New York Diary – Day 3

A Few Of My Favorite Things

We had such a fun day in the city yesterday and I felt like we settled into our NYC groove! We exclusively took the subway, and I swapped from my heels for meetings to flats for commuting pretty much all day long.

I think it’s safe to say that as soon as you have a phone charger, a pair of commuting flats, a metro card, an umbrella, and a granola bar in your tote that you are officially a New Yorker. 😉

Yesterday I also posted to Instagram a photo from our time at Grand Central Station on Day 2. In case you missed it, check it out!

Diary, Day 3

Balthazar

Our first meeting of the morning was with Talbots at Balthazar and it was an actual dream! I’ve been wanting to experience Balthazar for as long as I can remember.  It’s iconic New York and it lived up to everything I thought it would be. Cozy and chic. I’m so glad we got the chance to experience it this trip. 

Note: try the green juice, it’s so delicious!! 

Anthropologie Top & Pants // Ann Taylor Shoes // Cuyana Bag // Vineyard Vines Jacket (old, similar here)

Margaux

I’ve heard so many AMAZING things about Margaux shoes and was so excited to see that they had recently opened up a shop on Bleecker Street. So after our first couple of meetings I popped in to try on their shoes! 

Guys, I can NOT adequately explain just how comfortable their shoes are. Truly, by the time we walked in, my feet were aching, and slipping on a pair of ballet flats seemed like the last thing I wanted to do… But these are made for comfort and they feel like actual clouds. 

I ordered a pair of their newest fit “The Pointe” in the color Rose Nappa and I can not wait for them to arrive!

If you are looking for the perfect classic ballet flat, look. no. further. 

Favorite Lunch

I currently have two favorite healthy, easy, and delicious lunch spots in the city, by.Chloe and Sweetgreen. When we are in town we like to go all out for dinner, so we often find ourselves just grabbing something healthy on the go for lunch, and by.Chloe has been our go to for years. But this trip we finally tried Sweetgreen, and it has also been in heavy rotation! 

Note: Make sure you get the vegan/gluten free chocolate chip cookie at by.Chloe. It’s THE best. 

 

Double Date

One of my favorite nights of any and every trip to the city is our double date night with Carly and her boyfriend. We always have the best time and end up laughing and swapping stories until the restaurant practically kicks us out. 

Last night we went to Bobo where the food, ambiance, and company were perfection. At one point it felt like we were living in a real life movie as we sipped wine and talked about our dreams. 

Another unforgettable New York night. 

Note: The steak tartar was out. of. this. world. 

That’s all for now! For more, follow along on my instagram stories as I share peeks into our days here in the city!

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14 Comments

  1. Alisha
    February 8, 2019 / 10:12 am

    Okay, tell me how you are toting all the things around town? I would love to hear how your tote/purse stored everything with all of your meetings. I’m up here in MN with heels slipping all around Minneapolis because I just haven’t mastered the perfectly packed tote. Teach me all of your ways. 🙂

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 9:40 am

      Oh girl, you HAVE to get this bag from Cuyana, it fits EVERYTHING!! I love it! I have it in black and pink!
      https://shopstyle.it/l/Zt2g
      xx – AB

  2. Audrey W
    February 8, 2019 / 10:12 am

    Have you heard of Hu Kitchen? It’s Paleo and located in Union Square. So yummy!

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 9:40 am

      No, but I am adding it to my list! Thank you!! xx – AB

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 9:41 am

      LOVE YOU!!!!!

  3. angie
    February 8, 2019 / 11:38 am

    Oh my God! I really love this new york diaries!! And they have made me miss those weekend lookbook post a lot!!!!!

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 9:41 am

      Oh Angie, you are so sweet! Thank you for your super kind comment! xx

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 9:42 am

      Thanks Lizzie! So glad you are enjoying these NYC Diaries! xx

  4. February 9, 2019 / 11:17 am

    You guys are doing NYC right! I’m loving these travel journals. 🙂

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 9:42 am

      Ah! Yay! So glad you are loving them! xx

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 9:43 am

      I’m so glad you are loving them! I can’t wait to go back!! xx

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