New York City: February 2016
For Valentine's Day Weekend, my amazing boyfriend and I took on NYC. We had what seemed like the shortest 2.5 days, but they were filled with amazing times. From the food, to the shopping and shows, it was quite an unforgettable trip. Want to know what we did? I'll break it down. See all the photos below :)
Má Pêche: This little nook is right behind Momofuku Milk Bar (get the Crack Pie..just do it) and it's crazy busy, so make a reservation. Its an interesting mix of foods on their menu, with small and large plates for you to choose from. We had three amazing dishes: their Sichuan Pork Flatbread with Chinese broccoli, Tofu, and Crispy shallots; BBQ Brisket Buns with Coleslaw, Smoked Mayonnaise, and Pickled Jalapeño; and finally the Habanero Fried Chicken Bucket with Lime. SO amazing.
Norma's: This was breakfast. AMAZING. Expensive...but amazing. We both had Eggs Benedict; he had traditional, I had Norma's special eggs benny: Poached Eggs over Grilled Asparagus atop of Pancakes drizzled in hollandaise. Mmmmm.
Bareburger: An all organic restaurant with burgers that can't be beat. And milkshakes. They can't be beat either. Christian got "The Supreme" and I built my own. His was as follows: beef, colby jack cheese, country bacon, lettuce, onion rings, fries and a special sauce on the brioche bun. Mine was an organic beef patty with bacon, gruyere, their special sauce and ketchup on a brioche bun. Delicious. Not to mention the Banana's Foster Milkshake. Though my stomach was upset after, I'd say it was worth it.
So we went to SoHo and walked around a bit; stopping in A&G Denim, Lululemon, Ralph Lauren, Zara, Forever 21 and H&M. We also stopped in Warby Parker to pick out some new glasses for him and managed to take an adorable picture in the photobooth. Too fun. On Fifth we went to Bergdorf Goodman (Men and Women's) and Henri Bendel where he bought me the cutest monogrammed phone case (I'm in love; with him and also the phone case).
So we only had the opportunity to see one show, and we did "in the best seats in the house" (the usher at the St. James Theatre). We saw Something Rotten! and it was everything but rotten. It was perfect. The music and lyrics were brilliant, the dancing was phenomenal and the singing was unparalleled. Broadway performances never cease to inspire me. I couldn't help but noticing how lavish and beautiful the costumes were either.
This trip was too short, but it was perfect in every way. Go to the restaurants, you won't be disappointed. I promise.