You really can’t say you’ve had the full New York City experience without having Sunday brunch. It’s such a weekend staple among New Yorkers (and one that I’m happy to indulge in!) One thing I love about brunching in New York is people actually get dressed up. Now I don’t mean dressed up as in church clothes, but people do try and look their best. I’d personally describe my brunch style as casual but polished. I always gravitate towards jeans, a feminine blouse and cute flats.
Right now HauteLook is running a sale that celebrates brunch style – think small ladylike bags, floppy hats and spring dresses. I’ve been shopping at HauteLook since college and I love that there are new sales everyday, not only on clothing, but also home decor, accessories and beauty products. It’s the perfect place to shop if you want to try out a new trend, but don’t want to break the bank.
Now on to my favorite NYC brunch spot… There are lots of restaurants I’d recommend (full post on all my faves coming soon), but at the top of my list it would have to be Jack’s Wife Freda. I’ve been to both locations – Lafayette Street in Soho and the West Village on Carmine Street. The fare is American meets Mediterranean. What I love is the twists you’ll find on brunch staples – I always order the orange blossom pancakes or the rosewater waffle topped with Lebanese yogurt. Nick loves the Prego Roll (Portuguese skirt steak sandwich) and Jack’s Breakfast (steak, eggs, grilled tomato and sourdough toast). We also always get a side of fries with shashuka sauce (SO. GOOD.) and duck bacon. Guys, it’s just so delicious you have to try brunch here. Make sure to try one of the cocktails or the mint lemonade too!
What’s your brunch style? Have you ever shopped at HauteLook?