I am not going to lie. I miss living in NYC. But if absence makes the heart grow fonder, I feel the fondest about New York. This visit was long overdue and I enjoyed every minute of it. The universe conspired to make it a great weekend with good weather and my itinerary was filled with my favorite things: food, family and shopping!
I stayed with my cousin which is super fun because I feel like a real New Yorker coming and going from her Chelsea apartment. While she worked I walked to Chelsea Market, a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility, and enjoyed a delicious raisin scone from Sarabeth's. The next day I took the subway down to Tribeca to visit my friend, mentor and former employer, and we spent hours reminiscing about our time working together. From there I walked up to Soho and grabbed myself a fresh, delicious yogurt from Chobani. How funny that they manufacture their products in upstate near my town, but I alway make sure a stop at their store in Soho is part of my visit to the city.
I met up with my cousin just in time to see Bernie Sanders supporters march down Broadway with a large #feelthebern banner flying. We spent the rest of the afternoon wakling and shopping and walking and shopping.
I couldn’t leave NYC without dinner at my favorite burger place, Lucky Strike in Soho, with my cousins and brother. Nothing like walking around the city to make a girl hungry for a delicious burger and fries. Thankfully my cousin’s apartment is around the corner from a Starbucks, and ordering on their app made grabbing a coffee and hitting the road easy, heading up to Westchester for brunch with my best friends.
Never enough time to catch up with my college roommates- our lives have changed over the years but when we are together it’s like no time has passed. On my ride down and back I listened to Lena Dunham read her book Not That Kind of Girl- can’t wait for season 5 of Girls to start next week. My boys surprised me when I got home with my favorite Chinese food dinner, chocolate cupcakes from Mrs. Kelders, and a dozen red roses. Now that’s what I call a weekend getaway! See you soon, NYC!
What do you like to do when you visit NYC? I’d love to hear from you so comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.