I was back in NYC in June for work for a few days, and it was my first time in the city in the summer. It was definitely hot and humid (my hair wasn’t impressed) but it was perfect for my agenda, which was work, run in the park and drink at as many rooftop bars as possible.
I flew in on a Saturday afternoon, and met up with some friends on the upper west side for Mexican food, Magnolia’s, and all the rooftop wine. The view of the park was amazing.
Sunday I wandered around, did some shopping,and watched the Pride parade. It was really neat to be there in person, and everyone was having such a great time. It was so hot though, and for some reason I was wearing jeans, so I eventually had to escape into the nearest air conditioned Zara.
On Monday I finally got to try By Chloe, after hearing about it for almost a year. Everything on the menu is organic and vegan. I tried the Quinoa Taco salad, and it was really delicious. We also got one of the enormous chocolate chip cookies and some sweet potato fries, the beet ketchup was really good also, and such a pretty colour. After work we went to a much needed yoga class, and then I walked most of the way back to my hotel.
One of my favourite things to do in the city is just wander around, there is always something going on, and I love people watching and seeing all of the restaurants, shops and galleries.
Tuesday was my last night in town, and we really wanted to find a good rooftop bar. We tried a couple near the office, but all of them were so packed that we ended up wandering around and found ourselves at a German Beer Hall drinking enormous beers, at enormous tables, with enormous pretzels, watching groups of people do shot-skis, while listening to Polka music. It was really random, but really fun.
After we left the beer hall, we made one last ditch effort to get on a rooftop, and found ourselves at Salvation Taco. The rooftop was crowded, but we managed to snag a table, some chips and salsa, and some delicious margaritas. The view from the rooftop was gorgeous, and I loved the decor.
Writing this post has kind of made me sad, I’m starting Grad School in two days (!) so tomorrow is my last day at my current job. I’m going to miss everyone I’ve worked with for the last couple of years, and I don’t know when I’ll be making it back to NYC, so I’m really glad my last trip was such a great one.