All in all my friend Donnie and I had an awesome time in NYC yesterday despite the horrible weather. Lighting was awful so we couldn’t really shoot as much as we wanted to but I still managed to sneak a few shots. We started with coffee and croissants at Toby’s Estate in Flatiron. The shop itself is beautiful with gorgeous marble tops and flower patterned plates. Towards the back of the shop is the cutest little book store with greenery in every corner, I’ve never seen anything like it!
We then headed to the JINsoon Nail Spa (East Village) to get the Breathe of Milk & Honey Manicure and let me just say that was the best mani I’ve ever experienced! They first soaked our hands in warm milk and grapefruit oil to soften up the cuticles, then exfoliated our hands/forearms with a honey sugar scrub and then had our arms wrapped with hot steamed towels. Lastly they slathered on an almond lotion and had our nails painted. During our little mani sesh we met a nice lady who recommend a few spots to eat lunch. We had reservations at Gaonnuri which was a recommendation from fellow blogger Erica Choi (thank you again for your master list!) but unfortunately wouldn’t have been able to make it in time so we passed and hit up Soba-ya. The lady spoke highly of this place and I wish I could tell her how right she was! The food was amazing and the restaurant itself was just and an enjoyable experience. We had Edamame, Steamed shrimp dumplings, Hot soba, which I failed to photograph because we were starving and wet.
For something sweet we headed to the Spot Dessert Bar which was another recommendation from Erica and had quite a few plates! We walked around a bit and headed back to good ole Times Sq to end the night. I think the weather again put a damper on our sight seeing but we still had an eventful day. Till next time NYC!