Let’s Eat: TAO New York

Something you should know about me is that I am a HUGE foodie! I feel like living in Los Angeles it would be difficult to not be on some level. We have access to restaurants owned by the creme de la creme of the culinary world , amazing authentic cuisine from all over the world, and countless other restaurants that are pushing the boundaries on classic dishes. So when it came to picking the perfect birthday dinner spot for New York, not just anything would do. After tons of research, I came across TAO.

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The decor alone took my breathe away. The restaurant is designed to make the diner feel as though they are dining in an ancient Asian temple.

My birthday dress reminded me so much of Carrie Bradshaw’s classic ballerina dress from the opening of Sex and The City (I couldn’t find it in blush anywhere – Boo!) So when it came to cocktails I found myself thinking “What would Carrie drink?” Duh! – Cosmopolitan, of course. It was perfectly mixed and deliciously sweet. We ordered an appetizer of tempura green beans and took in our gorgeous surroundings.

For dinner we ordered kung pao chicken which was just-okay. The sauce was delicious and the chicken was perfectly cooked, but it was missing the heat that I look for in a good kung pao. We also ordered the duck fried rice which was out of this world delicious. The duck was buttery and unbelievably delicious!

I am not the kind of girl that says no to dessert. So I as extremely excited when the waiter brought this giant fortune cookie to the table. It was loaded with chocolate mousse and the cookie was soft with the perfect amount of crunch from the nuts and chocolate coating its rim.

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If you are looking for a fancy night out in the Midtown area of New York, TAO is a delicious and awe-inspiring option!

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Outfit Details:

Dress: L’Atiste

Faux Fur Stole: Norstroms

Shoes: Zara

Clutch: Aldo

Necklace: Vintage

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Comment below and let me know if you like posts like this one. I was thinking that I would try and do a “Let’s Eat” Once a month.

XOXO,

WPT Blog

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Welcome To New York!

Outfit Details:

Bag: Rebecca Minkhoff [Here] Jacket: TOV Love This Floral Jacket and This Moto Jacket Denim: Zara [Similar Here] Tank Top: Hungry Criminal [Similar Here ]Shoes: Zara [Similar Here]

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Hello Beautiful

Welcome! This is Wild Pretty Things – The personal diary of all things that make me smile, make me think, or make my little heart pitter-patter out of extreme joy.

Now you might be asking, what’s with the name? Since I can remember I have struggled with who I am. The pressure of a young girl’s life hit me strong with insecurities and I spent most of my younger years trying to be what I thought people wanted me to be – trying to fit in – instead of trying to think about who I wanted to be. I felt like I had so many different people inside of me and the thought of choosing, of putting  myself in a box that I would forever have to live up to was… well it was too much to bear.

A girl grows up being told that she should always be herself while also being told that she must always be perfect. We are taught that our value is in our looks and not in our abilities. In the face of being told over and over that I had to be pretty, smart, popular, and thin I was totally overwhelmed. I come from an Italian family so food is love and I never met a food I didn’t love. I absolutely had an awkward stage and will fully admit that I am the swan that came from the little ugly duckling. I also have a pretty strong introvert side that made it really hard for me to make friends outside of the group that I had grown up with. I was smart – That I can say with full confidence, but when you feel like you only have one of the four things that every girl is “supposed” to have it leaves you feeling like you’re not enough.

The hardest thing for me to do was to see that I can be anyone & anything that I want to be. This seems so simple, yet in a world that is constantly trying to label woman and tell her what she should be, sometimes turning off all that white noise can be a huge hurdle. Above all else, I had to learn to trust myself and be confident in the person that I am. Self-love is the greatest gift I have given myself and it has made all of the difference in the world.

Wild Pretty things is based around the idea that I don’t have to choose. This is me breaking out of the boxes of what the world says that a women should be and deciding that I am just going to be ME. This is me embracing my Wild and Pretty sides. Now, what exactly does that mean to me?

Life on the Wild Side –

Fun Loving and Spontaneous

Always looking for a new adventure

Doesn’t do trends – She has a style all to her own

Always the life of the party and loves to meet new people

Outspoken and always willing to defend what is right
More Then Just a Pretty Face –

This girl has a got a brain and wits to match

Always effortlessly put together

Detailed and organized

Loves a quiet evening in with a book and coffee (Coffee with anything really )

Great listener who always offers the perfect advice
Whatever sides you have inside yourself, I hope that you learn to embrace every facet that makes up the beautiful person that you are and run with it. It’s our differences that make each of us special and this is a place where that will always be celebrated.

XOXO,

WPT Blog

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