Aside from being one of the most exciting times of the year, NYFW is also one of the most exhausting. Finding cozy places to warm up between shows and refuel has been crucial this year. After seeing Tory Burch and All Saints I ducked into Cafe Gitane and ordered their famous avocado toast and much needed caffeine to keep me going. As I sat and soaked in the much needed pick-me-up I glanced over at a table that I had sat at four years earlier. I remember feeling wide-eyed and completely enamored with the city at the time. I had a mini moment of feeling proud of the path I’ve chosen and all the hard work that’s paid off in so many ways. It was the best NYFW coffee break I could have asked for. I was quickly back on my feet and ready to take on more of the day.