Currently Craving Vol II

These beautiful Pierre Balmain jeans. I saw them at Scoop and it was love.

 

a Cut 25 two tone Blue Leather Jacket. Cut 25 is Israeli designers Yigal Azrouel’s more affordable diffusion line.

Funky printed Harem Pants!! With the arrival of warmer weather they’re a nice way to add color to your outfits.

These YSL shoes enamored me since I saw them on the runways of Paris Fashion Week. Plus pretty much every publication available decided to include them in their March editorials making me lust after them even more.

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An Alexander McQueen clutch…

… Or clutches, I want them all!!

A beach vacay

Actually forget about the beach vacay  and take me to Miami instead!!

In search of NY’s best burger

In search of Ny’s Best Burger

In case you got lost in translation, here’s the English version of our article about NY’s Best burger!

Most New Yorkers love to eat, and many call themselves “foodies.” In this city you can find pretty much any type of cuisine from any part of the world and for every type of palled. However there are certain dishes that have become gastronomic icons of this city. One good example of this is the Hamburger.

Restaurant critics have argued endlessly about who makes New York’s best burger and no one seems to agree on a single one. I can assure you there is now New Yorker that doesn’t have his o her favorite burger joint. You cannot consider yourself a native of this city without claiming which one is your own.

Here at INstanative we have dedicated ourselves to rounding up what we believe are the top burgers of this city!

Time Out, Best Burgers 2012

Back Forty 190 Avenue B # 1, New York, NY‎ – (212) 388-1990‎
Market Table 54 Carmine Street New York, NY 10014- (212) 255-2100
Petey’s Burger 30-17 30th Avenue, ASTORIA, NY‎ – (718) 267-6300‎
Corner Bistro 331 West 4th Street, New York, NY‎ – (212) 242-9502‎
Paul’s 131 2nd Avenue, New York, NY‎ – (212) 529-3033‎

Zagat Guide, Best Burgers 2012

Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien 119 W. 56th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Aves.) 212-708-7414
B&B 25 W. Houston St. (bet. Greene & Mercer Sts.) 212-334-7320
DuMont/DuMont Burger 314 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn; 718-384-6127
Bare Burger 33-21 31st Ave. (34th St.) 718-777-7011
Corner Bistro 331 W. Fourth St.; 212-242-9502

According to us:

The Spotted Pig

This gastro pub is perfect for after-work drinks or to unwind after a long day of exploring the city. Around 5 o’clock the bar fills up and that’s when the good stuff happens. It’s really hard to find reservations here, however if you arrive early or during lunchtime you are likely to find a seat. The burger here comes with Roquefort cheese and French fries and the bread is soft but toasty. Don’t be surprised if you become addicted!!

314 W 11th St at Greenwich St (212-620-0393). Price: $17.

DBGB

There’s three types of burgers here: the “Yankee” the “Piggie” and the “Frenchie.” The three of them are delicious in their unique way and prepared with the finest meat. DBGB is the more casual Daniel Bouloud restaurant and it is considered a hybrid between a French “brasserie” and an American pub.

Price $11-17

Minetta Tavern

This tavern isn’t your typical “burger joint” but more like the New York version of a French Bistrot. Its style is very “downtown chic” which makes it a perfect place to see and be seen. Its food is very good but the hamburger is outstanding. Price $17-$26

113 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012-1201 (212) 475-3850

En búsqueda de la mejor hamburguesa en Nueva York


Los neoyorquinos aman sus restaurantes y la mayoría se hacen llamar “foodies”
En esta ciudad puedes conseguir cualquier tipo de comida, no importa la nacionalidad o tus restricciones dietéticas, aquí hay algo para cada quien. Sin embargo, hay ciertos platos “básicos” que se han convertido en iconos gastronómicos de Nueva York. Por ejemplo, las pizzas, los cupcakes y las hamburguesas…
Las discusiones con los locales sobre donde conseguir la mejor hamburguesa puede fácilmente terminar el pelea. Y no hay neoyorquino que no tenga un lugar favorito. Hacer un recorrido por los “Top Burger joints” son visitas obligadas en cualquiera que quiera ser un local.
Esta semana, nos hemos dedicado a devorar hamburguesas, y a leer decenas de reseñas. Aquí esta un resumen. Buen provecho!

Time Out, Best Burgers 2012
Back Forty 190 Avenue B # 1, New York, NY‎ – (212) 388-1990‎
Market Table 54 Carmine Street New York, NY 10014- (212) 255-2100
Petey’s Burger 30-17 30th Avenue, ASTORIA, NY‎ – (718) 267-6300‎
Corner Bistro 331 West 4th Street, New York, NY‎ – (212) 242-9502‎
Paul’s 131 2nd Avenue, New York, NY‎ – (212) 529-3033‎

Zagat Guide, Best Burgers 2012
Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien 119 W. 56th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Aves.) 212-708-7414
B&B 25 W. Houston St. (bet. Greene & Mercer Sts.) 212-334-7320
DuMont/DuMont Burger 314 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn; 718-384-6127
Bare Burger 33-21 31st Ave. (34th St.) 718-777-7011
Corner Bistro 331 W. Fourth St.; 212-242-9502

Insta Native
The Spotted Pig
Este gastropub es un lugar perfecto para tomarse un trago a la salida del trabajo, o luego de un día de turismo en la ciudad. A partir de las 5 de la tarde, el bar se llena y empieza la fiesta. Es muy difícil conseguir reservación, pero si llegas temprano, o a la hora del almuerzo no deberías tener problemas. La hamburguesa viene con queso Roquefort y papitas y el pan es suave, pero tostadito. Es fácil convertirse en un adicto!
314 W 11th St at Greenwich St (212-620-0393). Precio: $17.

DBGBs 
Hay tres tipos de hamburguesas: la “Yankee” la “Piggie” y la “Frenchie.” Todas deliciosas y preparadas con carne de primera calidad. DBGSs es el restaurante del galardonado chef Daniel Boulud donde se unen la sofisticación de una brasserie francesa y la informalidad de una taberna americana.
Precio: $11-$17

Minetta Tavern
Esta “taberna” no es un típico “burger join” es más bien un bistro francés “neoyorquinizado”. Tiene un estilo “downtown chic”, un lugar para ver y dejarse ser. En general la comida es muy sabrosa, pero la hamburguesa es de lo mejor. Precio $17-$26
113 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012-1201 (212) 475-3850

SALON WEEK!!

Ladies big news!! Salon week has come to Bostonia. Now just like restaurant week this means that some of the most popular salons in Boston will offer their treatments at discounted prices. Follow this link to see if your favorite salon is participating in this exciting week.

Salon Week

Unfortunately my two favorite Boston salons wont be participating, BOO!!

Rosa Mexicano

Isn’t it great to re visit a place from your past and realize its just as good as you remembered it? it also makes you wonder why you stopped going in the first place.

That happened to me this weekend during my visit to NY. I went to one of my old favorites, Rosa Mexicano (61 Columbus Avenue, New York NY 10023) and was happy to find out that it is still every bit as good as when I was an habituee there.

Rosa Mexicano is very casual yet it has a very lively ambiance. It opens late so its good for groups and after theater dining. Their guacamole is by far one of the best i’ve ever tried (no really! its amazing) and their unmissable dish is of course the beef short ribs.

Never fear of the space between your dreams and reality…

.. If you can dream it you can make it so.

About a year ago my cousin’s husband, James Sanderson told me that instead of waiting around for my dream magazine job to come knocking on my door I should take advantage of the fact that I have so many great ideas and that getting work published is so easy these days and start my own publication. With the emergence of blogs pretty much anyone with a computer and internet access can spread their ideas and writings for the world to see.

However bravery is not something that characterizes me. It took me almost a year to muster up the balls to start writing about my eating, partying and fashion adventures an that’s how ‘Foreign Concept’ was born. Now a month an a half later I have almost 2 thousand hits, 40 followers and my magazine dream job came knocking on my door all because of my blog.

Now I wont tell you which magazine wanted me because I don’t want to jinx my chances of getting this job. However a valuable lesson we can all learn from this is that sometimes we have to trust our gut instinct, put a little effort and try to make things happen instead of waiting for them to happen.

Much Love

Foreign Concept Girl

IM sorry!!

So so so sorry for my prolonged absence, I was in New York doing some real business. I promise to recommence with my daily posts as soon as possible. In the meantime keep the comments coming, they’re very helpful when trying to figure out what to write about next.

meanwhile there’s a picture of me being an idiot for you to laugh at for a while.

Much Love

Foreign Concept Girl