It’s officially been 2 weeks since I hopped a plane and headed to New York. I arrived
bright and early Tuesday morning at 6 am (not sure if I’ll try out another red eye… unless I have early check in).
I didn’t get any sleep on my flight. I’m talking zero. Zip. Nada. I may have fallen asleep at one point, but it only lasted for a couple minutes. The good thing about coming in at this time, Jess had flown in at 6 am too. So, I wasn’t alone in my crazy deliriousness. I think we guessed we were awake for about 40 hours straight (with a 1 hour nap somewhere in the middle). It was carazay.
Soooo, Jess and I shared a cab to our hotel, The Hilton New York (on the Avenue of the Americas), and put our luggage in storage for the morning… since we still had about 8 hours until check in. Speaking of the hotel… let’s just say it was sort of disappointing. We all got an amazing discount (since it was for BlogHer), but it wasn’t anything special. The location is perfect. A few blocks from Central Park and Times Square. Buuut, I just found it weird that a hotel, in the big city, didn’t have a fridge or even a coffee maker in it. These items could be acquired for an extra charge. Pretty odd. I guess they needed to make the cash back from the discount they gave us? Hmmm…
ANYway… enough about the hotel. It was a roof over my head. <3
Radio City Music Hall + Times Square + NBC
And, this is Katie holmes in Anthropologie. Terrible photo… but, it really was her.
Empire State Building
Yes, I wandered to a flea market in New York! Kinda pricey, but very cool.
Random unknown buildings… just loved the sky reflecting.
Aaaaand, the LOVE sculpture. <3
And, there was food. Oh food. I love a good meal. One of my favorite things to do: check out a new restaurant. It’s probably a good thing we can’t really afford to go out to eat too often… I’d be so unhealthy with all the food I’d being eating. Anywho, I must share my food experience! The good, the bad, and the “did I really just pay $20 for that?”.
We had a great lunch her with sweet Nicole, from Bluum. I’m most definitely not a sushi fan, but I really loved this lunch. Especially the spicy salmon rolls.
My favorite meal of the week. For sure. We randomly found this one afternoon… and enjoyed awesome happy hour prices! Those wings and one glass of wine = $8. Wha???? Yeah. In New York. A lunch for $8. Plus, the staff was sweet and I loved this little ‘ol pub. We ate here twice… Great food with a good price is a win.
I really do not recommend this place. At all. It was just down the street from our hotel. Soooo, the cheapest thing I could find on the menu was fries drenched in cheese and gravy. Out of the 8 people eating here… no one was happy with their order…. only the cheesecake was enjoyed. Ridiculously priced.
Oh yeah. Mac ‘n Cheese and Bloody Mary’s. Fantastic. There was a $17 all you could drink deal… Ha!
Yum. That’s all. Great NY pizza. <3
I will have more to share about this trip tomorrow… and I’ll also be chatting about Maaaaarrrrrrtha Stteeeeewwwwaaaart. I don’t think I’ve ever shared my super unhealthy obsession with her. Well, you will soon know. Thursday. Ha!
P.S. thank you SO much to Pear Tree Greetings for sponsoring my BlogHer ’12 trip!
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