Flame Favourites, No.5


Happy Friday! Today’s Flame Favourites post is a jam-packed one. As usual, I’ve included interesting articles from this past week, new & old NYC Favourites & also a round-up of the best Summer sales. There are also some details about an upcoming trip to Ireland.




7FAM Shaping Style - Denim Jumpsuit - New York Style



  • Last night, I finally paid a visit to the newer Jack’s Wife Frieda on Carmine Street. I definitely recommend the zucchini fries & Pimm’s cocktail.
  • I nearly died when I stumbled across this ice-cream shop on the upper east side. Look at those cones!!
  • Excited to see Lucky Chops again next week at Five Mile Stone.
  • Even though I’m trying to cut back on dairy, I genuinely just cannot resist 16 Handles. If you haven’t tried it yet, get on it!
  • Central Park is just perfect in this weather. Going to pay a visit to some of my favourite spots there this weekend.


Leather & Lace - Erin Kleinberg - NYC Spring Style


Incase you might not already know, the Summer sales are in full swing! My favorites are definitely ASOS, River Island, Topshop & Missguided. Below are some of my favorite finds from each:


River Island




My NYC Apartment - Apartment Decor - Retro Flame

As you might know, I’m currently here in New York on the graduate visa (more details about that here) and as much as I can hardly believe it, that year is soon coming to an end. In yesterday’s post, I chatted about some of my favourite memories from this past year & even though I didn’t think it was possible, I’ve grown to love this city 110% more. I’ve settled in, met a great group of friends and as cringey as it might sound, I’ve learned a lot about myself. If there’s any place in the world that will toughen you up, it’s New York City. Thankfully (understatement!!), I was successful in securing the next visa option so it’s looking like New York is stuck with me until 2018 (at least).

The way things worked out mean that I’ll be able to spend a full month in Ireland while everything is being processed and I actually am so excited for the break. There are many things (& people) I miss from home so I’m really looking forward to being back to it all. I don’t know exactly how much of a break it will end up being as I’m going to be working on a lot of exciting projects while I’m there. But I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way! My first weekend home will be spent at Electric Picnic with my best friend, Christina, there’s a possibility that I’ll be paying a quick trip to London for fashion week and I’m also going to be hosting an ITWBN blogger event in Galway. Loads of more details to come over the next few weeks!

Have the best weekend!

Stylishly Yours,

Erika x


  1. Sarah

    10 July

    Hey! I’ll be at Electric Picnic too – cannot wait to see Blur live! I always toyed with taking the graduate visa option but I hesitated and now it’s the end of that year’s grace. Oh well, Ireland is after all getting back into the swing of things and there’s a great buzz growing around the country again.

    • Retro Flame

      10 July

      I’m so excited to see George Ezra -I’m obsessed! Can’t wait to be back in Ireland for a little while. Always nice to come home xx

  2. Ah it’ll be great to have a proper chunk of time when you’re home but I’m so looking forward to another year of New York blog posts from you! Have you checked out Friedman’s on West 31st street for brunch yet? We went twice during our last New York trip and loved everything about it!

    Enjoy your trip home missus :)

    • Retro Flame

      13 July

      I’m actually very excited to be back! Also, just added Friedman’s to my list. Thanks so much for the tip! xx

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