Hi, I’m back and slowly but surely getting over my intense NYC withdrawal.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (@CeolaB), you probably witnessed me successfully eating my way through The Big Apple last weekend with my best friend Sandi and her sister Ashanna.
No makeup selfie on the way to Brooklyn from JFK. Shout out to Jose who was the best host ever (AirBNB y’all).
These beauts on the A train ^^^
Normally my trips to NY are just huge shopping marathons with my mom but on this trip I wanted to focus on eating at places I’d never been to before. I polled my FB friends before I left to try and get a gist of some of the best NYC eateries that I should hit up while on vacation.
Naturally I couldn’t hit them all, but I think I achieved my goal of enjoying a true foodie experience in New York.
Check out the pics below for a run down of all the grub I had.
Spice was one place that kept coming up when I asked about good food in New York. It’s a chain restaurant with extremely quick service, which doesn’t come at the expense of the quality of the food. We had a great meal and all our entrees came with complimentary appetizers. Don’t mind if we do.
That night we decided to check out a Zagat rated southern comfort restaurant nearby where we staying. Peaches Hot House was packed to capacity when we arrived around 8:30pm. We placed our names on a board and went outside in the cold to wait, staring daggers at this group of folks who were taking forever to pay their bill and leave.
Eventually we got a seat and started in on some good ol’ comfort food. Not too shabby, but admittedly, didn’t live up to my expectations. I was super excited about the mac n cheese and blackened catfish but the fish turned out tasting a bit overseasoned and the cheese was slightly too sharp given the tartness of the salsa on the catfish.
Sorry about the dodgy pics, the lighting in the restaurant was next to none and I didn’t want to blind my fellow diners with my flash.
That was day one of my NYC eats. Look out for the next post in which I gush over Chelsea Market.
Got my iPhone 5S for Christmas 🙂 Golllllld of course, because everyone loves gold. My old 4S has been chugging along for two years now and while it still functions at about 70% efficiency, the battery is shot…and it’s not running as smoothly as I would like, so it was high time for some change. Here’s hoping the 5S’s battery life is better…
My main priority will always be acquiring the proper sheath for my new phone. While I’m not particularly clumsy, I have a very very low tolerance for even the smallest of scratches and dents. So, while in NYC I picked up two cases, one Juicy Couture (because it was animal print) and one Kate Spade. Got them both on sale at Lord & Taylor. These cases normally run for US$35 and up so I don’t think I came away too badly…
Please note…when given the choice between being tacky and being tacky…I will always choose tacky.