NEW YORK CITY GUIDE: GIGINO

What: Late lunch at Gigino

Wearing: An Old Navy dress (on sale for $12… I mean) and a yellow crossbody bag c/o Henri Bendel (I’m in love!)

Where: 20 Battery Place, Wagner Park

Why: Classic Italian fare, but the view is the real draw! Open air seating with views of the Statue of Liberty (and a nearby ferry in case you have time to visit!). We’ll be back for sure.


NEW YORK CITY GUIDE: TIPSY PARSON

I don’t know how I haven’t gotten around to posting about Tipsy Parson before today because it is without a doubt one of my top five favorite restaurants in New York. If you’re visiting the city (or you live here and somehow haven’t already been), run, don’t walk. You will not be disappointed!
 
What: Dinner at Tipsy Parson
 
 
Where: 156 9th Avenue, Chelsea
 
Why: Get. The. Brussels. Sprouts. A little sweet, a little spicy, and generally perfect. I like the chicory salad but I’ve been known to indulge in the mac and cheese if it’s freezing out and I need to warm up. The Tipsy Palmer cocktail is so good you’ll want more than one. Oh and I’d like to cover my life in their Brunschwig & Fils Bibliotheque wallpaper.
 
Need more recommendations? You’re in luck. Check out more of my NYC favorites here!

NEW YORK CITY GUIDE: THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER

What: Brunch at The Butcher’s Daughter, a café and juice bar

Wearing: Vintage Ray-Bans, t-shirt dress (last worn here), Converse kicks

Where: 19 Kenmare Street, Nolita

Why: Beautiful branding. Friendly service. Healthy beverages and gluten-free groceries in the juice bar next door. Outdoor seating. Yummy avocado toast.

Need more recommendations? Check out my ongoing New York City guide here.

NEW YORK CITY GUIDE: TOBY’S ESTATE COFFEE

What: Toby’s Estate Coffee, the chicest coffee shop you ever did see. A Brooklyn favorite brought to the city and nestled within Club Monaco’s stunning flagship store. 

Where: 160 5th Avenue, Flatiron
Why: Antiqued mirror menu, bistro chairs for catching up with a friend (or the New York Times), delicious cold brew coffee, dreamy white subway tile, conveniently located next to The Strand for leisurely book shop browsing. In other words, how soon can I move in? More New York City recommendations here.
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