Sophie’s New York Saturday Afternoon with Mom

I love Saturday afternoons with Mom — in New York there’s always an adventure!

Sophie is always looking for an adventure!

We’ve introduced all of you to our favorite little it-girl, Sophie. A character more curious than George, Sophie has already taken the world of children's books by storm with her fabulous, fashion-filled adventure in Sophie and the City: All in a Day's Work. 

Sophie is back at The Daily Meal, dishing out on her go-to spots for spending time with her mother on Saturday afternoons. Always in the know, Sophie can spot a good time anywhere, from a walk in the park, to a museum, and of course — when dining on some of New York’s best eats!

Here’s what Sophie’s date with her mom entails:

Our day will start off with homemade red velvet whoopie piesfor breakfast. Like I said, it's a day everyone can enjoy. The whoopie pies will be accompanied by fresh-squeezed OJ. Since its spring, I'll surprise Mom with peonies and lilacs wrapped in homemade newspaper.

After our sugar rush has subsided, off to the Frick for a scavenger hunt — try to find as many pink dresses in portraits as you can! With all the hunting for outrageous pink dresses, we have worked up an appetite!

Time for some brick oven pizza at Barneys and a trip to the Chelsea Passage to look at oversized books. If you can't have pizza at Barneys, you can always make one at home.

Head to your local pizzeria and purchase some dough. At home, shape your dough into a heart and smother it with San Marzano tomato sauce and burrata mozzarella.

If it’s a nice day, capture a family portrait in the park after lunch. What better gift is there than pictures of us kids? Stop by Dean and Deluca for some tea and biscuits along the way, too.

End the day with making homemade ribbon necklaces full of fancy trim and beadings from M&J Trimmings. I currently love cameos and want to make one that looks like my friend Kelly's. It’s super special and makes for a nice story when you wear it.

Have your own Saturday afternoon with your mother! Make it special with activities like Sophie’s. No matter what city, spending time with Mom will be an adventure — as long as you use your imagination and a little creativity to get there!