Monday, January 10, 2011

New York City

I am back-tracking over a month by posting pics of New York City, but I can't let the trip go unmentioned. It was too much fun!

D and I decided to go explore the city the weekend after Thanksgiving, our long list of things-to-see in hand. Fortunately our interests overlap and complement each other well.

Eating, shopping, sightseeing, we did it all.

One of my favorite things to see, that I'd only walked past before, was the Trinity graveyard in the Financial District. I love history, and seeing tombstones from the late 1700s, many worn down to almost nothing, was fascinating.

Trinity graveyard

This marker for a 9 year old who passed away in 1761 especially had me captivated.

Trinity graveyard

We spent most of our time walking through Soho, and if you can believe it, I was not the one with a long list of stores to visit. I was, however, probably the one who spent the most money once inside the stores.

I stopped in Kim Kardashian's shop, Dash . .

Kim Kardashian's store

. . and spotted the nearest Anthropologie after wandering the cobblestone streets. {I picked up a cute blue blouse and salmon-colored corduroys at the Chelsea Anthro the next day.}

Soho

This boy loves him some shoes, and he was wishing he could create his own Nikes at the Sportswear shop.

make-your-own Nike

As is to be expected when visiting NYC, we sought out some really good pizza, and we found it . . and waited a long time for it at Lombardi's. I didn't know until we got there that it was America's very first pizzeria. It was delicious!

Lombardi's Pizza

Lombardi's Pizza

My favorite meal of the trip was at A.O.C., a French restaurant in Greenwich, that we stumbled upon after my blocks-long quest for Magnolia Bakery {I think D heard "I'm pretty sure it's this next block" x5} - not because they're my favorite cupcakes, but because . . it's so cute!

We ate by candlelight, somehow not stuffing ourselves with too much bread, and I enjoyed the Risotto de la Mer with shrimp, scallops, salmon, thinly sliced carrots and a balsamic glaze. I will attempt to make this at home {with the help of my roommate, most likely}.

A.O.C. in Greenwich

In addition to Ground Zero, Christmas windows on 5th Ave, and all that shopping, we also had fun at Chelsea Market. Don't ask how many bakeries we visited, though.

Chelsea Market

We also walked through the Hell's Kitchen flea market, admiring the vintage clothes and trinkets, but not buying a thing.

Hell's Kitchen flea

We sat on a bench in Central Park sipping our City Bakery hot chocolate . .

hot chocolate in Central Park

. . and then headed to Rockefeller Plaza for some memorable and expensive ice skating. The tree wasn't lit yet, but the atmosphere was still pretty magical . . in my opinion. I'm not sure D had stopped thinking about the cost yet. :)

Rockefeller rink

Rockefeller rink

We walked through Times Square, Dylan's Candybar, and the Union Square Holiday Market during our trip, and we ended it all with the best breakfast ever at Locanda Verde in Tribeca.

Locanda Verde

Hellooo hazelnut french toast, I miss you.

Locanda Verde - best french toast EVER

Oh, how I love New York. It's taken me awhile, but I do.

6 comments:

Liz said...

Glad you had such a great trip. NYC has never been the city for me, but you sure do make it sound fantastic!

Morgan said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you. You two are too, too cute! I love all the pictures.

Meghan Rae said...

Looks like you had a great time! I love NYC...to visit. :) Whenever I go, I have such a hard time deciding where to eat because there are too many choices. I will have to check out this place in Greenwich!

-Meghan Rae

girl from florida said...

I LOVE NYC. Love it so much!!! I love seeing other people's views of it when they go on trips (especially food pictures, of course!).

I am going to be in the DC area in April, I hope we can meet up!!!

a tall sassy gal said...

You guys did do a lot! I enjoyed NYC way more than I thought I would and I still have so much we didn't see. We stayed around Times Square, Central Park and 5th since we only had a few days and with New Years being in the middle of it.

You need to try Joe's Shanghai for the soup dumplings. I am freaking obessesed and can't stop thinking about them.

pinksundrops said...

Left you an award on my blog:

http://pinksundrops.blogspot.com/2011/01/this-is-fun-part-of-blogging.html

And, I don't want to jinx anything, but OMG he is adorable!! You two look amazing together, and I love that you are having so much fun together!