Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New York State of Mind (DAY 1)

Over Labor Day Weekend, we took a quick 3 day trip to NYC! It still felt like Summer. We got lucky and the weather was gorgeous -- almost too hot, if that's possible.

As you might have guessed New York City is one of my favorite places in the world. One thing I love about it is that you can visit the city several different times and each time is like a whole different trip. For instance, we stayed in Chelsea this time and it was actually very quiet, which was nice. We prevously stayed in the Meatpacking District and East Village and I must say that I liked Chelsea better than East Village. I think Meatpacking was my favorite neighborhood because of all of the constant electricity. It really made me think that the city never sleeps.

One of my favorite things that we did on this trip was to allow time to wander. As much as I like to schedule what we're going to do each hour of each day, it's nice to go with the flow and stumble upon things as opposed to planning, planning, planning.  Some Greenwich Village impromptu discoveries below: 

You. Guys. I finally tried Avocado Toast. and it was delicious! The end.

After attempting to visit the Statue of Liberty on each previous trip to the city, we finally made it! And we picked a gorgeous day to do it! It is quite an ordeal to get there, so you have to allow 3-4 hours total. But, it was totally worth it. and I would do it again.

After the SOL, we headed to dinner at Claudette in Greenwich Village. I'm starting to notice a pattern here. I think Greenwich Village might be one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. Anyway, dinner was scrumptious and I don't even have any photographic evidence {ok...maybe a few dark grainy shots}. I always have this idea that we're going to go out for drinks after dinner {this is New York, c'mon.....} but it never happens. Sleep always wins. I guess my future self will thank me.


1 comment:

  1. "Too hot" is definitely possible in my world. So jealous of your trip! Looks like it was so fun! <3