Loading

Summer in the City NEW YORK, NEW YORK

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” – Tom Wolfe

That city that never sleeps has been like a second home to me… My mom and her whole side of the family are from there, so I like to think I was born with a little bit of New Yorker in my blood. I’ve been making trips to take a bite out of the big apple ever since I was little, and the trips have become more frequent over the past few years. I have to say, the dynamic of my visits totally changed when I started going on my own. It’s nice to vacation with family, with the security of a hotel and nice dinners, but I discovered a whole new side of the city (and myself!) when I had to learn to navigate the streets – and the metro – independently. Every time I visit I feel like I uncover a whole new world within the city, which always keeps me coming back for more.

MY PERSONAL PICKS

EATS

One highlight was certainly going to the much talked about, Vandal. Sav scored reservation a month in advanced and we ended up sitting in the Shepard Fairey room, which was too dope. I highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass Tacos, for the record.

We had brunch at the Sugar Factory, where the food was alright but the drinks (see example) made it worth the trip.

We stumbled upon this adorable coffee shop called Smile to Go, where Sav got a fantastic Matcha latte.

But my most memorable eats of the weekend had to be the Tagliolini al Tartufo Nero, aka big truffle raviolis bathed in heavenly butter sauce, from Serafina (drooling).

Smile Cafe

NIGHTLIFE

I finally got to experience Le Bain at the Standard, and I mean, with a view of the city like they have, and a hot tub in the club, what more could you ask for? This was the disco retro heaven I’ve needed in my life.

Ended one of our nights out at my personal favorite, the Blind Barber, which is a cozy speakeasy that has cheap drinks and awesome music, always. Love that place.

“You can do what you like, sir, but I'll tell you this. New York is the true capital of America. Every New Yorker knows it, and by God, we always shall.”― Edward Rutherfurd