we were so fortunate to finally make it down the street to one of the best restaurants in the world – eleven madison park. even though i am vegetarian, i did not feel cheated out of the amazing culinary experience at all (we even got to visit the impeccable kitchen!). it was truly a night to remember.
i am woefully behind on posting, but wanted to share some snapshots of christmas around our house and nyc (taken at the vessel).
my best friend and i spent a recent saturday brunching and jewelry shopping. now if that isn’t a perfect day, i don’t know what is. our spot of choice was bobo, a little taste of a parisian bistro in the middle of the west village. they also have a great roof deck for private events.
okay, i have a confession. i hit up the manolo blahnik sale hard. the boutique, a nyc institution, is closing in december, which meant the selection was unreal. i am also back on the heel train at work after taking a break, and i am so thrilled to have these to chose from.
we went for a date night at wayla in the lower east side, and it was worth the wait. the food was fresher and more authentic than what you normally get in thai takeout. can’t wait to go back. (sorry for the dark pictures!)
the start of summer means lots of flowers, shopping, and yummy meals out with friends. i feel like it’s going to be a good few months.
i went to the basquiat exhibit at the brandt foundation a few weeks ago and can say it is worth the hype. the space is perfect for the art, and the exhibit is so vast and interesting. we also ran into a few famous folks while making our way around. i had to resist the urge to take a picture of everything,
even though the show is now over, i thought i would post some pictures from the warhol exhibit at the whitney. it was very crowded, but the space was big enough that you could get pretty close to the art.
i had the most delightful brunch with a friend at sadelle’s in soho. despite the (very) long wait for our meals, we really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. the bagel sandwiches and crispy potatoes were delicious, and the sticky bun might just be my new favorite pastry treat in the city. i still daydream about it…
i may have started eating the stick bun before i could snap a picture.
after reading that hunan slurp in the east village was one of nytimes food critic pete well’s favorite eats for 2018, i knew i had to go. the vegetarian option was just okay, but evidently the pork and beef were excellent, especially for a cold rainy day.
when we went, the restaurant didn’t have its liquor license yet so it was byob. there are some great wine and liquor shops in the area, so that worked out well.