Clinton Street Baking Company is in the East Village. The wait for brunch on the weekends is well over an hour. Put your name in and walk around. It is definitely not to be missed. The blueberry pancakes come with maple butter that is to die for. You won't be disappointed.
Every time I have been to New York I have wanted to go to the Natural History Museum. It is such an incredibly beautiful building inside and out. I have to say I don't think I would go back though. Much of the stuff there is fake, and just to give you an idea of what things would look like etc. Also I found it extremely confusing to navigate around. We weren't as impressed as we thought we would be, but glad we went none the less.
McNulty's is absolutely my favorite tea shop. I am a tea addict, and they have an incredible selection of teas as well as coffees from all over the world. If you love either of these things make sure to check out this adorable little shop that has been in the West Village on Christopher street since 1895.
Sunday morning we took the ferry over to Brooklyn. I love Brooklyn so much. If ever I was to live in NY it would definitely have to be there. The vibe is so much more laid back and chill which I think you need being from LA. We went to the Sunday morning flea market which was filled with some great stuff. A little pricey but some very unique pieces. We ate at little restaurant called Cubana Social on N. 6th Street. We liked their food a lot. Great vegetarian options there.
We did Google maps to get to this building....it didn't take us on the most direct route on a hot spring day....lol We ended up trekking forever to get to this building. But we finally made it hot and sweaty and were glad we didn't give up.
It was definitely a packed week in NYC. There is always so much to do there it's hard to do everything. It was nice to be there for the first time in a while that wasn't for work. We enjoyed every minute.