Pearl Oyster Bar – NYC

While waiting the two hour wait for Ippudo, I took a quick trip across town to Pearl Oyster Bar. Oddly enough, my favorite thing on the menu was the caesar salad. Totally fresh (difficult to find salad this fresh in NYC), and perfectly seasoned. The oysters were delicious as expected. The restaurant was low key and friendly. I’m a fan of sitting at the bar for a quick bite so this was a perfect pre-meal snack.

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Murakami @ Gagosian NYC

I was able to check out the Murakami Exhibit at Gagosian on it’s last day in NYC. The sculptures were my favorite pieces, namely the silver piece entitled Invoking the Vitality of a Universe Beyond Imagination. Murakami seems best known for his work with Kanye West and Louis Vuitton, but I think his personal works are clearly more extensive.

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2013 Travel Wishes.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, holiday, week!travel2013

Fresh off the skype/google hangout with my bff Heidi who lives in London and we were discussing 2013 travel plans. Some ideas that came into mind included Ireland/Scotland (Whisk(e)y please!), Istanbul, Spain (“let’s rent an apartment in Spain for a week!”), Germany, and so many others. Perhaps a trip to Barcelona for Sonar or stay in London for Field Day Festival? The world is our oyster.

As far as domestic trips, I am hoping for long overdue trip to NYC in February. My friend is working during fashion week and I would love to tag along, especially since my cousin is in NYC and brother is in DC. I haven’t been to New York since I went (by myself!) four and a half years ago! I didn’t even get to do everything on my list: Zabars, Dumbo, various choclotiers, restaurants, museums! Perhaps a trip to the gorgeous Bowery Hotel? Brunch at the Palace a la Gossip Girl? On another note, I am SO SAD Gossip Girl is over. It’s depressing whenever a show I watch ends! I don’t have cable so I usually just buy it on iTunes and wake up at 6 AM the morning after it airs to watch it. Though someone on FB did ruin GG for me. Really people? Why would your status update be a spoiler for he end of an entire series? Delete!

Last but not least, Coachella is coming up soon! One more payment and I have my passes for not one, but two weekends! How will I ever have the money to go to Europe this summer?! Time to go play the lottery!

photo credit: nyc, sevilla