Maya and the City That Never Sleeps

School's out, the weather is grand, and it's time for a vacation! Our customer happiness guru and all around office badass, Maya is heading to her home town of New York City next week so we asked her a few questions about how she's getting prepped!

"Since moving to Portland it's weird visiting NYC since it's just home. But it's such a different vibe when you're just visiting. I don't have to deal with the morning chaos of rush hour before work and the thick smell of garbage has made me nauseous more than ever."

What Nell & Mary tote are you using?

I take my Match Sticks tote everywhere! Its simple, understated and very stylish! It goes with a lot outfits and colors. Most of all, I love the pink strap! I've always loved Nell & Mary's natural colored tote bags. Cream and ivories are my favorite and they go with every thing. Plus airy creamy colors are kinda my thang. So the aesthetic and functionality of the tote just fit my everyday style and it fits all my crap, you really can't lose here. 

What are you packing in your tote for your NY trip?

My summer tote usually has my iPhone, headphones, a magazine for flipping through on the flight, my KleanKanteen, a random snack (I can't stop eating these dried apricots), my Nell & Mary cosmetic pouch which is filled with all my 90 degree/100% humidity essentials, and of course my leather covered moleskin notebook, I take that everywhere.

What are you must hit NY spots?

Every time I'm in Prospect Heights, I need to go to Taro Sushi! It's so yummy and doesn't break the bank! Across the street from that is my favorite vintage shop, Hooti Couture they always have amazing accessories and chatting with the owner Allison is always a riot. Another place for great accessories in Brooklyn is Milly & Earl they have the cute understated jewelry that can be worn from day to night. They even have our Nell & Mary items too!  Later, for drinks there's the infamous Habana Outpost, they have the most delicious drinks! When I visit Chinatown there's this amazing amazing little Malaysian restaurant. They have the best curry ever! Oh my goodness! And their Roti Chanai, forget it, so good! And no I'm not going to say the name because it's won't be my little secret anymore.

What Nell & Mary piece is your favorite?

The Nest Cosmetic bag in Natural

Nell & Mary can also be found at in Clay PotTodd English Food Hall, and Bobby Berk Home in New York City!



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