Though few and far between, these trip posts have become by way of keeping a travel journal; a small recap of our fabulous getaways, outlining the highlights, must sees and must eats. I was in new york this past weekend for E's 30th. Spending a weekend away with my sisters was truly fantastic - a memory - or whatever of it is left after all the drinking - I will hold on to forever.

SUSHI SAMBA // We kicked off our arrival in manhattan with high heels and fancy cocktails. When we were finally seated at our table, we were hungry, and ordered a lot. Of note, the Portuguese octopus appi, asparagus with soy, sesame and seaweed slaw, and one of the best desserts I've ever eaten - the samba s'more: an ice cream filled marshmallow served over a flame for roasting. Unreal.

ABC KITCHEN RESTAURANT // A friend had suggested this restaurant for brunch, warning that reservations were a must. Tucked at the back of their sister shop, ABC Carpet & Home, ABC Kitchen offers an incredible spread of farm to table items amidst a truly stunning space - exposed timber, extravagant chandeliers and unique china and flatware. Be careful not to fill up on their homemade sourdough before your meal arrives.

UNION SQUARE FARMERS MARKET // We stumbled across this market after brunch on Saturday. A rather incredible palce, packed with fresh produce, baked goods, cherry blossoms and succulents. I picked up a few homemade apple cider doughnuts from Breezy Hill Orchard and a small bag of handmade pretzels from Martin's.

BROOKLYN FLEA // We ventured to Brooklyn that afternoon and perused the flea market for a few hours. I stumbled across a woman named Claudia Pearson - producing really beautiful hand painted kitchen accessories (bought myself an adorable calendar for the kitchen). At the back of the market, is a 'smorgasburg' of food vendors. The apple + ginger soda from Brooklyn Soda was divine, and my gluten free sis really loved the food at The Regal Vegan.

*When leaving Brooklyn, be sure to head back to Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge - on foot. Truly incredible view of the city.

BLUE RIBBON BAKERY KITCHEN // There are several Blue Ribbon restaurants scattered throughout Manhattan. We went to the Bakery Kitchen in the West Village. The ambiance, cocktails, wine, food and endless house made bread were truly one of a kind. I would highly recommend going in with a heaping appetite and ordering the fried chicken - one of the best I've ever had.

DOS CAMINOS // We brunched at this mexican restaurant on Sunday. Not sure I would recommend it for brunch, but their home made corn chips, guacamole, margaritas and patio would definitely be something worth checking out for happy hour.

HIGH LINE // The architect in me was most excited about walking the high line. If you haven't yet had the pleasure, I would highly recommend going. Its truly incredible to experience NYC from a different level, pulled away from the chaos below.