Deciding where to eat in New York is no mean feat. The city boasts such an array of accomplished and diverse dining spots that is hard to know where to begin.
Of course I did my research- perusing all manner of blogs, travel guides, magazines and Instagrams* in pursuit of New York's finest restaurants. However, this only served to complicate matters: so many restaurants, such little time.
I was tasked with selecting an assortment of New York eateries, making sure that each and every one offered a wholly different dining experience to the last.
My first dining choice had to be the famous Pure Food and Wine. A raw and vegan restaurant with a great wine list to boot, Pure Food and Wine is at the forefront of the raw food movement in NYC and I truly believe Pure could convert even the most stubborn of meat-eaters to veganism. Reading the menu I was totally spoilt for choice, but finally opted for a fresh fruity salad to begin with and a divine curry dish as a main, complete with a quinoa poppadom and a zingy trio of dips.
Our next evening was spent at the esteemed 15 East by Union Square. A stylish restaurant nestled away off the busy Union Square, 15 East is yet another fantastic Asian restaurant to add to my ever-growing list. As a sushi enthusiast with a rather unhealthy appetite for wasabi, I simply had to go for the elaborate sashimi platter. It was gloriously light with gems of tender scallops and ruby red tuna.
*"Ooh Leandra Medine checked in here so it MUST be cool."
WHAT I WORE:
I was very naughty in New York.
I tried to resist, but I am far too weak and by day two in NYC I had already succumbed to a 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli, an assortment of Kate Spade bangles and some Ray Ban sunglasses.
I will live to regret this when Zara AW13 hits stores- mark my words.
For dinner at 15 East I went for a simple look with a touch of floral flirtation. I paired my new bag with a little Topshop shift, a Zara jacket (picked up on sale), a stack of Kate Spade bangles and my failsafe Zara sandals.