NYC Travel Guide
NYC is second home to me. I lived there for for 3 years, worked there, and went to school there for my masters! I have so much love for the city– so many good memories. On my recent trip there with my boyfriend, I was excited to take him to my favorite spots! We stayed at Sixty Soho, and got the best downtown vibe. As far as outfits, I lived in my camel Stella coat, alternated between my Gianvito rossi boots and my new Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots that I’m obsessed with (get the details here)! I also bought the cutest maroon hat at Rag and Bone. NYC always calls for darker colors and makes dressing up more fun
Besides shopping, my favorite thing to do in NYC is EAT! Pasta for lunch, pasta for dinner, bellinis and rosé at every meal, and late night pizza obviously! It’s a complete foodie adventure from the second I land in there! Here are some of my favorite go-to restaurants that you should try next time you’re there::
Cipriani Downtown — Euro fun crowd, best pastas (the penne pomodoro is my favorite), best chicken curry with rice, best bellinis, and best vanilla meringue cake ever!
Cafe Gitane — The avocado toast is the best ever, discovered it when no one was eating avocado toast, and then couscous with chicken is a must try!
Rubirosa — My favorite meatballs and pizza EVER. Casual but so so delicious. The Vodka Pizza is the best
Mercer Kitchen — The salmon on crispy rice is the BEST THING EVER, I always get an extra side of spicy mayo with it obviously.
Sadelles — The newest, hippest, trendiest brunch spot in soho, from the Torrisi / Parm guys. Just get the bagel and lox and let me know if you’re still breathing after the deliciousness
Carbone — Another one from the Torrisi guys, just get the spicy rigatoni, A LOT OF IT! And the meatballs! (I’m obsessed with meatballs if you can’t tell…)
Bilboquet — Get the cajun chicken, it is nexttttt level amazing. And the weekend brunch is so fun (cheesy but fun!)
Sushi of Gari — Honestly this is my favroite sushi ever. Get the salmon tomato sushi, tuna yuki sushi, red snapper salad sushi, toro sushi, yellow tail jalepeno sushi, fluke with quail egg sushi, and the spicy tuna cut roll
Sushi Seki — the musts are the salmon tomatoe and the spicy scallop hand roll
Freds at Barneys — Shop and eat perfection, great salads and fries
Nellos — Most overpriced Italian food ever, but most fun for Upper East Side people watching!
Locande Verde — I honestly just go for the whipped ricotta and honey toast. Mmmmm.
Polo Bar — Just the most chic. Good burger.
Artichoke pizza — Strictly a 2 or 4 am ritual. Just get the artichoke pizza and thank me later
Agata and Valentina — I never knew that I liked rainbow cookies before I tried the ones from here… they’re amazing.
Levain Bakery — BEST cookies on this planet. They’re not even cookies, they’re some other sort of magic.