Last weekend proved that there are plenty of ways to embrace my “Russianness” here in New York. I’m not talking about meeting my Eastern European friends (I do it regularly), but rather…enjoying Russian food! I spoke a few times on my blog about not being a fan of eating Russian cuisine on a regular basis, as most Russian dishes are too heavy and not gluten-free. However, there are a few restaurants that propose gourmet versions of my favorite Russian delicacies that I don’t mind at all.
Last weekend, Ben and I met our good friends for brunch at the Russian restaurant Mari Vanna in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, and it was one of the best Russian culinary places I’ve been to here in New York. Pickled veggies, handmade jams—it was a nostalgic food heaven!
On that relaxed Sunday, I decided to wear my new denim dress combined with my old beloved Ferre jacket. Denim on denim seems like a new big thing—and I was thinking, why not try it? You probably remember these suede OTK boots from my spring break destinations post, but the bag is brand new. It’s by Kate Spade, a brand I’m feeling more and more passionate about. There is also a preppy turban by Gina Made It, a striped brother (or sister) of this fuchsia pony scarf you saw last week.
How often do you meet friends for brunch? Have you ever tried Russian cuisine?