We had the best time in New York last weekend for Miles’ 29th birthday! I always love going up to see my brother, Chris, but this was the first time Miles and I traveled here together. We flew up late Friday night and got home Monday night. I’ve recapped the entire trip below!
Friday Night: Our flight got in after midnight so we ended up having wine and catching up at Chris’ apartment.
Saturday: We had an early morning coffee run and then stopped in Jonathan Adler and a few other stores near Chris’ house. After that it was straight to the Met. We took an uber from here to The High Line and walked part of it followed by a boozy brunch at Dos Caminos. Their guacamole is the BEST. After this, we ventured to Chinatown where I stocked up on scarves for Christmas presents and a bag that may have not been purchased if it wasn’t for all the booze that had been consumed. We still had some time before our show, so we stopped in at Magnolia Bakery and got Miles a piece of chocolate birthday cake. We ended up eating it on Sarah Jessica Parker’s stoop! That might have been the highlight of my trip. Then, we headed to Times Square and saw Cats! We lucked out with online lottery tickets and loved it (especially act two)!
Sunday: We had a slower start and then made our way to the East Village on the train to Pardon My French for another brunch with our friend Riley. After brunch, we headed to Times Square for our 2 o’clock show but we were late because of the crazy traffic. They let us change our tickets to the 7 o’clock show so everything worked out! We wandered around the time square area, stopping in some stores here and there. We walked by Rockefeller plaza (where the Christmas tree was going up), stopped in a beautiful church, and walked down part of fifth avenue. We landed at The Peninsula rooftop bar where we had an amazing view of the city at night. We then made our way back to Times Square to see Paramour! It was such a fun show and you can’t go wrong with cirque du soleil. After the show we went to Tao Downtown for some amazing lettuce wraps and dumplings, and then got Bleecker street pizza for some substance on the way home. We did NOT go hungry!
Monday: This was our last day and we had a few more things on our list of things to do. We started the morning with Tal Bagels, and then strolled around Central Park. After this Chris had to get ready for work, so we packed up and then headed down to the Freedom Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge. We walked around this area of town and spent some time at the reflection pools. We headed back to the Upper East Side, had Just Salad, and then headed back to Chris’ apartment before heading to the airport.
It was such a fun and packed trip, and with the direct flight from Nashville we are thinking we should at least go once a year! We loved being with Chris and experiencing the magic of New York together for the first time.
What are your New York favorites?
Until Next Time,