Thursday, October 6, 2011

Do you want to sea-food?

I have a love-hate relationship with seafood, in the I-love-chili-crabs but I-hate-lobster-on-bread kinda way. Where I come from, seafood is usually deep-fried or smothered in curry, which I presume is to mask any smell of the ocean. So it should not come as a surprise that it took me nearly 1.5 years in the city (where I eat out multiple times a week), to set foot in a fish shack - Mary's Fish Camp. Big mistake. Big. HUGE.

Once again, we arrive at another reason to move to the West Village.

The place is itty-bitty. Any ideas of having a private conversation was left at the door since we were literally rubbing shoulders with patrons on either side of us. All that aside, the dishes were fabulous - I can't stop thinking about the lobster knuckles and the golden tile with quinoa and yogurt I devoured. 

Since I am no longer apprehensive of seafood joints (trick: order the more flavourful dishes on the menu), I have put Pearl Oyster Bar on the list of places to visit next. 
This is not a food blog, and besides photos of fish are rather unappealing so I will leave you with pictures of the other outfit I wore on the weekend:

Helmut Lang T, Armani ripped jeans (circa 2009 when it was hip)

Anthropologie Golden Gate Cardigan, Club Monaco sparkly necklace
Blurry but at least I don't look so tired!
Mad love for the new Giles and Brother cuffs I acquired recently. This is my feeble attempt at an arm party (baby steps, baby steps):
(From Left) Right wrist-bone cuff from Paddington Markets in Sydney (I have not taken this off since 2006)

(Ctd) Giles and Brother Hook Cuff and Railroad Spike Cuff
Tonight I am off to Chelsea Market's Anthropologie to meet Johanna Uurasjarvi and to view Leifsdottir's fall collection. Hope you have a lovely evening too!


  1. I LOVE seafood, but haven't found too many places in the city with good seafood at moderate prices. I'll definitely have to try Mary's now. The menu looks great.

    Have fun at the Chelsea Market Anthro tonight!!!

  2. I've got to get to Mary's Fish Camp! The only bad thing I've ever heard about it is that the staff can be kind of rude. Nothing I can't put up with... I'm crazy for seafood, so it's pretty much imperative I visit soon.

  3. Kelly - the prices were pretty decent! You have to give it a go!

    Vanessa - the staff were fine when we were there! Perhaps the tight space gets to patrons much more than usual? Regardless, I hope you visit as soon as you land back on NY shores!

  4. Just stumbled on your blog while searching for that excellent G&B hook cuff and LOVE it! xx

    1. The cuff is pretty darn awesome - does tarnish a little though so it needs more TLC than usual. Otherwise thanks for reading Nora and I hope you will stick around x