One of my favorite things about New York is the carefully curated boutique stores. Not only do I admire all the clothing inside, but also the interior design of each place. Some of my favorites below include Ulla Johnson, Veronica Beard, & Prada.
BABY I’M BAAACK
As per usual, I’m at In N Out Burger and I haven’t been in LA for more than 1 hour.
This is the most wonderful store in New York City. Located on Greene Street in Soho, The Apartment by The Line, has the most carefully curated collection. Unsurprisingly, the flat located on the 3rd floor of the Greene Street building; you feel like you’re in someone’s home, but everything is for sale.
Pappardelle Lamb Ragu
Though I did think overall Bar Pitti was a bit overrated, I was still excited to try one of their most popular dishes and people watch outside on 6th Avenue.
Now, I feel like you might be reading this title thinking, um..artichokes, what is soo special about artichokes?
Well, I felt similarly until I had Roman artichokes (or as they call them, carciofi). Slightly fried, extra crispy with tons of flavor. Even better with a splash of a light white wine!
If you can’t make it all the way to Rome for a good artichoke, my favorite place in the states is at the Houston/Hillstone restaurants that are both coasts! Artichokes are seasonal, so they sometimes don’t have them on the menu, but always worth an ask 🙂
People go back and forth about the differences between the east and west coasts. For me, the most noticeable difference is the Mexican food. Growing up in California, I am quite picky about my Mexican food. It was not until I finally tried Los Tacos No. 1 in New York’s Chelsea Market that I thought my tacos would be a plane flight away. The tacos here are definitely worth making your way amongst the crowds in the Chelsea Market.
Summertime and the livin’ is easy (….well, when you are using your paid time off days…)!
I would do anything to transport myself back to the Lido in Venice right now–sitting in a beach cabana and sipping a Campari soda. A trip to the Excelsior Hotel on the island is necessary. If you’re in need a beach vacation, I highly recommend!