City of Dreams

New York City 

New York City has always been a place of wonder and fantasy for me – its busy streets, bustling restaurants, endless opportunities and its indisputable status as the epicentre of global business and fashion drew me to the city like no other.

Countless daydreams in my teenage years were consumed by a grown-up Eujena lounging at a coffee shop off at Soho, grabbing brunch at West Village (poached eggs and toast, always), working at an office in Manhattan until Midnight and then grabbing a Whiskey sour (or two) at a hip bar with friends

For some reason, though, I felt like an insurmountable distance separated the city and me. And that needed to change. I longed to be connected to the city, breathing, living its every corner – taking in all it has to offer. Spring break gave me the perfect opportunity to go back to the States and meet my sister in my dream city. It was a week filled with unforgettable memories, good vibes, lots of laugher (and some tears), and amazing food! Follow me along to the city of big dreams…

Nuevo York siempre había sido un lugar de maravilloso y fantasia para mi – su calles ocupados, los restaurants llenos, las oportunidades interminables y su estatus como el centro de los negocios y modas mundiales me atrajo como ningún otro. 

Los ensueños incontables estaba consumido con imagines de Eujena más viejo relajado en una cafeteria en Soho, comiendo Brunch con amigos en West Village (huevos escalfados y pan, por favor), trabajando en una oficina en Manhattan hasta la medianoche y después tomando un Whiskey Sour (o dos) en bar a la última.

Por algún razón, pero, siempre senti que una distancia vasta separa la ciudad y yo. Y eso necesité cambiar. Yo anhelo ser conectado a la ciudad, respirando y viviendo todas su esquinas – tomando todo la puede ofrecer. Las vacaciones de primavera me dio la oportunidad perfecta a volver a Estados Unidos y encontrar con mi hermana, Jean, en la ciudad de mi sueño. Estaba una semana lleno de recuerdos inolvidables, buenas vibras, muchas sonrisas y comida increíble. Sígueme por la ciudad de sueños grandes

 Eataly and The Nomad Restaurant 

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La Colombe (Chelsea) 

601 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
646-885-0677

My trip to NYC would not be complete without good coffee and bottomless brunch. My sister took me to La Colombe in Chelsea before we hit the galleries. The coffee was frankly not as good as I expected it to be but perhaps I had too high of an expectation. The interior and the staff, however, of the Chelsea location however are amazing to say the least.

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Bluestone Lane (West Village) 

Melbourne-inspired café with Australian-style espresso drinks and food

55 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA

646-368-1988

My sister and I rarely eat breakfast on vacations and so we take brunch business seriously. I had been eyeing Bluestone Lane through social media for a while and was so excited to finally try it out. We were lucky to be bale to grab a big marble table by the counter without a wait.

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I ordered a green skillet with mushrooms, kale, tomato and eggs with their gluten free toast. It was warm, hearty and delicious! The coffee was strong and smooth – just the way I like it. It might be too strong for some people (aka Jean) so make sure to order hot water on the side if you are new or sensitive to caffeine.

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Hanjan 🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷

Inspired by the ‘joomak,’ a sleekly-designed traditional Korean restaurant and bar serving impeccable Korean food and drinks.

36 W 26th Street New York, NY 10010 (between Broadway & 6th Ave)

212-206-7226

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Gabriel Kruether 

French Restaurant

41 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

212-257-5826

Now I am definitely not a connoisseur of French cuisine but throughout my years in Europe I have had various chances to experience a variety of French dishes. My lunch at Garbriel Kruether definitely tops the list as one of the best French culinary experiences to date. The ambiance, food and service were all impeccable.

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Amazing duck breast with potato mash and crisp duck skin

Great Success

Porto Rico Importing Company (must-go for coffee-lovers) 

201 Bleeker St. New York NY 10012

800 453 5908

Just go. Please.

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forever my bestfriend and partner-in-crime

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Lastly, the best part of New York is walking through it with people you love. I love you, Jean and Junwon oppa 💕💕

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Stay Cheeky loves xx

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