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A New York Minute Weekend

I finally got a chance to go back through my photos from my trip to NYC a couple weeks ago. While extremely short, I had a great time and managed to cram in an incredible amount of site seeing and eating. We saw museums, went to a show, walked through Central Park, the East Village, Chinatown, Little Italy, Midtown, Times Square, saw the inside of too many stores, ate amazing food and tried new drinks. There really wasn’t a huge point to the trip, aside from the fact that I love the city and it was a good excuse to visit my sister and soon-to-be sister-in-law. While it’s always good to be back home, to a much slower paced relaxing life, I am so happy I got to go. Here are a few of my favorite moments and places:

{my sister getting her eyebrows threaded}

{bryant park}

Bryant park was a pretty amazing space to see, especially over the lunch hour. There were countless people eating, playing chess and lounging around enjoying the perfect summer day. There was even a concert going on, although the music was…odd. The food on the other hand…amazing.

{lunch in bryant park}

{eco cocktails}

Dinner for our first night was a new experience – vegan, featuring a fairly large gluten free menu. I didn’t quite know what to expect. Turned out to be one of the best culinary experiences of my life.

{vegan dinner – i was in awe}

{trump tower – love the way a little greenery isn’t forgotten amidst all the concrete}

{amazing architecture at the new york library}

{one of the many stores we stumbled into}

{times square}

{found time to catch a matinee}

{chinatown}

As we were wandering around chinatown, I started to doubt my sister’s navigating abilities. We finally found our destination and it was well worth it – ice cream. I tried the green tea and it was phenomenal.

{little italy}

It just happened to be the annual Italian festival taking place in Little Italy. So much great smelling food. Unfortunately we were on our way to dinner, so I limited myself to one cannoli. First one I’ve ever had – I’d like to do it again please.

{dinner at nai tapas bar in the east village}

{flamenco dancers}

{mango sangria – two pitchers deep}

{central park}

{more central park}

{the met}

{view from on top of the met}

{st. patrick’s cathedral}

{empire state building}

{wine and cheese in rockefeller center}

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