A New York Minute

October 8, 2016

What do Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z, & Alicia Keys have in common? Their love for New York.  Last weekend I traded the warm Miami weather for a 48-hour visit to the city that never sleeps.   Although not new to the concrete jungle it was my first time experiencing it as an adult.


Originally, the plan was to attend the Meadows Festival but as a seasoned festival-goer their lack of organization followed by a double cancellation of The Weeknd (first a headliner, then placed in a lower slot) definitely made me re-think spending time there as I realized I’ve never actually seen the city outside visits to my family as a child.


So what to do in 48 hrs? Simple, hop on the subway and make your way to as many tourist destinations as you can while tying in some great restaurants and bars along the way.  I won’t go through the tourist areas as everyone knows what they are however I will share two of my favorite places from my trip.

If you believe in Brunch over everything, Sons of Essex  Ain’t to Proud to Brunch (#A2P2Brunch) party on Saturday is a must if you like good food, drinks, and old school hip hop. Get there around 1/1:30 PM before the place gets packed and try to be seated near the dance floor. Get their mac & cheese omelet & sangria the flavors in both are simply mindblowing!

As a lover of craft cocktails especially ones that are gin based discovering the Gin Parlour  at the InterContinental New York Barclay was absolute perfection. Order the Quintessential G&T in which they brew their own tonic water and the contents change with the season, with my visit there was rosemary and grapes.  If you don’t like gin not to fear they have other amazing craft cocktails as well!


Although my visit was literally a New York minute, the city has definitely inspired me with all its fashion, events, etc. and I can’t wait to take an extended trip there. Until next time…

xo Sincerely Shanti

Photos of Me: DAG Images NYC

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  • Reply Amanda October 8, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    I love New York City! The atmosphere, the food, the super cheap rolexes 😉

    • Reply sincerely shanti October 9, 2016 at 5:40 am

      LOL! While in battery park there was a guy just selling them in the open along with Louis Vuitton. Gone are the days of Canal St!

  • Reply Rita October 8, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    New York City is one of my favorite place. Love everything about it! Great pictures.
    Rita |

  • Reply Holly October 8, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I’ve been to New York but never really got to explore it as much as I would like. This really makes me want to. Great post.

  • Reply Leslie October 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    There is so much to see in NY, I need to make a trip out there!

  • Reply Amber Myers October 8, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I love these photos. NYC is so much fun. I’ve only been once and hope to go again.

  • Reply Neha October 9, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Cool outfit girl, very comfy, travel friendly and army colors are totally in 😀

  • Reply Melanie R Grosjean October 9, 2016 at 2:24 am

    I’ve only been to NYC once, this makes me want to go back! Thanks!

  • Reply Cricket Plunkett October 9, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  • Reply Kari (Happy Coconuts Travel Blog) October 9, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I love NYC although it is a bit expensive to visit, I love it every time!

  • Reply ohmummymia October 9, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I would love to see NY!

  • Reply Jill Wiley October 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    There are so many great places in NYC. We lived there for a year and near there for 10 years…

  • Reply Ashley Voicu October 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    First answer that came into my mine about what they have in common is music.

  • Reply Laura October 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    You never run out of things to do in NY.

  • Reply Heather October 9, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I remember my first trip to NYC as an adult and it was awesome! There were so many more places to see it seemed.

  • Reply Shelby Bromley October 9, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Wow, the brunch sounds incredible!

  • Reply chaza October 9, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I love NYC. Love all the great restaurants there. Great pictures. Looks like you had a great time.

  • Reply Sondra Barker October 10, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Your photos capture NYC so beautifully! Also, that Sons of Essex brunch sounds and looks to die for!

  • Reply Jennifer October 10, 2016 at 2:44 am

    The food looks so delicious! A friend of mine moved to NYC about two years ago and he loves it. I hope to visit NYC soon, as I am about 6 hours away. Beautiful city.

  • Reply Lou Lou Girls October 10, 2016 at 9:43 am


  • Reply Benjamin J Travel October 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Who doesn’t love a quick getaway to New York?

  • Reply lex October 10, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Fun trip this was for you. Great pictures, good food.

  • Reply Janine Good October 10, 2016 at 11:33 am

    New York City is incredible! I love going back there for getaways! This was a great piece with spotlights on lovely food too!

  • Reply Hosean October 10, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Awesone blog!!! I LOVE that pic of you next to the bike. I feel like you summed up NYC in one picture, Amazing job girl!

  • Reply Sheila Jo October 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Wonderful food photos! Looks like you made the most of a short visit to the city!

  • Reply michenn October 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Ahh, my city! Love Sons of Essex!

  • Reply Devika Bhagwat October 10, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Love the photos and your style. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply liz October 11, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Love the photos! NYC is one my favorites!

  • Reply Idriss October 11, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Wonderful post ! I love NYC

  • Reply Aldora October 12, 2016 at 5:14 am

    NYC looks beautiful and your brunch looks so yum! Bet it’s an amazing experience 😉

  • Reply Tiffany VanSickle October 12, 2016 at 8:35 am

    New York City has always been a dream vacation of mine! Love your outfit!

  • Reply Jessica Harlow October 14, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    NYC is a fabulous place to visit! There is so much to see and do and eat! lol I’m glad you got a visit in, even if for just a NY minute! lol

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