At the end of May I flew up to NYC to visit one of my best friends - Greg. It was a much needed vacation/catch up session! After dropping my stuff off at his apartment, we headed into the city for the afternoon.
There was a crazy squirrel lady at Washington Square Park. I mean she let them climb all over her.
We had a fun time taking goofy pics on the subway.
I won the ticket lottery for Peter and the Starcatcher! I never win anything! I was the second to last name they called, and when I heard my name called I screamed so loud! Lol, no one else reacted like I did, but who cares! I won! And it was an AMAZING show! Greg and I were in the third row on the stage left side! Great seats!
After we won the tickets to Peter and the Starcatcher, we popped down the street to this cute little cafe for brunch. My quiche was so good, but what really took the cake was the hazelnut macaroon the size of my palm! It was so yummy! And of course I got an Americano!
We stopped in a tiny little Japanese restaurant because I had never had bubble tea or mochi before and wanted to try them so bad. I got black tea & milk bubble tea, which was really good, and surprisingly filling! I also tried green tea mochi, which I loved! I was so excited to find out that the Trader Joe's in Virginia Beach carries mochi! It has become my new favorite treat.
Greg and I met up with another one of our friends, Kelli, for brunch at this amazing little cafe! Their brunch special included 2 fills of an alcoholic beverage, unlimited re-fills of coffee, as well as an entrée. I, of course, got a mimosa, my favorite! And for my entrée, eggs benedict, which was Oh So Good!
After brunch, we headed down the street to the nail spa they frequent. I couldn't believe how much you got for the price! Their basic pedicure was $15. For that price you got a nice soak, sugar scrub on your feet and legs, a super scrub down on your heels and balls of your feet, real shea butter massaged into your feet and legs, hot wax on your heels, and of course, your toe nails painted! I got a full manicure and pedicure for less than a basic pedicure costs here in NC! Mind = Blown!
I couldn't leave New York without trying a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery, and macaroons from Laudrée! Greg and I got caramel cupcakes and lemon squares from Magnolia, and chocolate and rose macaroons form Laudrée! They were so good! I mean, melt in your mouth amazing!
Greg and I did so much during my visit, and I dropped the ball on taking photos lol. I was too busy enjoying my time with Greg and living in the Big Apple. Pretty much all my photos are Instagram pics. Oh well.
I had a great time in NYC, right up until one hour before I had to be at the airport. My phone got swiped. So I had a mini panic attack, and then pulled it all together to pick up the cheapest phone to tide me over till I got back to NC. Oh well, life isn't perfect.
Other than that it was a great vacation!