city again very soon hehe!

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  5. Girl, love your blog ! Great photos and post;)

    I want to keep in touch with you via GFC/ Google+/ Bloglovin even Facebook. Let me know on my blog:)x

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    1. Thank you and sure lets keep in touch!

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  6. I love it to, going to the sea or also beach. But I'm a windsurfer, so I need a bit of wind. But if there isn't any wind, then I also lofe it to lay around and swim in the sea, bronze in the sun. Amazing. Love your pics!! <3

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    1. yes!! the beach is so relaxing! I just like to lay there and think about nothing lol.
      Windsurfing is awesome!! It looks like so much fun!!

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  7. wow the beach look sooo nice! and i love your Nike shoes so much!!

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    1. hehe the beach is amazing and thank you!

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  8. have lots of fun in NY Mindy !!
    the food looks delicious and your nike shoes is pretty !!

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    1. Thanks it was lots of fun and yes we can!!

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  9. I can't believe how fast time flies, either! So weird that it's July already. I'm glad you're enjoying your summer at the beach. We are currently going through rainy season here :( Love the NIKE shoes though! <3

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    1. Yes it really does fly and now it's almost August lol!!
      ohh I hope your rainy season has turned sunny by now! =)

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  10. Lovely photos :)

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  11. love your new running shoes. the color is just perfect.

    xx
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    1. Thank you! I'm in love with them too!

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  12. i miss summer, you must be enjoying it now~

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    1. hehe it was so much fun!! =) Thanks!!

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  13. Its crazy how fast this year is going by. I hope you have a great time with your family

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    1. Yes it is crazy and I had such a fun time!!

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  14. Now I want to go to a nice, warm place, haha. I really love the photos!

    xxx

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    1. hehe thanks and yes the beach is relaxing!

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  15. I'm happy you have family in NY, willing to help you out for the summer... :) Have fun & don't fret about blogging for a month.
    That's weird with the size thing. Here we have fixed prices for Nike, Fila, Adidas sneakers. Whether you have too big feet or not. ;)
    This summer, I'm going to either go on Daytrips through the Benelux.... or just some free time on Balconia.

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    1. hehe My vacation was so much fun, but I do miss blogging! I'll be back again in the city very soon!
      That's really nice that all the prices are fixed.. it makes things less confusing lol.
      And your summer sounds really nice too!! You are so lucky to be around such cool places!!

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  16. Great post xx

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  17. My goal is to go to the beach 5 times this summer because I love the beach! I rarely go though ;_; The bread bowl looks sooo good (had it once when I went to Disneyland) and I love your new shoes! I also want a pair of Nike running shoes but I don't run that often ;;

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    1. ohh I hope you are working towards your goal right now! The beach is awesome! Super relaxing~!
      hehe, you can still get it! Maybe having new shoes will motivate you to run =)?

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  18. i really love heading to the beach during summer time. i wish we had a real ocean nearby. all we have are lakes (and i prefer saltwater).

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    1. The beach is so nice!! and the lakes that you have sound fun too!

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  19. used to frequent the beach until I was forced to manage my finances. ughh! i miss it sooo bad.
    anyway, enjoy new york! i'm sure you'll have a blast! :)

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    1. haha.. That will be me soon!! I'm going to enjoy it all now lol.
      Yes, I did enjoy new york a lot!! I'm going back soon hehe!

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  20. It's so excited that you're in NY, dear :) I love go to the beach, but in this year I plan to write a chapter of my master degree and I'll work on the vacation :) Your new shoes are amazing, btw :)

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    1. Thank you!! The beach is the best and I hope you are doing well on your degree!!

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  21. 4 weeks in New York?! :O :O :O
    You lucky butt! :D
    Isn't it so great to babysit for kids you adore? I babysit the cutest 18 month old little girl and her 5 year old brother, and they are both just adorable. It makes me want to have kids. :)

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    1. hehe yes!! I'm back and it was the best time ever!!
      babysitting can be a lot of fun !!
      aww the kids you babysit sound so cute!!! hehe it makes me want to have kids too.. though 18 years is long!

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  22. Take me with you to N.Y! That is going to be so much fun, and I hope you have an amazing time. The Panera food looks so delicious, wish they had it here because I think about it often :)

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    1. hehe I wish I could!
      New york was one of the funniest times ever and yes panera food is delicious!!

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  23. Envy! Such a great bargain; I've to say that's a great catch, dear. Emily, come & join our NuNaturals NuStevia Goodies Facebook International Giveaway! Simply like, tag & share to win attractive prizes!

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    1. hehe thanks!! The shoes were really nice and I'm glad I got it at such a good price!!
      I'll check out your giveaway!

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  24. You're so lucky to be spending all that time in New York <3

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  25. You're so lucky to be in New York for a month. I spent two weeks there a year ago but it seems much longer away. Well, I hope that you won't forget about us and update your blog once in a while!

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    1. hehe it was the best time ever!!
      ohh you are very lucky yourself! You get to travel everywhere and yes I am updating things now! Lots of things to say and hauls and outfits to show!

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  26. Looks like it's been a great week for you! Hope you have lots of fun during your stay in New York. So jealous!

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    1. Thanks and yes it was such a fun week! I am back from NY now!

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  27. New York, how exciting! Can't wait for your fabulous pictures from there!

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    1. hehe yes it is and pictures will be coming soon!!

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  28. ahh Mindy im so jealous that you get to spend your summer in New York! I hope you'll have a blast, Kiss the beach sand for me! hehe

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    1. hehe I am back from NY and it was such an awesome time! I really hope your summer is going well too!

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  29. Sometimes even hindsight isn't 50/50. It's hard making decisions like these? Love the yummy food though. Biscotti and soup for the win!

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    1. haha thanks and yes the food is delicious!!

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  30. This is so great! spending a month in New York sounds like such a great adventure!!! I love the pictures you posted and I can't wait to see more pictures of the city!
    Besos,

    Milu
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    1. hehe my vacation in new york was amazing!! It was so much fun and I will be posting pictures soon!

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  31. I cannot believe its already July! Have fun in New York! That's awesome that you get to spend a month there! I would love to go to NYC, considering I want to go to college there!
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    1. hehe and now it's August!
      I had the best time in new york and I can't wait to go back. NY is the best!

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  32. I'm not much of a beach person either. There's so many fun things to do in the city as far as I'm concerned. NYC is awesome in the summer!

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    1. I like the beach but I wouldn't go there all the time.
      The city is awesome! I had the best time there last month!

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  33. Wow.. it's so nice to see you travelling so many places, you definitely deserve it Mindy! I wish I can go to the beach right now.. i'm hating the stormy and freezing cold weather here.. hopefully summer will come soon! NYC is such a fabulous place to spend your summer.. soo many adventures awaiting to happen. =D Love your Nike shoes by the way!

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    1. hehe I do travel a lot, but usually to the same places! I have to say though that my vacation was really relaxing and exciting! I got to see a lot of cool places!
      I hope the summer has come to you already by now so you can relax on the beach too!

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  34. Great photo and post!!

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  35. The shoe is nice
    but i never get such a good deal
    coz my size is normal
    I enjoy going to beach or highland in the weekend
    MY-Emily

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    1. Thank you and yes the beach is the best!

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  36. Hi darling!
    Enjoy your summer!
    Please check out my newest post on my blog!
    xoxo

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  37. What a beautiful pictures, love that sneakers ;)

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  38. Beautiful photos! Enjoy your summer!

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  39. wooow even i would be super duper excited to take a vacation in new york! i mean it's new york ayt who wouldnt want to go theree ugh. im so excited for you girl! and i love your shoes it's so girlyyy so mee hahaha

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    1. haha yeah! NY is a lot more fun then here!!
      I had the best time there and thank you!

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  40. aaaa....this post so inspiring for meeee..always success for your blog, and keep posting:)
    love all your pictures:)

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  41. Lovely pics, good looking treats snd I love your new sneakers!

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  42. You're so lucky to spend your summer in NY plus for 4 weeks! Take me with you! Haha :)

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    1. Thanks! It was a fun time and I wish I could!

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  43. amazing pictures<3
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  44. Ahhh, first things first: Congrats on your graduation, Mindy!! You looked absolutely stunning with that subtle smoky eye and that gorgeous dress. I can completely relate to how you felt and I agree that graduation is such a reflective time. It's so cool to hear about how much you changed--so much can happen in such a short time! Your grad party sounded absolutely fabulous too and that's awesome that you have a whole arsenal of gift cards now haha.

    As for this post, I love the scenic photos. The Panera looks delicious and running shoes make me happy, but more importantly, I can really resonate with your college thoughts. For one, finaid is super important and I hope you get what you need! But I also feel the same way every now and then about Vanderbilt--I gave up Nashville, warmer weather, city life, and just that whole Southern culture/aura. But then I remember there were compelling reasons for my final college decision and feel much better. I venture it's similar for you? I'm glad you feel much better after seeing the city again. We'll rock college wherever we are :)

    I hope you have a wonderful time this month, girl! No need to worry about absences--everyone deserves a break every now and then. Just live it up!

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    1. Hi Lily!! ohh I love seeing your comments on my blog! They are always so thoughtful and sweet! =)
      Thank you so much! I can't believe graduation has already happened and yes , seeing everyone there made me relflect hard on my 4 years there! It's crazy how much can change and I think college brings even bigger changes for us!

      Yes, finical aid is a pain, but it must be done in order to afford college! I'm glad to say now that everything is worked out with it and I have my first semester covered.. now for the rest of the years lol!
      I feel the same about my college decision. It was so hard giving up a dream, but in the end, I think it will work out for us. (especially when we come out with less debt so we can start our lives earlier!) My trip to the city was so much fun and I thought about it and I do get to visit the city when I have time off from school, so when I go , I can always have fun instead of studying in the city =) That is a positive. I know you will rock college for sure!! Your so determined!!

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  45. Hi pretty:)maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3
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  46. Love the Picture .....so cute ...:) <3


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  47. Amazing pics!
    Have a nice holiday!
    Kisses
    Lorena

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  48. I've heard from my friends that Westerners are always looking forward to hot weather. Here, in my country, Malaysia, we experience hot weather daily. Tourists who come here seem to enjoy our hot weather. Do enjoy your holiday in New York and I think your hamsters will miss you so much.

    So to answer your questions:
    a) I'm not looking forward to summer but I wish to experience winter.
    b) If winter is here, I would love to go for skiing.
    c) Emmm...haven't experience that.

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    1. hehe we are always looking forward to hotter weather since we love tanning here I think!
      ohhh,.. I like hot weather, but after I week, I really can't stand it at all. A trip to Malaysia though in the winter would be very nice!
      Thank you!! I am back and had the funniest time!

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  49. Amazign pics and yummy food!
    xx

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    1. My summer has been amazing so far!!

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  51. Hi Mindy!
    First of all, your pictures of the beach are making me so jealous. Definitely wishing I could have made a trip down there for a bit. But it's so exciting you're getting to stay in NY with some family! Like NYC or somewhere else in NY? I like in NY but not the city... Anyway, I do hope you're enjoying your time there:)
    I hope that you feel more comfortable with your whole college soon! It's hard...my mom asked me if I'm excited for it and I told her I am but it's hard because I don't know what to expect. But I'm sure that things will get better and you will probably end up loving it. If you wanna talk or anything, feel free to email me or something. We're kind of going through the same thing:)
    Love, Olivia

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    1. Hey Olivia! haha The beach is so nice! I'm not a huge fan of baking . but the beach itself is so relaxing. hehe I'm back now. I wasn't living in the city, but I did get to visit there a lot! IT was the best summer ever .
      I am feeling more comfortable, but the whole not knowing what to expect is making me nervous. aww. don't be too nervous! I bet it will be a lot of fun whatever happens!
      hehe that would be cool to email! I like having someone else to talk to !

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    1. Thank you and yes I had loads of fun!

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  53. Hey Mindy! :D I haven't been on your blog in a little while but Im super happy to see that you spent the last month in New York and oh how I envy you ! Can't wait to hear (and see) all the fabulous adventures you've had!

    As for spending the summer at the beach - yes, yes, YES. Living in the central London, I can never resist beach vacations. As much as I love travelling to big cities, I always have to spend at least a week or two at the beach during the summer :)

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    1. Hey Hayfa! I am back from New york and I had the funniest time ever! I'm very lucky this summer!
      The beach is such a relaxing time and i always want to go .. though the sun makes me a bit weary haha.. lots of sunscreen!

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