Dolce Does….A Hunt for Street Art in Nolita, NYC

This post was featured in Pages of Travel.

Fun Fact: Audrey Hepburn is my all-time favorite actress.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s has long been my go to flick whether I am happy, sad, can’t sleep, (ahem…nursing a hangover), or bored on a rainy afternoon. 

In early March I had a planned trip to NYC to visit family and friends while on the east coast for work. I’ve frequented New York in the last several years since my full time job takes me to the east coast a decent amount, so for this trip I had only one thing to see at the top of my list….

Hit Nolita (North of Little Italy) to find the Audrey on Mulberry street art by Tristan Eaton.

It ended up being the coldest weekend of the winter – this SoCal girl was FREEZING! – but my dear friends indulged me, so after a few brunch cocktails to warm us up, off to Nolita we went.

We got dropped off by a cab at the corner of Broome and Mulberry, and right around the corner from Cafe Roma, there she was.

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In the warmer months, there's a little table and chairs set up so you can join Audrey for a meal.

After taking some pictures, we took advantage of the street art, great shopping (tons of boutiques, plus SoHo is nearby!), and the awesome food and drink spots.  We needed some cocktails to keep us warm in that freezing March weather!

There's also some art of John Lennon, Homer Simpson, and Where's Waldo in the neighborhood.

If you’re into street art, shopping, and great food/drinks, or even just getting lost in the city, plan to spend an afternoon next time you’re hunting down street art.  Once you've worked up an appetite, grab a bite at fast-casual Italian spot, Sosta (Mott) or old school Italian restaurant Emilio’s Ballato (Houston), where celebs like Billy Joel are known to frequent. Don’t miss cocktails on the patio at Sweet & Vicious (Spring), or at the Hemingway-meets-tiki RinTinTin cocktail bar. And...you can't go without some Dolci (desserts!) when you're in Little Italy!

I'm always adding to my list of round-the-world street art to catch on future trips.  Drop a note in the comments to let me know where your favorite street art is!

Audrey on Mulberry was featured on Pages of Travel post on 33 coolest street murals around the world -- go check out the other 32 awesome pieces!