The Only Living *Girl* In New York (New York, Part One)


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! 


  1. Um... I do not think I could handle that frozen hot chocolate at all, so I'd join you on the espresso... looks like New York was amazing... I still have withdrawal a year after the event!

  2. ahhhhhhh. that frozen chocolate looks heaven sent. i'm glad you had a great time. i'm only slightly jealous.

  3. Yay, so glad we got to meet up! You ladies are absolutely wonderful. And I'm happy you liked NY. Can't wait to see more pics!

    1. You'll make an appearance in my next post, gurrrrl. :)

  4. Looks like you had a good time. That's so good to hear.

  5. Love to see NYC pictures....and it's funny I pretty much have similar pictures...haha! :)
    Glad you had a great time! :D


  6. Glad to see you had a great time... What a difference in weather! I love the pics, especially of the buildings. The fourth & fifth ones down remind me of You've Got Mail... and that espresso looks YUM-O.


  7. New York is amazing. I have been missing it ever since I left a few years ago, and experience withdrawal symptoms every time I see pictures or read posts. And yes, there is definitely way too much to do and see there! Impossible to ever run out of stuff to do :-)

    More please! :-)

  8. You went to New York? I wish I was there right now, watching plays and dancing at Dance Manhattan. Or walking down Little Italy, looking for the perfect Italian ice. Or walking through Central Park and going down Museum Mile, either to visit the Guggenheim or spend five days lost in the Met. Or getting off at Washington Square Park, watching a French film in the park, going to Cooper Square, and get a Grandma slice at Ben's Pizzeria. I have never lived somewhere like New York, where I felt truly glad to be an outsider, and still feel like I belonged. I have to go back and stay next time, for good. That's where I should be living.

    1. The way you are talking about...YES you should!!! :) I never got a chance to visit Little Italy! I ran out of time. I'll be making a trip back, though. NY is magical.

  9. These pics are amazing! I've never been to New York, but I just know I'd fall in love with it when I do finally get to go!

  10. You and your beautiful pictures are making me smile.
    I feel like I'm taking a little virtual vacation with you today over my morning coffee.

    So, thanks.

  11. Nice pics, and good call on taking a red-eye! I wish I'd done that... my flight was the morning after the Foo Fighters concert, and I just stayed up all night. And how cool that you got to see some red carpet action!