Jun 192015

After telling a friend that I had just had an amazing brunch experience at Cookshop, she gave me the fabulous idea to write a post about it (thanks Gab!).

As many of you know from my Instagram, or those of you who personally know me, you understand my obsession with brunch. It’s my favorite meal of the day and I always suggest it as a daily activity.

Another friend and I decided we were long overdue for a get together, so obviously brunch was the perfect place (excuse?) for us to catch up. We decided on Cookshop, which I was extremely excited about considering I’ve never been for brunch and have always wanted to. It’s literally two streets away from me, and now that I’ve gone, I guarantee I will be back, probably next week. Or tomorrow.

My friend and I had a typical conversation for two 20-something New Yorkers, which consisted of talking about our internships, what we’re doing next, going abroad and of course, celeb spottings (my favorite topic). The food was delish- I recommend the griddle cakes- but the company was even better.

Brunch is wonderful, but as one of my favorite Man Repeller posts states, “It ain’t what you’re eating, it’s who you’re eating with.”

So, I’ll see you at brunch?

 June 19, 2015
Dec 292014

It’s cold. You’ve been walking 15 blocks. You have an interview in 30 minutes, but no time to go back to your apartment. What’s a city girl to do?!

The answer is much easier than you’d think. Obviously you find the cutest little coffee place next to where your interview is, order a hot chocolate (extra hot) then stalk your interviewer on Linkedin while you warm up. Good luck!

Below I have listed my favorite places to get hot chocolate in the city- trust me, they make the cold worth it.

1. The Cafe Grind
2. Joes
3. Friedman’s
4. Eataly
5. Cafe Gitane

Which is your fave?

 December 29, 2014
Jul 262014

Going to brunch is the typical New York thing to do. It can be anywhere from 10 AM-4 PM that you go to meet friends at a trendy restaurant and get spectacular Belgium waffles with fresh strawberries-keep the mimosas coming.

What you wear depends on who you’re going with. You can have the SATC (Sex and the City) crowd and get dressed up because why not, or maybe you’re eating post or pre soul cycle and wear work out clothes.

In reality, you probably just don’t feel like wearing a dress and you have no intention of working out so you wear your favorite Lululemon outfit for the sake of feeling comfortable. No judgment. Can you guess what I’m wearing right now?

The point of brunch isn’t to eat amazing challah french toast and wear a really cute outfit that will make your friends jealous, instead it’s to just have fun and share crazy stories. Sure, the food is important, and you must look presentable, but brunch is for the young and hungry (hungry for laughter, of course).

Who needs both breakfast and lunch anyway? We’re all about efficiency here.

 July 26, 2014
Sep 282013

No, “Eataly” is not a spelling mistake.

Eataly is basically the Italian Harrods in NYC, minus the clothes and accessories. Instead, Eataly has every type of gourmet Italian food you could ever ask for. From the rows and rows of different types of pasta, the personal pizzas and the sweets; there is no way you can come out disappointed.

This place is so huge that I got lost trying to find everything, but wherever you turn there is something new to look at, buy, and then eat.

It’s located in the Flatiron District in the city, a perfect location and a stunning view at night or on a fall day (like today).

I went last night for the first time with my mom and her friend, dressed for fall and ready for dessert. We got great gelato and sat at a high table, just enjoying the scene. I went back again today for the pizza, and I must say, it was pretty amazing.

The vibe this trendy market/restaurant/heaven has is so happy, you really feel like you can forget about everything else and just savor each bite of whatever you are munching on.


(Photo from Eataly)

 September 28, 2013