New York

New York In 48 Hours

Back at the end of May, my friend and I decided to go to NYC for Memorial Day weekend, which actually ended up being the perfect time to go to New York. I think everyone who lived in the city practically left for the Hamptons, therefore we got to really enjoy going to restaurants and lounges that would normally be begging for us to wait. 

Here are mixture of Snapchat and Instagram posts (and a few bonus ones that I did not post) to share....Enjoy!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I loooove cupcakes! I have been wanting to visit this Cupcake ATM ever since I found out that there was one, and believe me it was worth it!

Can you spot a yellow cab?

I definitely recommend Tacombi Bleecker Street in the West Village. The place we were staying was close by so we walked over there after dropping our bags off. It was perfect for lunch, because they open up all the windows so it feels like you are hanging out on the patio outside. The tacos were delicious!!! I had several of the cochinita de merida tacos because I love a good pork belly taco! This spot will be on my list for the next time I am in town.

After walking around the city, we decided to check out the Loopy Doopy Bar at the Conrad Hotel, I had to pull out the red lipstick for a night out on the town. We had to wait a little bit to get in but it felt quicker than most New York standards. The rooftop bar had views of the Hudson River, and the best part were the drinks.

You can get a Prosecco & Ice Pop drink which is perfect for a hot night (which it was) and it was super refreshing! Be prepared to make a dent in your wallet because the drinks go for about $25 each, but having at least one is worth it. 

The next morning, we took the train to DUMBO to check out the flea market and then walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.

Love this shot of the view of the Manhattan Bridge from Washington Street.

After walking the bridge, we continued walking to grab brunch at Seamore's and for a Sunday it was a pretty low key. It was filled with people, but we did not have to wait for a table when we got there. 

I had the #BaconEggandCheese Bagel Stack with Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca drink (which I added some gin).

Anyone else Birchbox subscriber? I had to check out the store. 

There were so many nice stores in SoHo, if only I had the funds!!! Hehe!

I have been seeing this place pop-up on many blogger's Instagram post when they visit NYC, and I wanted to see it for myself. It feels like you are actually going up to someone's apartment. It took us a minute to figure out how to get to it. You can easily pass the entrance because it is an elevator entrance. 

If you are in search for a good Iced Chai then you have to try Happy Bones :)

Once it gets warmer, you can find street art everywhere around Soho and West Village.

This was the view from the corner of our dinner spot on Sunday.

Thank you, Warby Parker for showcasing this restaurant,  Lupe's East L.A. Kitchen, because we wanted to eat dinner at a place that wasn't going to be costly on our pockets but the food would be good, This place did not disappoint and the portions size were perfect!

Since we filled our stomachs at Lupe's, we then did an after dinner walked and ended up walking almost all the way to the Empire State Building. We walked for over an hour just enjoying the warm Sunday night in New York City. That's my favorite thing about New York (and Boston) is how much you can walk on a Summer night and you never know what you might come across. 

On our last day, we wanted to check out the New Whitney Museum and do a little walking on the High Line. Be sure to check out The Elk for breakfast before going to the museum! Try to get there early because the tiny coffee shop fills up on the weekend.

 My favorite portrait artist, Chuck Close

We had a blast!! Can't wait to go again!!