Happy Friday loves and welcome back! As some of you may know, I went on a girls trip to NYC this past weekend. To start the trip off with a bang, I missed my flight out of MSY Thursday night and had to get a different flight out at 5 am on Friday. *Shout out to my amazing friend Molly for being able to book me with American Airlines so quickly. You should fly American so you can see her! Not to mention they are far more accommodating than Spirit*
Anywho, I arrived in New York and I got my first Uber to Brooklyn to meet everyone. Because we are so fancy, Kala decided she wanted to do high tea at the Williamsburg hotel. The environment was so pretty and straight out of someone’s Instagram page but the tea is a little pricy! Make sure to get the Pulsd app and you can download a coupon for half the price. We decided to play it low key the first night so we ended our night with some amazing ramen from Momosan. Unfortunately I did not get a picture of my food because it was far too delicious to not eat right away. They also have delicious sake and supposedly they overflow your glass a little to symbolize an abundance of fortune but I also think it was just a nice gesture. Either way if you are in the need of good bowl of ramen to warm you up, you have to check out.
Saturday was our day for exploring. Our mission was to go to The Bagel Store in Brooklyn to meet Chelsea. While we waited for her I had to take some cool mural pictures, because .. well why not?! This little place is SO tiny but really pushes out bagels at such a fast speed. We were lucky enough to grab the 3 out of 6 stools in the place and sit down and enjoy our bagel. I ordered the salmon and cream cheese on an everything bagel and loved it! I will say if you aren’t a huge cream cheese fan you may need to ask for them to use a light hand. The cream cheese was super thick but still delicious. Following up my Lox bagel with more carbs, I ordered a Mardi Gras bagel with cinnamon cream cheese. I definitely think this is a fun place to stop and I saw they are also expanding and opening another location which hopefully has more seating!
Adding onto our tourists tasks of the day, we decided to go to the Brooklyn Bridge. I think this was the most entertaining part of the day because I have never seen so many people conjugated in one little street to take pictures. This is a prime location for a great shot of you and the bridge, but be warned you may need to go early so a thousand people aren’t in your shot. It did take us some time to find it but I’ll give you the exact location. You want to go to the corner of Washington and Water St. Its only about an 8 minute walk from the nearest subway.
I wish I had taken more pictures of our ventures but I was so busy having fun and honestly taking everything in. Our next stop was on top of the 230 fifth rooftop bar to get a drink and take in the city skyline. There are little igloos on the rooftop with heaters making it comfortable and a unique way to see the city. You need to get there early because they do fill up very quickly, but if you do have to wait for an igloo they provide red robes to keep warm and you can also enjoy the inside bar with ample space to sit.
Our next stop was the Museum of Sex. This is literally right across the street so it was super easy to find ;). I don’t recommend this to anyone who is squirmy about this topic because some of it is quite interesting and weird. However, we went really went so we could jump in the giant inflatable of boobs. After all the bouncing we worked up an appetite so our last stop was Tacombi. This was in the same vicinity just about a 5 minute walk away. Besides Miami, I have never been in such an authentic Hispanic restaurant. Most of the menu was in Spanish so we really had no clue what we were ordering but everything looked delicious and the place was so lively. The Corn esquites were super tasty and spicy as well as the pork tacos !
Moving onto our last day we went to explore the city on the way to brunch. We wanted to check out the Egg Shop because their food posts on their Instagram looked delicious. The building is a little small so we did have to wait about 25 minutes to get sat, but the plus side was that the food came quickly. I ordered the el Camino and it was probably one of my favorite meals the entire trip and there mimosas weren’t bad either ;). We rushed through brunch because we wanted to go Bar None for the Saints game. This game was the biggest of the season. Unfortunately we lost but it was so fun to see so many Saints fans in NYC (the line was out the door). After many drinks and a sad loss we ventured to Artichoke pizza. This place will always have a special place in my heart. I spent many nights eating their pizza when I lived in NY (college summer internship). Just look at how happy I look holding a big ol slice of pizza! All in all I got to do a lot over the short 3 day weekend and I can’t wait to go back in February! Do you have any suggestions of places I can check out next time?! Would you visit some of the places I went on my trip?!
Orange sweater: Zara | Black fur coat: Zara | Green backpack: Forever21 | Pink Sweater | H&M | Puffy Jacket: Forever21 | Grey Fur boots: Target