Sunday, 21 September 2014

Let's hear it for New York

Hello! I went to New York for a week to attend my sister's wedding (the New York edition) and had a little bit of a vacation. Sharing is caring so here's the round up of what I got up to. Sorry for the lame picture quality, I'm not very good at this sorta thing.

The M+M wedding extravaganza (New York edition)
The party was held at David Burke Kitchen in their outdoor roof bar area called the Treehouse. It was a great day for a wedding - the previous day's rain cleared out and left blue sunny skies for the day. It was chilly in the morning but warmed up as the ceremony and luncheon began.

Etsy style, pinterest-worthy decor plus roasted pig
Bride and groom saying their vows
The girl cousins living from all across the globe (minus one)
A twins club reunion: we coincidentally had these dresses
Stuff I watched
  • The musical Once - the performers were so talented and the songs were lovely in a contemporary way but I felt that the storyline was a bit too sappy and not very strong. 
  • A comedy show at the Comedy Cellar - Overall it was good and funny. We were right up close to the stage so there was a lot of eye contact. I particularly enjoyed Greer Barnes who looks like Edris Elba (smoking hot!) and does a few vocal impressions that are just wicked. 
The seats in the theatre are tight so a good stretch while standing in line is a good tip. Moo stretching her face here.
Oh, just me, moo and our famous friends

Places I visited
  • Loads of parks - I walked through Central Park, Washington Square Park, Bryant Park and Madison Square Park. It was lovely to enjoy the cool but sunny weather and the flora and fauna, and also to see all the dogs because I needed crazy dog lady fuel. 
  • Grand Central Station - It is beautiful and such a cool place to go through and there's a grocery store there that sells tons of yummy stuff, 
  • The New York Library - Such breathtaking architecture coupled with quiet respite from the noisy city. 
  • The famous 5th Avenue for high end shops, I just wandered around but didn't buy anything (I know, shocker right?)
  • Eataly - A market place filled with Italian produce and restaurants. And a Nutella shop. Heaven.
  • Highline - An old rail line converted into a park. I really enjoyed the view from atop this park and I capped it off with a nice coffee at the end of the line. 
  • Woodbury - Of course I'm going to go outlet shopping. Which I did. And it was great. I probably have to sell a kidney or something now. 
  • The Metropolitan Museum - LOVED this. One day is not enough though, I highly recommend the free guided tours that take about an hour and focus on select things. It's so informative and puts some of the work in perspective. 
  • Museum of Modern Art - This one is pricey at $25 for an adult ticket but the collection is well curated and the Monet room is just lovely to sit in and take in the art.  
Rockin' in Central Park
Bryant Park waddup
Noms in Madison Square Park with a pianist playing nearby
This is Penelope and she wants to chase squirrels
Making some dangerous friends at Grand Central Station
Gonna get my read on at New York Library
Cool window display because ROBOT
Outdoor eating area in the Flatiron District
Heaven in Eataly
Sisterly love as we walked towards highline
Moo and I in the train station
Poser spotted at Woodbury. Not pictured: A bunch of garbage bins nearby
Goodnight New York

Stuff I ate
  • Danji - Korean food which was yummy and in a pretty cool looking place 
  • Empanadas - Kind of like South American curry puffs
  • Atlantic Grill - Not exactly fusion, more like a mixed menu with western style seafood and then sushi
  • Noodies - Thai food that was not too expensive and pretty yummy. Great late night eating. 
  • Carnegie's Deli - Deli style sandwiches of pastrami monstrosity.
  • Yakitori Toto - I loved this. Basically like a high end Tori Q and you know I just love me some meat sticks. 
  • Artichoke Pizza - Huge slices of yumminess 
  • Shake Shack - Obviously this is a must do but like a kiasu Singaporean, I was there a quarter to eleven and basically was second in line. 
  • The Halal Guys - A famous food truck really makes for a New York dining experience 
  • Lady M Mille crepes - So yum. More please. 
  • Quality Meats - Steak. Portions are pretty large so three of us shared 2 mains but we still had trouble finishing. 
  • I had tons of coffee too: Rex, Little Collins, Irving Farm and some others that I can't recall but Irving Farm was my favourite because it's not as strong as the others 
I got off the plane, vomited out of a cab then had Korean food.
I got my dranks on.
Carnegie's deli - tastes better than it looks
Monster pastrami sandwich named after Woody Allen
Two slices of meatball pizza from Artichoke Pizza eaten while dog watching. Good times.
One Smoke Stack that I was basically scarfing down though I wasn't hungry
Eating Halal Guys is very serious business
I vote Mille crepes my new favourite dessert
Thanks for reading, I've missed you!


  1. There is Lady M in Singapore! Marina Square and others..

  2. Hey Kaz... PEW PEW PEW!!!!
    There is a Lady M in Singapore... oh wait, yeah I think Mousie mentioned to me... OMG I am going to get so fat.


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