…Could there be a nicer time to visit? Cherry blossom, sunshine and plenty of pancakes and ice cream.
We’ve just got back from spending a week in the Big Apple. Ever since I first tried AirBnB, I’ve become hooked – so much nicer to have a whole apartment to yourself than just a hotel room, right? – and I spent ages trying to find somewhere to stay. We weren’t disappointed.
Seeing as we’d both been to Manhattan before, we opted to stay in Brooklyn. Because we’re cool like that (honestly, I didn’t know that would turn into an actual emoticon, but I’m leaving it in). Our apartment was in Williamsburg, a short walk from Bedford Avenue, home of the ironic hipsters. The flat was all vintage-styled, and had everything we needed (cable tv! New Girl! The Mindy Project!)
We did a little sight-seeing, a little catching up with friends, a lot of walking everywhere and an even more lot of eating (awesome big pizza at Fornino; veggie lunches at Bliss and proper pancake stacks at any one of those time-warped diners). A few lazy nights, we stayed home and I cooked – there’s a little Italian pasta place called Savino’s where you can buy freshly-made-on-the-day stuffed ravioli that sells out fast. I had to go all foodie and photograph it:
Surprisingly, shopping took a bit of a back seat. We were really there to chill. But there were a few places that caught my eye for their homey-stuff; Milly & Earl, A&G Merch, Canvas in Chelsea. But mostly, it was lounging about in Central Park under the cherry trees:
Now I’m back home, back to work and waiting for house move number two. With the whole baby-on-the-way thing, I’m not sure there’ll be another holiday anytime soon, or at least not for a while. So with that: New York, we love you!