So my first trip of the summer entailed getting my phone stolen. Of course, of all places it would be in Vegas…I should’ve known. I spent a few days without a phone which actually felt very liberating and eventually ended up with a hand-me-down iPhone 4. Talk about first world problems – I’m very unsatisfied + frustrated with the camera quality on the 4, so my posting on Instagram became sparse. Like I mentioned yesterday, I spent the past week+ in New York working and galavanting through the semi-empty streets over the holiday weekend. I went to a few places worth noting and stole my guys’ phone to snap some pics so bookmark away!
Donostia is a quaint Basque tapas restaurant in East Village, Manhattan with map-covered walls and bar seating for small parties. Amazing tapas at a great value. Don’t worry, I didn’t understand the menu either but they explain it well!
I went to the Hungry Ghost coffee shop nestled in a busy Park Slope, Brooklyn intersection and was stunned by the greys on greys and unique furniture. They serve Stumptown and apparently have delicious chocolate chip cookies which I’ll have to go back for.
Freemans, oh you are charming. Located in a SoHo alleyway, this little gem is well worth the experience – I mean just look at it. I recommend getting an entree + appetizer/salad to split with a friend.
The boyf and I took a day trip up to Peekskill, a small town about an hour north of Manhattan by train, and browsed through the shelves at Bruised Apple Books. It’s a legit, used-book-smelling, creaking floors kind of bookstore. The best kind of bookstore.
Overall, it was a very chill and low-key holiday weekend which is exactly what I needed. Who knew a city like that could be relaxing?
[ photo by Long Cao ]