Thursday, June 8, 2017

NYC Recap!

View from Top of the Rock

 FAB4 Takes the MET!

Best View of the City at Top of the Rock!

Hannah and I!

Roochie Poochie

It was a tad windy...

Thanks again SoulCycle (and the best instructor, Robert!) at  Bryant Park for kicking off our morning! 

City Strolls

Brooklyn Bridge 

Jean Andre capturing us in the streets of Soho

The Knickerbocker has a stunning rooftop with a panoramic view of Time Square!

Us 24/7

Wrapped up my time in the Big Apple with a little shopping at Vineyard Vines Grand Central!

A few months back, I met up with 3 of my best friends and their moms for lunch. While we were munching on our lunch, a gift bag came out that included an apple, a taxi cab, and a napkin from subway (lol). We were going to New York City for our graduation gift! We all were thrilled and counting down the days until we boarded the plane!  Fast forward to last weekend, I’m excited to share with you all the memories and stops we made when we were in the Concrete Jungle.


Our plane touched down in New York and we had the whole day ahead of us. We arrived at the Knickerbocker Hotel, let me tell you, the room was huge and their soundproof walls made the insanity of Time Square completely fade away! We found our way around the subway to headed to the MET.  I was so excited to be going there and the place is gigantic!  You could spend days in there! Next, we had tickets for Top Of the Rock at 7:30pm which was the perfect time to get a bird's eye view of the city at the golden hour! That was a major highlight of the trip. Scratch the observation deck at the Empire State Building (overpriced and metal bars crowding the view). Visit Top of the Rock instead, it's mindblowing how peaceful and still the bustling city streets look from that high up! There is always room for dessert in my book, so we made a stop at the famous Magnolia Bakery to get their out of this world banana pudding. (P.S. they ship nationwide now!)


Saturday morning, Mary and Rachel left for the Governors Ball Music Festival, while  Hannah and I did more exploring of the City. Before we headed out, we starting off our morning with an intense SoulCycle class! That was my first class and I was surprised how much it lives up to the hype! By far one of the best workouts I have had! SoulCycle, if you happen to take a peek at this blogpost, can you please open a studio in Ft. Lauderdale? Thanks! Next, we took the subway over to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  You must take the tour of the museum if you are there, it’s such a heart wrenching experience but it really makes you appreciate our country and those that are here to protect us. When we were finished, we walked over to the Oculus building right next door and this place is insanely cool! The building reminded me of something from the Jetsons!

Since it was our last full day in the City, we were determined to make the most out of it and we did! We got up and headed to Brooklyn to trek across the Brooklyn Bridge. You are able to view the City in such a different perspective! Then, we all wanted to do some major shopping in SoHo. As we were casually walking down the street, we came across these beautiful polaroid portraits of people, so we walked back and began chatting with the man behind the camera, Jean Andre. Listing to him talk about his passion was so inspiring to all of us, he was such a kind soul! So we did a little shoot with him in the middle of the City! I thought it would be interesting if we took a photo on a taxi, so he quickly ran up to the cab driver if he could sit us upon the trunk of the taxi cab! Meeting him and getting those photos of us was an amazing memory we could only experience while in NYC.

Hope you all enjoyed my little NYC recap! What's your favorite stop to see in NYC?


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