Of Course I'm a Cosmo Girl

Cover of Cosmopo Italy

Back in March, Alejandra Ramos of Always Order Dessert, who I met back at the Ocean Spray VIP party with Tyler Florence and Duff Goldman last fall, and who also happens to be an editor at Cosmopolitan, put out a call for contributions for a story one of her writers was putting together about New York City. The story was going to coincide with the release of Sex and the City 2 this summer tomorrow (!) and would include some insider tips from real women who live and/or work in New York -- suggestions for must-see shops, restaurants, shows, clubs, parks, neighborhoods, etc. for young women traveling to the city from abroad.

Cosmo Italy Story

Guess who got chosen to be featured in the magazine!

Naturally, being a food blogger, I suggested two restaurants: La Giara (one of my favorite places to grab Sunday brunch -- and unlimited mimosas -- with the girls) and Le Paris Bistrot (an amazing restaurant on the Upper East Side that makes you feel like you've crossed the Atlantic and landed yourself at a table at a Parisian cafe):
La Giara 501 3rd Avenue near 33rd Street, www.lagiara.com
Se vuoi un locale delizioso e accogliente dove trovarti con le tue amiche per il classico brunch della domenica mattina (รจ una specie di sport qui a NYC!), La Giara fa per te.

Le Paris Bistrot 1312 Madison Ave. at 93rd St., www.leparisbistrot.com
Ci sono stata da poco con il mio ragazzo: saranno il cibo e l'atmosfera, ma appena entri magicamente passi da Manhattan a Parigi!
Roughly translated (it's been a while since I've had to translate anything from Italian to English, so forgive me):
La Giara 501 3rd Avenue near 33rd Street, www.lagiara.com
If you want the perfect place where you can enjoy a delicious and leisurely brunch with your friends on Sunday morning (it's a kind of sport here in NYC!), then La Giara is for you.

Le Paris Bistrot 1312 Madison Ave. at 93rd St., www.leparisbistrot.com
I recently ate here with my boyfriend: the food and the ambiance will magically transport you from Manhattan to Paris as soon as you step inside!
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was when Alejandra emailed me to say that my suggestions had been included in the final article! Especially when you consider the blogger company I'm in: Alejandra herself, Katy from Sugarlaws (did I ever mention that Katy and I went to high school together?!?), Jordan from Ramshackle Glam, and Grace from GraceNotes NYC.

If you're interested in reading what the other women had to say, be sure to pick up the June 2010 issue of the Italian edition of Cosmopolitan (the one with Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover!) -- there are some fabulous suggestions in there. Though... you may want to ask someone else to help you translate the article if you don't speak Italian. ;-)

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