My sister is doing a rotation at a New York City hospital and had room for me at the apartment she is staying in. I ended up having time off work so I figured I might as well go to New York, especially since I had to cancel my trip last spring. I was hoping for fall weather but instead I got very high humidity and rain/mist. One day of sun at least!
Tuesday: My flight was delayed leaving LAX so I only had time for dinner when I got in. My sister and I walked over to Il Vagabondo. I had the best penne alla vodka. YUM!
Wednesday: I walked up to the Upper East Side to do some shopping and exploring. First stop: Lilly Pulitzer. I picked up this adorable poppy top in navy and the delia dress in whale's tails on sale (yay!). Next I stopped at Jack Rogers where I finally bought the pink glitter sandals I had on my wishlist. I also stopped in the Crewcuts store (adorable) and Laduree (makes me want to go to Paris again asap!). For lunch I went to Shake Shack. I went to the UES location because the weather was humid and rainy so I didn't feel the need to sit outside. The chocolate shake was even better than I had thought it would be! My fries were crinkly perfection. After lunch I walked all the way back to the apartment because I realized my brand new camera didn't come with a memory card. I looked up camera places nearby and went to Camera Land, which was just a quick walk away from the apartment. Next I headed to the Plaza to check out the Eloise store and the Plaza Food Hall.
The Food Hall is amazing. I had a made to order s'more. I had to resist the frozen yogurt and other sweets (you can find all kinds of food from burgers to sushi-I just wanted a sweet snack).
Nautical lobster spotted: Luke's!
I walked back to the apartment to meet my sister who was now home from work. We went to dinner at Parm. This was definitely my favorite meal. The baked ziti and pizza knots=heaven!
Thursday: First thing I did was head back up to the UES to visit Elizabeth McKay. The UES location is a store AND showroom. It was so fun to shop and get to see a preview of the spring 2013 line! I am so excited for all of the navy and pink! I will be doing a separate post on my visit to Elizabeth McKay.
Next I headed over to Central Park. First stop: the Conservatory Water. The little boats you can sail are so cute. If the weather had been better I probably would have sat and watched the little sail boats and ducks but it started raining.
I had lunch at the casual part of the Loeb Boathouse. Here's the view I had during lunch:
Then I walked along the edge of the park to the shops at Columbus Circle/Time Warner Center. I browsed J.Crew and C. Wonder.
I had a delicious pain au chocolat at Bouchon Bakery and then took the subway to FIT. The Ivy Style exhibit was great. It's small and features mostly men's style but it's free and fun if you like preppy style/history. Thanks for the tip, Kimberly!
I went back to the apartment to meet my sister. We went to dinner at Co. I wouldn't say the pizza was as amazing as I thought it would be but I did just get the margherita. We picked up dessert at Billy's Bakery.
Stay tuned for my recap of my last full day (Friday) on Friday