11.13.2013

MY HEART REALLY DOES BELONG TO THIS CITY

ONE | The Times. Yes, it is delivered in every city in the world, but there is nothing like grabbing a coffee and picking up a copy to read before the day begins while you are in NY.  Nostalgic maybe?  Wannabe New Yorker?  Possible. 

TWO | Did I mention the coffee, the cappuccinos or the lattes?  For some reason at any little cafe you stop in they taste just a tad bit better.  No lies.

THREE | Boutique Hotels.  Staying at The Nolitan was a change this time around.  It was adorable, cozy and served champagne, wine and cheese platters every evening from five to seven.  Champagne o'clock as I liked to call it.

FOUR | Big Lights, Brick City.  My oh my are these buildings gorgeous.  Whether an exposed brick wall had been painted over a million times in every shade of white--I was still in love.

FIVE | Funny Signs.  Maybe the average New Yorker doesn't notice them as much as say a tourist would but I have to give it to them, they can be pretty witty.

SIX | Building Envy.  Yes, I know these fire escapes are for functional reasons but damn are they gorgeous or what? 

SEVEN | Wandering About.  With friends who went with us from Santa Fe and all of our lovely friends who live in the city--this is the best part.  We don't do a lot of walking around in the Southwest so it's such a treat to not have to think about a car, parking or driving for that matter.  Yes, it's the little things.

EIGHT | The Butcher's Daughter.  Oh my heaven, this is the best juice bar/cafe on earth.  They have everything, elixirs, teas, hydration juices to my favorite "the hangover killer".  True to its name, it works like a charm.  That with a perfectly designed heart latte was pure joy every morning.

NINE | Window Views.  Isn't this apartment gorgeous?  After arriving on the redeye, I slept like a cat in a windowsill beneath these large beauties.

TEN | The Restaurants.  There were too many to instagram, too many to try.  The Parsienne Cantine was at the Notlitan and was a beauty of a place to enjoy pre-dinner drinks, appetizers and meet up with friends before heading out for the evening.

ELEVEN | Chocolateirs + Ice Cream Shops.  This particular menu was from a lovely little place on Varick.  I've never had chocolate curry infused ice cream with handmade waffle cones but I will never forget just how delicious it was.

TWELVE | The city really doesn't sleep.  And that is what is so magnificent about it.  Coming from a small city that looks pretty desolate come 10PM it is awesome to be in a place that is just getting its groove on at that time.  While I'm certain people who live there don't experience it all the time, for travelers it is a dream come true.


...and to think I didn't even get to discuss the shopping,
 the post would have been way too long.


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4 comments:

Alexa said...

Oh my goodness, this makes me miss New York so much. I still ask myself every day why I ever moved away to go to college in Florida. Can't wait to finally move back home next year!!

XOXO,
Alexa
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Jamy of Fourth Street said...

You can sum it up to experience and finding what you truly do love :) But, your right on the money. I'd take NY over FL any day. xo!

simply cintya, said...

Glad you enjoyed your stay in the city I call home.

Jamy of Fourth Street said...

You are so very lucky NYC is your home, I love it more and more every time I visit. xo.

 

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