Down to 2 Weeks

Only 2 weeks left in New York City.  I still can’t believe we are moving.  Not trying to fit in everything under the sun before we leave. Just some favorites.

We did take a day to roam the city during the week last Thursday: Blue Bottle coffee, attempt at our own photo shoot in the Meatpacking, coffee and pastry from Maison Kayser, chicken parm for lunch, afternoon drinks at Jams…

DSC07094 DSC07028 DSC06992

Cookshop for Cocktails

Our new routine on Fridays is to get the baby, feed and bath her, then pop her in the stroller for a walk.  Then we find somewhere for dinner or a drink.  Last night we went to Hamilton’s for a quick bite in the West Village.  The Friday before we went to Cookshop for a cocktail.  This all happens between the hours of 6 and 7:30 pm.  That means we always get a seat, it’s typically not crowded, and no one minds a stroller in the corner.

The Violet Femme – that was my choice.

IMG_9026 IMG_9029

Cocktails & Buvette

We love love love Buvette on Grove Street.  It’s french, small plates. It’s not fancy or pretentious, it’s meant to be shared, sopping up all the good juice with the bread.  We discovered Whispering Angel (rose) here and then ordered a case.  Have never been disappointed.  We started off with cocktails at Employees Only, where going at 7:45 means you are early enough not to have to have a reservation just to get a drink.  The bartender made me a special cocktail…well, two. The first was the “refreshing” one with cucumber, mint, grapefruit flavors and the 2nd strawberry inspired.  Then we wandered and ended up on Bleeker.  We looked down Grove and looked at each other…”let’s see how long the wait is”.  Not too long but long enough for Mark to pose on the bike out front.

IMG_4565 IMG_4563

Hudson Hotel: Perfect Drink Terrace

Mark’s sister was in town so I met her at the Hudson Hotel on West 58th Street for a post work drink.   Tucked away on the 15th floor is a terrace that winds around the back of the building.  Large couches with pillows, hammocks, great sitting chairs provide plenty of seating.

The ladies all had a cocktail or glass of wine.  I’ll have to file this one away in my good drink spots list on Foursquare.