Hey loves- happy Saturday! Another week down which means we are that much closer to Christmas 🙂
If you read my last post or follow me on Instagram you know I was in New York last weekend. It had been about 10 years since I stayed there for a weekend so I was very excited to finally experience the city as an adult (or at least adult-ish). I have already seen a lot of the super touristy parts of New York (Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Time Square, etc), so I wanted to focus my trip on experiencing New York during the holidays with my main girl – aka my sister. Below you can check out everything that I did. Enjoy!
I had to work on Friday so I made myself cozy in a coffee shop in Murray Hill called Perk that my friend Kristin recommended. It was the cutest little place with a really friendly staff who were very knowledgeable about coffee. It made me realize how much I love sitting in an actual coffee shop now and again as opposed to always being in a Starbucks. But don’t get me wrong I still love my Starbucks.
After work I hung out at my friends Kaitlyn and Steve’s gorgeous new apartment in the Financial District and enjoyed one of Kaitlyn’s amazing cheese boards while I waited for my sister to get into town. I don’t know if it’s my age or just that they are so delicious, but cheese and wine has been my go-to snack and/or dinner lately. During my apt tour i noticed this adorable press for champagne sign hanging on their wall that I quickly became obsessed with. I love the idea of putting this above a bar cart!
After my sister arrived we walked to dinner at Le District – which is essentially the french version of Eataly. If you don’t know what Eataly is, it’s a huge market that has tons of restaurants and practically anything you would ever want to buy (cheeses, produce, TONS of wine, olive oils etc.). You should definitely check it out if you are in a city where they have one. On the way to the restaurant I made them stop in the Oculus building that I had been seeing so many pictures of online. Let me tell you it was just as amazing in person as it looked in the pictures. Not only is the architecture stunning but there are also a ton of really great shops there. When we got to Le District we went to a restaurant called Beaubourg where my sister and I split a delicious beef bourguignon. The steak sandwich there was also awesome – I snuck a few bites of my friends.
The next morning we went to a barre class and stopped at super cute coffee place called Black Fox on the way home. I have a terrible habit right now where I can’t survive a day without coffee (insert emoji with hands over eyes). Then we went back to my friend Kaitlin’s place where she cooked us an amazing pancake breakfast.
With full stomaches we headed out to enjoy our Saturday afternoon with our first stop at Bryant Park. There are cute Christmas shops set up all along the park with an ice skating rink in the middle. It’s such an adorable area – I would definitely consider coming back here to stroll around in the summer.
Right around the corner is the Public Library which is beautiful! People were passing out free boxes of chips ahoy cookies outside which I didn’t hate and clearly didn’t have any issue snagging one for myself.
After Bryant Park we headed toward Rockefeller to see the tree, followed by walking down the street to check out all the store windows. New York really knows how to get dressed up for Christmas. My favorite store front is a toss up between Bergdorfs and Harry Winston – but they were all pretty much winners.
On Saturday night there were a group of girls having their annual Christmas party. It’s always fun to catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while (although I only knew like 3 people) but it will still fun and I got to meet some of my sisters friends!
On Sunday my sister took off for the airport and I strolled around the Seaport area with my friend Kristin. It has a ton of cute boutiques and a Taylor Swift museum at the moment.
All in all a wonderful weekend thanks to our amazing friends!
Thanks for stopping by!