I don't often venture out to Brooklyn to have breakfast, so when I do, it better be good. I had heard and seen great things from Stonefruit Espresso and since one of my friends lives next door, I met up with her one morning for breakfast! We'd planned a full day walking around Brooklyn since the weather was incredible, so we needed to fuel up with coffee and good food beforehand.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
So last week Wednesday one of my best friends Gemma arrived in New York for a one-week visit. We're pretty much on the same page when it comes to traveling, so every time we get together we use every single minute of the day, we don't stop. We did so much in one week, walked more than 20 kilometers every day, went to some of my favorite places and discovered many new ones. I promised Gemma to make a Google Map with everything we did, and since I think it's a pretty good map I decided to share it with you too. It's by no means a complete guide of New York, but it's a pretty good local's guide as my friend described it, and might inspire you for your next trip to New York!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
On March 8th I went for a run which was so nice I decided to sign up for my first half-marathon: the Women's Half Marathon in Central Park, which would take place 7.5 weeks later. It was quite a spontaneous decision, but 17 runs later, I felt like I was ready to take on those 21.1 kilometers on the big day, April 30th. The only race I'd ever done before was a 10k in London in 2014, so I was quite a running noob before this. In this post, I'll tell you how I prepared for my big race and how it went in the end!
Bluestone Lane is probably one of New York's most popular brunch spots, at least if I must believe all the Instagram posts I see on a daily basis. Like most great brunch spots in New York, Bluestone Lane is Australian. They have a few cafés dotted around the city but their Collective Café on Greenwich Avenue is a little larger than most of the cafés and you can come here for breakfast, lunch and a glass of wine with appetizers al fresco on their cute white terrace.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
In New York, new restaurants open every day of every week. It's hard to keep up, but when I see one opening in my neighborhood, I want to try it. Because who knows, it might become my new local favorite. I patiently waited for Atla to open as I walked past it nearly every day for the last month. Last week, I finally tried this new Mexican place when I met a friend for brunch.
Friday, April 21, 2017
My first half-marathon is next week Sunday! One more week until I run two rounds in Central Park together with thousands of other women at the Shape Women's Half Marathon. I'm excited and nervous at the same time, but I've been training a lot the last three weeks since my second update. The Westside Highway is still my favorite place to run, but I changed it up with a run in Central Park. Keep reading if you want to know how I'm preparing for my first ever half marathon!
Thursday, April 20, 2017
If there's one type of fast food I could choose, it would always be pizza (or fries). I love making pizza at home (perfect ones, actually), but in New York, there are places which sell slices of pizza on basically every street corner. But if you want a real, proper, huge pizza you need to go to Rubirosa. In my opinion (and Bella Hadid), the best pizza in the city.