Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day 865's New York recap


Our New York trip came and went last week. Thanks again to everyone who offered suggestions. I think I mentioned this, but it was a work trip for me, and Wes decided to take a vacation (his first since our honeymoon!) and come along since he'd never been to the city. Unfortunately, I spent all my daylight hours (and more) in the office during week, and really just had Saturday to enjoy. But don't worry, Wes took full advantage of his time there. He took a food tour of Greenwich Village, went to several museums, saw a taping of Letterman, even appeared on the Today Show! In the evenings, we ate a lot, and saw In the Heights, which was fantastic.


On Saturday morning, we headed to brunch a Sarabeth's, which several of you noted as a "must-do." I was oddly excited about this (I love brunch!) and it did not dissappoint. As you can clearly see, my apple cinnamon French toast with bananas was decadent, and I am now on a mission to make my own French toast this delightful, as there is a serious lack of brunch establishments in Birmingham.


And since we braved the morning chill and sat outdoors (thus avoiding the wait), the view didn't hurt either. I could have sat there all day, but I had an entire city to see.


We took a stroll through Central Park and I was delighted that many of the trees still had their leaves.


Then we visited the Frick Collection and walked around the Upper East Side.


I had hoped to be able to take tons of pictures (it's fun and relaxing for me), but in general, found the city pretty difficult to photograph. The streets are so busy, and I found it difficult to capture the full breadth of what we were seeing and experiencing. Next time, I'll know to devote some time specifically for playing with the camera, as opposed to trying to fit it in while hurrying from place to place.


Of course, I had to see what all of the fuss over Magnolia Bakery is about.


We admired the view from the Top of the Rock.




And then stopped at the local "Auburn bar" so Wes could have a bourbon drink while we caught the last quarter of the game. Just because we were in New York City, didn't mean it wasn't gameday! We ended the day with dinner in Greenwich Village.

23 comments:

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Looks like you had a great time. I love brunch at Sarabeth's! It's amazing.

Lauren said...

haha so cool to see wes on there!!! :) what a fun time!! you guys look adorable & your outfit is so perfectly fall!! You look gorgeous!!!

xoxoxo

bluehydrangea said...

Great pics and it looks like a great trip!! Love your orange coat!

Vanilla Press said...

Aah, lovely!My dream to go back to NYC! That french toast & banana looks amazing - Yum!

A Taste of T said...

Yay! I'm going to NY next month to visit my brother. I love it there.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the first picture of the two of you. Super cute. Looks like a lot of fun. And, so cool that he made it on TV.

allbowerpower said...

Seriously. You go to central park and you don't invite me?! So jealous right now. especially of your visit to Sarabeths....which sounds ahhhmazing.

Glad you guys had fun - just remember next time to call me :)

XO - Katie

Makenzi said...

Ummmm...those Magnolia Bakery cupcakes are divine!

for the love of a house said...

you and Wes are adorable!! such a cute couple! so glad you had such a good time in NYC! Your brunch looks amazing!

paula said...

looks amazing! Okay, so were you secretly jealous of wes. Oh, and I love that you all got a peek at the game.

Candace said...

YAY for a fabulous visit. I totally should have checked your blog before I sent you that FB message! I'm once again, so jealous of your trip!

A Country Farmhouse said...

What a wonderful trip!! And the footage of Wes is adorable ; ) I would absolutely LOVE to get to NYC sometime soon - what an amazing place! xoTrina

Dina said...

What an adorable couple you guys are!
And your pics made me want to hop on a flight to NYC right now!

Haven and Home said...

What fun! I am going in December and I can't wait!

Dayka said...

You're trip looks like so much fun! Great photos, and I haven't heard of Sarabeth's (Brasserie is my spot), but I'll be sure to try it the next time I'm in NYC.

megan said...

Looks like a fun trip! And the French toast looks SO yummy! i need brunch now!

Eric said...

So stoked you guys saw In the Heights. Listen, Wicked's good, but everyone has seen it by now and you should sometime too. In The Heights is gonna get you way more conversation and coolness mileage.

And Top of The Rock is way better than the Empire State Building.

I'm glad you guys had a good trip.

Amy said...

Isn't NYC amazing? we also just got back and I am having fun recapping. Sounds like you had a great time!

Pink Wallpaper said...

how fun! and too funny that wes made it on the Today show- glad he got the question right :)

Caitlin @ Roost said...

Sarabeth's is one of my favorite NYC spots! They have the BEST lemon ricotta pancakes :) glad you had a fun trip

christi said...

what a great trip! we are hoping to do the new york trip soon, too. i LOVE your orange coat!

Sweet Dreams Preppy said...

Love that y'all went to the bar where all of the Auburn fan goes - hilarious! I'm a Florida grad and my husband a TN Volunteer. We would do the same thing. Hope you can get back to the city and experience all of it together!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love the pics of you and Wes. Glad y'all had a great time.