How to do in NYC in 2 days, the Thrillist way.
Shoes: BCBG Max Azria | Jewelry: Miraya | Brown sling bag: Mango
Trekking through this city was slowly beginning to take a toll on me, but that went away the minute I stepped inside Terroir At The Porch. I truly believe that there is no bad time to cater to your stomach's rumblings, especially when it is accompanied by good vino. We couldn't locate Terroir At The Porch for a while, but that's how we ended up in Chelsea Market and I didn't mind the long walk one bit! Terroir At The Porch is only open seasonally, so summer seems like the perfect season to check out this enoteca that offers phenomenal views of the Hudson river. I'm a sucker for waterfront backdrops, so when I came across Terroir via Thrillist, needless to say that we made a reservation right away. Something about smell of fresh greenery, the warmth of good company, and watching New Yorkers milling about the city even on a Friday...
After a rather eventful first day, we called it a night but hoped to be out and about tomorrow (we weren't) We forced ourselves to overcome the sluggishness and headed to McGee's Pub - the iconic bar that How I Met Your Mother's MacLaren's was inspired by. TBH, I didn't think it looked anything like MacLaren's, but I thoroughly enjoyed being immersed in HIMYM memorabilia in the company of friends that I hadn't met for nearly 10 years. McGee's also has HIMYM-themed cocktails like The Pineapple Incident, Tantrum, Robin Sparkles, and Haaave You Met The Captain - loved the concoctions, but just a tad bit disappointing that they were all too mocktail-ey. Please excuse the photo quality, I did my best with what I had in order to share my trip's highlights.
Naturally, I had a list of places I wanted to cover during my trip, but seeing that I brought the rain along with me, I couldn't cover them all. Although exhausted and sleepless, I was determined to hit some of the spots, including Max Brenner and a little bit of SOHO (read: Ladurée). At Max Brenner, I ordered a "choco creation" called The S'more Connection - layered milk chocolate mousse, graham crackers with Nutella and melted marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and a little whipped cream, served with a side of caramelized bananas and toffee sauce. This scrumptiousness was decadent yet super light. If you're the type of person that feels sick after eating too much chocolate The S'more Connection is for you!
Two and a half days = not enough time to cover New York, but I left feeling rejuvenated, also proud to have graduated and made a solo trip all in the same week. I'm obviously experiencing a bit of a post-holiday lull, but nothing quite matches up to coming back home before Monday, ready to take on the hustle. I missed working. There, I said it.
Here's to a weekful of celebrations and fantastic desserts!
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Miraya originated as a concept magazine for a Publishing class, but much of it now exists online and has been adapted for this blog. The core remains intact, and that is to explore the changing landscape of contemporary Indian fashion through the international lens, engaging readers in a creative juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. It is spearheaded by the Founder and Creative Director, Namrata Loka.
Namrata R. Loka
Founder & Creative Director