I've learned a lot from Ashley and I know I've talked about her tons on here, but really, you know how Leslie Knope feels about Ann Perkins? Yeah, well that's kind of how I feel about Ashley and one of the things I've wanted to replicate from her (because she does it so so so well) is, taking a fancy dress and making it appropriate for every day wear. I think I nailed the concept with this outfit. I still managed to not get a shot of the back of this dress. Which is arguably...one of the best parts of it.
There are a few more paragraphs after the cut about the food we ate, but they ended up pretty long and I don't want to force you into boredom, so feel free to skip 'em.
And there's a guest appearance of my little sister, Lisa and me totally photo bombing it. Because other than on here, that's how I take photos.
Like I mentioned in my previous post, when I travel, I let the city (or local I know) guide me. Which works out pretty well when you're traveling with easy going people like I was. My other rule for travel? Don't eat at chains. Unless it's a chain local to that area. When we got into Manhattan from Brooklyn, we started walking in search of a restaurant. We weren't looking for anything in particular. Rather we were following the walk signs until we saw something that looked good. We ended up at Citrus Bar & Grill. Anyways, I ordered the "Albuquerque melt" which is a Benedict of sorts. This one had avocado, egg, salsa, and jalapeno jack cheese on an english muffin. It came with fried sweet potatoes too! Um, delicious! And the coffee was incredible. Pretty much, I can tolerate any breakfast if there's decent coffee.
We also obviously ate street pizza because well, it's NYC and pizza is everywhere. I love NYC pizza more than most pizza in the world, so that was amazing. One of the evenings, we headed to Williamsburg to meet up with a friend and he took us to Rosumunde Grill where they drank pickle backs (pickle juice + chased by Jameson), craft beers, and I sipped on some homemade sodas. Seriously, the soda! It had nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamon, and cloves in it. It was the best version of Coca-Cola I've ever had. The bar was super hip and fun. The environment was perfect and chill.
Once everyone was nice and boozed up, we headed to Kellog Diner aka your standard 24-hour grimy diner, but with booze! The next morning, I searched the internet for a breakfast restaurant to stop at on our way out of the city. I found Egg. Which yeah, I sort of picked because of Arrested Development. Plus it looked hip and they served French Press coffee. It was in a really fun area with lots of shops. It was really tiny and cool inside and the food was pretty good. Nothing spectacular, but everyone was satisfied. It was also very spicy. Yum!
Dress: ModCloth (Christmas present)