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Friday, February 10, 2012

New York Fashion Week...{Where to Dine}

While Angela and I are here in New York, taking in all the hustle and bustle that is Fashion Week, we've invited a few wonderful ladies to guest blog in our place.  Today we have Monica of Le Chic World, sharing some of her favorite places to dine in NYC.  We've already fallen in love with Westville and Buddakan, and can hardly wait to try out the other great eateries on Monica's list...

I loved living in the vibrant neighborhood of East Village, just a stone throw away from the many hole in the wall establishments along the East and Lower side of Manhattan as well as a short cross town subway ride from the more swanky up-market scene of Soho and the Meat-packing district. 

With New York Fashion Week kicking off today, here are a few of the many places that I discovered as a local New Yorker and still love to stop by at every time I'm back in City..

Cafe Gitane ~ Nolita and also now in The Jane Hotel : Gourmet French Moroccan affair from petite dejeuner (French breakfast) to hearty roasted meats and vegetables straight from the oven. My favorite is the baked eggs. Gorgeous vintage and gilded interior takes you back to a semi Edwardian era. 

Cafe Orlin ~ An East village local, hearty brunches and blueberry pancakes to die for, my favorite. YUM!

Buddakan ~ Asian fusion : The very chic place to be seen in the scene, the famous dining room as seen during Carey Bradshaw's engagement dinner in the SATC movie. Make sure to book in advance, this place is always busy for the obvious reason of it's allure grandeur and ambiance.

Extra Virgin ~ Authentic Mediterranean dining, brings the flavors of the Greek islands to the City whilst set in the very quaint West Village neighborhood (right by the famous Carey Bradshaw's house in SATC ).

Westville ~ Healthy and hearty American food, ..well as healthy as gourmet hebrew hotdogs can get, but honestly you should check out their daily organic green menu, they make eating vegetables very appealing..

Crosby Street Hotel ~ For English style afternoon tea with beautiful mix of vintage and new interiors a perfect place to roost after a long day of shopping...

..and finally, it seems the Melbourne coffee culture has reached all the way to New York, with the lovers of Espresso taking over the drip drinkers. Now more than ever the Flat White debate has placed one of my favorite Brooklyn, Aussie owned cafe's on the international map, making the meanest Flat white. You must check them out if you happen to get the chance to make it to Brooklyn.

And there you have it, a somewhat short list of the places you may want to stop by during your visit in NYC. Let's hope amongst the festivities of this weeks many moments of rushing from in between events along with the many of stunning size 2 models that will be gracing the runways, that we also get a moment to sit down and savor a meal or two.
For more dining destinations, stop by and say hello at Le Chic World.

Monica xo

{Images : Lechicworld instagram // Cafe Gitane Nolita // Cafe Orlin Blue berry pancakes photo by Lechicworld // Buddakan // Extra Virgin, New York Times article // Westville East Village // English High Tea // Crosby Steet Hotel // Flat White }


Angel Court Jewels... said...

Thank you Monica for this divine guest post! I can't wait to try every single one! Cheers Angela

Angel Court Jewels... said...

Thank you, Monica!!! Our dinner at Buddakan was divine.


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