Discovering the LES
One of my favorite parts of friends coming to visit is the excuse to explore new things you usually don't make time for and also the chance to show off the best parts of NYC (which doesn't include Times Square). The Lower East Side (LES) is one of my recent favorites! Full of amazing shops, restaurants, and art, LES is a cultural haven and great spot for people watching, too ;) This past weekend my hometown friend and I explored the LES on a beautiful and sunny Saturday. We started at the Hester Street Fair. With a similar nod to the Brooklyn Flea, it had some wonderful pop-up vintage boutiques and mini eateries. We next traveled up and stopped into a few different consignment and vintage shops, namely Edith Machinist, known for its epic, vintage accessories. Our last stop was farther up into the East Village for a late lunch. Veselka (namely visited in Gossip Girl) , is a Ukrainian restaurant known for its pierogies. Most unique and delicious food I've had in a while! Check out the links above and the clip/photos below and venture to the Lower East Side on your next visit!