One of my favorite weekend activities has to be a leisurely brunch with my girls, all the more better when it’s aycd. So I knew I had to get down to the East Village/Alphabet City asap for a fun girly catch up brunch at Pardon My French for a fashionplate. I was the first to arrive somehow and the waiters couldn’t be sweeter and sat me at a table anyway and made sure the bloodies kept coming which were delish. They also have a cute outdoor garden. I decided to wear our new Sophia cami and make it a little fun and daytime approbs. Some of the girls got mimosas instead of bloodies which they liked as well and my one friend got straight champagne since she’s allergic to citrus. I got the Croque Monsiuer and 2 of my friends got the croque madame which we all loved, so delish. A friend also got the baked eggs which she seemed to like and one friend got the eggs Benedict.
Now on to the fashion part of the fashionplate. The crowd was very downtown hipster save for one couple with a baby. Everyone was mostly well dressed, festival fashion or all black everything. The waiters were very french, sweet and attractive. Definitely a spot to check out. Check out the full OOTD deets below.
This week’s fashionplate features our new black sheer Georgette Natalie blouse at the new Tex-Mex spot Javelina in Gramercy. It’s located in the old Tommy Lasagna space so it’s quite narrow and gets packed quickly, best bet is to make a res. One weekday evening my dining companion and I decided to make a last minute res. The turquoise tufted banquettes are fun and festive. I tried the Mexican Martini which was yummy as well as a few margaritas on the rocks which were strong and tasty as well. We decided to order the guacamole and the queso to start, both were very yummy. Next time I want one of the specialty quesos, they looked super good. My friend got the veggie fajitas which were solid but nothing special. I wanted to try the avocado tacos but they were out of it the night I went so I went with brisket tacos which was tasty especially the jalapeno gravy that comes with it. We ended the night with complimentary churros which were delish.
The crowd was mixed between young professionals, older tourists and locals. See how I styled our Natalie blouse below.
This week’s fashionplate features our Donna ribbon trim cami at casual cool Pizza Beach on the Upper East Side. I’m more of a downtown girl but after a JL meeting decided to check out this cute new spot with a friend. We had a res which is a good thing as this place was packed on a Tuesday night. They have a very reasonably priced wine list which is perf because we all know that red wine and pizza is my jam. We shared the burrata to start which was creamy and yummy. Then we split the Thai Coconut Curry & Rock Shrimp pizza which was a unique and tasty pizza. I would love to try out some of the other pizzas especialyl the Purple Kale and Butternut squash pizza. There was a little mishap with candles and water spilling here but they graciously comped our bill for our troubles so good customer service.
Now on to the fashion part of the fashionplate. Since this is the Upper East Side there is a mix of families, young professionals, and older couples. See what I paired my Donna tank with below.