Happy Tuesday y’all!
I have been trying so hard to get back into the swing of things since being on vacation, but I am determined to make this a productive week. Also, we have a holiday in the middle of the week- but you won’t hear any complaints from me.
Today on the blog I wanted to do a recap on my trip to New York. I absolutely love love love New York and Jason and I were seriously considering moving there last year before we moved into our new home. For now, we are okay with the idea to visit there at least 2 times a year (if not more) since it’s not far at all. We may revisit the idea later on down the road, who knows. Either way we had such a great time. My best friend lives 45 minutes away from the city, so we hopped on the Metro and just rode that into the city and literally spent both days in NYC. No matter how many times we go to NY, It always feels so magical. Because NYC is soo busy all the time( can def. be overwhelming) , I wanted to share my little miniature guide and talk about where we went and what I would recommend should you go.
I think it is absolutely so fascinating that in major cities people not having cars is something that is very typical, because you don’t really need one when you are in the City. You utilize the subway to get you from Point A to Point B. I literally think that’s the coolest thing. Okay, enough of that. So we jumped on Metro North to take us into the Grand Central Terminal (Insert all of the Gossip Girl feels I get every time I go there). If you plan on doing a lot of sight-seeing I would suggest putting a good amount on your Metro Card, so that you won’t have to keep reloading. Our first stop was brunch, and we went to Linen Hall– oh my goodness y’all talk about mouth-watering. They have the best pancakes and french toast, that will knock the socks off your feet!
Okay so after brunch we went to play the in-person lottery for Once on This Island and we won! So we got a chance to watch this musical. I have heard so many amazing things about this musical and even listened to the cast album- but that didn’t do it justice. THE MUSICAL WAS AMAZING. One of my favorite parts was being able to interact with the cast after the musical! Sooo cool and I may already be planning to see it again in December.
After Broadway, we went to this restaurant called Shaking Crab and it was so delicious! I got the Shrimp Tacos, but if you love crabs (which I do, I just didn’t want to make a mess) this is the place for you to go. Also, if you have someone who isn’t a seafood fan, they have other options. Jason ordered chicken tenders and he really liked them.
After dinner, we walked to Columbia’s campus since it wasn’t far from there, and it was just sooo cool to take a stroll through their campus.
For Day 2 of NYC (we had a little bit of a late start), I had my photo shoot with the amazing Laurel Creative and it happen to be at Washington Square Park, so we just went there a little earlier and checked it out. It’s gorgeous and the perfect place for photos. #takemeback
After photos, we tried our luck again at the in-person lottery for Once on This Island (yes it is that good) and we neither of us one that time. But it was okay, because we were still on such a high from watching it the first time. To make us all feel better, we went to Magnolia Bakery and grabbed cake and their infamous banana pudding. We were going to head to Bare Burger( they have the best organic burgers), but we settled for pizza (we always have to grab a slice when we come to NYC). We decided to call a night pretty early since we had to get up super early for our flight to Miami.
Stay Tuned for my Miami Recap next week!
I hope you all enjoyed this post and thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great Tuesday and a great 4th of July.
Photos by Laurel Creative.