4.29.2009

New York Highlights


We had such a great time in New York! It was cold and raining for the first three days, which we adored because it allowed us to wear sweaters and coats- a rare pleasure. Here are a few highlights from our trip:

Food: The Shake Shack {great view of the flatiron building, pretty good food}, Le Maison {amazing crepes, tried my first raw oysters}, The Hummus Kitchen {YUM!}, Grimaldi's Pizzaria {worth braving the tourists and the long line}, Max Brenner's Chocolate by the Bald Man {our favorite restaurant of the trip}, Le Pain Quotidien {healthy, hearty fare}, Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Crumbs Bake Shop {sugar overload}, and countless corner delis and sidewalk vendors {I became addicted to the peanuts.}   

Shopping: Among others, we hit Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, Topshop, H&M, Century 21, Filene's Basement, Fishs Eddy, West Elm, 5th Ave {had to see Tiffany's}, Canal Street {didn't buy anything- found we have an aversion to knock offs}, a few vintage stores and the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.

Sights: I loved walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. We spent some time in the park just soaking in the view and pinching ourselves. :) We also saw Ground Zero, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, The Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, but spent most of our time walking through nearly every single borough of Manhattan. 

Activities: Rode bikes through Central Park, spent an afternoon in the MoMA {loved the Tangled Alphabets exhibit!} tried to get into a Rangers game at Madison Square Garden, scored amazing seats to Wicked, took a ride in a NY Cab, and attended the Tribecca Film Festival {Geena Davis is really tall in person}

By the end of our trip, we felt like such a couple again. It was hard not to be reminded of backpacking through Europe, or road tripping on our honeymoon. We are lucky: we travel really well together, and have had many opportunities to do so. If luck holds out, this won't be our last. :)

13 comments:

mel said...

Hey pretty!!!

Love the pics from NYC. Husband and I took a vacation to NYC after he returned from a LONG deployment and the WEEK before we went off and got married.

It is such a neat place to spend time with the one you love.

BTW - I looooveee your n(new to me) header! I also really like that fffound site you linked to!

LisAway said...

Oh! I was so happy to see you come up on my Reader.

It sounds like you did EVERYTHING. And you guys look like you belong in New York. Really. Great shots. I'm so glad you had such a great time.

Spymommy said...

Jealous - but in a totally healthy way! Looks like a fabulous trip and your yellow scarf is awesome.

h. said...

Being a staunch West Coaster, I've always had an aversion to New York. Your photos sure do challenge that prejudice, and you two look so natural in that setting. I found myself getting the same kind of tingly excitement I do when remembering London while reading your post. I'm glad you had fun:)

Valerie said...

That's a FANTASTIC picture of you in the purple coat with the skyline behind you. And I am just a wee bit jealous of your awesome trip! ;)

Janae said...

You do look like you belong in NY. I'm so trying not to be jealous right now! You two are a gorgeous couple, and wow--you sure can get a lot done when out without kids, eh?

Stephanie said...

Glad you had fun! Love NYC. Did you guys get a new camera? Great pics (especially the one of you on the bench) and I don't know how you could have packed more into the trip!

MelancholySmile said...

NY is probably the closest thing we've found to London, though I have to say that London is still my favorite. :)

We were AMAZED at how much we can do without kids! After so many years toting little ones around, we'd forgotten how much they change your life.

We didn't get a new camera, exactly-- it was killing us to think of taking a trip without any pictures to document it, so we bought a Nikon D90 package at Costco, used it for a few days, and returned it. That's how we have the few photos that we do. Rebels. :)

Travelin'Oma said...

Thanks for your list of places. I'm familiar with several and can't wait for my next trip to NYC to try the others. It's just a great place to go!!!

Miggy said...

Yay! You guys did great. Seriously you saw and did a lot in your time here. And you look great in the city--it suits you. :)

moseyalong said...

You are looking *so* NY sharp in the first photo. Coats and scarves, I love 'em. I adore New York City, although it's hard to believe I haven't been back since pre-911. I have a photo of myself on the Empire State Building with the twin towers in the background.

So happy you had a wonderful trip, and re-discovered yourselves as a couple. Invigorating, isn't it?

hukolb said...

Wow! SO exciting! I am jealous as traveling to touristy sites isn't something Joseph and I do well together. He loves to just drive through the country side, never seeing another soul:). Perhaps we'll get back to NY someday and do some of the fun things you guys did, perhaps a girls trip with my sister:).

Mo-Reen said...

NYC suits you! It seems you fit in well there. I recall we wore T-shirts through Times Square (April) and totally looked like tourists! I'll be questioning you soon : )

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