On Saturday we spent the day in East Village with our local NYer friends. Meredith and Natalie have been living in the city for about a year and just love it. They took us to this cute little brunch place near their apartment called Peels because "everybody brunches in New York" ... only you do not have to show up at 8am to get a table like you do here in Atlanta. There are so many amazing places to eat in NY so no where is especially crowded. It was really nice. Then we walked around East/West/Greenwich Village and just took in the city. That night the girls had a Great Gatsby themed party at their apartment so we got to meet some of their friends. Saturday was a day of really feeling like part of the city, not just like we were passing through.