Although I call suburbia home, I am a city girl at heart. I lived in NYC for 11 years (including 4 during college) and I always welcome spending a free day there.
And yesterday I did just that. I hopped on a train and met a friend for brunch in SoHo, visiting a few old and new favorite spots along the way.
First stop – Dean and Deluca. This shop holds a special place in my heart. When I had my first internship, I stopped here every morning for a coffee and treat. The space also has great people-watching potential with its large windows facing out to Broadway. May I recommend their coffee and a Doughnut Plant donut if you’re ever in the neighborhood.
Dean and Deluca, on the corner of Broadway and Prince St.
I strolled over to the Little Prince for a nice meal and catch-up with a friend and then we did some shopping. We popped into Artists and Fleas, a makers market selling everything from jewelry and vintage coats to home decor and baby items. We also hit up the new it-bakery everyone is talking about – Flour Shop. It’s a cute, rainbow-filled space brimming with unicorn cakes and gold-dusted cake pops. But yesterday’s visit was strictly for browsing. 😉
Little Prince is a cozy spot to relax
The interior of Flour Shop
Finally, Harney and Sons . I love this little tea shop and cafe. Not only does it have some of my favorite teas around, but if you’re looking for a quirky mug or interesting candle, this is your place. I needed to pick up some more Valentine’s Tea – it’s a blend of chocolate and rose that’s seriously tasty.
Harney and Sons, located on Broome Street
Then it was time to head to Grand Central and take the train back to the ‘burbs. But getting in a few hours of city time always seems to revive and inspire me, getting my creativity flowing and raising my spirits. Even on a gloomy, rainy day.
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