Phew

Ate yummy hipster food in a hipster coffee shop in Swati's hipster neighborhood, but fortunately emerged still unhip.

I got this.


Still a bajillion degrees out there? Don't worry; I have a plan...

So spiffy


Gobbled down a rose petal and chocolate pearl covered popsicle and am feelin' pretty darn fancy-fancy.

Today's Local News at Noon


Resident color lover here to report that the new paint job on the 37th st overpass into midtown has increased the city's cheerfulness density by 128%.

Oooh, I love pineapples.

My favorite 7-year-old friend gave me a pineapple ring! It's a good thing real life Amanda actually has fingers.

Clearly this was meant for me.


I swear I wasn't even looking for a store that only sold rainbow cookies. I was just strolling through the underground market and suddenly...surprise!!

2 for 1


got me a super awesome prism that fills my apartment and my heart with rainbows.

New York is good for that.

Was feeling a little cranky so I went for a walk. The sun was shining, the breeze was blowing, and a woman with a giant hamburger strapped to her back strolled casually by, and my spirits were lifted.

Good times


When your friend comes for the weekend and brings you love, buys you food, and takes you on adventures!

Excuse me


We were walking down a dark and narrow ancient cobblestone street, when suddenly we bumped into this gorgeousness.

Oh!


We all wondered what the deal was with this hike through a barren field in the middle of nowhere, but then we saw the deal.

Down by the sea


Morocco's version of a beach town is as mega-charming as I was expecting.

Happy nose


It's too bad I can't post the scent that went with this, because a garden full of orange blossoms smells a-maz-ing.

Adventures in beauty


Amanda visits her first mosque and makes her first appearance in black and white, all in one post!

Conquered


Ancient Moroccan fortress! Pretty easy to invade, since the door is wide open and they serve tea instead of shooting at things.

Color!!


Moroccan markets are definitely my style.

Stuffed with 'em


Random romantic little corners all over this place!

Surprise pretty


This gorgeous classically Moroccan scene brought to you by the little toilet nook in our hotel bathroom.

Definitely tea time!


Yum!


Any time is potentially tea time, which is super because Moroccans are amazing at tea.

Even in Morocco


I can always go for a good pile of Roman ruins.

I'm not usually claustrophobic, but...


Cartoon Amanda wanted to be in this pic of the narrow Moroccan city streets, but she was too round and got stuck, like, five blocks back.

Donkey coming through!


The streets in Fez are so charmingly narrow that we promptly leaned the Arabic word for, "Get out of the way!"

Big and Beautiful


My, what big barns you have, Sultan.

Horsing around


Learned us some history while bopping around the stables of an ancient sultan's palace.

Livin' the life.


Slurp


One of many pretty Moroccan street fountains and one of many more Moroccan street kitties.

Life in Watercoor


I think they couldn't decide where to stop the mural so they just turned the whole darn place into a beautiful painting.

Chefchauen


Feelin' the blues, bu the happy kind—because it's the color of this whole town!

Hey ho


Hello, Morocco!

All Aboard


There are no apps to hail a camel, but we managed to find a ride anyhow.

Gateway to adventure


The intrepid explorers donned their headscarves, bravely bid farewell to wi-fi, and set off from the adorable outpost into the wild.

Sahara at Sunset


Hard to tell from the photos, but I promise that we camped in a real desert and not a desktop wallpaper.

Africa, ho!


Gettin' ready for tomorrow's adventure!

For real


I WAS HERE eatin' this yummy rainbow cake push pop in this magical rainbow store and I AM SO PLEASED


All mine


When you're sooo tired and dreading your inevitable fate of standing smushed in an overcrowded train but then the train comes too soon and it's gloriously empty.

Cut from the same cloth.


I love the soul of whoever it was that looked at peeps and thought, "The world needs a huggable version of this."

Hop! Hop!


Ate chocolate shaped like an egg and am feelin' festive.

Humans are awesome sometimes


Summary: Doughnut guy: "Why don't I see you anymore?" Me: "I used to work near here, but lost my job." Guy in line behind me: "I'm buying!" ❤️

Yeah, mom time


My mom came to visit and we had adventure time, non-adventure time, and maybe even misadventure time, but it was all good times.

It's on 10th ave though.


This coffee bar looks cool, but it's also never crowded, which makes it actually cooler than you thought.

First springtime walk in the park!


Like magic!


Subways are the best because you go down a hole and then you come up another hole and you're (usually) where you wanted to be!

Happy Spring!*


*Maybe a slightly inaccurate depiction of the actual situation. 

So much ❤️


Aw, I ❤️ you too, lower east side.

The loveliest of commutes


Maybe they didn't build us enough crosstown trains because they secretly wanted us to discover how lovely it is to be forced to walk across central park sometimes. Or maybe they wanted the Upper East Side to feel like it's on another planet, I dunno.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Look, you found a four leaf clover! Granted, you found it on social media and not in the grass, but surely it's just as lucky.

Love at first bite


I saw the giant handmade frog marshmallow staring happily up at me from my hot chocolate and I knew we were meant to be.