Category Archives: my new york


New Yorkiversary

6th February 2014

A year ago today I took a big chance & moved to an even bigger apple. This city can chew you up and spit you out – okay, I’m being a little dramatic, but it can be tough … but I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else … and really hope I never will! So in honor of my new yorkiversary, I’m not only making up words but also looking back at some of my NYC favs!
Taken at the AZ airport before I flew out on a redeye and woke up in the city that never sleeps! I’m wearing my “good luck” charm bracelet, a gift from my mom!

I won’t bore you too much with the dirty details of my year in new york (I already did that here), but I did have an amazing time. Happy one year new york, and cheers to many more!
see my full NYC apartment here >> apartment 6-6
and all my NYC features here >> My NYC
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Tea & Sympathy

20th January 2014

What’s a quirky brit-obsessed gal to do on a gloomy Wednesday afternoon? Enjoy a spot of tea in the west village of course!

Tea and Sympathy is the most charming little tea house and restaurant spot in the West Village, and my “sitcom hangout”This British owned and operated neighborhood gem serves the most addicting cream tea and delightful little scones, along with other authentic British favs. Plus the owners are so sweet (one helped me carry furniture home once when I was struggling on the street) and the proud owners of an adorable English Bulldog. 

British Invasion! Right next door to my favorite Tea Spot, are two other must-see stores: Carry On Tea & Sympathy: the cash & carry store front sister of Tea & Sympathy; and A Salt & Battery: home of the most brilliant fish & chips and the cutest dang name in restaurant history!
Tea & Sympathy is also almost as celebration obsessed as I am! They often decorate for various landmark British events such as the Royal Wedding, Queens Birthday or the birth of Prince George!
photo via new york mag
Sweater: Forever 21 // Skirt: Modcloth (similar) // Bag: Coach // Boots: Bacio 61 // Fur: Michael Kors (similar) // Coat: Zara – on sale) // Bow: Thifted // Socks: Ralph Lauren 
Drink Up Butter Cup! Next time you need a mid day pick-me-up or just something sweet, you must pop by Tea & Sympathy on Greenwich Avenue for fabulous finger sandwiches, show-stopping sticky pudding or my favorite: Shepard’s Pie that will change everything … 
your taste buds will thank you (and me)! 
I share more of my NY Favs in a recent Room Suggestions feature, see it here
Although I do frequently dine at this snazzy establishment,
I am in no way affiliated with Tea & Sympathy
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