Opening Ceremony while shopping in SoHo, and I am seriously obsessed. Trying to figure out how to do this in my house...
J.Crew Men's Shop.
Grape & Grain. I would highly recommend the house-made soft pretzels and roasted portobello salad.
Blind Barber - it's a barber shop during the day, and then at night you walk through the actual barber shop through a sliding door in the back and it becomes a speakeasy! Super cute - so fun, highly recommend!
I don't have a picture of it, but Friday night I met a friend for dinner at Tolani on the Upper West Side. I would probably say that this was my favorite meal of the trip. It's a wine restaurant with South African cuisine - definitely different but delicious.
Little Branch. This was a cocktail bar hidden in the West Village - and I mean hidden - we had to look for the door. But it's tiny and the bartenders are really fun to watch.
Aamanns-Copenhagen in Tribeca. I will say - this place is very European, and I wouldn't recommend it for everyone - but the interiors alone are worth a stop. Don't get me wrong - the food was amazing, it was just definitely different!
Maison Kayser, for some espresso on my way to abc carpet - totally adorable.
abc carpet & home for hours - especially since they had so much Christmas decor out. For some reason I was really taken with this little guy - should've taken him home!
Another restaurant I went to that I don't have a photo of but deserves a mention was Alta in the West Village. This was another tiny hidden gem - they had a ridiculously long list of tapas. Luckily I was dining with a large group so we ordered about 30 little plates and I have to say every single one was good. The brussels sprouts are not to be missed.
So it was a really great 5 days in the city! I did get to do one other really cool thing on my last night in the city, but I'll talk about that part tomorrow!