Where do I even start? NYC is just so amazing. And the food, oh the food!!
I arrived on Thursday and was able to meet Matt for a quick lunch in Hell’s Kitchen. We dined at a Thai-French fusion cafe called Breeze and scored a little table right on the patio/sidewalk.
The spicy duck salad and peanut curry shrimp were both tasty and lighter than your typical thai food. Perfect lunch!
Matt had to get back to work, so I walked the afternoon away. Starting in Hell’s Kitchen, I walked down through Chelsea, and stopped in the market, and then walked through the West Village.
For dinner, I met a bunch of college friends at Empellon Taqueria in the West Village. The restaurant was dark and intimate, but the loud music made it a bit hard to converse. It was great to catch up though, even if we had to yell:) We enjoyed spicy margaritas, guac, and tacos. My three tacos – chicken verde, wild mushroom, and pastrami were all delish. It’s hard to beat Dallas when it comes to tacos though.
Friday was my actual birthday, so I slept in and took myself out for a day of exploration. I started with a run along the river and ended up back in the lower east side to pick up a cake.
I stumbled upon this incredible juice bar and had the best almond milk chai latte of my life. I may move to New York just for this latte.
Once Matt got off work, we kicked off the evening at Gramercy Tavern. We sat at the bar and had the most wonderful service! The bartender comped our first round simply because Matt had to stand up while I was sitting at the bar. Nice! I started with a little bubbly and the moved on to a fall bourbon special.
Since my favorite restaurants typically involve small plates, I picked ABC Cocina for dinner. It was exactly the vibe I wanted and all the food was fantastic.
-I’m Manhattan bound for the big 2-8! Matt had business in NYC, so I’m meeting him there today for my birthday weekend. I think I’ve dreamed about a fall getaway in NYC since I was a little girl. I always visited friends during college summer and winter breaks and don’t think I’ve ever been in the fall!
-Is anyone still reading? I know my posts have been lackluster as of late. What can I say? My life was a bit more interesting when I was wedding-planning and honeymooning. Honestly, I’ve been doing a lot of sitting on ye old couch at night and then sleeping a lot. And I love it.
-It’s like the first cold day in Dallas, and I’m craving a long, chunky sweater.
-I’ve been having a lot more stomach issues and brain fog since moving to Dallas, so I gave up dairy for a bit. After weeks of cheese dreams, it seems to be helping the stomach but not the fog. The good news is that I’m now obsessed with cooking with coconut oil.
-Dairy aside, I’ve been in an ethnic food mood lately and have been loving TJ’s Indian Simmer Sauce. I bet you could simmer anything in that stuff and it would taste good.
-I’m very, very mad at the writers of Downton Abbey right now (just finished season 3).
-A snap from my last visit to the big apple. I’m sooo excited to see college friends tomorrow night! I am looking forward to being more of a tourist and less of a party animal on this visit though. New York tends to get the best of me.Read More
Happy Labor Day! I’m enjoying a fun-filled weekend with my parents, who are visiting Dallas!
Well, we are officially moved out of our beautiful tobacco warehouse and moved in with my parents. The process of packing and moving took much longer than expected and now I’m excited to relax. We are downgrading to a one bedroom in Dallas and we did a major cleanse. I’m so happy we got all the annoying tasks finished before the honeymoon.
Friday and Saturday nights, we hit our favorite food spots and met friends for dinner and drinks – we had to have one last pizza at Toro, tapas at Mateo, and nachos at the Federal. I’m going to miss this little foodie town.
I promise rehearsal and wedding recap posts are coming soon! Adios.Read More
I can’t believe it’s been five years since college! It was so much fun to return to campus for our reunion. We stayed in the dorms – it was very festive, but I can’t believe how small those rooms are. And the beds are terribly uncomfortable. I didn’t do a whole lot of sleeping though:)
Highlights of the weekend included seeing my friends again and catching up with those who weren’t at the wedding, walking around the adorable town of Davidson and the beautiful campus on what felt like a fall day, having brunch at our favorite little restaurant, drinking mimosas in the sunshine, and laughing late-night at the one and only bar in town.
Time to start some serious packing. Have a good week!Read More