Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NYC In a lot of photos and a few words...

Well, New York was fabulous. As usual, it did not disappoint. We ate, we walked, we giggled, we ate more, we subwayed, we shopped, we wined and dined, and cupcaked and we came home exhausted!

And broke...

Here's the photographic version of events:

Day 1: Brunch at Peels- It's beyond adorable. Exposed brick, adorable bakery, wonderful food, "Build a Biscuit" (why on earth not I say?) and that gorgeous and enormous urn of baby's breath.

We walked around near NYU and Greenwich Village and then....the rain came. So we scurried into a tiny little wine bar, and to our surprise it was the most darling wine and cupcake shop ever. It's called Sweet Revenge and they do wine pairings with their cupcakes. Of course we had to share a cupcake and get an afternoon cocktail!

(below: Me, My sister- Kristen, my sister in law- Kate. My SIL lives in NYC so we stayed with her.)

That evening, we had the privilege of visiting the 9/11 Memorial. It is really beautiful and very tastefully done. I can wait to see the grandeur of it all when the buildings are finished and the museum is open. If you'd like to view more of the Memorial photos click here.

After the Memorial we walked through this fabulous park and had dinner at Barrio Chino which was to die for and some of the best *Mexican food I've ever had in NYC. (*It's certainly not tex-mex but they did have guacamole and fresh squeezed margaritas. My steak fajita tacos were delicious!)

Day 2: We started our day with another delicious brunch at Penelope in Murray Hill. Now is as good a time as any to admit that I had pumpkin waffles with dried cranberries, toasted pecans, apple-cinnamon butter and baked cinnamon apples. I'm not usually a huge fan of pumpkin anything but I'm not kidding when I say this could be my last meal. It was unreal.

We left brunch and made our way to the Upper West Side where we went to the Met, walked through Central Park, visited our happy place and got some banana pudding, and went by my sister's old apartment and took her little picture on her stoop. :)

Above: A few exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Below: The rooftop at the Met

We had our very late lunch/early dinner at Shake Shack and then got ready for the Yankee Game.

We had a ton of fun through the first 2 innings of the Yankee game...unfortunately, it decided to rain....a lot!

Day 3: Began with coffee and a trip to the Union Square Farmer's Market with our sweet friend Sarah who moved to the City in May.

From there, we headed to Brooklyn, did some shopping and had lunch at the Brooklyn Flea.

On our way home, we made our way through Mario Batali's Eataly. It was so fabulous. Handmade pastas, fresh made mozzarella, wine and cheese tastings, gelato, a restaurant, fresh made breads...I can't even begin to tell you how overstimulating this place is. The photos below are a glimpse at the gorgeous produce and cheeses. YUM!

We met Sarah and her boyfriend Daniel for a glass of vino and then we headed to Lil' Frankies for some beyond delicious pizza.

Day 4: Also known as our last day- Began with brunch at Freeman's with my sister's old friends. She had so much fun catching up with them and I loved meeting them!

After Freeman's we went to the J Crew Bridal shop on Madison Avenue for Kristen to do some quick browsing!

We went to a Matinee of How to Succeed in Business with Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe. It was one of my favorite plays I've seen on Broadway! (which is a bold statement!)

We said our farewell to NYC with dinner at Jane and a promise to be back very soon!

I love you and your quirks, NYC. Thank you for taking me in for a long weekend! And Kate, you were a wonderful and gracious hostess, as always. Thank you! XOXO


Lenzi said...

Looks like your trip was so much fun!! Love all the pics!

Mateya said...

Oh my gosh that looks like so much fun!

Lindsey said...

What an amazing trip! This took me back when the hubs and & I traveled there a few years ago around the same time of year. Looks like you guys had a blast and looked fabulous doing it. :)

Lauren said...

That first picture looks like such an amazing place to eat at. It's so cute! It makes me want to go there, but that would be a heck of a drive just for a bite to eat!

Kimberly said...

Your trip looks like it was amazing and crammed full of fun! I have always wanted to visit NYC...hopefully one day soon! :)

Liz said...

This is like THE perfect trip and you KNOW I'm so jealous. So. Stinking. Jealous.

Natalie said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! I have never been...super jealous!

Camila said...

Looks like a fab trip! You're so lucky to have some locals to take you around! Every time I've been to NYC I've been just a blatant tourist and probably miss so many of the best things because I don't know what I'm doing!!

kate mendenhall said...

come back soooon please!

Lauren said...

what a great trip! I was definitely overwhelmed on my first visit and I'm ready to go back and experience so many more of the amazing things the city has to offer!

Jesica said...

Aw, I miss NYC sooo much! Glad you had a wonderful time even though it rained on you.

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Jessica said...

You got some amazing pictures!

Sara said...

My goodness, you fit a LOT of stuff into 4 days! I must go to NYC with you next time, I've never done any of that stuff. Love the photos, you look fantastic and very happy! What a fun trip.

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love all of your outfits! my favorite is the first outfit in your first couple of photos, the light pink sweater and the yellow necklace, stunner!

Tricia said...

Your trip looks amazing. I love that you found so many unique places that make a trip even more special. I love spending time in NY, and will definitely mark some of these locations for my next trip in March.