Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
This couldn’t be more true when it comes to New York. Everyone has their own reasons for why they love or loathe the city, but I think everything about NYC is amazing. The food, the shopping, the art scene; it’s everything I could want in one place.
For breakfast, we ate at Two Hands Restaurant + Bar, a small spot in Little Italy. I ordered the banana bread and some fresh OJ to start the day, but this was no ordinary banana bread; it arrived with an espresso mascarpone, toasted buckwheat, and honey on top (not to mention it’s gluten-free)! The acai bowl here was also a major treat for those who want something light.
After a short stroll through Soho, my friends and I stopped by the Glossier showroom. As a low maintenance kind of girl when it comes to beauty, Glossier hits the nail on the head for me. I’ve been using the Boy Brow since my freshman year of college, and had sadly run out right before my trip! I was completely set on visiting the penthouse to purchase another Boy Brow and some new pretties. Needless to say, the showroom was art in and of itself. Millennial pink covered the entire space and the mirrors had cute punchlines plastered on them. All of the products are displayed in true Glossier fashion, similar to the way art is displayed at a museum.
Speaking of museums, (using our Citypass) we got the chance to visit the Museum of Modern Art, or the MoMA! I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll say it again, art history is my THANG. I loved seeing those famous pieces like Starry Night by Van Gogh, but I also enjoyed finding new artists. If you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll see my favorite discovery: Lynda Benglis’ Embryo II, a sculpture of pigmented beeswax layers melted on top of each other. Naturally, art with texture and color draws me in, as seen in the Prayer Rug by Sheila Hicks (the one with the tassels!). I would’ve spent the whole day here if I could have.
I swear, New York is pure art and I love every part of it.