Throwback Thursday to the iconic Rockefeller Plaza when I was in New York in Feb!
I enjoyed ice skating in Bryant Park the other night! I was pretty good + couldn’t believe how beautiful it was to be in what seemed like the nucleus of the world. The “winter village” is open every day from 7am-10 pm. The number is 212-661-6640 to make reservations or to purchase gift certificates. Skate rental is around $15. They also offer skating lessons for 30 minutes for $60 per student. Heads up – bring your gloves, coat + scarf. It’s freezing on the ice! I had hot apple cider after which was pretty great for $4.
I had a great meeting with Rick Davy + Michael Johnson of Fashion Week Brooklyn at Starbucks in New York. I am their South African ambassador. You can read about the programs they offer young designers in South Africa to show their collections in New York here as well as about their events in New York + Johannesburg.
I went for brunch with a couple of friends on Sunday to a restaurant in Brooklyn called Five Leaves. Apparently Heath Ledger designed this bar + it’s funded by his estate. The address is 18 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. You should definitely stop by if you’re in the mood for Bloody Mary’s ($9) or their signature drink, hot buttered rum ($12). Their number is 718.383.5345.
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.
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)