Month: July 2018

The Pint Shop!

“If all grocery stores were as intoxicating as The Pint Shop, you would be much more excited to run errands.”

For those who are in search of an interactive shopping experience that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth and belly, look no further than the Museum of Ice Cream’s latest venture, The Pint Shop, which opens today. Though the 2016 museum was incomparable thanks to its sprinkle pool, ice cream sandwich swings and other delicious activities…there wasn’t actually a place to have a bite or two of your favorite flavor.

All that will change with this whimsical, inviting space where you can pick up a few containers of irresistible offerings such as Vanillionaire, Cherrylicious, Churro Churro, Chocolate Crush and Nana Banana. (Chocolate Crush, I’m coming for ya!) ” said Danielle Valente from TimeOut Magazine and I totally agree with her!

I was dying to go to Ice Cream Museum but could not make it when it was in NY. Then the Ice Cream Museum in LA was in construction when I was in Los Angeles for Coachella 2018. So I was one of the most excited people who was waiting for this exhibitions/store which is full of tons of yummy ice cream and has the cutest photo backgrounds for your Instagram. We are all in the decade of ” Do it for the gram!” and this place promises you great photos for you InstaGRAM! 🙂

Let’s talk about how to get in, the location and more. The Pint Shop is a free admission store. Sometimes you may wait on the line depends on the demand. I personally waited around 5-7 minutes to get in. I chose a weekday and it was around 2-3 pm. Pint Shop is at 459 W 14th Street, Manhattan NY. It is between 9th and 10th Ave. It is closed on Tuesdays and the other days open 12pm-9pm. Where you can just walk into the store to shop for ice creams, all sort of other products you have a chance to taste the ice cream as well. There is another advanced tasting which requires tickets are $33 with a free pint of ice cream and require an advance reservation on the MOIC Pint Shop website.

They include an initial launch of seven flavors which are Vanillionaire, a rich vanilla with wafer crumbs; Nana Banana, a frozen take on bananas bread; Cherrylicious, featuring bits of cookie; Churro Churro, a cinnamon ice cream with bits of churro throughout; Chocolate Crush, with flakes of Guittard milk chocolate; Piñata, with bits of cotton candy, cake, and sprinkles; and the MOIC’s signature Sprinkle Pool flavor and are all available for $4.99.

I had three different outfits for this place and really wanted to shoot all of them in the best possible places. I searched the place online and style my outfits depending on the colors and vibe of the place. This effort made me catch the attention of a few guests and we ended up taking some pictures and becoming friends on Instagram! It was such a kind approach and I was flattered! <3

I hope you all have a chance to check The Pint Shop out, have fun in the Cherrylicious Pool and swing over the Sprinkle Pool with cool photos!

Busra Nur Bahadir Perlis.

The oldest Luncheonette of NYC!


Hi everyone!

I was not around for a long time! As you know, wedding planning and job searching are taking a serious amount of time because they are one of the two important things in most of our lives. I gave a little bit more time to my priorities while I was away and I hope you are all ready and excited for my new blog posts! I am so ready and excited for my new blog posts because I started working with a professional photographer!

As you all know, I live in NY for almost 4 years and I like exploring this city, eating the different type of foods, going to the exhibitions, the galleries, traveling and showing you the life and what is really going on in New York City with an insider look. I wanted to take my approach more professionally and as a result, I started working with this amazing professional photographer whose name is Ozan Sapso. I tag him on my posts so feel free to reach out to him through his Instagram account if you need to. I will share with you my weekly shoots through my Instagram and on my blog you will be able to see more details about styling, places, food and more photos of all.  Let’s see if you like my new way of posts and photos 🙂


I also spend more time in Lightroom to edit my photos and use presets to have a better Instagram profile. I love using Gypsy Soul Presets which are great collaborations of  @munopia and @coffeecupsandroses on Instagram ( Gulin & Munteha ) and please feel free to check their work out! They are definitely my biggest inspirations on social media especially on Instagram and I find them extremely successful! I also felt very lucky to be able to meet them in person and had a shoot in Palm Springs while Coachella 2018.  I discovered them with their work first of all through my common friends. Then I saw how sweet and modest they were when we met in person. If you like this preset, its name is Vintage Moody Creamy. You can purchase them from @gypsysoulpresets on Instagram or from this link!

The last of the family-run diners: Inside NYC’s oldest family-owned mom and pop luncheonette where the old-fashioned way is the only way (and wi-fi definitely isn’t on the menu). This is what Jordan Gass-Poore said from Daily Mail for the Lexington Candy Shop. I used to pass by this place a lot and I was always wondering the inside.


Lexington Candy Shop at 83rd Street and Lexington Avenue opened in 1925. It’s run by John Philis, the 61-year-old grandson of the original owner Soterios Philis who came from Epirus, Greece, to New York City in search of a better life. Philis doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon, but when he does his 31-year-old son Peter may take over the business before its lease expires. The diner, which hasn’t been remodeled since 1948, has 11 years left on its lease. When the lease expires, Philis said he doesn’t know what will happen to the diner.[1]


The vintage interior has been lovingly preserved down to the smallest details and it’s no surprise to learn that the shop has been featured in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows including Fading Gigolo, Three Days of the Condor and The Nanny Diaries.  Their customers have included Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Matt Dillon, Tom Brokaw and Al Roker–just to name a few.

The Lexington Candy Shop has it’s own unique vintage vibe with old Coca-Cola bottles on their window displays from all around the world and ages! That’s why as soon as I received my skirt, I decided to go to this place for the shoot! This is a really important place in NYC history by being the old fashion family style luncheonette and it is the oldest in the city!

I pictured this place for the shoot as soon as I got my skirt from Shein. I spent literally 8$ for this skirt! It was on discount. I am super into online shopping now than I was before. I was very concern about not seeing the products and trying them on but I am getting used to online shopping in time by living in NY. I combined my plaid skirt with my Zara Pepsi crop top which is very ironic, and my Zara red leather jacket 🙂 My heels which are super old are from Bershka. And my cute picnic basket which I adore is from Flying Tiger!

I hope you all like the work we did and please feel free to leave your comments to help us improve!

Love you all,
The New Yorkista!

[1] Jordan Gass-Poore for 14:02 21 Jun 2017, updated 18:03 23 Jun 2017