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!
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!!!