Wednesday, November 12, 2008

NYC Adventures

I went on a business trip to NYC. This is me trying not to get a speeding ticket on the way to the airport. It was hard to say good-bye, and I was running a little late.

I flew into Newark to "save money". An $80 cab ride later, I was at my hotel. I have a love/hate relationship with Times Square. It's convenient to stay there, but a madhouse all the time.

I was starving, so I stumbled into Jamba Juice (a shout out to my fellow Jamba Juice fan, Chrissy!). A Peanut Butter Moo'd later, I was good to go. Yum!

The whole city is getting ready for Christmas. All we needed was a little snow to complete the holiday feeling. Someday I'll see the Radio City Christmas show.

This is part of the Time Life building. What's so special about that? It's where the In Style offices are (How do I know? I've been inside their offices before). I would love to work there - even if it was just for a week.

Christmas windows at Anthropologie. Antique Shiny Brite ornaments - boxes and boxes of them. Too Cute.

A tie for my favorite window decor @ Anthro. Look at all those paper chains! They're all glued, too - no staples or cutting corners here.

H & M on 5th & Lex. The best one in town.

One of the Junior's locations in town, right across from my hotel. They are known for their cheesecake. They make 7,000 per week!

Junior's Devil's Food Cheesecake. The cheesecake part was amazing - very light and creamy. The cake part was good, but overwhelmed the cheesecake.

I love the subway. Cheap, safe, and runs at all hours.

Sugar Sweet Sunshine on the Lower East Side. I've been wanting to go here for a year. The girls were very nice.

Lemon Yummy, Ooey Gooey, Sexy Red Velvet, Sunshine, and Bob. The cake was the best I've ever had in a cupcake - moist, flavorful, not too crumbly. The frosting was OK. I had a butter aftertaste, so in total I would not call these the 'best ever'. I was tempted to try out a Magnolia cupcake, but I went inside and was put off by the grumpy employees, long lines, and general sweat-shoppe atmosphere. SATC can have Magnolia. I'd give Sugar Sweet Sunshine another try.

THE Macy's on 34th St. I love that darn movie (the original, classic, black and white version).

A few floors are still using the original wooden escalators installed in 1902. Amazing.

The 9th floor Christmas section. Mom, this one's for you. I think that's the most Annalee dolls I've ever seen in one place.

H & M on 34th & Broadway. My second favorite. This one has kid's clothing.

Parson's New School - where Project Runway is filmed.

What else did I do in NY? I did actually work - I was there for a press event which took place on Tuesday night. We ate dinner at Bar Americain (a Bobby Flay restaurant). It was very good. I also went to Toys r Us in Times Square, hit Ricky's (awesome beauty supply chain), ate a gyro from a street cart (so darn good), bought an I heart NY t-shirt for $3.00, and even managed to pick up a few more Christmas gifts. I also read an entire book, took 2 uninterrupted showers, and got to sprawl in the middle of the bed. A successful trip.

I got up at 3:30 am to catch a flight and head back to these two. He pooped 10 times in 48 hours (Think he might have been having a little anxiety??). I was so glad to see my sweet family! I'm so grateful that I have a loving husband and good friends to keep an eye on my kiddos so I can fulfill my work duties. You are appreciated!


Hi, I'm Robyn! said...

Wow! You packed in a lot on such a short time. Loved your review of everything. I would love to go to NYC. Someday.

I heart gyros. HAven't had one in a very long time. Do you know a good place around here?

Chrissy Jo said...

Oh, my friend, I know it was all probably a blur, but in my mind it all seems so glamorous! :-) The cupcakes look soooo yummy. What cute kids you had to come home to!

Ashley said...

So I pretty much pretended while reading this that I was on this trip with you!! Looks like you had so much fun, in the short time you were there. And you looked dang cute in the driving in a hurry pic. Love the coat/sunglasses combo. I've never been to NYC, but hope to get there one day, and live it up on Times Square. So pretty much we'll have to be rich to make it the trip I'm hoping for ;). Glad you're back home safe and sound!

Kelly said...

Oh can I just tell you how much a love NY. I'm hoping to make another visit there before my little bro moves from there. You look gorgeous in the picture of you driving the car. And thank you very much for giving me a huge craving for Jamba Juice that I will not be able to fulfill in the near or distant future. :)