A Day Alone In Manhattan is Risky Business. Oh, and a trip to Josie's NYC
PhillyBoy and I spent the weekend in NYC at the W hotel- The Court. He was a groomsman in his friend’s NY wedding! Saturday morning he went to help the groom get ready, so I had the day to myself! It was a bit… risky. I had plans to shop, and shopping in Manhattan is totally dangerous!!!
After a morning of Bravo’s “The Rachel Zoe Project” and a big fluffy bed, I got dressed and started walking… and walking… and walking! I made a few purchases and had a nice brunch before heading back to the hotel to get ready for the wedding.
Wedding shoes & Handbag!
I have been looking for a perfect pair of black satin peep toes with matching handbag to wear to all these weddings we attend. It is one of those things that you never find when you are looking for it! What better shoe than a Stuart Weitzman pair? Stuart Weitzman and Cole Haan are my two favorite shoe designers. Here are the shoes & handbag I bought (the clutch I bought is obviously black, but I couldn’t find a picture of it!):
I, of course, wore the new shoes and clutch to the wedding, and for once my feet didn’t hurt too badly at the end of the night!!
Purchase #2 that I really wanted but didn’t buy was this gorgeous BCBG dress I tried on at Bloomingdale’s:
Sorry for the lack of smile, it was kind of awkward asking the sales person for a photo!
It just didn’t flatter me as much as I thought it should, so i didn’t buy it. Oh yeah, also, it would have been a pricey purchase after the shoes and clutch purchase!!!!
Later in the day, after I had completely exhausted myself, I took a cab back toward the hotel. Right in the area of the hotel was a Josie’s NYC, which was suggested to me by one of you! I decided to head there for brunch. I ordered a tea, an orange juice, and eggs, and the server suggested I do the prix fixe menu since that was what I had ordered anyway! I appreciated that he did that for me as it saved me a solid $5!
They brought out some type of cinnamon raisin bread that they served with an apple sauce dipping sauce. I liked the bread, but I thought the apple sauce was a little weird to be honest. The bread had this crunchy sweet top to it that was the perfect wake up call to my tastebuds. Hello! Time to eat!
While I enjoyed my Mighty Leaf tea (my favorite brand tea) I also enjoyed the decor. Here is what it looks like inside:
I then waited what seemed like a truly unacceptable time for my meal, especially considering there were only a few other patrons in the restaurant. After a 30 minute wait, I was finally served this veggie omelet:
I had asked for fruit instead of home fries but they must have forgotten. By this point I was so hungry I didn’t bother to say anything. I am going to be honest here… I wasn’t impressed. For a restaurant that is supposed to pride itself on healthy options, my eggs were greasy, and the home fries I ended up trying were too. Also, the presentation left much to be desired. I am sorry to say, but I won’t be returning here, especially for a $20 brunch!
It was a lovely day to myself in the city. I hadn’t window shopped or shopping for nothing in particular in a long time, so it was a nice treat!