Winter Coat

by lcjonesla

Packing list for NYC:

Booties

All black clothing

Heels

Coat?

No, the coat was not necessary.

Why?

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My favorite new discovery- The Grand Central Market

Because an extra layer of warmth takes over my body between the months of September and January.

I call it, The Winter Coat.

The Winter Coat = the 2-5 LBS I gain every year during the-oh-so chilly 70 degree Los Angeles weather during the “winter” months.

#burr

I felt that my Winter Coat, which has been in full effect since the 10/1 return of pumpkin spice, would keep me warm for my work trip to NYC.

JK.

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After Day 2, I was throwing hundred$ at Zara on a real winter coat that I would need to carry on the plane back to Los Angeles.

Sigh.

Even with the two Soul classes I did during my 6 days in NYC (currently feeling peasant status after realizing I spent 6 days there… ) my personal Winter Coat (not Zara) is in full force.

How could I not go and inhale every type of food, pastry, (and wine) NYC has to offer?

Am I just going to walk past the Dominique Ansel bakery?

I think not!

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Classic…

Day 1- after a turbulent and necessary chardonnay-filled plane ride, we headed to Momofuku and kicked off the food tour de NYC.

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Shrimp buns from Momofuku

I created a map so we would never be in a neighborhood without knowledge of a good eatery.

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Ginger scallion noodles

Day 2- I had the ultimate food hangover AND jet lag and (former-NY-and-now-LA-resident) #seankelly mocked me for this- “do you think you’re in Europe?” #rude and almost…

To work off the Coat, we spun our noodles and confetti cake balls away at Soul on Bryant park.

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Which we then balanced out with crispy rice and chard at Momoya.

Whoops.

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Day 3 of the tour de food- The addictive cake balls from Momo were calling, so we hopped down to East Village, and stopped at Upland which is a life-altering restaurant where I had the best salad of my entire life.

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Cereal milk flavored ice cream- I’ll take it.

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The Little Gem salad from Upland

Hustled up to Broadway for some rosé at the Knickerbocker, and to attempt a lottery for The Book of Mormon.

We did not win but managed to get ticket$.

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Rooftop Rose with Moran

Legit peasant.

Before I continue with my food fiesta, we must focus on the new Adele song.

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I nearly had an emotional breakdown at the Drybar in Bryant Park on Friday morning, as I plugged in my headphones to hear this musical masterpiece.
So many feels.

Perfection.

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Stores in NY have adopted the Drybar model of getting a customer to have an enjoyable experience by pushing alcohol.

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Perhaps, it was SOHO, or perhaps, it was Saturday, but alcohol was given to customers meandering through the streets, and not just high rollers.

Note to self… instead of spending $14, on a cantaloupe mimosa at Jack’s Wife Freda, just bop to West Village, for a buzz.

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After being plied with these giveaways at three stores, I was ready to spend, and bought an overpriced For Love and Lemons dress.

Sigh.

The rest of the weekend consisted of numerous salmon benedicts, mimosas, and drinking gin in a bathtub.

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Bathtub Gin

When in NYC, embrace the food, and put on your winter coat.

Xo,

Giggles