a diary in manhattan

it's 4:30 am on a monday morning. ugh. monday's am i right? this one, however, is not so bad considering i was catching a flight to my favorite sleepless city. the forecast said rain, but luckily it held out until about 5:30 pm. 

my plane landed at 9:40 am (at LGA. don't fly into LGA), but I didn't walk off the plane until 10:30 am. I was busy sitting in plane traffic #justnycthings. when we finally got to the hotel, we couldn't check in, so we dropped our bags and walked to Serafina on the upper west side. Amazing italian food. I had the most beautiful margarheta pizza. seriously the best pizza I've ever had. we then walked (yes, walked) to the Moma and then the met. It was a museum filled day. The Comme de Garçons exhibit was dreamy, yet frustrating, due to the people walking around cluelessly saying how "weird"or "ugly" Kawakubo's designs are. 

my outfit for the first day was more comfortable than anything. I found some amazing velvet briefs from free people, and did a little DIY to some jeans so they could show near the waistline. I paired this with a Mother Denim tank and my favorite Brunello Cucinelli sneaks and I was 100% ready to fly in and walk the city. 

7:30 am; tuesday. soho=monochrome. my strapless top and high waisted shorts are from Aritzia, and my babouches are from Acne Studios. These are at the top of my comfy and cute shoe list. Not many shoes can be called comfortable in NYC. The wake up call was for breakfast at James Beard Award Winner of Best New Restaurant: Le Coucou. French food, french atmosphere, and as always, a foreign waiter and gorgeous hostess. We then wandered around Soho, shopped at Aritzia and Saks, and browsed in Dior, Chanel, Chloe and Bloomie's. To close out the day, we had dinner at Jean George's and saw Hello, Dolly! It's not a NYC trip without a little song and dance, folks. 

9:00 am; wednesday. later start today. i'm wearing a gingham dress from zara (this was pre-knowledge of fast-fashion friends)  with a tied up gucci tee, vintage chanel sneakers and my favorite darner socks. once we all got ready, it was off to the amazing Chef's Club Counter, owned by none other than Eggslut's own Alvin Cailan. Their "hash nuggs" are to die for. We then did one of the most tourist-like things ever and walked the brooklyn bridge. 'twas cool af; not literally cool, though, just so we're clear. it was literally very sweaty. 

after hopping back in a cab to the hotel, we refreshed a bit and went on to the museum of natural history! we saw some dinosaurs which was really interesting to say the least. v glad I didn't have to run around with those things. then it was off to bergdorf's where I was able to snag the shoes of my dreams for 60% off. i won't tell you just yet what these babies are; let's just say they're my very first pair by this brand ever. lastly, we couldn't close out the day (or trip) without momofuku milk bar's cereal milk shakes. life-changing. 

7:30; thursday. sad morning. last few hours in the city. we ate at Jean George's Nougatine for breakfast which was obviously delish, and had one last walk of fifth ave before taking that endless cab ride to JFK. until next time, my love.