The Things We Did in NYC

For those who are interested, I thought I’d share some of the places we ate and things we did in NYC. We hit some great spots, but I still can’t wait to get back for more!




I was treated to a beautiful dinner at ABC Kitchen on Wednesday night, thanks to one of the conference sponsors, Vivint. I was so excited to finally try this place, and I loved it! For starters, the space is gorgeous and serene, and the food is all so fresh and beautiful. The cuisine is farm to table concept, and they deliver in a major way. I even chose the poached halibut for my entree, which could easily be bland, but it was some of the best halibut I’ve ever had. (ABC Kitchen is also connected to the famous home store, ABC Carpet & Home. We stopped in there on Saturday…OMG…can I move in please? Wanted everything in the store). Oh, and donuts for dessert!



Amanda and I had dinner at Beauty & Essex Thursday night, and it was perfect for a girls night out. The fun begins with this place when you enter through the pawn shop in front, and a “secret” door opens to let you into the restaurant. The food was really fun and playful…lots of small plates that are perfect for sharing. Oh, and there was also a champagne bar in the bathroom…you know, in case you get thirsty while you’re in there. (PS…Beauty & Essex is the sister resto to another NYC favorite, Stanton Social).



After dinner we finally made it to a little (not so) secret spot I’d been wanting to try forever, Please Don’t Tell. To get into this place you have to enter a small hot dog shop called Crif Dogs where there’s a hidden door to the bar through the payphone. The wait for this place is always ridiculously long because it’s teeny tiny inside. I’ve tried to get in a couple times before, but could never wait that long, but this time we finally got in! It’s not really the kind of place you’re going to hang out at all night, but it was fun to check it out!



On Friday, we attempted to visit the Rain Room exhibit at the MoMA…holy line!!!  It seriously wrapped around the entire block…not down the block, but wrapped around the ENTIRE block. It was insane. So we ditched that plan and headed to the John Dory Oyster Bar for some oysters and wine instead!  (Who needs to see a little fake rain anyway?) We later had dinner at The Breslin, which we loved. We split a few things, but April Bloomfield’s famous Caesar Salad stole the show.





If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then it will come as no surprise to you that on Friday night we also went to Newsies. I was kind of hesitant to see it for the third time, especially since the original lead (Jeremy Jordan) left the show a while back, but it was better than ever!!  Seriously, if you are contemplating ever seeing a show in NYC, you have to see this. It’s my favorite of all time.



I didn’t take pics everywhere we went, but we also had some great meals at Hudson Clearwater (dinner), The Dutch (great brunch spot), and saw a pretty freaking hilarious comedy show at The Comedy Cellar.



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Thanks for another fun trip, NYC!  Till next time…



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