BEAT THE NYC HEAT, Cool down with these..

ARE YOU HERE IN AUGUST?! WHY!!! Just kidding. Good news is you have NYC basically to yourself. New Yorker's flee to the Hampton's and the shore on weekends so enjoy the not-so-long lines! There are tons of fun, tasty and relaxing summer hot spots to check out before the hungry New Yorker's come back. 

Let's talk Poke (Poh-kay). what is it? Its a raw fish salad that got ton's of buzz in LA and now New Yorker's have gone all fish-eyed for it. Where's the best in town? Wisefish, Chelsea.  The lines can get crazy but go on a off-hour. (ie, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm)

Photo by @classpass

Photo by @classpass

Now that I've got your mind on the water, why not go on a FREE hudson river cruise and enjoy buckets of beer and buttery lobster rolls.  The North River Lobster Co, aka the lobsta boat, departs every hour and cruises the hudson for 40 mins and returns. Stay for one ride, or enjoy multiple... FOR FREE! I promise your pics of the skyline will be on pointe. Here are the sailing times

@nrlobsterco

@nrlobsterco

Sip on some cold brew or the trailblazer of coffee drinks..a Draught latte. La Colombe claims to be the first to serve such a drink and it is delish. Frothed milk + Cold pressed espresso. Heavenly in this heat!

This is not beer #coffee @lacolombe

This is not beer #coffee @lacolombe

Enjoy and Stay Cool! 

Best Sweets IN NYC!

In honor of Valentine's Day, let's do a little sweet talkin. If you're like me and you have a supersized sweet tooth, whenever traveling to a new city, you search for the best local and delicious treats. For all my sugar loving gals out there.... Here are a few of my go to's! 

photo by  @wmgreenbergdesserts

photo by  @wmgreenbergdesserts

 william Greenberg bakery has the best black and white cookie in the city. I repeat, the best black and white cookie in the city. even Oprah says so.

photo by @doughnutplant

photo by @doughnutplant

A lot of awesome doughnuts in NYC but the doughnut plant in chelsea has always been #1 in my book. yummy flavors and adorable decor. 

Photo by @chinatownincreamfactory

Photo by @chinatownincreamfactory

Heres one a little off the beaten path, but a well known secret to any sweet savy new yorker. The chinatown icecream factory has some serious cult followers for their delicious flavors like almond cookie and black sesame. 

photo by @citybakerydaily

photo by @citybakerydaily

It doesn't get much dreamier than this cup of chocolate heaven. The city bakery even has a hot chocolate month (Going on Now) where it offers over 20 unique flavors. Bonus = homemade marshmallows!

Photo by @vosgeshautchocolat

Photo by @vosgeshautchocolat

I love the Vosges haut chocolat soho store. It basically looks like my own personal heaven. purple, sparkly and packed full of chocolate.