Hi, there! Happy Saturday!
So, here’s why I love New York City so much:
- A bunch of my good friends live here
- The food!
- You can walk everywhere
My day included all of these elements, so I enjoyed a nice, little Saturday in the city.
This morning, Caitlin, her mom, and I met Theodora and Ashley for brunch at Friend of a Farmer. This restaurant was highly recommended, so I was really looking forward to brunch. I was also wicked hungry!
Friend of a Farmer was absolutely adorable— warm, inviting, and very country chic.
Not surprisingly, my meal started with an iced coffee with milk.
Caitlin and I shared the fresh seasonal fruit plate, which was served with an amazing maple cream sauce. It was a perfect compliment to the sweet fruit. In fact, it was so delicious, I sort of wanted to drink it! 😉
For my meal, I ordered the Farmer’s Special, which was grilled open face cheese and tomato brushed with olive oil, fresh basil, and garlic dressing on homemade bread.
Mmm! Cheesy goodness! I loved it!
Ladies who brunch.
After brunch, we said goodbye and went our separate ways. I did some shopping, sightseeing, and lots and lots of walking around the city.
Eventually, I found myself at the Union Square Farmers’ Market.
Being there put me in such a good mood! The weather was beautiful!
While wandering around, enjoying the sunshine, I sipped a cold pear cider.
Then, I headed to Billy’s Bakery for a cupcake. A number of people left comments on CNC, sent emails, and tweeted me about this bakery, I just had to check it out— and it did not disappoint! Thanks for the recommendation, guys!
I bought a Carrot Cupcake with cream cheese frosting, and it was excellent.
The carrot cake wasn’t as good as the cupcake from Baked & Wired, but the frosting gave it a run for its money! Holy yum! Why is cream cheese frosting so amazing?!? I could happily eat it everyday. Really.
My feet were killing me after walking for 3+ hours around the city, but now they’re feeling rested and ready to hit the pavement again.