I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend! It was unseasonably nice in the Northeast and I relished every minute of it, shopping and eating my way around NYC. Our hotel was right in Times Square which is jam-packed 24/7. We both look miserable below lol (promise that was not the case!):
Sat began with brunch at Cafe Habana. We had huevos rancheros, pollo verdes (pulled chicken braised in tomatillo salsa over corn tortillas and black beans), a side of chorizo sausage and Mexican hot chocolate. I never know the difference between egg styles…these came sunny side up and were unsettling in my tummy (never again). Over easy is the way to go.
Broadway in Soho is my favorite area to shop, as it boasts a TopShop, Zara, Uniqlo, F21, two H&Ms;, and much more…
Scored these olive lizard-embossed Tory Burch revas at Bloomingdales. At checkout, the SA and I were equally surprised to find out they were on sale for $160
retail $235 plus 20% off for F&F.; I haggled for another 10% off as these were the floor model. I avoid the regular leather revas as they scuff way too easily. I have patent ones which have held up decently and I had been eying the reptile-embossed leather ones for a while.
Earrings ($22) from the Young Designers Market (thanks seejessicago for the tip!) and overpriced rings from Topshop (used my student ID tho for 10% off…shh). Also picked up a little something for my secret santa recipient.
Met up with an old friend later and couldn’t resist having some sliders & sangria at The Meatball Shop. They have a menu that you write on and create all sorts of combos with (pork, beef, chicken, etc meatballs and about 5 kinds of sauce). My fave was classic beef with spicy meat sauce.
Wine in Little Italy with some cali friends who were also visiting. I couldn’t get over the fact that we were dining al-fresco in the midst of November!
Around midnight we hit up the 53rd and 6th Halal cart (open til 4am…amazing). There was a super long line although the same company had a second cart open 10 yards away with no line at all.
While walking around earlier that day I caught a whiff of deliciousness and my nose led me to this cart. We had just eaten but I was giddy to come back later.
$6 gets you a combo plate (big enough for 2) with chicken and lamb over yellow rice with some pita slices and salad. The white (yogurt?) sauce makes the meal and although it looks gross in photos I lapped it all up….friggen delicious.
More pics to come, including when I got to meet two gorgeous / smart girls who are fellow bloggers! Have any of you New Yorkers or visitors hit up the above places? Let me know what you think or if you have tips & rec’s to share ; )