We are home, we are somewhat recovered, the laundry is still out of control.
But, another great New York trip is in the books, and I can't wait for the next one. Last year I was lucky to get to the city twice for work, and this year I'm super duper hoping to do the same thing. We had a great time, as we always do. I go for the final event of the a cappella tournament I work with, a sold out show at Beacon Theater that is magical, inspiring, and hugely entertaining.
This year was super DUPER special because my youngest sister Julianne lives in Brooklyn now, so we got to spend tons of special time with her. I used my "work" time to reconnect with my coworkers who live all over the world, and in between seeing friends, doing the show, and sitting in cabs in traffic we managed to see some great stuff, eat some fabulous things, and generally enjoy feeling the city all around us. I adore big cities, and am so glad I get to spend lots of time in New York.
Highlights from this trip include:
- Lunch at BCD Tofu House for Korean food, which was absolutely delicious and (I think) pretty authentic. We shared the beef bulgogi and spicy pork bulgogi set lunches and everything that was included with it was so delicious. DEFINITELY order anything that comes with the spicy tofu soup, even if you've never had it before.
- VIB sale overspending at Sephora because obviously.
- Champagne and focaccia at Olio e Piu for an afternoon pick-me-up, followed in short succession by beers at The Blind Tiger.
- Dinner in Hoboken at Ali Baba with Greenville friends, which was utterly delicious, homey-feeling, cozy on a freezing night, and perfect for families with children. Get the combination platter without a doubt.
- Brunch at The Smith, where we go every year for our group breakfast before the show. Breakfast pot pie is your order.
- Eggplant parm and pasta at Parm, always and forever.
- Brunch at 12 Chairs (Brooklyn location) in the open air, small plates galore, extra pita and mint iced tea with everything, please. Probably my favorite meal of the weekend.
- Excessive picture taking of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn, cue eye rolls from everyone who walked past us.
Our method is always the same: walk as far as we can manage to places we want to see/things we want to eat. Rest, repeat. Sore feet and hips are part of the deal, extra snacks always well-deserved from the exercise.
Until the next time!