Monday, January 23, 2017

72 HOURS IN NEW YORK CITY







No city has an special spot in my heart than NEW YORK (besides Paris) but this post it's all about the concrete jungle.... Thanks Alicia Keys and JAY Z for that song that gets us all every time we are in New York.

From FLL to LGA it's only 3 hours and 20 minutes. (I always fall asleep on planes so don't quote me on that) So close why not just go for a weekend, RIGHT? 

This trip was from Friday to Sunday. I usually always go from Thursday to Monday am. Lets be honest who wants to leave NYC on a Sunday and not have a boujee brunch? Definitely not me, plus tickets are always cheaper if you fly out on Mondays #doublewinning
I will tell you what I did during those 3 days as if you just had a weekend to see the city.


Friday - Day 1

My flight got delayed instead of landing at 6pm, I landed at 11:30pm. Obviously I was putting my coat on and hitting the city, I was only there for 72 hours, no time to relax. Grabbed my luggage and got in a cab

I stayed in Chelsea at my beautiful friend apartment (thank you Mika).

You can stay anywhere in the city; Nothing makes you love the city more than to see it by walking. Walk and get lost looking at the store windows, the rustic look of the restaurants from outside and the thousand of people walking next to you makes you feel alive.

The subway will take you anywhere in New York, I personally take the subway ALL THE TIME I'm there. If you don't know the routes download GOOGLE MAPS and will help you get to your destination.

First night -  we went to Cafeteria (119 7th Ave, New York, NY 10010) its open 24 hours! 
Food: I had the mac cheese and the truffle fries.
Drinks: Passion Fruit Caipirinha and The Mule 


Saturday - Day 2 

IT SNOWED. It blizzard to be more specific. 


Outfit:

Sweater: Chanel 
Jeans: Pistols
Booties: Topshop

Before

After 

Jacket: Uniqlo
Shoes: Uggs X Jimmy Choo 


The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism  (Industria -  356 W 12 ST & Washington st) they are open until March 12, 2017. If you live in New York or visiting its a MUST SEE before they close it. 




This exhibit has everything from art, music, history, cultural influence and fashion!! Make sure you visit the ticket center, they have all types of things from the partnership The Rolling Stones did with Tommy Hilfiger to art and mugs! 








Lunch

The Spotted Pig  (314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014) they don't take reservations! But make it worth while you wait for your table. They are a couple of bars around the area where you can get a drink while you wait 

The Rusty Knot
425 West St. (3 minute walk)

Perry St
175 Perry St. (3 minute walk

The Other Room 
143 Perry St. ( 2 minute walk) 

Food: 
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Onion Marmalade and Mustard - TO DIE FOR
French Toast with Bananas and Bourbon Syrup - BEST FRENCH TOAST
Chargrilled Burger with Roquefort Cheese and Shoestring Fries - One of the best burgers I had in my life

I had their own beer make sure you get one with your food - Spotted Pig Bitter (Brooklyn, NY)


Grilled Cheese

Chargrilled Burger 



All of these are located in the West Village - Meatpacking District where the High Line is, a must see also! Walk around the area, stop for a beer at the Biergarten (848 Washington St) LE BAIN on top of the Standard Hotel its fun place to go with friends after midnight.

If you want to go to a museum I recommend:

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art "The Met" (1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028)
Is largest art museum in the United States and one of the most visited in the world 

Museum Of Modern Art "MoMa" (11 W 53rd St) Midtown


Dinner:

Soho House (29-35 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014) 
We ordered plates for the table. We got the meatballs, the burrata and the Blistered shishito peppers then made my way to the Rigatoni.

Make sure you go to the rooftop after dinner! The view is fantastic. 




Bars:

After Dinner we start hitting the bars 

Beatrice (285 W 12th St) 
They have an 45 days dry aged burger - I just had to try it (Good, but i had better)

Go to East Williamsburg - Brooklyn for bar hopping - Love the area (Fun, young, hip)
Take the L train to Bedford Av 

Just walk around and hit the bars you feel are more you! Don't forget to get that NY pizza after hours ; ) 


Sunday - Day 3 

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee......  & breakfast!!
Friedman's (Chelsea - 75 9th ave) 
The Butcher's Daughter - they have 2 locations
West Village: 581 Hudson Street 
Nolita: 19 Kenmare Street 

Central Park on Sundays I would say it's my favorite day to go. Walk around and go to the Strawberry Fields (John Lennon memorial) all the way up by the Upper West Side. 

Lunch:
Chelsea Market - anywhere is good! From seafood to thai 

EATALY - Eat your way around. From yummy paninis, cheese platters, delicious pasta and gelato; EATALY its for you if you love Italian food and to eat.

There is something that I always miss and brings me back to New York. There is so much to see, do and eat. That's the reason why I always end up going back. Even thought this time it was freezing my heart was always warm in the city. 


















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