New York City

Sunday Funday in the Meatpacking District

March 4, 2016

If you had describe your ultimate Sunday, what would it be? Depending on how I’m feeling when I wake up, I can either be highly productive or I end up spending the morning in bed and only venture out for food. Those are definitely the kinds of Sundays when you go out with your biggest sunglasses on, a baseball cap to cover up the fact that even though it’s 2pm you still haven’t showered, and say a little prayer that you won’t run into anyone you know… Or maybe that if you do that they’ll look just as rough as you do!

But my favorite kind of Sundays are the days when you go out and explore whatever city you’re in, rain or shine, even if you’re just checking out a new coffee shop or hankering for a bagel that you saw posted on Instagram the other day. So when my boyfriend and I were in New York City for Valentine’s Weekend, we did just that.

We started out our morning with the ultimate Sunday essential–breakfast at a killer new restaurant. Egg Shop was exactly what we needed on that freezing morning and I can’t imagine a Sunday without a delicious breakfast, even if it’s just pancakes in bed!

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Next we decided that we probably needed a little culture after all of the food and alcohol we’d consumed that weekend, and so we took the subway to the Whitney Museum. Although I don’t do this as much now that I don’t live in a major city, when I lived in London I used to love spending quiet mornings in the V&A or the British Museum exploring every nook and cranny, taking advantage of the opportunity to have some alone time to fully appreciate the beauty of everything around me.

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Unfortunately New York City is apparently the city that never sleeps and by the time we got to the museum, there were already a ton of other people there who had the same idea that we had. Museums are a good place to get out of the cold!

So after a few floors of having to push through large tour groups, we made a beeline for the museum’s upstairs café and ordered drinks in the hope that we could carve out a little “us” time without having people busily push past us. Plus we didn’t actually drink during breakfast so I feel like we were entitled to our Bloody Mary’s!

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And because we both love to eat and had never been before, we headed to the Chelsea Market after getting our fill of contemporary art. After wandering around for a while, we honed in on the most crowded food booth and hopped in line once we saw that they were selling mini doughnuts. I’m usually not one for waiting in line for food but Sundays are all about being in the moment and really making the most of the last of the weekend before Monday sneaks up on us, so we made an exception and excitedly ordered way too many doughnuts between us.

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We both agreed that the Apple Cider was our favorite flavor, although the PB&J flavor was a close runner-up! I’ll definitely have to try the Pumpkin Pie Brulée next time, and maybe one of the more exotic flavors!

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What would your perfect Sunday be? I’m visiting friends this weekend so I’ll be on a plane back home this Sunday, but I’m definitely planning on a snuggle session in bed the following weekend!

If you’re looking for a comfy mattress to total veg out in like I’m planning on doing, take a look at Casper Mattress for a good night’s sleep! And if you’re looking for the perfect article to help you out when you wake up on Sunday morning and realize that you may have had one too many gin & tonics the night before, check out Casper Mattress’s The 7 Easiest Ways to Cure Your Hangover! I’m a fan of drinking water, taking plenty of naps, and eating a bagel (or two!) for good measure.

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  • OMG all of the good eats, I’m so jealous! That bloody mary looks especially amazing, it’s been too long since I’ve had one!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Bloody Mary’s are definitely my favorite brunch drink!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Sounds so fun and your breakfast was just mouthwatering! Looks SO yummy!

    Happy Friday, my gorgeous friend!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • We had such a fun morning in Chelsea!! It was absolutely freezing outside but I loved exploring the streets with my boyfriend!

  • We didn’t make it to the meatpacking district and now I am so sad. That donut place looks incredible!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Yum Doughnuttery was such a delicious find! I’m usually not a fan of doughnuts but I loved all of the different flavors!

  • So much fun! I now want all the food and all the brunchy drinks! I’m the same way on Sundays, they can be super lazy at home or packed full of fun. Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

    • Today is definitely one of those Sundays when I’m up and about (traveling will do that to you), but I’m so excited to veg out and finally watch HoC next weekend!

  • Everything looks and sounds delightful! Those doughnut flavors look AMAZING! On the list of places to visit for sure!

    xx
    An Unblurred Lady

    • I couldn’t believe how many flavors there were!! My favorites were definitely the apple cider and PB&J doughnut holes!

  • I really enjoyed looking around Chelsea Market when we visited New York and Meatpackers was so cool too, we had a drink in the Gansevoort. I’d love to visit the Whitney, thanks for the tip!

    • I love the Whitney Museum!! It’s probably my least visited museum in New York but the location is near all of these awesome bars and restaurants!

  • Cara E

    looks like a perfect day! I love lazy Sundays in the city <3
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

    • Lazy Sundays are the best!! I’m a huge fan of sleeping in haha

  • Biana Perez

    That really is my perfect Sunday here as well!! We are getting an Eatly soon and I can’t wait to go there on Sundays!! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • I’ve been to NYC several times but still haven’t really checked out the meat packing district or the chelsea market! I’ll have to change that!

    • I didn’t really first explore Chelsea until this past year and I love that part of the city! Definitely very fashionable and hip!

  • Awh, these photos totally make me miss NYC. I used to live two blocks away from Chelsea Market! It looks like you had a great time! And the food looks totally delicious!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

    • I’m so jealous that you lived in that area of the city!! I always love wandering the streets because the buildings are so gorgeous and everyone is so fashionable!

  • Violette

    You look adorables! If I’m going to NYC, I know where to go 🙂

    http://violettedaily.com

    • Thank you!! And omg yes, definitely make a stop in the Meat Packing District the next time that you’re in New York City!

  • reneejessome

    We have a little mini doughnut food truck that drives around to different locations on the weekends around here! It always makes my day when we spot it and stop for some doughnuts! haha

    Renee | Lose The Road

    • That sounds like so much fun! I always love food trucks, especially when they have weird/cool foods and flavors!

  • Ahh I was just talking about Meatpacking the other day as I was raiding the New Yorkers in my office for tips of my upcoming trip! Would you recommend spending a Sunday there if I am just coming for a long weekend?
    http://www.flashandfrugal.com

    • Yes I definitely would!! There’s so much to see and do in Chelsea, that you’ll have more than enough to fill up your Sunday! I also love the Nolita area for restaurants!

  • I love Chelsea Market! We stopped there for a while at the end of our roadtrip from San Francisco to Boston and it was so fun and had amazing food everywhere! Those sandos + donuts look so delish, and I totally agree that my weekends depend on my current mood! Either adventures or Netflix/blogging/brunch!

    Chelsea
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    • That sounds like such an awesome road trip!! Today is definitely an adventurous Sunday but I’m planning on totally vegging next weekend!

  • Rachel

    That Bloody Mary looks so good! Sounds like the perfect Sunday!

    • Yum Bloody Mary’s are definitely one of my favorite brunch drinks!

  • Now I know where to go once I’m in NYC! Looking good indeed 🙂

    Love,
    Hannie Arden from missingwanderer.org.

    • I love exploring the different neighborhoods in NYC! We had so much fun together that Sunday just walking the streets of Chelsea!

  • This sounds like a perfect Sunday. I really need to start getting out of bed earlier on Sundays and exploring Boston (where I live) more. I also need to take another trip to NYC soon!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

    • I’ve never actually been to Boston before but I’d love to visit someday! I’m definitely a lot lazier about getting out of bed when I’m just at home too though!

  • Absolutely c r a v i n g donuts now! Looks like the most perfect Sunday. Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

    • These doughnut holes were too cute and tasted amazing!

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