It was off to NYC for the April Print Shows to see what was new for spring! Our home for the weekend was the Gramercy Park Hotel in the East Village.. swanky but absolutely delightful!
One of the first things we did was head to the Ace Hotel and sit and the bar for a brewsky. The atmosphere was chill and amazing. You should add this to your list next time you are in the city!
Lunch at Kati Roll next to Bryant Park. Delicious.
Love love loved seeing Sam and Adam's amazing Harlem apartment..I could have spent much longer there just soaking in the lovely colors, amazing objects and art, their emmaculately organized kitchen, chowing down on Sam's homemade salted caramel ice cream, and laughing..ALOT. They made our weekend oh so fun..that is an under statement.
Yummy pulled pork, ribs, mac and cheese, and garlic potatoes at Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem.
Brunch at Flatbush Farm..I loved the quarter inch thick country bacon.
It's not a visit to Williamsburg, without stopping into Mast Brothers Chocolate and snacking on some samples.
Visited Brook Farm General Store and picked up some beeswax candles and a beer bottle opener.
Nom-ed down the most amazing Strawberry donut from the Donut Plant.
Visited the Kate Spade store on Broome Street and treated myself to the gold grosgrain bow earrings.
Finally visited Purl Soho and drooled over their beautiful selection of Liberty fabrics and wool felt.
Enjoying one of the best meals I have ever eaten at The Spotted Pig. Sheep's Milk Ricotta Gnudi with Basil Pesto, Pan Seared Striped Bass with Cauliflower Puree and Hazelnuts.. What an amazing meal. And what a cute restaurant.
Sipping a strong one at Little Branch in the West Village.
Saw the incredible work of Sonia Delaunay at the Cooper-Hewitt.
Had my first ever visit to the Guggenheim! It was amazing to see so many works by Robert Delaunay after having just visiting Sonia's exhibit.
Stopping in to see Paige's lovely designs and her magical touch strewn all about the Lilly Pulitzer on Madison Avenue.
Sam signed us up for a Cheese and Honey pairing class at Murray's Cheese, one of the oldest cheese shops in nyc which opened in 1940. While sipping champagne to cleanse our palettes, we added to our cheese and honey repertoires..My favorite cheese was a Marieke Gouda (unlike any of the "goudas" you can buy at the store) made by a family from Holland that moved to Wisconsin! There was a New york City beekeeper (yes, they exist!) from Let it Bee Honey who brought all sorts of loveliness..
The Beirgarten at the Standard hotel by the High Line was absolutely amazing and made for a very fun night.