abc kitchen / new york

the same way i have a shopping list for whenever i go to new york, i also keep a list places to eat. i try to go to the spots i haven’t been to. abc kitchen was on the list.

it is conveniently located, close to our favourite shops on fifth avenue, near union square,  at the back of abc carpet.

we went for a quick lunch, and the menu, by jean georges, includes organic and the freshest local ingredients. the atmosphere is casual and happy.

we shared a few starters, our favorites were the crab toast with lemon aioli and the tuna sashimi marinated with ginger and mint.

i had a big kale craving so i had the kale salad with lemon, serranos and mint, for entree. it was delicious, but my mouth waters just as i think of the veggie burger i also tried. with minted yogurt and whole wheat pita, it was to die for.

lately, i’ve been trying to cut on sweets and desserts, but we couldn’t resist on sharing the salted caramel ice cream with candied peanuts and popcorn – a huge sin but so worth it!

next time, i will sure try their dinner menu.

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the nolitan / new york

during my long weekend in new york, a couple of weeks ago, i stayed at the nolitan. when visiting the city, i usually stay with family and friends, but this time my mum and sister were also meeting me for a few days.

i had spent endless nights looking for an affordable, well located hotel…until i realized there are no bargains in new york!

i found out about the hotel through b for bonnie, and read about it here. plus, the location is perfect – so we went for it, and i tell you, it was perfect for us!

we were meeting up in new york to buy my wedding dress (thanks for the lovely comments to my post, by the way :), and the hotel staff were extremely helpful dealing with pre ordered dresses, deliveries and returns!

the lobby is small but with so much personality, and so much going on. we had breakfast here every morning and loved seeing so much action going on – couples checking in, guests arriving from a bicycle ride, others taking their breakfast to the rooftop. oh, and i loved the installation by jennifer steinkamp, see the picture i posted on instagram – i coulnd’t stop staring!

exhausted after spending the days walking the city, it was great to come back to the hotel, fresh-up and go for dinner to one of the nearby restaurants – we went to pulqueria (delicious tacos in the middle of chinatown), ruby’s (best burguer and pumpkin salad), mottsu (perfect neighborhood sushi) and epistrophy (so many italian goodies).

see their website – the nolitan

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i’m back in provo, just made a quick stop in new york on the way here – a stress (pollution and confusion) fix before heading to the quiet island life is always a good idea.

the weather was amazing, luckily, because i’m not sure i could get used to freezy days anymore. i got to see a broadway show i had on the pipeline for a while, the book of mormon. did a little shopping…i had been anxiously waiting for the summer collections! and meet up with friends for brunch at the fat radish, the breslin and abc kitchen.

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a few things {new york}

i know, i know, i’ve been a terrible blogger…but i haven’t stopped lately, and it’s been real good to have a break from the computer, the internet and the so on.

anyway, i’m back! i’m in lisbon, but before i tell u about my stay i wanted to share a few pictures from my trip to new york last week. it was a quick stop, but still managed to get a few things done.

i shopped and loved all the christmas decorations – my jaws dropped with some of the window shops – have you seen bergdorf goodman’s? (sorry, no good picture on those, this one is from american eagle outfitter‘s)

i stocked up on nail varnish and a few other things i miss in turks and caicos.

as i craved burgers and pizza, stopped by pulino’s and bare burger – see my sticky fingers?