Thursday, January 21, 2010

New York, Where do I Start?

This time last week, me and the besties had just finished up a taping of the Martha Stewart show where we were able to blog live from the audience. We love Martha, we try to channel her as much as possible so we were thrilled to be within spitting distance of the woman who knows everything about everything.

After the taping we hit the streets, our hotel was in Chelsea, the weather was nice and cooperative so we set out on foot, with urbanspoon in our hand looking for lunch. We found a great place called Cafeteria, trendy comfort food is the best description I have for this restaurant, it was good. Not like comfort food here in the South, but good nonetheless.

We did a lot of walking while we were there. We walked all over Chelsea, we shopped, we walked the Brooklyn Bridge, we ate, we shopped, we walked, saw the WTC site, SOHO, Times Square, we shopped, we ate, we walked, we saw Central Park, stopped by FAO Schwartz for goodies for our little people, we walked, we ate, we shopped, we stopped by Dylan's Candy store and stood in line for 30 minutes just to get a coke and a cupcake. It was good and since we walked and walked and walked and walked, we didn't feel so bad about the calories.

Cupcakes are big in NYC, we managed to get one from Dylans and Magnolia's, I was a strong advocate for a "cupcake off" during our stay, but it just didn't work out. Maybe next time!

Follow the lines (formerly Mommapeas) wanted to stalk Anthony Bourdain while we were there so we headed to his restaurant, Les Halles for dinner one night and it was AWE.SOME. He wasn't there but his presence was felt. All of the food we had while we were in the Big Apple was fantastic. If you want a great burger and fries, check out the Shake Shack. We had good sushi, and some great pizza, I just can't remember the name of the restaurants. For Italian we at at DaNico's, also fantastic...

Our time there was long because we missed our kids, but short when you consider all of the things we didn't get to, and of course, with Follow the Lines living away now, our airport goodbye was bittersweet.

It was a trip to remember and someting that will have to become an annual event. Probably not New York everytime, but somewhere for sure.


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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fantastic time!


Michelle said...

Sounds like a great trip! I will have to move a BFF trip higher up on my list. I surprised my BFF with a weekend trip to LA a year and half ago but it has been too long!