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Best Day Ever

i thought i had it all figured out. i’d schedule a ton of posts, get married, go on honeymoon and just not look at the internet for 3 weeks or something. of course that did not happen. the wedding weekend took over and i just let go. we got together with our family and friends on a rustic fruit farm about 2 hours away from home, set up the reception (with the help of my amazing bridesmaids) and the rest just unfolded… exceeding every expectation we could have ever had. it was the best day ever.

we are bursting. bursting with happiness and love and just being on a hiiiiigh. an incredible high. if you follow me on instagram you would have seen some pics by now, but here are two more (thanks to our friend Joel). i will share more – and all the details – when we get back from our trip & receive the photos from our amazing photographers. until then we’ll be eating some NYC pizza, because now i don’t have to fit into the dress anymore. welcome back to the family, carbs.

PS: got any NYC recommendations for us? please share in the comments.

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  1. Congratulations! Everything looked beautiful and full of happiness.

    Here are a few New York suggestions.
    Elsa, http://www.elsabar.com/ – Fantastic cocktails in the Lower Eastside. Very cozy and moody.
    Big Gay Ice Cream, http://biggayicecream.com/ – The best soft-serve I’ve ever had. I recommend going here after a lobster roll at Luke’s Lobster, http://lukeslobster.com/ – The location in the East Village is my favorite.
    Sing Sing Karaoke, http://karaokesingsing-hub.com/ – Super fun, private room karaoke.
    Hampton Chutney Co., http://hamptonchutney.com/ – Have you ever had a dosa? They’re incredibly delicious!
    Eataly, http://www.eataly.com/ – So many things to eat, see and buy. I loved browsing.
    Rabbithole, http://rabbitholerestaurant.com/index2.html – The perfect location for brunch.

    Also of mention: Ace Hotel photo booth, High Line, East River State Park, Muji.

    You’re going to have so much fun!

  2. Congratulations! These first two pictures look great, very much looking forward to seeing the others! Best wishes, Pippa!

  3. Congratulations! Absolutely beautiful moments:)

    The Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side offers a great historical overview of what working class life was like NYC in the industrial era and is the only preserved tenement in Manhattan (if you’re interested in that sort of thing).

    The Neue Galerie is an Austrian extravaganza east of central park (80th I believe?) that features many amazing Gustav Klimt pieces, and has 2 great traditional Austrian cafes.

    The High Rise is also nice for a stroll.

    The best part about New York City is just exploring and stumbling upon whatever looks like what would tickle your fancy. Chances are it will!

    Have a lovely trip!

  4. if you feel like delving into Brooklyn at night, these are fantastic bars:

    Doris (the most perfectly designed interior)
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/doris-brooklyn

    Weather Up (fancy cocktails in a bar without a sign)
    http://weatherupnyc.com/

    if you are here over the weekend, go to the Brooklyn Flea (Saturday in Fort Greene, Sunday in Williamsburg)
    http://www.brooklynflea.com/

    and if you’re shopping in Manhattan, Duo is a great vintage store in the East Village
    http://duonyc.com/

  5. Places to eat
    Ssam bar- connected to Booker and Dax Bar and across the street from Milk Bar/ Criff dogs- bacon wrapped hot dogs/ Clinton Street Bakery- go at night for less of a wait and eat theire amazing pancakes/ Freemans/ Yucca Bar (so cheap and good on Tuesdays)

    Parks-
    Central Park(duh)/ Washington Square/Thompkins Square/Union Square- farmer’s market Monday, Wedneday, Friday, Saturday
    Fort Tryon- bring a picnic and check out the Cloisters ( no admission, just donations)

    Brooklyn things-
    Brooklyn Flea -sundays, in a giant old bank/ Smorgasburg- saturday and sunday/ Pies and Thighs- fried chicken is soo good

    Vintage
    Stella Dallas Look/Beacons closet/ Amacord

    Random – IFC and Film forum/ Housing Works( Crosby Street, day/night)/ Bemelmen’s Bar

  6. Here’s to happily ever after!
    I second the bar at the Whythe Hotel; a meal at Red Rooster is a must -do after ‘I do’.
    Finally, a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset.

  7. Congrats! I also prepare for my wedding and I hope it will be as great as yours!! (Finger crossed)

    There are many things to do in NYC, but my favorites:

    Moma (contemporary art heaven)
    Highline (good for relaxing)
    Backroom (1920’s speak easy bar, sort of secret/hidden place in lower east side)
    Epistrophy (cute small italian cafe in Nolita)
    Ides bar (at the top of Wythe Hotel, good view)
    La esquina in Williamsburg (best Mexican restaurant in NYC)
    Panna 2 (craziest Indian restaurant in the world)
    Elizabeth street in Nolita (design shops and boutiques)

    And for more, I’m gonna post a big NYC guide ın my blog!

  8. Artichoke pizza, there is always a long line but it is WAY worth it. (E. 14th st in between 1st and 2nd ave)

  9. Congratulations! As far as NYC recommendations I’d definitely suggest you take a stroll on the HighLine (start in MePa) , over the Brooklyn Bridge or through Central Park. Check out a bunch of museums during your stay – The Cloisters is beautiful in the fall. Definitely try to grab brunch in SoHo if you can – Balthazar ad Jack’s Wife Freda are both great. Have a great trip!

  10. Congratulations! My suggestion is in Queens ( one if NYC’s five boroughs ). Spend a day shooting archery at Proline Archery in Ozone Park, then head over to Howard Beach for Gino’s Pizza….best pizza in the world!

  11. Lovely! I have been a reader for a long time and just want to say how happy it makes me to see this! Hope you have the most fabulous time in NYC :)

  12. 1. Wythe Hotel – 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
    2. About Glamour (vintage shop) – 107 N 3rd St., Brooklyn
    3. Cafe Habana (grilled corn, Cuban sandwich, and fish tacos) – 17 Prince St., New York
    4. Kinokuniya (Japanese bookstore) – 1073 6th Avenue, New York
    5. Freeman’s (restaurant) – 191 Chrystie St., New York
    6. Mermaid Inn (restaurant — happy hour is best) – 96 2nd Ave., New York
    7. Walking the Brooklyn Bridge
    8. Le Barricou (brunch is best) – 533 Grand St., Brooklyn
    9. Commodore (burgers and chicken) – 366 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn (Milk Bar, a great dessert place, is just a couple doors down)
    10. Milk Bar (cereal milk soft serve, crack pie, and any of the cookies) – 382 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
    11. Personnel of New York (clothing store) – 9 Greenwich Ave., New York
    12. Walking around Dumbo, Brooklyn

    Hope you enjoy New York!!

  13. so beautiful and everyone looks so genuinely happy – congratulations times a million!!

    here are some of my favorite places in my neighborhood, the east village:
    –exchange alley (new orleans-y and dark, get the lasagna edges)
    –ippudo (best ramen)
    –pylos (greek and romantic)
    –sake bar decibel (different underground hideaway, best sake selection)

    for other downtown picks, please try out a website a friend and I just started, if you’d like: wepickitnyc.com

  14. Kat’s mentioned it – Cafe Habana

    Most of the others are covered
    Also loved the spotted pig, all the art museums …
    i could go on forever

    enjoy – and mazaltov.

    e*

  15. Congrats again!!!
    My fave places here: met (go up to the roof if it’s still open!), MOMA, Brooklyn flea, Highline, (you should walk the Brooklyn bridge to Dumbo where there’s the pier 1 park, Jacques Torres chocolates, grimaldis pizza, lukes lobster rolls, smorgasborg on Sundays, the carousel, and more!)

  16. Congrats!!

    The High line is a must!!
    Walk around the East Village.. you will find awesome local stores that fit your style.
    Dumbo in Brooklyn
    Eately for some fun italian food (23rd st and 5th ave)
    Bleecker street on the West Village, you will love it!

    Have fun :-)

  17. CONGRATULATIONS! looks so magical. if you’re looking for the best burger while you’re in NYC, definitely go to jg melon on 74th & third. so. fucking. good. and i’ve tried a lot of NYC burgers.

  18. Congratulations, Diana! I wish you all the best in this new chapter of your life!
    Enjoy your honeymoon! ;-)
    x

  19. CONGRATULATIONS !!

    NYS suggestions:

    High Line-pretty photos
    Pies and Thighs Restaurant Brooklyn- yummy southern food
    Studio Museum -wonderful art in wonderful Harlem

  20. If you head into Brooklyn, you must try Flatbush Farm. It is hands down my favorite restaurant, possibly ever. I always go whenever I make it back. http://www.flatbushfarm.com/
    There are many other great places to go, but as I am no longer a NYC resident, I will leave it up to others to give better suggestions. Congratulations on your wedding. Being married is so wonderful, we often ask ourselves why didn’t we do it sooner! Safe travels.

  21. Fun East Village shopping at Trash and Vaudeville and Search and Destroy!

    Eat and drool at Eataly in Gramercy Park across the street from the Flatiron Building.

    I’m jealous, enjoy and best to you both!

  22. Hi Diana!
    Congratulations!!! Well, I think it’s going to be the “best day ever” until a little one decide to show up ( I don’t know if it is a dream, anyway!) :) It was lovely!!!

    About NYC, I really think you can not miss this little place called “Bakeri” : http://www.wlst.com.br/2011/09/bakeri.html
    I’m sure you will have a very pleasent time at their backyard!

    It will be such a special time if you’re able to visit Mrs. Marjorie Eliot at her a apartment on a sunday, look at this: http://www.wlst.com.br/2011/09/marjorie-eliots-jazz-parlor.html

    Of course, Dia Beacon is unmissable!!!
    We don’t have good pictures here though…
    http://www.wlst.com.br/2011/09/diabeacon.html

    And these spots…
    Yonah Shimmel , Brooklyn Art Library , Coney Island (even if the amusement park is closed), Szeki, Sweetwater, Spotted Pig, Eataly (a pice of Italy next to the flat Iron Building) , Café Gitane, Van Leeuwen (ice cream)
    We passed by these and left a bit about here:
    http://www.wlst.com
    we don’t have any kind of sponsorship, so, what is in there is really what we liked.

    Hope you like it!!!
    Have a really good time out there!!!
    :D

  23. These are such lovely photos, its nice to see someone who’s created such a rich online environment for other people, be rewarded herself. Congratulations!

  24. You must take a late afternoon stroll around intimate/quiet cobblestoned streets of West Village – Commerce, Barrow, Greenwich, Bank St… during sunset.

    Definitely go to Parisi (over 100 yrs old) and Frank Sinatra loved their bread – get the chicken cutlet, fresh mozz, roasted red peppers on a hero! Less than $10.

    I second the Tenement Museum on Orchard St in the lower east side. Also of course The Met, Frick, Guggenheim.

    Have coffee at La Colombe or Stumptown or Abraco or Ninth St Espresso.

  25. You make a beautiful couple and I wish all the best things for the future, dear Diana. Big hug to you both from sunny England.

  26. Beautiful and happy day!

    Brooklyn-centric recommendations:
    Blue Bottle Coffee – superb coffee in williamsburg!
    Cafe Colette – darling restaurant also in williamsburg
    French Garment Cleaners – beautiful clothes in Fort Greene
    Catbird – lovely jewelry in williamsburg
    And for a great walk on the water – Brooklyn Bridge Park is great!

  27. try to get tickets for Stephen Colbert or Dave Letterman or SNL…

    Bemelmans Bar
    Ice skating at Rockefeller Center
    Chinatown
    BowieBall
    The Frick
    NY Botanical Garden

  28. CONGRATULATIONS, DIANA AND ANTON!! AND HAPPY HONEYMOON!

    Here is a short list of some of my favorite spots:

    In Brooklyn:

    FORT GREENE:

    roman’s
    brunch!
    http://romansnyc.com/

    brooklyn flea, saturdays in fort greene
    http://www.brooklynflea.com/markets/#fort-greene-map

    WILLIAMSBURG:

    mociun
    my favorite homegoods store
    http://mociun.com/

    smorgasburg
    outdoor food vendors set up shop in a parking lot every saturday, beautiful spot on the east river
    http://www.brooklynflea.com/smorgasburg/

    brooklyn flea, sundays in williamsburg
    http://www.brooklynflea.com/markets/#williamsburg-map

    marlow and sons:
    dark, soooo good, go for dinner.
    http://marlowandsons.com/

    roebling tea room:
    http://www.roeblingtearoom.com/

    VINEGAR HILL / DUMBO:

    vinegar hill house, in vinegar hill, just past DUMBO:
    beautiful old house turned restaurant
    dinner! but go early! it gets packed!
    http://vinegarhillhouse.com/

    In Manhattan:

    the bistro at the maritime hotel in chelsea is so good, so beautiful, so cozy, and you can hang out for as long as you want:
    http://www.themaritimehotel.com/

    pok pok
    great, TINY little thai place, lower east side
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/pok-pok-phat-thai-new-york

    the rusty knot
    great bar on the west side highway
    http://www.therustyknot.com/

  29. Hi Diana!Congratulations!Beautiful image of joy and love!Have a great time in NYC and let me know about the MOMA. You’ll have such a wonderful visit in the fall!

  30. I was just visiting NYC for the first time last week and I think my favourite two places were Eatlay (imagine eating and drinking delectable italian everything as you shop, go around 6ish, the space fills up very fast) and Strand (a wonderful bookstore with a level chock and block full of rare finds, I spent half an hour reading inscriptions in classics from several centuries ago, magical).

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  32. jennysparis says

    This is so helpful as I just moved to Williamsburg from Europe and these sound great tips! Congratulations.. and enjoy!

    p.s. discovered the thrift shop fox and fawn.. cheapie and good stuff !

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