Last weekend we decided to ignore the chilly weather forecasts and head for a mini getaway to New York City to do some shopping. We had a really great time despite the cold as it was sunny most of the weekend. On Saturday morning we headed to 5th Av for some errands and to have a look at the Barneys Sale, I just love the sales here… so many goodies! Then we spent the rest of the day in West Village doing some sale shopping and brunching at The Spotted Pig. It was my first time there and what can I say.. I just love it! My husband couldn’t stop talking about the food for days afterwards!
We stayed at the newly opened The Standard East Village this time. As you all now I’m a big fan of The Standard (Meatpacking District) and this sister hotel did not disappoint my high expectations! I love East Village and all of its cozy restaurants and bars. In the evening we ended up having a delicious Italian dinner at Gemma – a place several bloggers has recommended me and which was only two blocks from the hotel. I really liked Gemma, the food was incredible and the ambiance very nice. It was almost as good as my favorite East Village Italian Supper – almost ; )
On Sunday we headed for Soho and wandered around in the sunshine doing some more shopping and window shopping before returning home. What goodies I came back with deserves a post of its own…
The Spotted Pig, West Village
I think I have a Virgin Bloody Mary addiction. It just isn’t Sunday for me without one of these!
The Standard Hotel, East Village
A sunny but chilly Soho
Falling in love a little with this day bed at the gorgeous furniture store Orche in Soho.