Labor Day Weekend + Cafe Clover + NYC – My favorite weekends in the city are those when most New Yorkers flee the city for the beach or the country. First, it’s easy to find street parking (for free) and you can find a table at restaurants that are normally booked solid. We met dear friends at Cafe Clover in the West Village for brunch. It poured rained all morning, by noon the sky was brightening and the patio was the perfect spot. Although the indoor decor is absolutely stunning with warm lighting reflecting in antiqued mirrored walls, large windows that open onto the street and blue leather booth seating. A simple table setting of striped napkins and clear glassware along with a delicious brunch menu.
After brunch we admired the late summer window boxes on homes on our way to Washington Square Park. We ended with cappucionos at Bluestone Lane sitting outdoors again knowing that summer will soon be over.
I love strolling through the neighborhood streets to see how people use what little outdoor space they have to create container gardens. As summer winds down, most window boxes are overflowing with annuals and many will soon be replanted for fall and winter.