Central Park Bunch, New York

Sunday brunch is one of life’s great pleasures.

A leisurely meal over papers, with lots to talk about. Preferably in the sunshine and followed by a long walk somewhere green.

When temperatures climb in New York, Central Park can be a real haven from the somewhat suffocating heat.

So slipping on a cotton dress and skipping over to the park where children run shrieking through fountains, couples canoodle, and dogs stretch, is just perfect on a lazy Sunday.

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And this is just the perfect cotton city dress.

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Light, comfortable, classic and timelessly chic.

Toughened up just a little with a navy leather jacket.

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Navy leather jacket

White shirt dress (also in petite)

Red Prada tote // Butter soft flats – UK/US

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Worn with a stonking Silver May Fire Sparkler.

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My skin has been particularly well behaved recently, secret to how/why coming next week! So stay tuned!

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After a meet up with a few New York Londoner readers on the steps of The Met, something I plan to do much more of and in more cities, my chap and I headed into the park for one final New York brunch.

Taking a table outside at Tavern on The Green.

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I’d never been before, but they do a cracking bellini and an even better burger.

So I’ll certainly go again!

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The Tavern burger, with cheese, on brioche.

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Tender, rich, perfectly cooked and a real winner.

Certainly when compared to my date’s salad…

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It’s safe to say he suffered from acute food envy!

But we made it up over pudding: a huge, warm and sticky cinnamon bun.

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Dusted with sticky pecans.

We polished off a couple more cocktails, lounged in the sun a little longer and finally headed off for a stroll.

Making our way home eventually and hailing down one of those flying yellow taxis…

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… heading to the airport and back to reality on our own side of the pond.

Sorry my New York posts have been somewhat brief on this trip, I suppose I’ll just have to go back and try again!

Seems like a good enough excuse to me!

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  • Cate Cruse

    Can’t wait to hear your skin secrets, you look stunning! xxx

    The perks of being a hipster – The Breakfast Club Bottomless Brunch

  • Rach

    I love that white dress with the moto jacket! It’s funny bc I’ve been to Central Park several times and never ate at Tavern on the Green. I must try it next time!


  • Looks like the perfect Sunday to me! And burgers for brunch is always acceptable in my book too. I just wish you could bring some of the glorious NYC weather to the UK with you and for it to stay. We need a sprinkle of your magic Rosie πŸ™‚ The Blonde B

  • The Sunday Mode

    That cinnamon bun…that photo is doing things to me!

    Hopefully one day you’ll take your travels to Australia and meet a few readers here πŸ™‚


  • Ballets&Bows

    I love the striping on the inside of that jacket! SURPRISE STRIPES!

  • Andrea

    So glad to see Tavern on the Green back in action! It was sad to hear when they closed their doors few years back, but it seems they are doing better than ever now! On another note, I will be visiting London for the first time ever in August, but only for 36 hours — what would be your top 3 musts to do (food, sites, anything!)

  • Great post! Love reading the brunch posts!


  • Ah I love the dress you’re wearing! Such beautiful photos. X

  • Tavern on the Green is always a lovely, relaxing spot for an outdoor brunch. So glad you enjoyed your time here in NYC! For your next trip, I recommend the brunch at Santina too.

    xx Jean

  • mm haven’t been to the tavern since their brief close a while ago…your post makes me miss the city! Thanks for the update! xx Maren

  • Love your look and the biker jacket with the stripes inside is perfect! Sounds like it was the most relaxing day in the Big Apple. Your chap always take fantastic shots of you! Rosie, could you please make the links open in a separate tab. Sometimes I want to have a look at your links without stopping me from reading the rest of your post. Cheers! Julie xx


    • Anonymous

      Tip – you can open the links in a new tab yourself by right clicking and selecting “open link in new tab”. Hope that helps!

  • Loving your LWD! A place that I loved in NY was The Boathouse in Central Park, have you tried it? The food is delicious!


  • That dress is gorgeous and makes me do a little happy dance when I see it’s available in Petite!! (Insert Praise hands emoji here!!)

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

  • This dress is just a summer perfection!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • Your food photography always looks so delicious! I’m crying over how good that cinnamon bun looks haha. I love your dress too!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Jen

    Rose, you are the dream – eating delicious foods while maintaining your perfect figure! Can’t wait to read your skin care secret. x

    Jen | affecionada

  • I didn’t know your blog (thank you Bloglovin’ !) and I have to say I love it, I love your style and your photo and you are really gorgeous, which helps, haha. I love this Maje jacket! And the dress looks really nice on you! x

  • That dress is perfect, love the fabric and cut and soft navy really makes it effortless – looking super gorgeous here Rosie πŸ™‚

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Sepideh

    How did you manage those pictures in the middle of the street?! I feel like you’re about to get run over by a car, had to hold my breath!!!

    But, you still look lovely πŸ™‚ This is getting me excited for my Bachelorette weekend in July in NYC!!


  • Oooh, love! Your dress is just too cute.

  • That dress is beautiful, I love the cutout detail on the bottom! And did you get your hair blown out while in NYC or did you do it yourself?

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Adore the striped detail on your leather jacket & that is the perfect white shirt dress. I’ve never eaten at Central Park either, so something to try for next time I’m there. Looking forward to reading your beauty posts.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Poppy Flynn

    I am heading to NY soon and am looking for somewhere to stay as a treat on our last night. Do you have any recommendations? πŸ™‚

  • Nicky Moss

    THAT jacket! it’s just perfection.

  • Dear Rosie, I dont know if it’s just about my pc but I can’t see your latest entries on your main page, there might be some kind of problem, it seems stuck on May25th post. I wanted to let you know. By the way LOVED this white dress πŸ™‚

    • Rosie

      Hit refresh on the main page! x

  • Love that dress! πŸ™‚ Love Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • !! I love the lining of that jacket!

  • Haha, that salad is terrifyingly small! How can anyone be satisfied with that?

  • Kari Guastella

    The food wasn’t that great last time I went to Tavern on the Green but I heard that they have a new chef so I’ll have to check it out!

  • Jess

    Love everything about this post! Food looks gorgeous, locations looks gorgeous, YOU look gorgeous X


  • Jessica Wells

    I’m heading to New York in May for a joint 21st/50th treat with my mum and was wondering where you would recommend staying? Budgets aside…