Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New York City and Back

I had a wonderful time meeting up with my new youlookfab friends in NYC.  I arrived on Friday night to nice weather and had a few hours to kill so I ended up walking the streets of the East Village to find a good meal.  I know I didn't want to go somewhere too crowded but wanted something wiht good atmosphere. I finally found a latin taperia called Macondo right next to my hotel and I'm so glad I did because my tapas dishes were excellent.

After leaving Macondo, I went straight back to Hotel East Houston to get some much needed rest. The hotel is a renovated old world building with beautiful modern decor. The lobby itself was to die for.

While the room was modern, quiet, comfortable and clean, it was quite small. I really didn't have a problem with the size since I knew I'd be out all day the next day. I thoroughly  enjoyed my stay there and would probably stay there again.


The group met at Le Pain Quitodien for breakfast and where' we finally met Angie, our YLF blogger/hostess/stylist/gorgeousness.

Next stop: shopping at SoHo, except I really didn't buy anything although there was a cute little leather jacket at the TopShop store but I let it go. My heart was not into shopping since Spring was around the corner.  I thought maybe I could find a cute bag or shoes, but I wasn't really inspired.

Lunch was at Rubirosa's, an italian/pizza place not far from shopping.   The restaurant was chosen by Mochi one of our fellow YLF-ers who made all the reservations for a large group of 16.  There was plenty of food from salad, to calamari, then spaghetti and meatballs and 4 large pies of pizza, and dessert of mini donut like pastry dipped in nuttella/chocolate. It was a fabulous meal for such a cold winters day.

Not a very flattering picture of me since I really don't like close up shots, but Angie looks wonderful.

Then it was off for more shopping at Zara where I found a little green top that looked pretty good on me.
The group finally split up around 6:00 and I was off for some more window shopping, a thai place for dinner, then back to the hotel for a much needed rest.

All in all, it was a great weekend.


  1. What a fun time! Meeting up with fellow bloggers is always such a fun experience.I love NY...I don't live that far outside so we just go in and out but it must be fun to stay in one of the hotels like a real New Yorker!

  2. Oh how lucky you are. How I wished I could have been there. I love Angie! By the way that photo of the 2 of you is absolutely gorgeous! You look so fabulous with your short haircut.

  3. Oh Syliva. Thank you so much for the compliment. I am my own worst critic because I don't like close ups of me, however I did post it anyway.

  4. (Heya, it's Mochi) Finally found this blog! All the fun memories of the day are flooding back now. I hope you can make it back to NYC (and Boston...and I can visit DC in the near future...or you can come in next time I'm in Baltimore...you're getting the point--I want to shop and hang out again soon with my YLF homies!)