Here I am waiting for Hurricane Irma reminiscing on my time in my favorite city and I realized I forgot to even write a post about my favorite spots!! Oops. Better late than never and since this week is also New York Fashion Week I guess it's fitting. (Major FOMO)


  • Sant Ambroeus: To die for Italian food. Cute story about how I finally got to go here after hearing so much about this place- on my last night in New York my friends and I were wandering the streets of the West Village starving and looking for anywhere to eat and literally just ran into the one restaurant I really wanted to try while in NYC. Food dream come true. I got the Cacio e Pepe which was amazing and I still crave it.
  • The Butcher's Daughter: Even though everyone has definitely heard of this place, I was really impressed. It's pretty healthy and a great option for brunch. I got the French Toast which was A+.
  • Soul & Sandwich in SoHo: One of my favorite Lebanese lunch spots. It was only a 10-minute walk from my office, with affordable (for NY) and healthy options. I usually got Tabouli and a Shish Taouk Sandwich. 
  • Sushi Roxx: My friend and I randomly found this place on Yelp and were obsessed. The place is a little cheesy, but so fun to go to! It has a night club vibe with good food and all the employees are performers. Every 15-30 minutes they would stop everything and either sing or dance. Highly recommend checking it out. 
  • Pommes Frites: One of the best delivery options after a night out. They are known for a massive selection of sauces to put on your french fries. Two words: truffle mayo. 
  • Beauty & Essex: Upscale speakeasy style restaurant. This place is really cool and unique, there's even a champagne bar in the girl's bathroom. Definitely, make a reservation if you plan on coming here.

I could go on and on about the restaurants but then this post would be 3 pages long. Final suggestion is dollars slice (or $3 if you're feelin crazy) pizza at any hour of the day. 


  • Mr Purple: Fun rooftop in the Lower East Side
  • Lavo: Nightclub
  • Brother Jimmy's in Murray Hill: On Thursdays for a casual, fun bar
  • Catch NY: Turns into a cool nightclub
  • 230 Fifth Rooftop
  • Le Bain
  • Biergarten
  • Lower East Side has tons of bars 


  • Music festivals
  • Concerts
  • Free events unique to NY 
  • Picnics
  • Shopping in Soho, West Village, Midtown
  • Museums: New Museum, the MET
  • Brooklyn for the day
  • Smorgasborg Food Festival 
  • Take the ferry 
  • Central Park 
  • Battery Park 
  • Highline/Chelsea Market 
  • East Village at night