One of the cool things about moving to New York has been reconnecting with my grad schoolfriend Sarah Beth.
Sarah Beth & her man Tim made brunch reservations for us to welcome us into the city.
Tim is a native of England. His accent rocks.
Brunch took place at Stanton Social on the Lower East Side.
swanky & beautiful
To quote The Stanton Social menu...
Rather than offering individual starters and main courses, The Stanton Social serves dishes that are designed for sharing among friends and are brought to the table steadily and continuously throughout the meal.
We thank you, Stanton Social, for one ahmazing meal.
Thank you very, very much.
we started with warm doughnuts & caramel dipping sauce
huevos rancheros soft tacos
grilled apple & brie quesadillas with smoked bacon
french onion soup dumplings
spicy lamb souvlakis
mac & cheese with chorizo & ovendried tomatoes
SB is my hero for introducing us to this lovely place. We'll be back for sure.
J & I took the Staten Island Ferry
we said hello to Lady Liberty
Justin looks like he's in pain & I would have put my whole head in my hat if I could have...
we were experiencing a wind chill of 9 in case you were wondering
loved this sign
we decided we needed nourishment... we had just survived that wind chill, after all
delicious pretzel snack!
wish you could see my feet... they were covered in snow
the view of our new city from the ferry ride back
quite the beauty
This is Ground Zero.
The picture does not do this place justice. To go from building after building so tightly packed together it's like a puzzle to this vast open space where two buildings once were...
I'm telling you it was somber and solemn and breathtaking all at once.
the Wall Street charging bull
I met up with Sarah Beth one evening for drinks at The Campbell Apartment
The interior of this place was amazing. I fell in love with this spindled armoire.
NYmag describes The Campbell Apartment like this...
Tucked away in Grand Central Station, this classy lounge is the restored private office of
early twentieth-century tycoon John W. Campbell... sip your Scotch while you pretend you’re in a Hemingway novel.
I skipped the Scotch, but the candied apple martini was oh so good indeed.
Grand Central Station is aptly named, I must say.
It was amazing to be among the hustle & bustle as the commuters
ran swiftly by to catch their train.
I think you and I've become fast friends, New York.