Week Two in Manhattan

It's hard to know the best way to take advantage of your free time. This week I was often caught between wanting to get out there and see the sights or simply sleeping until I couldn't anymore. As a result, I ended up getting out there at the very beginning of the week and then also exploring on the weekend. Rehearsals have been a blast, and we start full runs this upcoming week! This week I visited Chelsea Market, Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho, and Central Park West. It seems like a lot, but my visits were very brief! 

 There was a section within Chelsea Market dedicated to local artisans and resale of vintage.

There was a section within Chelsea Market dedicated to local artisans and resale of vintage.

 I happened over this  Seed + Mill  Halva in Chelsea Market, and when I learned it was dairy free, I knew I had to try it! I bought the cacao nib and salted caramel flavor, which didn't disappoint. Halva is made primarily of tahini, which gives it a nutty edge. The texture is flaky and delicate. I have to come back to try their goat-milk ice cream soon! 

I happened over this Seed + Mill Halva in Chelsea Market, and when I learned it was dairy free, I knew I had to try it! I bought the cacao nib and salted caramel flavor, which didn't disappoint. Halva is made primarily of tahini, which gives it a nutty edge. The texture is flaky and delicate. I have to come back to try their goat-milk ice cream soon! 

 After our masterclass on Saturday, my friend and I hunted down some ice cream. We traveled Chinatown to get  Taiyaki . I got my first cone and it began to melt almost immediately. As soon as I travelled outside my entire mountain of soft-serve fell off my cone. Turns out the fish cones, while utterly adorable, delicious, and instagrammable, are not very practical. They're filled with custard or red bean and are very shallow. However, they were so kind and remade mine. My friend promptly snapped a pic and I put it in a cup. 

After our masterclass on Saturday, my friend and I hunted down some ice cream. We traveled Chinatown to get Taiyaki. I got my first cone and it began to melt almost immediately. As soon as I travelled outside my entire mountain of soft-serve fell off my cone. Turns out the fish cones, while utterly adorable, delicious, and instagrammable, are not very practical. They're filled with custard or red bean and are very shallow. However, they were so kind and remade mine. My friend promptly snapped a pic and I put it in a cup. 

 Little Italy is definitely reminiscent of Italy. The hosts stand out in the street to invite you to try their restaurant, and nearly every restaurant had outdoor seating. 

Little Italy is definitely reminiscent of Italy. The hosts stand out in the street to invite you to try their restaurant, and nearly every restaurant had outdoor seating. 

 Our picnic haul from Trader Joe's this Sunday 

Our picnic haul from Trader Joe's this Sunday 

 Top: mustard seed (bought consignment from  Buffalo Exchange ), Shorts: Gilded Intent at  Buckle  

Top: mustard seed (bought consignment from Buffalo Exchange), Shorts: Gilded Intent at Buckle