18 January 2010

country mouse in the big city



hi ladies!! hope y'all had a lovely weekend. i had one of the best weekends i've had in a long time. friday night was dinner with a few friends, which turned into drinks and desserts with even more friends. saturday was chick-fil-a {nom nom!} and j.crew clearance store bargain hunting with a group of gal-pals. i won't even tell you the deals we got because it will make you pea green with envy! saturday night was a home-cooked meal {seriously, y'all, this is one of the yummiest recipes ever}, champy, and kill bill: vol. 2 with friend k. and sunday the puppy boy let me sleep in {this NEVER happens} and then i cleaned the entire house, wrote all of my thank-you notes, and packed for my trip to...

NYC!! i'm leaving wednesday. this trip is part-business, part-pleasure. i'm working wednesday night, all day thursday, and have a working lunch friday and then it is all pleasure from there. one of the besties lives in NYC so we'll be spending friday evening and all day saturday together before i head home on sunday.

so this is where y'all come in. i've asked this before on here, but i've added a few more followers since then, so i thought i'd ask again. several things, actually.

a) i will be on my own for meals for lunch + dinner on wednesday and breakfast on thursday + friday. any recommendations of yummy places to go {i'm staying in midtown, but i'm willing to venture slightly up or downtown}? please keep in mind that these tabs get turned in to my place of gainful employment so let's not go with any bank-breaking suggestions.

b) smartypants bestie lives uptown {she's in grad school at columbia}. brunch recommendations for saturday and/or sunday?

c) i have already found the best cupcakes in nyc. now i'm on a hunt for the best french macarons. help!

d) completely selfish. i may have some downtime on wednesday, thursday, and/or friday in between appointments and bestie getting out of classes. any nyc bloggers want to meet up for coffee or something?

thanks in advance and happy monday!

6 comments:

MCW said...

So exciting that you are coming to the city!
Send me an email and I will give you a ton of suggestions! mcathleenw@gmail.com

MLD said...

So jealous! I was just up there last weekend. My cousin lives near Columbia and we went to a place called PicNic for brunch. It is on Broadway between 101st and 102nd. I really enjoyed it!

Suburban Princess said...

Have a fabulous trip! I am officially jealous!

Anonymous said...

Bestie likely knows about this place (it's in her 'hood) but Bistro Ten 18 is so, so good (110 Street/Amsterdam). Other favorite restaurants of mine include Extra Virgin (totally out of your way, but very good!), Rare (there is a location in midtown - if you go, get the fry sampler!), and Spigolo (Italian, UES). Try Maison du Chocolat for macaroons (Madison/high 70s).

Stylish Housewife said...

So jealous that you are going to NYC!!! You will have a fabulous time! We expect a full report on all the fun. :)

Summer is a Verb said...

I highly recommend Ippudo for ramen and pork buns. When your done hit up the bakery Milk for Crack Pie or Mulch Pile cookies...XXOO