I love visiting NYC. It has easily become one of my favorite places to go. I love how every time I visit, there is always something I haven’t done or seen that I want to check off of my list. This trip was so much fun. Jordan and I went for a long weekend with his parents and their friends. Jordan’s second cousin owns a home in Brooklyn, and we were lucky enough to stay there during our visit. That’s a HUGE plus if you’re visiting NYC, if you have somewhere to stay, it makes the trip even better. We lucked out weather wise on the weekend we went. The entire weekend the high didn’t drop below 35 degrees, which is AMAZING for NYC in February.
If you do plan on visiting NYC during the winter months, I highly recommend bringing clothes that layer to keep you warm. Layering will help you stay warm when you’re out and about, and once you get inside somewhere, it will be easy to peel the layers off so you’re not over heated. I’m excited to break down this trip for you guys, where we ate, what we did, what I wore, etc. Three full days in the big apple is exhausting to me, but I love every second of it. I’m going to start off with where we ate because honestly, we basically ate our way through the city.
where we ate:
- Skal BKLYN: a cute cafe in Brooklyn on Lewis Street. We ate brunch here on Friday morning.
- Luna Ristorante, Little Italy: they had the best pizza!
- Angelo’s Coal Fired Pizzeria: Another amazing Italian place on W 57th St.
- Milk: an ice cream place that uses cereal milk for their ice cream. YUM!
- Village Yokocho: Jordan’s cousin brought us here Saturday night for drinks and dinner. It was near the SOHO area. It was a GREAT local Japanese tapas restaurant with a Speakeasy in the back. I tried so many foods that I’ve never tried before like Quail eggs, fried octopus legs, etc.
- Champion Pizza: Jordan and I stopped here for lunch on Sunday.
- Caffe Palermo: We stopped for dessert and coffee here. This is the home of the Cannoli King in Little Italy.
where we went/what we did:
- Brooklyn Bridge
- 9/11 Memorial/Museum
- Little Italy
- Shopping in China Town
- Times Square, we saw a magic/comedy show. So good!
- Central Park
- Rockefeller Center
- Flatiron Building
- Rode a ferry from Brooklyn to Manhattan
We packed a lot into three full days. Especially because we were with people who have never been to NYC, so it was cool for them to see so much of the city!
what i wore:
Since we lucked out on Friday with a high in the 50s, I didn’t have to layer too much. I kept it casual with destroyed mom jeans, black booties, a black turtleneck sweater, and a teddy coat. The sweater/teddy coat combo kept me nice and warm for those spots in the city that were shaded and windy.
Saturday I went for a more dressed up look. I wore faux leather leggings with knee high black boots. I wore a grayish thick turtleneck sweater and a long black pea coat. This by far was my favorite look of the weekend. I love that I was able to be comfortable and warm all throughout the day, while still keeping true to the style of the outfit.
My outfit was more laid back on Sunday, which I didn’t get any pictures of.
If you haven’t gone to NYC yet, I recommend you go! It’s fast paced, crazy, and unpredictable, but it’s so much fun. I’ve been going once a year since I went for the first time in 2013, and I hope to continue that. Let me know if you want to know about anything else from our trip in the comments below!