Sharing Plates

There’s something about eating “family style” as the Italians call it, that just floats my boat.

It could be because it’s so social. Everyone gets stuck in, forks clash and you exclaim how good it is, together.

Or to be perfectly honest, it could be because I’m a greedy little piglet who likes a taste of everything that’s on offer.

Yup, it’s probably that.

Thankfully I got to stuff my short time in New York with friends, catchups and sharing plates.

Starting with lunch at Hudson Clearwater.

We all tucked into islands of ceviche floating on avocado cream.

Followed by the mother of all burgers…

An array of cheese stuffed salads.

And fries, lots of fries.

Cor! Look at that beauty!

Don’t you wish blogs were scratch ‘n’ taste?

Well… food blogs anyway. Would be a bit weird for fashion blogs.

Anyway, what Clearwater’s really famous for is its puddin’s. So we had them all.

I managed two quick snaps before Sigi & Sable couldn’t wait any longer and dove in.

Shortly followed by everyone else.

After a long, chucklesome lunch everyone headed off to work.

Well, everyone else did.

I just continued my tireless cataloguing of every blossoming tree in New York.

Found one.

Another one bites the dust, baby!

If you’re curious; I’m wearing the blue blazer of my dreams by Hobbs, my live-in leggings from Slinky Feline, breton striped top (similar), Soludos espadrilles, Mulberry chain bag (similar) and a Silver May dragonfly (not on the site yet, but you can order in the bespoke bit).

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After lunch I headed to Soho, where I found I wasn’t the only one playing shutterbug.

These guys were hilarious!

I don’t know if I could ever get bored of taking photos of Soho…

It’s just So(ho) beautiful!


For supper I got to catch up with some more friends, at Goat Town (yes, that is the actual restaurant name).

We all squeezed into a booth right by the kitchen and tucked into everything on offer.

Including great big platters of oysters from both coasts.

Pile after pile of kale salad.

Steak tartar.

Burgers & some of the best ice-cream sundaes I’ve tried.

With a few drinkskies, of course.

Marloes challenged me to a spooning contest… which I may have won by cheating a little, but don’t tell her!

Thankfully the other side of the table were too busy being amazed and horrified by the smut on Alex’s phone to notice…

We all stayed and gossiped until our stomachs ached from laughing and my cheeks stung from smiling.

Eventually we ran out of ice-cream and we all begrudgingly said our goodbyes.

It’s been a whirlwind, New York!

See you again very soon…

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  • Phoebs

    I hope you’re not working too hard, Rosie. You look like you could put some more meat on to those bones in some of the photos. I do hope it’s just the trick of the angle. Looks like a great trip though. Those burgers look relish! xx

    • Franka

      Phoebs, I agree with you. I also noticed the skinnier legs, when I was looking through these beautiful pictures, even though your lunch and dinner look absolutely perf. Rosie, I hope you take good care of yourself and your body <3 and this is just because of the angle.

  • You seem to have such a lovely group of friends, who share your love of good food.

    Fie xx

    Coffee & Confetti

  • Queenie Lee

    You and your photos get more beautiful by the day! xxx

  • Sophie

    Hmm yes to scratch and taste. You’re half The Londoner, half The New Yorker!

    Sophie x

  • This looks like such fantastic trip. I gave a little guffaw at “Goat House!” After traveling so much over undergrad and grad school, I’m starting to have friends all over the world in different cities and definitely live for the kind of long, hearty catch-up dinners when we all happen to be in the same place! Take care, and thanks for the post!

  • Georgie

    Oh looks so gorg Rosie! Arent your dinner pals hipster rockers! Hehe! Thank you for these NY posts – I’m heading there for the first time next summer and am so pumped! X

  • What a trip! I can’t wait to hear about your adventures in Dallas. Love the combination of the navy blazer and the embellished Mulberry bag! xoxo

  • The Broke Boy

    So much glorious food! Im planning on going back to NYC soon just need to save a little harder! When you get home you will have to compile a Londoner does NYC list of all the best food and stuff! I SHALL TRY THEM ALL!

  • That sundae looks the dogs! Love your espadrilles & blazer Rosie!

    Hugs xoxo

  • Aysha

    That food looks AMAZING! I’ve enjoyed following your Dallas posts in Instagram =]

    Aysha x

  • Aww the food looks amazing and I love your outfit! So classic ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ahhh…fabulous day. It’s wonderful to have so many friends in different parts of the world so you always feel like you’re coming home!! I’m going to NYC for 4 days at the beginning of my honeymoon, I’m thinking of booking Catch, Tao and Beauty and Essex for dinners. Have you been to any of them? I’d love to know your thoughts!!

    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

    • Hi Angie,
      I’ve been to Beauty and Essex and it’s very cool and super buzzy! I won’t spoil the surprise for you but book a table a little later on 8:30/9pm as that’s when it picks up the most. : ) Enjoy!

      • Thanks Nataly!! My other choice was ABC Kitchen, have you been there?

  • I get so hungry every time I read posts like that!:) Amazing post like always.

  • machedavvero

    But we don’t really eat like that… (signed: an Italian girl) ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The food, all the food!!! Your outfit is so gorgeous, love the blazer a lot!

    xoxo Savannah

  • Amber

    what a fun evening! I still havent been to New York but am DESPERATE to go!

  • Oh you were on my work street in SoHo – next time you’ll have to pop in for a tea. Glad you had a great visit!


  • Anon

    You had dinner with a VS model and Alex Pettyfer and you wrote about the ice cream. Christ alive.

    • Katie Louise Clarke

      Which one is Alex Pettyfer?

      • Erica

        The one on the far left sharing something on his cell with a hat and beardโ€ฆlooks totally different than he did in magic mike!

  • riasideas

    OMG I am now starvin’ marvin. That burger looks insanely good! I’m off to NYC in Nov, this is getting me so excited. Thanks Rose! xxx

  • Give me those fries! This makes me so excited to move back to NYC this summer!

    Michaela x

  • Ahh all that food looks amazing!!

    NRC ♥

  • Rosie, you captured wonderful snaps of NYC. Looks like it was a blast. Thank you for always taking us along for the ride. I love your blog! Cheers -R xo

  • it looks like you have many friends across the world which is so amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ lovely images, can;t wait to hear more about NY

    Lauren x

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  • You know, I ate an ice-cream with sesame and poppy seeds today ๐Ÿ™‚ (while on a diet, he-he), but I’d love to have another one from the last photo! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :).

    Well, Rosie, it seems you have fun and won’t starve! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done, young lady.


  • Andrea

    I cant believe you missed out on Hudson Clearwater’s homemade sodas!!!

  • That food! I am a look hungry now just looking at it. Would love to visit NYC this year.

  • Emma

    We visited Goat Town back in November – such a great vibe and delicious food x

  • Sepideh

    That first burger looks deadly and so delicious. Scratch & taste would be nice indeed

  • OrangeChampagne

    Rosie – who takes your photos when you’re out and about?! I’ve been wondering for ages ha?!

  • Love these pictures! Good food and good friends all in a great place!

    -The Southern Adventurer

  • Lesley

    If only my friends were willing to feast with me like that!! Looks so yummy! x

  • That blazer is phenom! And don’t even get me started on this food ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Erica

    I was thinking about ordering those espadrilles but they don’t seem like they’re too comfortable seeing as you’re wearing them off your heals in this post. Do you not recommend them for walking around in? Thanks! xo

  • Shade of Red Blog

    Fabulous time was had by all, obviously!

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • Soho was my favourite part of NYC such a great place with really lovely looking buildings. The burgers in this post were insanely yummy looking. Never mind scratch and taste! Scratch and eat is more for me.

  • Hannah Burgess

    Aaahh Soho is just the best, I need to go back asap.. looks like you had a great time!

    Figment Magazine

  • Rozella Marina

    Love your photos rosie, what camera do you use?! xx

  • MissEmmySue

    Eating family-style is always so enjoyable. It’s like a weird form of bonding, in my opinion. I definitely don’t do it enough!

    I’m glad that you’re enjoying yourself and that you were able to steal everyone away from work for a while. (:

  • Rita M.

    Frank Zappa tshirt!

  • Chrissabella

    Looks like you had a fab time across the pond and the food looks sooo good! Love your cute dragon fly necklace and espadrilles!

  • lisa robb
  • Ali

    oh my, Alex is gorgeous. where do you find men like that? ASOS? ๐Ÿ˜€

    hope you had an awesome trip!!

  • Jamie

    omg, the food looks amazing.. great pics! xo

  • Caroline Jordan

    Rosie! Right up from where you were with all the blossoms on Morton St., directly where the street ends on the next block at Bleecker St., there’s a little candy shop called The London Candy Company… I work there! If you ever have a hankering for treats from home while you’re in New York, please pop by!

  • Bel

    which size jacket is your hobbs… i love love love it and want to order one right now!!!

  • Wow the fries, they look absolutely amazing!

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty