Today was the perfect day for exploring. Sunny and 46 (a gift from the weather gods), I decided to go antiquing for my new apartment. It has exposed brick, pipes, dark wood, is teensy tiny, basically EVERYTHING I always imagined a New York City apartment to be. But how to decorate it?
My friend Eli and I decided to take a look at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market. Both of us got a late start so we didn’t get to see the market at it’s peak, but we could instantly tell this place had character. Between the racks and racks of vintage Coach bags to the previously worn Burberry coats and fur jackets, you would think someone robbed a late 60′s fashionista and put the spoils up for sale here. I just ended up getting two empty wooden picture frames due to my lack of ability to foresee to bring cash.
As sunset was rapidly approaching and the vendors were packing up, Eli and I headed to the highline. Lesson learned for the day? The highline is WAY prettier at dusk than it is at night (referencing previous experiences here…)
After the highline we headed to Union Square to shop and eat. We ate at The Smith, a place to see and be seen! Tasty food, tasty wine, tasty eye candy. Oh and they have an adorable little photo booth downstairs! (photo to come soon. trust me, you don’t want to miss this epicness…)
Next we ventured to Momofuku, the hyped up milk bar. It was definitely unique, offering non-traditional sweets like the compost cookie, and crack pie. It was yummy, don’t get me wrong, but $5 for a “jug” of cereal milk seemed a bit steep, especially when I could make a months worth of my own cereal milk for a grand total of $5. Momofuku: been there, done that, got the t-shirt, as my father would say.
We finished the evening with a trip to the cinema. It capped off a wonderful day of New York City-style adventure, and set the tone for more good times to be had. Next up, moving day!!!