It feels good to be back! It was so nice to disconnect and enjoy a few days away from home. Certainly not a relaxing vacation but exactly what I needed to get me out of the winter dumps.
Before I recap I just wanted to give all of you who linked up to Friday’s Great St. Patrick’s Day Green Link-Up a HUGE thank you! I was honestly astounded by your creativity and talent. I don’t have an ounce of Irish blood in me but I was the proudest leprechaun you ever did see.
Now for the fun stuff. Here’s what I ate, drank and saw in NYC these past few days:
-Dinner at Empellion Cocina– the pistachio guacamole and salsa sampler is a MUST.
-Brunch at Westville-an NYC staple and one of my favs (bloody mary included).
-The BEST chocolate chip cookie in NYC at The City Bakery-you better bet I have tried 90% of NYC’s bakeries and this is by far the best chocolate chip cookie of all five boroughs.
-Brunch at Coppelia-I lived 1/2 block away from here and this was my go-to restaurant for all meals but especially their Huevos Rancheros.
-Homemade Bloody Mary Mussels from Cassie-Dale and I love bloody mary’s and mussels and Cassie is a straight-up genius with this recipe.
-Wine at Birreria-surprisingly cheap and when the weather is nicer one of the best rooftop patios in NYC.
-St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at Dempsey’s.
-Lots of cider, bloody mary’s and wine across the city.
–Chelsea Market in search of Jacques Torres chocolate, which apparently closed down (only this location).
-Shopping at my favourite clothing store, Club Monaco.
-Shopping at my favourite grocery store, Trader Joe’s (duh).
-Shopping for my biggest weakness, food props at Fishs Eddy.
-I finally met Britt who is super cool and as awesome as she comes across on her blog.
-The sister-wives who legitimately complete me.
-Everyone else who I got to catch up with, you know who you are 😉
A fabulous weekend! And now I have to go unpack a suitcase full of Trader Joe’s goodies.
Have you ever been to NYC? What are your favourite places to eat, drink and see?
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Alex @ Kenzie LifeMarch 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm
So glad you had a great time! I love NYC. I went to school in Philly, so I spent quite a few weekends in New York visiting one of my close friends at the time who went to Columbia and family, and attending conferences and just going shopping. I miss it so much! I love Chelsea Market! It’s one of my favorite places. Central Park is my favorite though. I love parks in big cities!
Kelly @ Living Music HappyMarch 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Oh gosh I love NYC. The boyfriend’s brother and sister-in-law live in Murray Hill in Manhattan, so I frequented Cafe Lucid on the daily. The croissants are amazing.
Anna KriegelMarch 18, 2014 at 1:20 pm
;alksjd;afjsdl!! this is an EPIC collage (and epic post all over!!!). YOU complete me, can’t get enough of you. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU
KimMarch 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm
I’ve only done a couple of short day trips to NYC – I would love to go and spend time sometime!
Sounds like a perfectly great weekend of food, drinks!! and friends. Hopefully you aren’t exhausted this week!!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.March 18, 2014 at 12:43 pm
I’ve missed youuuuuuuu! Seriously, woman, we need to have a Skype date STAT — I can’t even remember when our last one was, which is just not okay. Glad you had a good time, though. I haven’t been to NYC since I was a tiny little thing, but I’d really love to go again.
Kristina @ Damn Ten PoundsMarch 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm
You packed a ton into a weekend! And now I’m craving an NYC trip! I spy an Eataly wine glass 🙂 I went last time I was in NYC and I loved it. I loved the chaos and all the sights and all the options. It’s like an ADD Fat Kid heaven.
PB&JessMarch 18, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Looks like so much fun!! Also I looove your outfit in the one pic of you goofing off
Ange @ Cowgirl RunsMarch 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm
I went to NYC in 2012 and had a blast! I really just walked around the city and checked out as many museums as I could – I can’t wait to go back 🙂
CassieMarch 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Looks like you had a blast!
Alexis @ HummusapienMarch 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm
SOoooooOOOo you’re coming to Columbus next, right? Right. Tell me alllllll the thangs you got at TJ’s!!
[email protected]March 18, 2014 at 11:51 am
It was so amazing catching up with you!! I am so glad you had a great time in NYC! 🙂
I’m going to try out some of the places on your list!
AshleyMarch 18, 2014 at 10:44 am
!!!! I was there this weekend too!! I had some STELLAR lobster ravioli at Sotto Cinque and brunch at Gracie Mews diner. Such good food and so many options in the city!