As I've traveled to more places, my "Cities I'm Homesick Over" list has grown exponentially. New York has demanded it's way into a spot...
The second day started out with a fantastic meeting with Jillian, the blogger over at Coffee, Light and Sweet. Jillian is even more beautiful in person and super fun to talk to (with a cute east coast accent to boot). She was nice enough to come out or her lunch break, suggesting the delicious La Bonne Soupe where I had a crepe that truly rivaled the likes of cafes in Paris.
Thanks for coming out, Jillian!!
Then it was off to Rockefeller Plaza where Lainey and I signed up for an NBC Tour. Why not tourist it up?!
Cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery were also in order. Since Sprinkles are my favorite ever, I knew I had to try the competition. My verdict? Magnolia icing is divine, but Sprinkles still takes the gold medal.
Because it was a bright and shiny day, we decided to catch the free ferry to Staten Island.
Once night time hit, we knew Times Square was the next stop.
Quite obviously, Times Square is the main tourist stop, as noted by the slow walkers and fanny packs--ha. I wouldn't recommend eating in Times Square (as the food is a mix of bland franchises), but a walk-through is most definitely fun, colorful and lively.
Sitting on the famed light-up stairs in Times Square.
Midget Iron Man here begged me to take a picture with him, then asked for tips. Uh, that's not the way it's done, buddy.
Of course, I'm still rather touristy is some respects, and insisted on sipping on a (strong) martini--When in New York!
Lastly, here's a video to show the movement of Times Square, in case you're curious (wink).
I MISS NEW YORK!!