Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In A New York Minute

I love being busy.  I love cities that are awake, alive, and full of action. Cities like New York, the city that never sleeps. I love the hectic pace of New York, seeing people everywhere constantly doing something, even if they're just sitting on a park bench in Central Park, taking it all in. And there really is so much to take in when you're in NYC—always. 

I just got back from a few days in the Big Apple with my mom and sister. A girls trip to see A Raisin in the Sun with Denzel Washington on Broadway was the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of spring. I've been to NYC seven times, and each time, I love it more than the time before. This city is just so cool. I've been having a love affair with NYC my entire life, starting when I was a child and falling in love with the movie Annie.

I had the great opportunity to review and stay at Omni Berkshire Place Hotel, and once we arrived, we hit the streets and basically walked for two days straight—as one should, when they're in New York. Why waste time in a taxi when you can see so much more by foot? (I started off in stylish boots, switched to flats, and ended up wearing a new pair of flip flips. But it was okay—it was actually warm enough to wear flip flips in NYC!)

Here's a summary of our trip to NYC in pictures:

We went to Magnolia Bakery. It was my sister's first time, and she loved the cupcakes. I did, too. I'm not a huge cupcake fan, but I think they are better than anywhere else I've tried. I always go with vanilla.



We went to Bloomingdale's to shop, and knowing I would be coming home to our never-ending winter, (sigh) I picked up a new coat. Of course.



The weather in NYC was perfection while we were there. We even enjoyed coffee outside, on a patio. And we didn't get cold! It was amazing. Of course, we're coming from months of minus 40C, so anything warmer than that, and we think it's summer.



We took in the sights, from Upper East Side, to Rockefeller Centre to the New York Public Library. 






We went to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre early enough to stalk talk to Denzel's personal driver. He told us where to stand after the show so we'd meet Mr. Denzel. Seeing this play in the intimate, old theatre was a great experience. Seeing Denzel performing so close to me was pretty awesome. After the show, I was front of the line to meet him and shake his hand. My hands were shaking afterwards, and I was debating if I should ever wash my hand again. (Of course I did.)




We ate dinner at great restaurants, we imagined we lived in Manhattan, and we had our own adventures, as we always do when we travel together.




Memories? Made. New York City is everything... and really one of my favourite places to visit. Can't wait for more adventures!

In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh
There's nothing you can't do, now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you, let's hear it for New York,
New York, New York... (Jay Z and Alicia Keys)

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love NYC and I love a girls weekend; putting them together is perfection. Your photos have made me remember some fantastic NYC weekends I've had, and inspired me to plan my next.

Thanks for sharing!

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

Oh how I love NYC! I haven't been back in a long time. As much as I love living in Los Angeles, NYC will always have a piece of my heart.

Loukia said...

Jen, I definitely think you should plan a trip to NYC soon! It's always amazing being there--but never long enough!

Loukia said...

I've never lived in NYC, but every time I leave, I feel like I miss it like someone who has actually lived there! It's am amazing city.

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