Monday, February 18, 2019

A Galentine's Day Out

Last Saturday, I had the chance to celebrate a belated Galentine's Day with my friends Rachel & Kristin. We planned a full day out that included all sorts of food (unsurprising!), bookstore visits (also unsurprising!) and a little shopping to top it all off. It was a lovely day spent with some of my favorite people, full of nonstop chatting and getting to visit some really cool spots in New York City! 

  • We kicked the day off with breakfast at Buvette, a French restaurant I'd never heard of before last weekend but which has a charming little aesthetic and some of the most delicious food (I had a waffle sandwich and a cappuccino, Rachel had French toast and a cappuccino, Kristin had a waffle and tea) I've had in a while. We also got to sit in a cozy, bright little corner, so it felt both intimate and comfortable. 
  • After breakfast, we walked over to the Be Mine mural (on Kenmare and Mott, a piece by Jason Naylor) and visited the Gucci Wooster Bookstore, where we camped out on the surprisingly comfortable yellow couches for nearly half an hour.
  • We went to visit the brand new Modcloth Fitshop. It's definitely a cute little space, filled with all sorts of wardrobe items from the site and it certainly made me want to go shopping. (I definitely snapped a few photos of items to look up again later when I got home!). I want to go back on a day when it's less packed so I can properly browse and perhaps even try things on!

  • The three of us can never hang out without having dessert! For this particular day, we elected to go to Stax Ice Cream, which is an old favorite and a spot I'd highly recommend. I ended up getting a scoop each of peppermint Oreo bark + Fruity Pebbles in a French vanilla cone, topped with the heart sprinkles (their Valentine's Day offering!) and a cookies and cream whale macaron. 
  • We wound up going back uptown to visit Remi Flower and Cafe, a cozy little cafe-slash-flower shop that has a delightful aesthetic. We were lucky enough to snag a table, so we could enjoy our drinks (a lavender latte for me, a rose latte for Rach and an Earl Grey latte for Kristin) amidst all the flowers. I would definitely go back for another visit!
  • It was time to do a little shopping next! We popped into & Other Stories (not pictured) first, followed by a visit to one of my favorite New York bookstores Kinokuniya Books (not pictured). The first floor focuses on novels and non-fiction like most bookstores, but it's the basement and the second floor that I love best! The basement has all sorts of stationery and cute merchandise alongside the Japanese literature, while the second floor is filled with manga (in Japanese and English), anime and other otaku goodies. 
  • We ended our day with a visit to Bryant Park, where we visited the Umbrella Academy pop-up installation (not pictured) and ended our day with poutine from Duck Season.

It was such a wonderful day out with two of my best friends, and I'm so grateful for all that we got to do and for the fact that I get to have such amazing women as a part of my life. Can't wait until our next adventure!

4 comments

  1. I've never been to the USA but if i did then New York would be my go to place. Sounds like you had the best time.

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  2. "The three of us can never hang out without having dessert!" A truer statement has never been spoken! <3

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  3. Sounds like a lovely day spent with your friends Kristin and Rachel!! I've been to the Kinokuniya Bookstore locations in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, California here on the west coast, but not the one in New York!

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  4. We have a Kinokuniya by me but it's smaller. I've never thought about checking out the NY one! Although I buy enough at the one here. lol

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