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welcome to new york

welcome to new york

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Hey guys I know it's been awhile but..I'm back!!! I've had a busy couple of weeks but so excited to finally share my trip to New York City with you guys! My twin sister Chelsey was able to come with me which made it so much more fun! We stayed at a boutique hotel in Midtown-Manhattan called the Roger Smith Hotel. We're so grateful for partnering with this hotel and the amazing hospitality they provided. I definitely recommend staying there on your next visit to New York! Such a great location, we were able to walk over to Rockefeller center to go shopping and take the subway to other spots nearby.

Check out our fav foods & spots to go in NYC below:

 Roger Smith Hotel in Midtown

Roger Smith Hotel in Midtown

1. Brunch at Gotan in Midtown: This is the cutest cafe, I ordered the avocado toast and it was the best I've ever had..SO good. This place is made is coffee and avocado lovers!

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2. Late Lunch at The Horny Ram in Midtown East, a cozy rustic comfort food restaurant. We ordered Pork Bao buns, Shrimp tacos and Buffalo chicken nachos with a bloody mary and mimosa...everything was delicious!

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3. Amazing dinner experience at Au Za'atar in East Village, it has the most delicious Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine. We were lucky enough to sample a wide range of items from their menu as well as Syrah Lebanese wine. We tasted pita bread with various types of hummus, lamb chops, braised lamb shoulder, falafel pizza, filet mignon kabobs, as well as crepes & tea! It was all SO good I highly recommend stopping here on your next trip to NYC.

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4. Matcha cafe called Cha Cha Matcha right near the flat iron district. We ordered a strawberry doissant (Mix between a donut & croissant) a Lemonade matcha, and the classic Matcha Latte. Everything tasted great, but you definitely have to be a fan of matcha to enjoy them!

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5. Lunch at SugarFish in the flatiron district. This sushi restaurant has truly the freshest sushi I've ever tasted it was AMAZING! They're better known for the take out bento boxes but we ordered the "Trust Me" menu option at the restaurant and we loved everything! From the delicious tuna sashimi, albacore sushi to the yummy hand rolls, I highly recommend coming here if you're a sushi lover! 

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6. Dinner at the Mermaid Inn in Greenwich Village, a cozy seafood bar & restaurant. We ordered some great happy hour cocktails and oysters. Being a huge fan of oysters, I can definitely say these tasted so fresh and full of flavor! I ordered the yummy lobster special and we also tried some oyster shooter shots. I would absolutely come here again, we loved EVERYTHING!

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1. Great views of NYC at the Empire State Building 

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2. Flatiron Building in the Flatiron District

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3. Grand Central Station

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4. Play on Broadway: Phantom of the Opera

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"Phantom of the Opera" was a great play, although I've seen "Book of Morman" last time I was in NY, and thought it was a tad better. There are SO many fun things to do in NYC and such great food, we had such a great time...until next time NY!

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