WHERE & WHEN: New York. May 2010
WHERE DID WE STAY? Four Points Sheraton in Soho. Clean & affordable. Perk? Location.
BEST MEAL? Our four short days were filled to the brim with deliciousness: Freemans: artichoke dip appetizer and a “dark+ stormy” cocktail. The bar has the best vibe, and lots of trendy taxidermy // Stanton Social: anything! Sliders, corn dogs, death by chocolate // Morandi: simple Italian breakfast // Le Pain Quotidien in Soho: go for the people watching (ritzy families enjoying their brunch) it makes the food taste better // Magnolia: cupcakes. We taste-tested chocolate and red-velvet.
NATURAL HIGH: Enjoying an unseasonably warm day, lying on the grass in Central Park. Walking, walking and walking some more.
DON’T MISS: The New Museum, go for the great exhibits but secretly enjoy the cool elevators, terrace and stocked gift-shop more // Taking a walking across Brooklyn bridge // A visit to Fabulous Fanny’s, if you’re bespectacled.
HIGHLIGHT: Getting there on Porter Air, and skipping Pearson (airport). So civilized & quick and who can say no to free wine, veggie chips and the beautifully designed in-flight magazine. PLUS: Getting to celebrate my best-friend’s 30th.
BIZARRO MOMENTS: Major attitude and a spilled drink at Blue Ribbon restaurant. Skip it. // A cheesy waiter in Little Italy actually using the phrase “forgetaboutit”. Lol.
HOW COULD THERE POSSIBLY BE SO MUCH: Good food.
MOST RELAXED: In Williamsburg’s Blackbird Parlour, sipping on beers and hipster watching.
COOLEST BUY: Friendship rings at By Boe in Soho. A little-bit nerdy, but a lot cute.