Oh & as promised, here are a few more pics from my trip to New York City. My family was so excited to see me & I was so grateful to be able to spend time with them. While I was there, I visited several different places - and below are some of my favorites! Enjoy!
This all white building has got to be one of my favorites in the city. It's located in Soho on an old brick lined street.
I love this department store. In fact it's near my old neighborhood. I did a little shopping...but my favorite was this Tory Burch sitting area. It was like a little boutique in the midst of all these other shops & the fabric on the sofas?? Gorgeous, don't you think??!?
A good bakery is a must in any town. My favorite is Magnolia and NYC has several in Manhattan. This particular one we went to was literally inside Bloomingdales...so when you're splurging on a new handbag, you can then indulge in some amazing cupcakes on the first floor! Love this place...why oh why don't they have one here in Las Vegas?!?!?
The 9/11 Memorial:
It was really interesting. It took us almost 35 minutes just to get into the main area. Why? Well, because we stood in line and this line twisted & twirled and it felt like we were in a maze - then toward the end there were security with metal detectors, just like TSA. I swear, it was identical to an airport & you even had to remove your belt.
All in all, it was quite surreal. Knowing that the 2 towers stood there at on point and so many people died there....it felt like a mass grave. But it was beautiful & serene...families left their loved ones notes and personal items next to their names. I got very emotional as I stood there reading some of the notes...
In all my years living in NYC, I never got to see a symphony. So we finally went & I think we were the youngest people in the entire place. Either way, it was beautiful but a bit longer than I was hoping for.
To be exact it was 86 minutes long - after the 1st hour, I started dozing off...I know, that's terrible!
Museum of Sex:
I didn't have time to go inside but you can see a lot of it from the outside. The skeleton exhibits in the window were pretty darn funny..
The Natural History Museum:
I think this museum was a lot more exciting when I was a kid. This time around it was still fun but a bit too busy with kids for my taste. Either way, the planetarium was nice & the huge fossil exhibits were interesting!
I still prefer Art museums like MOMA....
Nespresso Boutique Bar:
I had never been here before but I loved it so much I visited the place twice. They have a few locations & both of the ones I went to were very clean and relaxing. The coffee was amazing and they had SOY, big plus!!! I'm someone who enjoys sweets and Nespresso had some great options & the portions were the perfect size.
I'm obsessed with Starbucks, but this place definitely beat Starbucks in my opinion!
-images by jen ramos