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Published on April 29th, 2010 | by thevyne


Grown-Up Girls Weekend in NYC: Part 1

All of you non-native New Yorkers probably remember your first girls weekend in New York where you planned to “do it up” in the Big Apple. Your trip probably consisted of going to all of the hottest clubs in the City, maybe some sight seeing, and staying out until the wee hours of the morning. But now you’re all grown up and neither the club thing nor the tourist thing appeals to you. In the next two issues we’re giving you two itineraries to choose from for a fabulous, sophisticated girls weekend in NYC.

Itinerary 1: Empire State of Mind
You don’t want to be in “the scene” the whole time, but you don’t want to tour museums the entire time either. This itinerary is for those of you who want to taste a little of the food, culture and shopping New York has to offer.

Friday Evening:
Dinner @ Stanton Social – You’ll definitely feel like you’re in a swanky New York restaurant. Great food, great décor, great drinks, great time.

Breakfast @ 202 – Designer Nicole Farhi combines two of our favorite pastimes: shopping and eating. This boutique/restaurant is great to gear up for a day of shopping.

Walk off breakfast by walking along the High Line and checking out a few art galleries in the area.

Next, head to 5th Avenue to do some shopping at Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman(make sure to stop in all of the shops in between).

Have lunch @ Bergdorf Goodman restaurant – You’ll definitely feel like you’re “ladies who lunch” in this restaurant overlooking Central Park. You’ll have to try their Apple Blossom cocktail, lobster macaroni and cheese, and croque monsieur.

Walk around Central Park

Dinner @ Blue Hill – Organic, local food (actually coming from the Blue Hill Farm in New York). You may have heard the Obamas visited Blue Hill on a date night shortly after President Obama came into office.

Brunch @ Clinton Street Baking Company – This place does not disappoint. The worst thing about it is that it will be hard to choose from all of the delicious items on the menu!

Matinee of Fela! on Broadway – This Broadway musical based on a true story about legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti has everyone talking about it. And after seeing it, you’ll understand why Jay-Z, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith jumped at the opportunity to produce this show. The music and dancing are sure to make you want to get out of your seat.

Dinner @ Bar Pitti– Cash only, reasonable prices, no reservations, and always, but there’s a reason why it’s always swooning with celebrities: the food. The authentic Italian fare makes you feel like you’re in Florence.

Dessert @ Grom – After getting your authentic Italian fare, head over to Grom for some authentic Italian gelato. Make sure to sample a few before you decide.

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