Yesterday was a rare, stunningly beautiful February day. It hit up to 66 degrees and was just absolutely gorgeous; clear blue skies, plenty of sunshine, and a slight breeze. I prodded my roommate until she woke up to go to the park with me, and borrowed an adorable dress from her for the day. We had plenty of fun with our little pooch and all the other ones out enjoying the day.
Marc by Marc Jacobs dress
belt from Avril Lemieux
After our lovely romp in the park we prepared for our pre-planned evening. I decided to stick with the dress, but threw on some tights and my favorite Aldo wedges and H&M leather jacket. We stopped by for drinks at The Bowery Hotel, which has a lovely, comfortable atmosphere. Next stop, Scarpetta, a delicious italian eatery on 14th street and 9th avenue. There was a gorgeous skylight (rare from the first floor of any building in NYC) and my entire table sampled both red and white wine before the bread and appetizers.
Scarpetta is most famous for their basic spaghetti, which I tried. It’s basic, yes; tomatoes, basil and pasta, but oh my god is it delicious! As was everything I tried. For my entree I ordered Red Beet and Ricotta tortellini with pistachios and poppy seeds. I must say I was skeptical, but once it was in front of me it was beyond delicious.
Dessert was fantastic too, as we got a three dishes so we could all share. Sadly, I was much too full already to enjoy these.