Posts Tagged "Travel"

Cienfuegos yesyougos….

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 0 comments

Cienfuegos yesyougos….
When Berry told us about an amazing Cuban Speakeasy in the East Village I knew Cienfuegos had to be on the visit list. Tucked away in the East Village, hidden up a set of curtained stairs this place isn't easy to find. But it's worth it. We arrived late on a Wednesday night to a semi filled bar and were lucky enough to find a table that could easily accommodate the four of us. This bar is gorgeous, decadent without being feminine and really interesting. We were handed our menu by a friendly waiter ... Read More

Life’s a little random…

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 0 comments

Life’s a little random…
While traveling I managed to take a few photos that sadly have no natural blog home. So as ever the diligent blogger (was that stretching it too far?) I decided to create them a little space all of their very own.This first photo was taken on a Sunday on Fifth Avenue in New York following a giant Latin American (we think) parade that went on for several hours. I can't recall the last time I have seen so many police in one place outside of a police academy movie....This photo was taken in Knightsbridge ... Read More

What’s up doc…

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 0 comments

What’s up doc…
I knew one day I would find an excuse to use this as my title - all it took was heading to Forty Carrots, the Bloomingdales institution in New York. Now wipe that recollection of the Myer cafe from when we were kids from our minds and think fresh and bright and specializing in frozen yoghurt. Yup. Frozen Yoghurt. Tucked away on one of the upper floors, just past the Ralph Lauren bedding section this cheerful and always packed cafe is one of those places that's just easy. Forty Carrots has a widely ... Read More

Fantastic Fifth…

Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 0 comments

New York knows how to do great bars, they know how to do great rooftops and they know how to show off their stunning skyline. My favorite New York bar, 230 Fifth does all of this at once.The bar is located in lower mid town (not far from Madison Square Park) on top of a tall office block. I remember when they opened a few years ago and the queues were right around the block. These days its normally not to bad unless its a sunny friday evening in summer.When we arrived we swept in past the security ... Read More

Magnolia Bakery Magic…

Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 2 comments

Magnolia Bakery Magic…
As if I could visit New York and not go to the Magnolia Bakery! This is iconic New York loved as much by locals as tourists. Heaven. The Magnolia Bakery has opened a few additional stores since I lived there years ago and while it was on my list to visit when I made it to the West Village I was pleased to find one tucked into the side of Bloomingdales. Could a girl ask for anything nicer for a mid shop break? This girl couldn't. Unless perhaps it was an unlimited gift card... Magnolia ... Read More