A Baltimore Babe in Brooklyn

This past weekend I got travel to NYC to spend the weekend with my lovely and talented friend (I love you, Ily). I’ve been meaning to go to NYC in the summer since it seems like I only make my way when its below 30 degrees outside. I got into the city Friday and we started our night by going to Sofritos. The view was amazing,  the food was so delicious and we couldn’t stop dancing in our seats with the Dj spinning everything from hip hop to soca to bachata. That’s the beautiful thing about NYC, there’s so much diversity that it makes me feel no matter where we went the diversity is everywhere that it makes me feel at home.

On Saturday, my friend wanted to take me to a coffee shop she thought I’d love…and man was she right! We went to Devoción in Brooklyn which made me feel that’s right where we belonged. I ordered both a cappuccino and a macchiato and both were simple perfection.  The vibe was awesome, lots of sunshine, a beautiful wall filled with plants and that good smell of Colombian coffee left me mesmerized.

My friend is a very talented and beautiful young lady. She is one of my favorite photographers and she has an eye for a good pic. She brought her camera and took some shots while we were in the café that I had to share with you all. Also, look at her work here, she’s a dope photographer that’s just as beautiful in person.

Take a look at my weekend recap in pics below:

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Hat: Joan Leather Banded Hat, Dress: FP Italian Breeze Mini Dress

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If you’re wondering, I tagged both the hat and dress I wore that are both from my favorite store aka Free People. I have been my absolutely obsessed with hats recently and this one definitely bumped up to my favorite right now.

Last weekend was definitely a much needed weekend. I am really looking forward to relaxing and catching up on decorating my new place this weekend and telling you guys about it later. Whatever you guys do this weekend, just make sure to take some time for yourself and unwind. Finding time for yourself between work and life can sometimes be tough, but don’t forget, you deserve it.




Look at this pic of Drake and I below…he wanted me to take the pic. 😉

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Why, hello there @nymag



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Joyce (or @JoJotheceo on Instagram), is a Baltimore-based fashion/lifestyle blogger and a full-time marketer and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Solsis Beauty, a beauty brand offering vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics based in Baltimore, MD. JoJo strives to create beautiful content that inspires her readers to live out their authentic lives, unapologetically. Follow along on her entrepreneurial journey!

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