Big Apple Bests

This past weekend Matt and I went to New York (Matt's first time!) to visit our fried Sarah Tory. She trekked us all around town - it was AWESOME!! Here is a list of our weekend highlights!

Best Workout:

Soul Cycle. This was so much fun! Our instructor made the class feel like a dance party and being a fitness entrepreneur it's an impressive business success story. Normally I can't stand spinning but somehow this felt totally different, the energy created in the jam packed candlelit room was so positive and collaborative. 

Best Buy:


We strolled through Chelsea Market where they had these really cool jewelry vendors. I did some Christmas shopping and also picked out a few bracelets for myself.

Best Stroll:

We took the ferry over to Brooklyn (DUMBO area) to explore this really cool area – Williamsburg. From there we could see the entire Manhattan skyline.

Best Eat:

The best eat actually didn't come from a restaurant! We found a farmer's market in Brooklyn that had the BEST EVER truffle mushroom pizza for $10. Ahhh so good.

A close second was the fig and manchego grilled cheese sandwich from Chelsea market (I'll be making that again!).

Best Bar:

This might come as a total shock to you but I'm not that much of a wild child party animal. I mean, my true core is a disco bunny, I love to dance but drinking really isn't my favourite thing to do. I think one of my main frustrations at bars is I can't hear anyone! 

When we walked into the Burp Castle (the name did not do it justice) we quickly had the bartender shhshh us. At first this was a little weird and it felt really rude of her and then I started to REALLY like it. She shhshhed everyone so it meant you could actually hear the conversation. I'm not sure how well this would do in Toronto but it was a really cool experience!

Best Overall:

Overall the best part of the weekend was hanging out with Sarah and seeing her so happy in New York. I hope to be able to visit again soon and explore more with her!

Christie Preston