Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I [heart] NYC

We are finally home and back to reality but our vacation was AMAZING -we spent five days in New York City! While there was a lot we did not see, there was a lot we did see! This post is just to share our adventure with you. Our hotel was about three blocks from Times Square- we had a great room [small] but had a kitchenette, a great view, and a rooftop terrace! Oh and we had the best weather!

This was my first trip to New York City and Z was right, the city has such an amazing energy to it. 

View from our room: 
 View from the roof top - concrete jungle for sure!

Our adventure started in Times Square. We actually spent a good amount of time there just people watching over a few days... it is definitely sensory overload.

I even got a picture with NYPD ;)

The Empire State Building as the sun set...
We used taxis cars when going short distances but we had a map and figured out the subway trains pretty easily!

The other plus of our hotel was that it was litteraly in the center of the Garment District - which means we were able to go to Mood Fabrics! [My obsession with project runway yet again]

We even explored lower Manhattan and the Financial District.

The Freedom Tower is really amazing
We did not get to see the actual 9/11 Memorial park due to construction still taking place and lack of tickets. 
The day that we were there was the one year anniversary of the Occupy Wallstreet - it was really neat to be able to witness American freedoms in the flesh. 
 and of course the Merrill Lynch Bull :)

We had dinner at Buddakan in the Meat Packing District - famous for hosting Carrie & Big's rehearsal dinner on SATC movie <3

We ventured all over the Upper East Side and 5th Ave., Central Park, the East Village, Little Italy (best dinner ever), and Soho too! My favorite part of town was definitely Soho, the atmosphere was much more relaxed but still very posh will nice shops and restaurants. We will be planning another trip back hopefully this winter to see some of the things we missed and to enjoy the cold weather!

Of course I could not pass up having breakfast almost every morning at Dunkin Donuts...

I hope you enjoyed our adventure :)


  1. visiting from Thriving on Thursday and had to come as I am a NYer in Australia and am taking my kids there finally in November for 5 1/2 weeks (not just NYC). Loved your photos and glad you had a great time in my hometown - ahhh dunkin donuts - i can smell the sugar from here

    Deb @ home life simplified

    1. Thank you for visiting! Yes we had a blast- it is such an amazing city!! And i could probably eat dunkin donuts every day.. They had their apple donuts for fall.. Yumm!!!

  2. I am totally living vicariously through you right now.. SO jealous! NYC is my dream vacation spot--looks like you had a blast! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It was my first time there and i absolutely loved it!! Thank you for stopping by! <3

  3. My all time favorite city! My kids would love to move there! :-). Thanks for sharing all of your pictures.

  4. It is fun to go into New York City. I spent a few hours in Bryant Park on 42nd street this week. Love it.

  5. How exciting! I've never been to NYC, and seeing your pictures just makes me want to go more :) It looks like you had a pretty fun vacation! New follower from the Aloha Friday blog hop!

  6. Awesome!! I love all the pics. I♥NYC too! Everything about it is great. The Hubby and I are going back next year for vacation. (I can't wait)
    My sister and I are always talking about Mood Fabric day we'll go there together. Since she has forbidden me from going inside without her, lol!

    Newest follower via the hop! ☺

  7. Looks like an awesome trip! I've never been to NYC but have always wanted to go!!

    Thanks for joining the CHQ Blog Hop last week! We hope you've found some fun new blogs to follow!!
    xo, Meredith @