Well hello friends!
Today I’m jumping right into the second part of me and Andrew’s New York Trip. If you missed PART 1 click here: Wall Street, 9/11, and the Dead Rabbit
So Saturday night, after the Dead Rabbit, Andrew and I got ready for the Broadway Show. The theater was in Midtown which was right by Times Square at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. We ended up choosing to get tickets for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which I was so excited about because hello, it’s my all-time favorite movie ever! The older version not the Johnny Depp one just to clarify. It was a tough decision choosing between Charlie and Aladdin but I think we made a good choice!
We weren’t able to take our phones out until the end when they came out for their standing ovation so I tried to snag one real quick! #kindafail
(Feel free to skip this part if you’re not interested!)
My overall thoughts on the show: I honestly really enjoyed it. The biggest thing that I had to get out of my head before watching was accepting that it wasn’t going to align identically to the movie. Which was semi tough for me at first but I of course know that you can’t depict a movie scene by scene when you’re performing it live. But I have to say what they changed and switched up was done really well. I was very impressed with the actors, Charlie especially. The 3 actors that take turns playing Charlie are between the ages of 9-12, and like what the heck?! They seriously make me reconsider what I’m doing with my life. Christian Borle put so much energy and life into Wonka and it was very enjoyable. The set was great, bright colorful fun, cheesy at times but overall loved it.
Back to NYC– after the show we were mere steps from the center of Times Square. I haven’t been there in a
few years long time so I was just as much of a tourist as everyone else. Just gazing at all the commotion, lights, clips, and billboards. I have to admit Times Square isn’t my favorite spot in NYC (probably because I’ve gone there so much) but it’s really something and worth seeing if you haven’t yet.
We had a slow start to the morning and we were pretty sullen that this was our last day here but we had an agenda full of things we wanted to do. We got ready for the day and checked out by noon.
From MixandMatchMama’s past NYC blog posts I 100% knew that at some point I wanted to go eat at The Smith, so that’s where we went to lunch!
I’m dreaming of their food right now. I’m telling you every where we ate was SO GOOD.
From there I was on a very VERY special mission that was going to take place at Central Park. And that was to…
FIND KATE from AnkhorYou
I could just scream from the top of my lungs at how excited and happy I was. Alright so here’s how it went down: Central Park is massive and it didn’t help that I was coming from the South End and Kate was up towards the top so we were on the prowl to find each other. No joke we were sending our locations to one another to see where we were or how much further we had to go LOL. It was pretty much a fun
man girl hunt game to find each other.
So Andrew and I carried on through the park just wandering without any direction. Central Park is really cool though; so much to see, do, and with 100 different paths to walk around on-
So at one point Kate and I reconnected and realized we we’re SO close to each other, to the point where we possibly even passed by each other without knowing; mind you I’m telling Andrew “find the girl with the blonde hair!” 😉 Lone behold and at last…
We found each other near 5th Ave!!! We saw each other from afar and ran for it!
And our first photo together ❤
Ya’ll Kate is just darling. She is bubbly, happy, girly, and sweet. I couldn’t help but to die of self consciousness when she shows up in cute wedges and the prettiest dress and accessories to match; this girl is no joke a real life fashionista as she is on her blog!!! Which made me flashback to when I met Mack in California and she comes strolling in with her heels, a cute blouse, and skinny jeans. Like, I swear I dress nicely too haha
Any who Kate ended up leading us to the reservoir where we were initially suppose to meet but Andrew and I just didn’t make it that far. I loved every second with her, we talked and talked for what seems like hours, which is so #gemini of her! ❤ It almost feels like a dream but the one thing that stood out was all the happy and positive energy that she exudes from her presence. At one point we of course had to have a mini photo shoot.
And one with our very nice photographer 🙂
And Kate snagged some of me and Andrew. This girl knows how to take pictures…and alllll the angles.
After we parted ways Andrew and I carried on to get dinner Trademark Taste & Grind.. the Tuna Poke Bowl I got, speechless. And from there headed back to the car to hit the dusty trails back home.
We got our postcard and…
Successful trip. We missed a ton of things that we wanted to do and see like The Rockefeller Center and The Empire State Building butttt we shall be back and probably for another Broadway too! PS- Andrew loved Broadway #WIN.