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.
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!
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-
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.
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.
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)
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!