A Sunday in Instagr.am Snaps: Hundred Acres, Haring and Raines Law Room

Sundays are truly my newfound favorite day of the week, and with good reason. Despite today's oppressive heat, I started off strong with a Mat 57 class at Physique 57 - that's their version of pilates - and then rewarded myself with a killer Bloody Mary and yum kale salad at Hundred Acres, my preferred Sunday afternoon brunch joint, located in West SoHo. If you haven't visited Hundred Acres, or sister restaurants Cookshop or Five Points, you're really missing out - all are consistently delicious! 

Next up, I hit the final day of the Keith Haring exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum - nothing like coming down to the wire, eh? I was by no means an expert in Haring prior to hitting the exhibit, but his deceptively simple, primarily black and white studies are among the most important pop art to ever come out of New York. Also, can we give the Brooklyn Museum MAJOR kudos for their seamless integration of social media and technology? I was most impressed with the QR codes leading to Wikipedia articles curated by museum experts. Follow them on Twitter for further art goodness.

Last but not least, it's not a weekend without at least a little imbibing. Raines Law Room's artfully crafted cocktails of fresh ingredients are surpassed perhaps only by the sexy, sexy atmosphere. I love the low tin ceilings, velvet furniture, and, oh hey girl hey, naughty wallpaper (detail seen above!) To make a reservation (accepted on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays only), email reservations@raineslawroom.com, or simply visit 48 West 17th Street (that's between 5th and 6th Avenues) and ring the bell for entry. If there's a wait, I recommend killing time at Flatiron Lounge on West 19th - Raines is well worth the wait.

How did you spend your Sunday? Do tell.

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