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.
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!)
Above: A few exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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!
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