Today we're headed to one of my favorite cities in the world to celebrate my 30th birthday. It has been almost two years since I was in New York and perhaps this sounds dramatic, but It's felt like something has been missing in my life. I love Los Angeles endlessly, but there is something about New York City. The energy, the style- it wakes me up from my sleepy California life {ok, it's not that sleepy}. I chose to spend my birthday there because not only does the city make me feel alive, but some of my favorite people live there. It's also where I started to fall in love with my boyfriend three years ago and for that it will always hold a special place in my heart. I'll be blogging and instagraming while I'm there, so make sure to follow me @sweetthingblog}. 

There's not enough time to try all the restaurants on our list, but if you have any favorites I'd love to hear them. These are just a few I currently have bookmarked {I know it's excessive}...
ABC Kitchen | Maialino | Joseph  Leonard | Maison Premiere | Roberta's | Battersby | Hotel Delmano | Traif | Red Rooster | Marlow and Sons | Wythe Hotel | Momofuku | Gramercy Tavern | Saxon and Parole | Gemma | The Wren | Prune | Rye | Governor 

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