I just spent a lovely weekend in New York with a gaggle of my best girls—brunching, strolling through the West Village, and shopping in SoHo. While one weekend cannot even scratch the surface of New York’s dining scene, I must say I really enjoyed brunch at Extra Virgin in the West Village, dinner at adorable Greek restaurant Snack Taverna (also in the West Village), and brunch at Elizabeth in Nolita.
We stopped by Baked by Melissa in SoHo for teensy-tiny stuffed cupcakes (peanut butter, cookie dough, cookies and creme, s’mores, tie dye, oh my!). Mini cupcakes are a wonderful concept—you can share and try all different types of flavors. I really wish we had mini-cupcakes in D.C.
We also headed to the Met to check out American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, the Costume Institute exhibit featured in May’s Vogue and sponsored by Gap, among others. I loved seeing how fashion progressed through the 20th century and helped define a American women’s identity. However, the exhibit was short—covering Gibson Girls, Bohemians, Suffragettes, Flappers, and Screen Sirens, ending in the 1940s. What about the 1950s, poodle skirts, Go Go Girls, hippies, the 1980s? A lot of great decades were missing!