Comedy Clubs and Shake Shacks: More Tales from the Big City

A few more weeks under my belt in the Big Apple, and I’ve got plenty more stories to share of the life and times of Elly the Fashion Intern.

No seriously, check it out! Story number one comes with a shamelessly fuzzy selfie from Row 5 (or 6) of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy show – a group of comedians that do improv, sketch and stand-up seven nights a week. (And, and, and!) It was started by the one-and-only Amy Poehler, amongst others.

Although known to make surprise cameos, Poehler wasn’t there. Still had a great time with another Amy, who’s an intern with me at MC!


I’ve been having a good time using lunch hour to explore my little pocket of the city at Columbus Circle, too! On this day, Adrienne and I grabbed lunch from the cafeteria and ate it at the feet of Columbus himself! Watching the street chic skaters practice their tricks and a pair of ballerinas spin in circles through the intersection was the best.


I also got to hang with childhood bestie Lisa, who flew in just for the weekend. Our visit was brief, but we still managed to take care of the most important thing on our list: ice cream. When the people swarming the streets of SoHo became too much, we hightailed it to Ladurée on Broadway, where we took our time indulging in ice cream and sorbets.

I opted for peach, mango and strawberry sorbet (inhaled it), and Lisa ordered a caramel confectionery sundae. And because there’s no shame in my game, I helped her finish that, too. That’s what friends are for!


We still managed to poke around plenty of shops, including Evolution. Anyone have a really pressing need for skulls made out of billiard balls? If so, have I got the place for you.


And sister bonding was next on the list with a weekend day trip to Brooklyn. Carly and I grabbed a delicious brunch, then chopped our hair off at the salon. Both of us!

And in a weekend of never-ending treats, we also enjoyed some delectable old-fashioned flavored ice popsicles. And as you can see here, I did not share with the monster of Gowanus Canal.


I also was able to finally cross off another tourist must-do form my list: Shake Shack!! It was as fabulous as all rumors led me to believe, plus bonus points for there being no line. The many pluses of being in Brooklyn.

If you’ve got any more NYC must-do tips for me, keep sending them my way!

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