Some photos from my New York trip this past weekend. (The gato was NOT stoked to see me packing up and leaving).
I feel like I ate my way through Brooklyn! So many good places that I was lucky enough to explore. The highlights for me were of course MoMA and the Met. I’m a nerd till the last. Food wise, my bestie’s friend in the city invited us to her beautiful Chelsea apartment for a homemade vegan meal. It was delightful and I’ll never forget the amazing view from her roof.
Green juice and a paleo vegan salad (not pictured) at Whole Foods near the airport.
Prosecco at the airport.
Pleather till the last. I traveled surprisingly light.
Seaweed snacks, my weekly dose of surrealism readings on the plane.
There was a lot of cloud cover flying into JFK, but I was still thrilled to see all of those lights and the city scape at night.
This just killed me. This little kitty is the shop cat apparently. When we passed on our way to dinner, he was sitting farther back in the store. On our way back to my friend’s apartment, he was perched on the stoop, not venturing outside but watching all of the passersby.
Whiskey with a giant artesian ice cube. Because Bushwick…
On Friday morning we went to check out the Most Holy Trinity Cemetary deep in Bushwick. Most of the tomb stones were metal. I’d never seen that before but with my interest in death cultural and ritual (one of my key pedagogical interests) this place was breath taking and fascinating. I found it via this article.
Some of the grave markers (can’t really call them tombstones as they’re all metal!) were crushed. So amazingly and bizarrely beautiful.
Truly loved this place.
Tofu scramble for brunch at 983.
Jewelry purchase, headed to the subway.
Lunch at Candle Café, the more casual version of Candle 79. Definitely my favorite restaurant meal of the trip.
Wheatgrass, cayene, ACV, lemon, ginger wellness shot that we split.
And holy hell. RAW PUMPKIN CHEESE CAKE. I’ll remember this forever.
Walking around Chelsea.
Saturday morning avocado toast on one of the piers in Williamsburg. Agh! That view!
Under the Manhattan bridge.
Lunch: vegan “egg” salad and a super green juice at Teany. So delicious.
Dessert: a latté and oatmeal buttercream whoopie pie at Swallow in Bushwick.
Sunday brunch. Tofu rancheros in an amazing arbol chile sauce. Holy hell sooooo good! (983 round 2.)
JFK veggie sushi and seaweed salad before my flight home.