in a new york minute

I returned home (late) last night after another fun-filled/exhausting/food overdosed weekend in my favorite city and I learned a few things on this trip…

1. It’s always a good idea to have dinner two reservations during fashion week. After waiting 45 min at the Stanton Social (which I will obv still go to again and again, but am a tad disappointed in) we grabbed the jackets out of coat-check and hopped in a cab for rezo number two at La Esquina. Totally smooth, totally delicious, totally amazing to have a back up plan when it’s 11:30p and you are starving!

2. Sleep No More is an eerie, interactive, and fantastic theatrical experience. Like a haunted house for adults, with Champagne ;)

3. If there was a Babycakes that actually existed in Toronto I would eat cupcakes three times a day so perhaps it’s better if it stays a at a bit of a distance

4. 10 Downing is now a new brunch fav spot, and it’s also where I broke up with potatoes

5. There is a place to buy decently priced, and unique, frames at an eye-wear store called SEE. Now for the unfortunate part, they do not have any locations in Canada. So… I picked up a new pair of frames! However – too bad for me – they would have added the lenses in for free had I been staying in the city for a week and could have picked them up later. Regardless, they have wickedly helpful and pleasant staff – I went to two locations multiple times to pick out the right frame. And, each style/colour has only one piece in store so once it’s gone, and it’s yours, that’s it!

Now, it’s time to rest up and catch up a little bit this week!

xx

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Favorite New York Moment: Do I have to name just one?… falling in love with a city for the first time, living on my own (with bff Lauren Scruton) for a summer while attending Parsons, getting engaged and celebrating with my family at Balthazar…

Where to stay: The next hotel that I want to stay at in Manhattan (we generally try to check out something new every second or third visit) is the Crosby Street Hotel. A member of Firmdale Hotels, and their first property outside of London, it is situated on a quiet cobbled street in the heart of New York’s vibrant SoHo neighbourhood between Prince and Spring. It is comprised of 86 bedrooms and suites over 11 floors, each with high ceilings, full length windows and individually designed (no two are alike!)

Where to eat: Well there are plenty of restaurants that I could recommend but my tried, tested and true favorite has to be the Stanton Social. Close runners up include …

Clandestine Mexican: La Esquina
Hotel bar:  The Smyth Hotel – Plein Sud
Busy bistro: Balthazar
Italian in the Meat Packing District: Nero D’Avola
Greenwich Village:  August
Champagne served in the bathroom: Beauty & Essex
Cupcakes: Babycakes
Back alley LES: Freemans
Williamsburg brunch: Egg

What to bring: If you’re heading to the big apple during the cooler season you’ll need a comfortable pair of boots, warm jacket, light vest, mix & match pieces and some party dresses!

sweet dreams xx

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