Dinner at The Grand Hyatt was amazing. I enoyed prime skirt steak bites with crispy onions, pinot noir from California (nice to try wine that’s not South African for a change!) + finished off my meal with a cinnamon cappuccino. Definitely where all the good looking businessmen from New York’s upper east side come after work 😉 The address is 109 E 42nd St New York, NY. Check out their menu here.
I had an awesome day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York! Did you know their budget is $5.5 billion annually? The US pays 22% towards this every year, while other nations pay less as a “membership fee” depending on their country’s wealth. I got to see the room where Emma Watson delivered her speech on women’s rights, as well as where Malala Yousafzai received her Nobel Peace Prize. I really enjoyed looking at the gifts that member countries have given to the UN, such as the gift below from Malaysia.
Being in New York this time of year, I’m seeing snow literally for the second time in my life. I love it, I just really wish it wasn’t so cold! It’s around – 12 °C for my South African readers. I bought a cute fur headband from Macy’s + some leather gloves, they’ve helped a lot. Apparently Feb 15th was the coldest day in New York history in 20 years! Here are some photos from around Battery Park, Central Park, New York’s Theatre District + Jersey City.
Couture Fashion Week was founded in 2005 by Andres Aquino. CFW presents a series of couture and luxury fashion shows in New York City and other selected cities. The Starlit Path was front row covering the event + got to see some amazing designs! Designers such as Vo Viet Chung, Andres Aquino, Jill Setah, Lourdes Atencio + Antoinette Piesche were among my personal favourites. See the full list of designers here. See the Couture Fashion Week’s YouTube Channel here, their Blog here + Press coverage here. The event took place at The Crowne Plaza in Times Square New York.
After work last night I went to check out Kenka, a Japanese bar in the heart of East Village New York. I fell in love with it! Quirky, colourful, addictive + bizarre (one of the items on the menu was a bull’s penis, another was fried frog). The food was out of this world + the atmosphere was communist Japan. My personal recommendation is tuna on the bone. This place is another world; an unforgettable evening in many ways! Go here if you’re exploring New York. *Plus you get cotton candy after your meal on the house! The address is: 25 St Marks Pl (Btwn 3rd Ave & Astor Pl)