La Casa Azul

I want to be cool and say I rocked this very Spanish look (at least I think so) because I was going to Spanish Harlem but that just was not the case.  I must have changed a million times before leaving my house.  I wanted to wear another dress but it just wasn't working for me.  So I just said whatever! threw on this maxi and called it a day.  Today it's not about my outfit though.  

The last couple of weekends I have not had much planned, so this particular day I woke up and decided I was going to make it my business to get on the train and go.  Pretty soon I'm going to be complaining about it being too cold to be doing anything so I need to take advantage of the beautiful weather while I can.  I did some random googling and found this independent bookstore in Spanish Harlem.  

La Casa Azul is the cutest little bookstore.  If you haven't been, please go and take the kids with you!  I took my God-daughters and they loved it.  The colorful exterior is just as beautiful as the interior which was reminiscent of what your Abuela's kitchen probably looked like back in the 60's.  You can tell that art is the focal point when you walk into this little gem.  The staff are friendly and they offer a range of books, mostly by Latino authors.  Downstairs they have an art gallery where they sometimes hold events and books signings.  

I will definitely be going back but this time with a coffee in hand to curl up in a corner and just indulge in a good book.  If you're ever in the area, go enjoy a pie from Moustache Pitza.  The chicken and cherry tomatoes pizza was so delicious! 

Happy Monday, everyone!

xoxo, Francheska