I did it! After climbing onto a bus in the wee hours of the morning yesterday and sleeping through the entire 4 1/2 hour trip, I finally arrived in New York City! The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind of running around the city, working with a fabulous designer and spending time with two great friends. While this trip is primarily for business (more on that later), just being in the city again has made me reminisce about the last time I visited New York.
As a mini vacation to myself, I came up earlier in the summer to spend a long weekend with a dear old friend, Gracie. I have been meaning to post highlights from the trip since starting SLB and now seems like the perfect opportunity — as shown in the photos below, my NYC vacation ended up turning into a “Tour de Food” around the city. In my opinion, the best vacations are the ones where you get to snack your way through neighborhoods. Luckily, I got to discover some pretty fabulous restaurants and bakeries during my summertime trip and hopefully I will have the chance to revisit a few favorites while I am back.
Gorgeous day in Central Park
The best place to get my Lox + Bagels fix in the city
Bolts of fabric at Mood
I’m pretty sure this place was called “Spandex World” — amazing
A fabulous trip to the Stardust diner for dinner & a show
Gracie at Stardust
Times Square Photo Op
My sweet hostesses
Cereal Milk Soft Serve at Momofuku Milk Bar.
Large scale typography in Brooklyn
Amazing vintage dresses at a flea market in Brooklyn
Brunch at Juliette in Brooklyn
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory for a walk back across the bridge
Walking back on the Brooklyn Bridge
Found this quote as I walked along the bridge — I love finding inspiration in unexpected places
More on my NYC adventures tomorrow — any other places I need to visit while I’m here?