Friday’s Favorite Things - 8.23.13… all things New York!
1. Washington Square Arch
On my way home I stopped myself to enjoy this rare and beautiful moment… standing behind the arch is the Empire State Building with its tribute in colors - orange, white, & green – to India’s Independence Day. It was like the merging of 2 countries with a little bit of Paris. Let’s face it, the famous arch at Washington Square Park is the closest thing to Paris we have here in Manhattan. I absolutely LOVE the unpretentious vibe of the West Village neighborhood. Great restaurants with so much character. ~ @ Washington Square Park, New York City (West Village)
2. Manhattan Meals
New York City is a cultural melting pot, and naturally you can have any cuisine your heart desires. This past week I enjoyed a lot of great food with even better company. To begin with…
The MasalaWala (bottom left) – I already raved about the food in my last post, but I still can’t stop thinking about the amazing meal at The MasalaWala. The Masala Chai was definitely the highlight of my meal. My friend, Lauren (Lauren Loves To Eat), was one of the Press Dinner attendees, and it was fun to share our opinion on the meal. Excellent food! ~ Lower East Side
La Bergamote (main) – I finally had a chance to catch up with my friend, Ameena (Fancy That Fancy This), and we had a nice conversation over a French lunch at La Bergamote. My salmon was yummy and perfectly cooked. Additionally, La Bergamote offers a plethora of French desserts, and making a decision is nearly impossible. ~ Midtown West
The Halal Guys (bottom right) – My co-worker, BL, and I enjoyed Chicken over Rice from The Halal Guys truck. I typically don’t crave street food meat per se, but this one is a sure winner. These guys are super famous and it’s really the best chicken and rice you’ll ever find in Manhattan! ~ Midtown West
3. Coconut Vanilla Macaron @ La Maison du Macaron
La Maison du Macaron make the BEST macarons, even better than Bouchon Bakery. After my haircut (& a little gray coverage, ahem) appointment, I treated myself to a macaron for a little pick me up. Hey, gray hair can be depressing when you’re still young, thanks to my mom’s genes! Anyway, the Coconut Vanilla Macaron is creamy, flaky, and coconut-y. My other favorite is Caramel Fleur de Sel. ~ $2.75 each @ La Maison du Macaron, New York City (Chelsea)
TELL ME: What’s the BEST thing you ate this past week? Do you have gray hair? What product or salon product do you use for coverage? At what age did you notice your first gray?