Tuesday, August 9, 2011

NYC Fun!

So, back in June Matt and I went to NYC for a long weekend. One of Matt's best high school friends got married in NJ and he was in the wedding. We definitely made the most of the trip and spent a lot of time in the city. We did a lot of shopping, ate a lot of great food, explored tons of great places, saw plenty (but not enough, if that makes sense!), and obviously walked a bunch. Both of us had been to NYC in the past, but this was our first visit together. We had the best time and of course, we can't wait until the next visit! We took many, many pictures and believe it or not this is only a handful of them. Hold on, this is a long post...

We walked through Rockefeller Center
Matt was looking at this Lego sign as I stood there waiting for him to finish eyeballing all of the Lego's that put it together (he loved Lego's as a child and I'd be willing to bet that he would play with some now if we ever happen to have a little boy)! The next thing I know is a random guy is asking us if we would like him to take our picture. I really would have preferred a prettier and/or less juvenile background, but I did not want to trouble the nice man, so here you have it, the lovely picture of Matt and I in Rockefeller Center.

We later ate lunch at Bergdorf Goodman's BG Restaurant which is designed by the fabulous Kelly Wearstler. Definitely a great spot for lunch with girlfriends, but I have been wanting to go for a long time and since we were there, Matt was sweet to go with me. We sat in one of those first tables to the left which overlooks Central Park. It goes without saying, it is gorgeous in there and I loved it! I did not take any pictures while we were there, but here is one from their website...

After lunch I took my time walking around Bergdorf's home furnishing floor and I wanted to set up camp until they asked me to leave, especially in here...
I mean, all of those fabulous colors?! Yes please!
That chair! That lamp! Oh, and I was drooling over that neon pink snail on the floor there!
I was also having a really hard time leaving that blue crab as well as the green garden stool he had taken seat on!
And there I was, in Kelly Wearstler heaven!
Matt basically had to pry me away from here ;)

After all that eye candy, we decided to stroll across the street to FAO Schwarz. Matt had never been in there, so I insisted that I take his picture...you can't tell, but he was not thrilled about that.

Blurry picture of us at the rehearsal dinner

We made the absolute most of the next day as well, we did not have a lot of time though because this was the day of the wedding. We started with brunch at Pulino's. I have thought of Pulino's often since then, it was delicious...
So, here we have a Nutella + Hazelnut Fat Baby. I can't makeup that name. Matt and I split one. So so good.
Look at the Nutella goodness in there!
And please do not judge, but I followed that with a Nutella Breakfast Pizza, yes that's right, more Nutella. I figured I should order what I wanted...I am not sure when I will get to go again! It was the best breakfast pizza I have ever had and in my opinion Nutella and sea salt should be paired together more often. Mmmmmmm!
Us after our fantastic meal.

Later that day we went to the beautiful wedding...
Here we are enjoying the cocktail hour between the ceremony and the reception

Our last day began with brunch at Peels...
I love it there! I had the Spa Eggs along with a Classic Buttermilk Biscuit...which was amazing and everything that I hoped for! Matt had the Farmer's Breakfast which comes with their house-smoked bacon. I heard about that bacon for the rest of the day and I still hear chatter about it from him sometimes. Matt. loved. the. bacon.

Next we headed over to John Derian. I have been wanting to go for sooo long and am so glad I had the opportunity...
And i took in all of the gorgeous glass trays

After more walking and shopping we walked our way to Amorino for a little gelato...
Look at all the amazing flavors
So many to chose from
You can mix as many flavors as you choose, and of course once I saw that they had Nutella, I chose that (definitely noticing an unintentional Nutella theme going on! Clearly i hate the stuff!) along with pistachio. Matt had vanilla + dark chocolate almond. Both of ours were exceptionally great.
Also, they arrange the gelato so that it looks like a flower inside the cone, really! Too cute! So insanely good. I have tasted a lot of gelato and this is absolutely, no question, hands down the best gelato I have ever tasted. Ever.

Later we headed back uptown and quickly walked through The Plaza Hotel

Then we walked right over to Central Park

And after a lot more walking and shopping and looking we made it to our final stop, Serendipity 3...
Their menus are enormous
Matt and I split a Frozen Hot Chocolate. We could not even eat half of it, but it was really good.

Can't wait to go back!


*Image via, all other images courtesy of me :)


  1. NYC looks like so much fun. So much to see and do. We really need to make a trip there, asap, if you know what i'm saying. great pics lmw!

  2. What? No trip to Magnolia Bakery?! I'm shocked, my dessert-connoisseur friend:) It looks like y'll had a great time, and the all the food looks tasty too!

  3. Haha! Too much to see and so much to do, but not enough time!

    Next time :)


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