We decided to spend our Sunday living life life as if we were characters on Sex and the City. The first thing to do was of course go for Sunday brunch. This time we went to CK14 in the Village. Yet another all you can drink mimosa and Bloody Mary affair for a mere $30. I opted for my favourite Eggs Florentine & Lauren got the burger.
Both were superb, my eggs were poached to perfection and the burger was a big of hunk of juicy well seasoned beef. I was very impressed with the quality given how cheap the set was and the drinks were flowing all afternoon. Non stop Mary’s and mimosas, that’s my kind of brunch. We left the place feeling very tipsy indeed and headed off to meet our friends, and go pay a visit to Myers of Keswick, an English supermarket in the village.
I was as giddy as a school girl when I discovered all the fabulous goodies they had for sale. Though of course that could have been the mimosas. I think we are going to be having a very happy Easter this year indeed, I just hope I can fit them all in my suit case!
As well as chocolate, crisps, biscuits, and condiments they had pies, scotch eggs and Cornish pasties. I was like a kid in a candy store, or a drunk British lady in a shop filled with her favourite foods. Suffice to say my credit card got quite the work out!
After Myers we headed on round the corner to NYC’s most famous bakery Magnolia Bakery. We knew we were in the right place when we saw the line outside. Thankfully it moved very quickly and we were soon inside, where the intoxicating aroma of baked goods filled the air. .
I got myself two cupcakes (vanilla & red velvet), a banana pudding and a toffee cheese cake all for the bargain price of $17. I’m still torn as to which was my favourite, perhaps I need to go back to do some more research……
After the bakery we had to pay homage to Carrie’s apartment and go and get a picture outside her door on 66 Perry Street.
After all that I was pretty damn pooped but somehow summoned the energy to go and queue up for a Shack Shack for dinner. As much as I loved the Shack Stack ($9.49), a cheeseburger topped with a deep fried cheese filled portabello mushroom I can’t help but think that the place is way over hyped and really not worth the mammoth queues. It took at least 35 minutes to get the food and for me it was a jot too long. I’d probably go again if there wasn’t a queue but sadly I was somewhat underwhelmed, I think I’ll just stick to the pastrami sandwiches from now on. Luckily I still had all my magnolia goodies to fill me up for dessert!