Trip Recap 1: New York City-Manhattan

Two weekends ago my sister and I ventured up to NYC for a long weekend and bachelorette party.  I love NYC and it's one of my favorite places to visit but I can really only handle about 4 days there before I ready to be back home in the suburbs!

We stayed at the Carlton Hotel on Madison Ave at 29th st. It was a really nice hotel and in a great location. It was easy to walk to most of the places we wanted to go to.

We arrived around 1pm and were starving so we started our trek to SoHo (my favorite place to shop in the city) and hoped to find food on the way. I had been hearing about abc kitchen an organic farm to table type restaurant but I didn't know where it was and we just happened to stumble upon it on our way to SoHo. I am so happy that we did! We didn't have reservation but the wait wasn't very long and the food was amazing.  I had the tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil whole wheat pizza and it was some of the best pizza I've ever had.  Plus the restaurant just has a very cool electic vibe.
Sadly we did not go into ABC Carpet and Home 

 (pic from their website)

 I finally made it C.Wonder and I'm obsessed!! It took all my willpower not to buy half the store.  I was actually in SoHo last fall on the opening weekend of the store but didn't get to go in since lines were around the block. It did not disappoint, it really is a more affordable Tory Burch. The website doesn't do it any justice, if you're ever near a store you must go in! 

After some shopping around SoHo we stopped at Balthazar at the suggestion of Cheryl Denise from A Peek of Chic for some cocktails.  We didn't have any celebrity sightings but we did have some delicious drinks

Thursday night we had reservations at David Burke Kitchen which is located in the James Hotel in SoHo.  My sister had been dying to go to this restaurant so we went. We sat in the Garden which I higly recommend. The food was good but nothing too exciting or over the top, we were both disappointed especially after our amazing meal at abc kitchen.  We did meet the most fun group of gay guys and chatted with them all night which lead to us all sharing desserts which I can say are amazing.  If you go you must try the ricotta donuts- to die for.

Friday we decided to just walk around the city and try to go to Central Park. It was a good idea in theory but it ended up being sweltering and we were both a sweaty hot mess but it was still fun!I finally got to eat Shake Shack too! (I don't eat red meat but I love myself a milkshake and fries:)

Friday night we headed to Brooklyn for the bachelorette party.  I fell in love with Brooklyn and am dying to go back- will be back later this week to recap that part of the trip!


  1. You guys did a ton! It almost makes me miss MYC :) Not quite there yet! I love riving. Ha.

  2. Hello! I THINK I found you by way of A. Liz Adventures. At any rate, excited!!! I am NYC bound next week for some fashion week festivities. I am familiar with C. Wonder but did not know about the retail space, so THANK YOU for the intro.... will have to make this stop happen. Most certainly The City Bakery will be on that list.. a fav! So fun to have found you! Whitley at the Queen City Style.

  3. Isn't NYC magical? I freaking loved it - lived there in 2007! I want to go back every day. Love your pics!!


  4. Looks like you had a great trip!! Love NYC!! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog today! Happily following along :)

  5. thanks so much for the great tips! I am going to NYC next week and will be staying in SoHo so this is perfect!

    xo SideSmile,

    SideSmile Style Blog

  6. so jealous of this trip already! especially the C. Wonder part! I want to go to the store so badly!



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