photo diary: new york city holiday

ahhh here we are amidst that awkward stretch of time between the holidays and NYE. i kind of love this little lull at the very end of the year- absolutely nobody is doing anything or bugging you for anything work related (hopefully), and you don't quiiiiiite have to jump into that get-super-healthy-cause-it's-a-new-year thing just yet. since i'm kind of still in holiday mode over here, i wanted to share some pics from my recent trip through one of my fave cities in the whole world during what is, in my opinion, its most beautiful season. i played a show in New York City last week at Irving Plaza, and thankfully had a couple days to explore a few new places and some of my favorite familiar spots. here are some highlights: 

here are a few of the places pictured above that i absolutely love:

in Brooklyn:


Union Garage

in Manhattan:

Mayahuel for margs and generally amazing everything

Boilermaker's Sippin' Santa's Surf Shack popup

Baita (rooftop of Eataly)

Breslin and Stumptown coffee in the Ace Hotel

Oculus shopping mall - super amazing architecture

Fishs Eddy  (this place makes me want to buy ALL THE DISHES and get a cool vintage hutch to display them all)

no matter how much time I spend in this city it NEVER feels like enough, and this was definitely a super super quick trip. i managed to make the most of it though, and absolutely LOVED seeing the city all decked out for the holiday season. i think i need to make December NYC trips an annual tradition, and next time i'll definitely build in some extra days off.

what are your favorite spots in NYC?