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5 Things to Do in NYC This Spring

Warm weather has finally arrived in the Big City. Dust off those floral frocks, grab your sunnies and start sending out those Google Calendar invites. Here’s what’s on deck this season:

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Rosé Terrace at the Mondrian

The Mondrian Terrace just transformed into a rosé lover’s paradise, lavishly decorated and dedicated to everyone’s favorite pink wine. Pose for photos in front of the flower wall or the rosé tower as you sip on refreshing glasses of rosé, frosé, or specialty cocktails, and take in the views of the sun setting over the Manhattan skyline. With both indoor and outdoor seating, Rosé Terrace is the perfect spot for after work drinks. The terrace is open Monday-Thursday at 4pm, Friday at 2 pm and weekends at noon.

Mondrian Terrace, 444 Park Avenue, (212) 804-8880

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Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards

Our favorite chef and humanitarian, Chef José Andrés’ has finally arrived in New York City. We’re obsessed with all of his DC restaurants especially Zaytinya and China Chilcano. Take a culinary tour through Spain. With three full-service restaurants, 15 dining and retail kiosks, and two dedicated bars, the 35,000 square foot have become the dining and market destination at Hudson Yards.  Explore Spanish wine and spirits, sangria, and several drinks available in porrones, the traditional Spanish glass pitchers designed for sharing.

Mercado Little Spain, 501 West 30th Street, (646) 495-1242

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Godiva Cafe

Our favorite Belgian chocolatier landed in Midtown with the opening of a cafe. The casual cafe has the works from grab and go sandwiches to salads and outdoor seating.  As brunch aficionados, the croiffle is a must-try. Savory and sweet croissants are pressed into a waffle iron for the ultimate breakfast pastry. The croiffle is available in several varieties including chocolate of course. The three-cheese croiffle stuffed with melted with Gruyère, Havarti, and Swiss cheeses out of this word. Don’t forget to try the Chocolixir, it’s equal parts sweet and strong for an iced beverage.

Godiva Cafe,  560 Lexington Ave., (212) 980-9810

Speakeasy Magick

The McKittrick Hotel offers a spellbinding new experience featuring the city’s top magical talents. Step inside and get transported in a vintage elevator car. Cozy tables, a live jazz pianist and bar cart full of spirits set the scene for an evening of dazzling surprises. Enjoy table-side magic acts, by the city’s finest and learn what tricks they have up their sleeve. Performances take place in The Club Car on Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 8pm starting April 4.

The McKittrick Hotel, 530 West 27th Street, (212) 904-1883

Photo credit: Patisserie Chanson

The Dessert Bar

Indulge in a little sweetness at the Dessert Bar at Patisserie Chanson. The decadent spring tasting menu showcases seven dessert courses. Dessert Bar creations include Rooftop Honey Rice Pudding and unique twists on classics like a Smoked PB+J made with double fermentation banana, chocolate + peanut butter cremeux, hickory smoke, dehydrated passionfruit.

Patisserie Chanson, 20 West 23rd Street, (929) 423-8880

Shruti Shah

NYC Editor & Resident Vegetarian

Shruti has a love affair with gin and spicy food. By day she's hustling in PR for leading consumer brands. When she's OOO, you can find her at Daybreaker dance parties, exploring kitschy cocktail bars and reviewing veggie-friendly brunches.

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