Today was sort of unexpected and unplanned. What better way to start your day than at a park early in the morning before every tourist in New York City comes out to play?

People watching makes everything interesting. It’s incredibly easy to tell the natives from the visitors aka selfie taking / group shots/ frolickers.  Weighing my options of either running around SoHo or flower shopping, I ended up going to an Organic Cafe.

Soho has so many cafes, sometimes it’s hard to know where to go that’s truly authentic. One of our favorite places in the 
neighborhood to nip in to is The Smile. A few blocks from Soho, hidden away downstairs on stylish Bond Street, it’s very easy to miss.  That’s of course exactly why it’s cool.  Attracting creative types from the neighborhood, film and fashion people, it’s very much a groovy local hangout for coffee or a laid back yummy casual bite. The space is super rustic and woody but the staff is anything but.

 Owned by a hip, bearded and flannel shirted New Yorker, Carlos Quirarte who conceived the Ernest Cut & Sewn brand and worked at Freemans, he brings a staff of gorgeous groovy staff who add to the overall artsy cool ambience of the place.

Inspired by the Downtown feel and 70 degree weather the city offered, couldn’t help but  walk out with these new boyfriend jeans from Levis via Urban Outfitters, and vintage men’s oxfords  from Cole Haan. Nothing puts my worries to perspective calms my soul, or ignites my imagination quite like wearing white. I love this baggy slouched  Ivory top from Town House Shops.

  [Jeanne] wears Vintage Levi’s Boyfriend Jeans, Townhouse Shops Caged Blouse in Ivory, Beige

Clutch from God Bless America, Vintage Men’s Oxfords from Cole Haan.