I embarked on my New York adventure with no real plan. I thought I felt like doing it, so I did. And I’m glad I didn’t regret a single minute of my decision. Except maybe when the credit card bill arrives, but that’s a problem for reality. Who needs reality when I have shiny new shoes and baking trays.
But I’ve been talking about me, New York and other people for 2 months and I think my brain is yorked out so in the spirit of thingsd, let’s make a list of my highlights!
Biggest OMG! Moment:
Seeing Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block perform
Favourite Gluten-free Cupcake:
It’s a toss up between Diner in Williamsburg and brunch at The Essex
Favourite non-GF Dessert:
Peanut butter cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory (because it was raving madly awesome) and LuLu’s snowball
My $20 rainboots when my shoes broke during a storm or my GHD hair straightener
Most Inspiring Food:
Arepas & grilled corn with cotija cheese
Favourite Tourist Site:
American Museum of Natural History & Alexander Wang exhibit at The Met
Most Exciting Meal:
Serendipity; the sheer size and madness of the desserts
Favourite Grocery Store:
Best Night Out:
Either the body-to-body dancing at Taj II or the non-stop partying at Hiro
Best Thing about being a Tourist:
Cute stranger boys making sure you’re at the right subway stop so you don’t get lost
HOT CHOCOLATE at Starbucks on a cold, wet day
NYC should seriously…
Stop meddling with their subway lines during weekends because it’s confusing!
NYC should never…
change, I like you the way you are!
Thing I’ll miss most…
Not working…and Union Square, East Village, the AMAZING friends I’ve made and the plethora of vintage treasures
Probably the shitty food at Coney Island and the disappointing saltwater taffy
I can’t wait to tell everyone back home about…
AREPAS! These Venezuelan street food makes me so happy and is naturally GF! And Amy’s Bread’s amazing yellow cake.
Favourite Vegan Food:
Vanilla milkshake at Blossom
The Highest High:
Meeting so so so many friends, Melinda, Andy, Mike, Jenny, Jonathan, Ashley, Vivian, Sandeep, Tiffani, and so many other amazing folks, thanks for making me not want to go home. :)