There was so much to see and do in New York, I can’t believe our trip is already over. It’s so great I have to move there!
Anyone know how it is to live in NYC with a large dog?
It was so nice to get to spend at least a little time with so many good friends out there.
We went to the MOMA, the Whitney briefly, went shopping in Nolita, took an amazing tour of Brooklyn with my friend Filip as our tour guide, ate at Freeman’s for brunch (ignore the reviews complaining about the wait, that place is awesome and it doesn’t hurt to have a cool host Carlos to help you out, (wish we could have hung out with him later that night but we were up until 5am the night before so our plan to stay up all night before our 6:45am flight didn’t quit work out).
We also went to my two favorite places to eat, Cafe Gitane, where I discovered ANOTHER amazing dish, the baked pasta with prosciutto on top (cooked slightly so it’s a little crispy) is amazing! and of course my favorite things there the Moroccan cous cous and the hot chocolate that comes with a cocoa paw print in it and a piece of dark chocolate on the side.
Peasant Bar is another beautiful and romantic place to eat. I want a house that has the walls, tables and feel of the Peasant bar and floors like APC in NY. The delicious food there is all cooked in a wood burning oven, there is no modern kitchen equiptment in that place. David pointed out how amazing it is that all the food at Cafe Gitane is prepared in a tiny space behind the bar counter, there is no kitchen at all! It’s becoming more and more apparent that you can do incredible things with a small space. That said we are ready to move to NY and see what we can do coming from our spacious 900sq. ft. apt here in LA with a full grown vizsla.
Another amazing place to eat that does incredible things with a small space is Pies n’ Thighs! Seven of us managed to find seats and share a feast of mac n’ cheese, friend chicken, biscuits, collard greens, not to mention the amazing doughnuts, cookies, and PIES.
Sarah who owns and runs the place created an amazing sampler for us all to share and she is officially my favorite pastry chef. Her desserts there are so good we all kept stuffing ourselves. She previously worked as a pastry chef at Magnolia Bakery and Diner so you don’t even have to be friends with her to trust that her pastries are good. I recommend the rhubarb pie, the strawberry dessert topped with biscuits and fresh cream, the doughnuts and the gingersnap/chocolate? cookies.
Pies n’ Thighs:
Sarah at Pies n’ Thighs
Filip, our guide to Brooklyn:
images from MOMA
such a cute lil’ eames chair
ps. Sadly, I went all the way out to Lauri Faggioni’s Lake, but it appears to just be her studio now and no longer a store since the windows were covered in paper.