The first time my mom visited Manhattan she stuck out like a sore thumb.
First, she packed completely wrong. She packed every high heel in her closet and didn’t bring one coat (in the middle of Feb).
Second, every barista loved her and every person in line behind us hated her. We couldn’t go to Starbucks or any coffee shop with out her dishing out a “I love your nail color, it looks so great on you” OR “That green makes your eyes pop”.
Some may say she stuck out because she is from California and Californians are overly friendly, but if you know my mom, you know that she was just being Sandy. Selfless most selfless, enthusiastic, loving, caring, thoughtful over the top person you might ever meet.
She never fails to go over and beyond for anything. She definitely suffers from FOMO (fear of missing out) and _____.
The second time my mom visited Manhattan she was ready to go. Comfy shoes, cute coats new haircut ready to strut her stuff.
If you were to ask my mom for one restaurant recommendation in NYC she would scream VAPIANOS! She is obsessed with the place, honestly, it’s the only thing she talks about when it comes to NYC. Not gorgeous central park, not the ability to be able to get anything and everything at whatever time you want or the endless options of ____. Her reccomendation is a fast food Italian joint in Union Square. Whenever anyone comes to visit she immediately stalks/rings my phone to make sure I took them to vapianos. As if, it’s Eleven Madison or Babbo. When in reality it’s the Italian version of Chipotle. I mean I’m not gonna lie, it is a nice casual pasta spot with quality food (that you can make on your own) and has a great vibe! The portions are big and the wait is usually minimal.