Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NYC girls weekend

I had the pleasure of a long weekend in NYC to visit my sister (Riley) this past week.  We had so much fun even though it was wierd not to have my mom and Elaine there like usual!

The first night we ate dinner at a yummy little restaurant called Good Enough To Eat in upper west side on 83rd and Amsterdam near her old apartment.  Then we went to Cafe Lalo which is the from You've Got Mail where she waits for Tom Hanks with a book and a rose.  Looked just lik the movie, so cute!

 The next morning kicked off with shopping at none other than Macy's.  Except the Macy's in NYC is nothing like the Macy's elsewhere, mainly because it is GINORMOUS!  I got to help Riley purchase her very first sofa for her new apartment on upper east side that she'll be moving into at the end of the month.
Lots more shopping happened the rest of the day along with some pizza, a few hotdogs etc... however, i was not camera happy on this trip, so I took far fewer pics than normal.

Dinner that night was at Gradisca which Elaine had recommended.  It was so yummy! 
 Especially  the homemade Gnocchi that the restaurant owner's "mama" made that morning.

 Then we followed that with Pork Loin topped with Goat cheese and fried peaches.  Also pretty tasty =)  But nothing could top the gnocchi.

The following morning, we bee lined downtown for our favorite shopping spot Century 21.  Seriously, can't go to NYC without hitting up these deals!  I scored a super cute pair of brown boots that I am pretty excited about, and a few other things like jeggings and black riding pants... Don't ask, I promise they are cute =)
This is the reconstruction of the world trade center area across from century 21.

Later that day, we got another hotdog and parked on the red steps in Times Square to take it all in.
Like our "mink muff" colored nails.  We got a mani after dinner the first night.

This is us on the way to pick up Kate, Riley's new purse.  Kate is super cute and really shiny!

Riley would not take her out of the bag until later on at her apt. at risk of dirtying her.

Flat iron building.

Rockefeller Plaza.

30 Rock =)

Not sure where this is...

Dinner at Holy Basil in lower east side.  Felt like a neighborhood NYU type place to eat thai.  Service not so great, but the food was pretty good and not too expensive.  Probably wouldn't eat there again. 

Documentation of my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season.

Words can't describe the deliciousness and melt in your mouth goodness of Shake Shack. 
Birmingham NEEDS Shake Shack. 
Best burger I've ever had... sorry Flip Burger.

Metropolitan Museum of Art =) 
Thanks to Riley's free pass to most museums, this was a freebie!

I've got a few more to post, but blogger is not liking me right now!


jj said...

So fun! Can't wait to see more!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

You guys look so much alike! Fun to see so many pictures from your trip. :)