- Category: Best of New York City -

Looking for the best of New York City food, shopping, or places to see? This category has you covered!

NYFW (and Life?!) Survival Guide


Surviving NYFW is a tricky task! So, every year, I develop a new plan of attack. In this plan, I include every tip, trick, and tool I might need to hop from show-to-show and party-to-party like a boss. (Wearing: Lovers and Friends Dress, See by Chloe shoes -- since we're moving into fall try these booties, Marc by Marc Jacobs purse.) Flats I’m a stiletto gal, but I always carry a pair of sandals or flats in my purse. They are key for making it through the day without having to amputate a foot! Luckily, fancier flat sandals and flatforms are trending this year, which means one can be fashionable and comfortable (gasp!) at the same time. However, since it’s the best time of the year to show off that expensive pair of Louboutins I’ve never worn—and…

My Stiletto Bites

My Stiletto Bites

Taking pictures of food seems to have become second nature to me so I decided to dedicate an entire Instagram feed just to my food photos!  My food Instagram is: My Stiletto Bites and I like to say: my stilettos don't bite but I do! Here's a peek at some of the recent ones I've posted: Some homemade banana bread courtesy of my roomie! Leftover pizza turned into breakfast with an egg topped on top! When I visited Montreal, I tried a couple different kinds of poutine and I sampled this one with some beer! The sushi burrito is the latest craze in fancy fast food -- I picked this one up at the Urban Space market near Grand Central. Make sure to follow along, so you can see all my food pictures in real-time: @mystilettobites!

Stop in to Speedy Romeo

Speedy Romeo

I had a particularly delicious experience last week eating at Speedy Romeo. You may know of its flagship restaurant in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill which is now one of a few hip eateries in the bustling neighborhood. It also happens to be Ray’s coffee shop on Girls where Lena Dunham’s character: Hannah, has been known to throw a tantrum (or two), roll around naked on the seating, and compare herself to perfection (self-proclaimed of course!).  So if you are remembering the no lids controversy of this season then you know Ray’s! Speedy Romeo is known for its unique pizza (however it does boast a menu filled with non-pizza items as well!).  Just a couple weeks ago they opened their doors in the Lower East Side (a much more desirable location for the Manhattanites!) and it was game-on for moi! Speedy Romeo owners Todd…

Best Desserts in New York City

Looking for the best desserts in New York City?  Well My Stiletto Life has you covered!  Dovetailing off my brunch post and the fun I had curating it (think pancakes and Bloody Mary's), I decided I would focus on my sweet tooth and try the best desserts in NYC! The past couple of months I have done some very serious research for you, the people, and tried all the best places to satisfy a sweet tooth in this city...and don't worry about it: you're welcome!  Now when you're out and about and looking for that extra gooey cookie or want to grab a fluffy and sweet cupcake for your friend's birthday, you'll know exactly where to go (and don't worry this is just the beginning!). City Bakery (Birdbath) City Bakery is an institution around New York…

Best Brunch in NYC

Brunch: an activity that is heralded world-wide!  I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't enjoy and partake in this gluttonous activity.  Aside from distracting from productivity, brunch has many other qualities I admire:  Day drinking is widely accepted during brunch: Blood Mary's, Mimosas, and champagne are the perfect brunch  accouterments.  Brunch always provides the best Instagram opportunities.  (And we know it's all about the Instagram: follow my brunch trials and  tribulations: @mystilettolife.) Monday-Friday I reserve my eating to smaller portions and just one option (within a meal).  During a weekend or day-off brunch however, I find it completely acceptable to order the avo toast, an eggy dish, and a side of waffles or pancakes.  Let's be real: you need that sweet and savory mix! I like to compare brunch to Passover: on this day(s)…