New York City pt 1. Wall Street, 9/11, Dead Rabbit

The first thing I’m going to say is that jeeze louise there are A LOT of pictures from this weekend. I don’t even really know what I took pictures of, or if they’re even substantial to NYC but nevertheless, a lot. So what I’m going to do is cut the post in half for the sake of attention spans and # of pictures.

So this past weekend, Andrew and I spent our weekend out in NYC. We left after work on Friday, it’s about a 3.5 hour drive and stayed until Sunday PM. So about 2 fulls days; which I love a weekend in NYC but at the same time it’s definitely not enough. There’s just too much to see and EAT in the city that you need more than 2 days, in my opinion.

But, we found a pretty good deal on a hotel on Wall Street which is close to Battery Park and the 9/11 Memorial. So we snagged it!

We arrived around 11PM or so, checked in, and decided to go downstairs to the bar/restaurant that’s attached to the hotel.3

We didn’t find the Bull on Wall Street but we had this gigantic bull in the restaurant so that was good enough for us.


The one thing I loved about our hotel was that they had complementary fill your own water bottles. So convenient!


Saturday AM

We slept in a little and got dressed to find some breakfast. Andrew is the master of picking the places we eat at so he found a place for us and we walked over. On our way since Wall Street was right there we stopped and admired-


Federal Hall


And the NY Stock Exchange. Man, I would love to see what it looks like inside.


Okay back to breakfast! It was called Bluestone Lane and it’s an itty bitty stand in some building so it threw Andrew off and he wanted something different. So we left to try to find another spot on a whim. But no luck! And I personally was rooting to go back to that initial spot. So we did.

And ya’ll that may have been the best meal throughout the whole trip. It’s hard to say because everything I ate was a 10+ but I think this was my favorite. It was a toast stand so we both got the cream cheese, avocado, with salmon on top. OH MY LANTA! If I could eat that every gosh darn morning, I would be so happy. The salmon was amazingly fresh I just couldn’t believe it. Prime example of don’t judge a book by it’s cover!!!


We went back to the hotel and really got ready for the day-


These are my favorite shoes to adventure in. I bought them in San Fran when I was SO not prepared to take on those hills with sandals. And these babies got me through it. And now through NYC too. 11

It was a cool day with a chance of rain so I threw on my North Face rain coat which is so clutch but it didn’t even end up raining after all. 12

And we’re off!


We walked to the 9/11 Memorial and around there a bit. When you’re standing there you can’t help but to get hit with a blast from the past. Your brain just automatically sends you through time travel and I’m certain almost everyone can remember their whereabouts during the time of the event. The engraved names just did it for me, it’s a sad heartbreaking reflection.



Thankful for this guy ❤


From there we walked to Battery Park to check out the view andddd we obviously had to take a selfie with the Statue of Liberty…. Can you see it 😉


There is is! LOL


Got lunch at Broadstone where I had a TOTAL blonde moment. In a nutshell I ordered a salad and they used watercress and for some reason I was thinking water chestnuts. So I said “no watercress please” to which the waitress goes okay would you like to substitute with kale? arugula? And I kept saying “no thanks” . She walked away with a concerned dismal face while I’m over here thinking why would she substitute with those? ANDDDD it hit me. Did I just order a salad with no lettuce? Needless to say, I went with watercress and wowzers, it was such a tasty salad! Loved it. And now I want to make watercress salads.

From there we headed to The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog to meet up with Andrew’s friends. I was weary of the place at first but the inside of it was pretty darn cool. (Photo from their website)42

I was sipping on some Irish Coffee.


And I just have to share this because I LOVE this. Their bathroom wall was made of these beautiful copper toned bricks. It was just gorgeous and want this in my future home.


And that night we had tickets to a Broadway show which I was ecstatic about- but that will be in my next post with the rest of the trip!

xo, JJ


19 Comments Add yours

  1. K.M. Sutton says:

    Ahhhhh I have been anxiously awaiting your New York City recap! And I LOVE all your pics! So pretty and amazing! And seriously this post has given me all the feels (and literally made me lose all thoughtful and sensible speech!) ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. xoJenny says:

      New York never seizes to amaze me. So many adventures to be had there- you are so lucky that you live there and have the opportunity to take it all in!!! ❤ So much love to you!!!!

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      1. K.M. Sutton says:

        Awe this makes my heart happy! I am so happy you like it here! There really are! I really am lucky! Sometimes it is hard getting out of my neighborhood or routine, but when I do I am always so surprised! Hopefully I get to create some new ones with you soon! ❤

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  2. I’ve literally just logged on to write my day 1 in NYC and saw yours! The bull on Wall St…even if you found it, there’s queues for photos!! I have a pic of my hubby stood close by but thats about it so your pic is probably better!! hahaha! xx

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    1. xoJenny says:

      Aw you were there too?!?! I need to go read about your trip!!! And thats what everyone was saying about the bull, they we’re like even if you see it there will either be a whole crowd wrapped around it ORRR a line to even get the photo. At least you ended up getting to see it though!!

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      1. Yep, I was there just under 3 weeks ago now 😫😫
        I’m gradually writing my posts…it’s taking me a while because of being busy at work but I’ve got a couple more blog posts to do on it 😋 xx

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  3. lifeofangela says:

    New York! Sounds like a really fun getaway! Everything in New York just looks so big 😀 I can’t wait for your next installment 😀

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    1. xoJenny says:

      Oh yes, huge…massive! half the time you’re looking up to admire all the tall buildings haha 🙂

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  4. AHHH so much fun! looks like you had a great trip! I’m so jealous! I love NY!

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    1. xoJenny says:

      Ah you and Joey must road trip back across the country for a trip there! Have you guys been before?

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  5. ughmango says:

    Ahh I am so jealous!! I really want to visit New York one day too, such a goals! You seemed to have so much fun, can’t wait to see the rest in pt 2 😍 xx

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    1. xoJenny says:

      It truly is an unforgettable place! I bet there are amazing places in Finland too- I would love the opportunity to visit over there one day!!!


  6. New York is such a dream so I was super excited when I saw this blogpost coming by through my ‘reader’. Wow, you made some beautiful pictures Jenny. I really had to laugh about those pictures, with the statue of liberty.. That’s so me haha. When you can’t come closer, you just have to do it with what you see! Can’t wait to read about the broadway show you visited! xo

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    1. xoJenny says:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed my post Anne. I was laughing out loud at our attempt to take a selfie with the Statue of Liberty. It was even teeny tiny just seeing it from where we were standing. Next time we plan on actually taking the ferry over to it so maybe we’ll snag a better selfie then haha xoxo


  7. ayrgalaxy says:

    Wow! How cool you got to go to NYC! You got to see some sights I’d love to see, especially the 911 Memorial, I was still pretty young to understand what was happening but I do remember hearing about it when it happened and I saw it all over the news.
    Avocado on Salmon sounds interesting! 😀 You guys totally know where to go for the best food lol
    And beautiful photos! Can’t wait to see the next post! xx

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  8. Hellooooo oh my gosh the fact that you can drive to NYC just has me dying right now! Totally envious! If I lived in america I swear I’d be driving everywhere every day! No work for me 😂 The 9/11 memorial sounds totally heartbreaking and overwhelming, God bless all those souls❤️ On a lighter note how funny about the salad!! Totally a blonde moment 😂 Imagine a salad with no lettuce. That reminds me, one time my friend bought a kebab and she opened it and there was no meat! Imagine! I love those copper toned bricks too, so cool and pretty! Can’t wait to read part two! X

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  9. Mackenzie says:

    New YOOOORKKK! I am so psyched to read this. DJ and I have been one time (well I’ve been once, DJ a few times), and I looooveeeeed it. I agree that it’s easy to spend days on days there. The food is fabulous, it’s annoying because there is not enough time! Grand central and time square alone has a plethora of amazing options (and those are more just tourist traps, not to mention the local spots!). Can’t wait to read what you found! That fill your own water bottle station is GENIUS. Why isn’t that a more common thing? That salmon lux looks to dieeee for. That would easily be what I would get too. The BEST.

    Also, I know exactly what you mean about visiting the memorial. I felt the same exact way… so surreal- the mood was so somber. I couldn’t help but look around wondering if someone within a few feet of me knew someone with their name engraved. That experience was sobering and one I’ll never forget too.

    I love all these adorable selfies of ya’ll. And your outfits were on POINT. LOL that story about the watercress made me laugh. Such an easy mistake, but it would be pretty entertaining to see what that salad would have looked like 😉 AHHH BROADWAY! Yaaasss. Can’t wait to see what you guys went to. We saw Wicked and it was beyond anything I ever expected!!! XOXO

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    The buildings are soooooooo pretty, I am shook! Definitely need to add this to my travel list! All I’m thinking is how perfectly shaped everything is!

    You look so cute in literally all your outfits, HOW?! Plus all your pictures are beautiful!

    I am LIVING through your posts wow, I love this post so much! Please do more exploring type posts! I feel like I’m seeing the world through your eyes!

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