New York, New York

James and I decided what better to give each other for Christmas than a Christmas trip to NYC. We have been planning this for awhile with our friends the Calames. Getting there was a little crazy--they cancelled our flight in Atl, rerouted us to Pittsburgh, then cancelled the Pittsburgh to New York flight due to poor visibility. Oh well, we made the best of it (think Embassy Suite complimentary cocktails) and when we did finally arrive in NYC a day late, we hit the ground running!
ready to explore--this is at 7:30 am after our 6:00 am flight from Pittsburgh

this depicts one of my favorite parts of the trip--listening to Lee talk to the cab drivers...they were not so sure about his southern friendliness, he asked questions such as: Do you like Ford or Chevy? Have you ever hit a pedestrian? Where are you from, let me guess India? Always entertaining! 

9/11 Memorial

on Friday, we split from the guys and we went shopping! This was my favorite decor, Cartier...

we had our makeup done at Saks

it was alot of fun to get off our feet for a second and get pampered...love Kea's red lips!!

the guys were troopers and came to Saks to approve (or disapprove) of our purchases and have a cocktail

Friday afternoon we had tickets for Top of the Rock, even though the weather was rainy, we had a beautiful view

I highly recommend to see 360 views of the city

after dinner we hit Rockefeller center to see the tree

It was as glorious as you see in the movies

James and I had drinks at our hotel's Rooftop bar, great view of the Empire State Building

Saturday was freezing, but we weren't wasting time...we had brunch at Balthazar, strolled around SoHo, and then headed to Central Park

next up was Matilda the Musical

It was one of my favorite musicals of all time. It was so clever and funny. The kids singing were incredible. If you ever get the chance, GO!!

here we are waiting on the Henson's with our tickets...check out James's new scarf from Top Man, so stylish :)

We capped off Saturday night with a delicious dinner at Grammercy Tavern. We visited here last time, but did not do the tasting menu. We were blessed to get last minute reservations and enjoyed a long leisurely dinner. (after watching the Auburn game, we were ready to  celebrate!!) 

It was awesome, my favorite were the desserts of course!

the company was just as good as the food

We stayed at the Refinery Hotel in Midtown. It was a pleasant surprise. James had found it online. It just opened this year, and everything was new and fresh. It is in a renovated factory building in the garment district. Very cool, restoration hardware vibe. Tall ceilings, black and white tile, and great service. Good price point too...

our last morning we headed to Bryant Park Holiday Market 

warm crepe for breakfast, yes please

Ha! These guys were great sports and made the trip so much fun!!!

1 comment:

Caroline Bobo said...

Great recap! Love all the pics! You look so beautiful in all of them! Fun Christmas trip with your hubby!