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.
there’s a new(ish) bagel place in town. since there is always a line out the door at the nolita location, i stopped by the nomad store this weekend. the decor was very on trend, and my avocado, egg, cheese, and tomato bagel was even better.
the (finally) cool weather here in nyc has me a bit wistful for this summer day i spent at the botanical gardens. we went to see the georgia o’keefe exhibit, and stayed for the gorgeous lawns and flora.
i finally made it to abc v a few weekends ago. the vegetarian and health-focused menu was so delightful that my friend and i ate until we couldn’t feel our stomachs anymore. the most interesting thing i had was the coconut yogurt topped with pistachio granola (first picture). i think i am going to try my hand at making my own.
during the first week of may, tiffany painted parts of new york tiffany blue to celebrate reed krakoff’s first jewelry collection for the brand. i didn’t manage to spot any blue taxis or metrocards, but i did walk by this bodega on the way to the theater district one night.
evidently all the flowers were hand made by the tiffany’s creative team. such a fun way to welcome spring.