Ah, the beat of the city truly captured my heart. It's really hard not to fall in love with New York, and I'm pretty sure I'm having NY withdrawals right about now *twitch.*
Lainey and I caught a red eye into the city, landing at a crisp 5:07 am, accompanied by a slap-you-in-the-face sort of cold wind. Lainey and I were not in the West Coast anymore.
Despite getting a pathetic amount of sleep on the plane, there was no time to waste! We started our adventure on the Upper West Side, and I immediately took to the charming doors, brick buildings and views of a lush Central Park.
After a 3 hour nap (it seems an hour of sleep the night before is not so sufficient), we rode the subway over to Columbus Circle, where Lainey spotted a red carpet unfolding. We came back later that night to the event, and were surprised to see Barbara Walters, Claire Danes and Jeremy Lin, among others, all present for a Time Magazine event. (Sorry, I didn't take pictures, I was too entertained watching the paparazzi bickering with one another).
Of course I had to stop by Serendipity, in John Cusack's honor. The place had a charming ambiance, and if you go at 6:00 pm on a Tuesday night like we did, there will be absolutely no wait!
The famed frozen hot chocolate, sort of a slushy milkshake concoction.
The espresso pictured above came with a lemon peel and cinnamon stick--I was in heaven!
After eating an ungodly amount of desert, a trip to Dylan's Candy Bar was naturally in order.
It sort of goes without saying that New York has too much to do. As I couldn't fit all the sites into one day, it's also impossible to fit everything into one post. Subsequent New York posts are to follow!