Mud Coffee, 307 East 9th Street (between 2nd and 1st avenues); 212-529-8766.
"I discovered MUD through a close friend, who frequented the Astor Place Mud Truck when he was at NYU. I love it for its atmosphere. It’s one of those places that’s really accepting of everyone, which is rare in the city. See, Monday through Wednesday, I wake up at 7 a.m., work out for an hour, then I'm in school from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., after which, I head home and do homework (I’m taking 21 credits, so it’s a pretty heavy schedule). Thursday and Friday, I'm at Nanette Lepore creating content and managing its social media. Basically, I need laid-back places like this and chic shoes that can keep up with me — like these brown Timberland Apley Talls (I also love that they have extended calf space!)."
Timberland EARTHKEEPERS® Apley Tall Waterproof Boot, $250, available at Timberland.
Photographed by Mark Iantosca, Styled by Emily Barnes; Hair by Tiffany Patton; Makeup by Heather Heiman.