Girls Trip in the Big Apple

Last week I went to New York City to meet my friends from Brazil

It was a wonderful time for 4 days. Sometimes it is so nice to take a break from being a full-time mom and wife. I think is is very important for the whole family. I try to disconnect and relax. My husband gets a taste of my everyday life juggling the kid’s homework, activities, …. and maybe for them to miss me a little.

We stayed at The Plaza Hotel, https://www.fairmont.com/the-plaza-new-york/. This is THE iconic and traditional hotel in NYC. We chose The Plaza for its great location and beautiful view of Central Park. …No, I didn’t get a chance to do cannonballs in the pool like the Home Alone kid…

The Plaza

I hope you find our itinerary as a fun suggestion for your own trip!

Restaurants:

BG Restaurant https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/c/bg-bg-restaurant-cat485403, is across the street from the hotel. It is located on the 7th floor inside Bergdorf Goodman, they have great food in a traditional ambiance.

FILET OF BEEF roasted root vegetables, truffle mashed potatoes,
bordelaise

The Polo Bar https://www.ralphlauren.com/global-polo-bar is perfect for happy hour or dinner, we did both! You have to make a reservation weeks in advance. They have great drinks and excellent food. We sat in the fireplace room for drinks before heading to our table. Oh, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex was there too!..but of course we didn’t see her….

Marea http://www.marea-nyc.com is a two Michelin star, high-end seafood destination. It is in a chic Central Park South setting by Michael White, and it was one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorites. It was a perfect meal on a snowy day in NYC.

Augustine http://augustineny.com is inside the Beekman hotel in the financial district. Augustine is a classic Parisian bistro that restaurateur Keith McNally opened in November of 2016. It is super charming with great food and service.

La Mercerie Cafe http://www.lamerceriecafe.com, also has beautiful decor and atmosphere. The service was good and every dish we ordered was excellent. The tables are kind of small even for 4 people, we were 5, so it was a little tight. You have to make reservation couple weeks in advance.

At Le Charlot http://www.lecharlot.us/, the food was good, but it is a very tiny place and quite loud. The menu was very small, but with good selections.

The Highlight of the trip was the Michael Buble show, it was spetacular!

We also visited SoHo: where you find designer boutiques, fancy chain stores and high-end art galleries. All this makes SoHo a trendy shopping destination, especially for out-of-towners.  Wevisited the Dior there, and I splurged by buying a Dior Purse that I was dreaming for couple months. A good tip: because I don’t live in NY, they shipped the purse to me and the waived the tax, so it was a better deal!

I wish I had taken more pictures, but we were having too much fun together, and I ended up not registering everything we did.

After the 4 days, I was so happy to have spent such a great time with my friends. However, I was glad to come back home to my family with more energy. A special thank you to my husband that was able to manage his work and take care of the kids. On Rriday night, I got home and they were waiting for me with a delicious dinner.

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