Oct 11, 2016

Start Spreading the News...

I'm leaving today. Going to be a part of it. New York! New York!

Rather, I left bright and early a few Friday mornings ago and hopped on a plane to get the Big Apple for a 30th birthday weekend with my mom.

Using mom's coffee as a prop. 

Peace out Memphis. 
IT WAS AMAZING. A whirlwind of 4ish days, but amazing nonetheless.

We stayed at The Algonquin and it was the perfect little hotel right down the street from Times Square, close to Central Park, and around the corner from 5th Avenue. There was a cute bar attached to the hotel (and yes we frequented often) called The Blue Bar. Eat the lobster rolls, the grilled cheese with tomato soup, and drink the Coney Island Brewery beers - specifically the mermaid pilsner.

The weekend was spent bouncing around the city. Quite literally. I think we simultaneously saw everything while seeing nothing.

oh hai new york. 

strolling around central park with mom.

protected Elm trees in Central Park. 

Riding the carousal in Central Park because of course. 

When you find a man with your last name who owns a salon in NYC you go and do the polite thing and meet him and get your dirtbag hair trimmed. 

Post hair cut selfie. 

I miss that beer. It's my soul mate. 

Hanging outside the New York Public Library

Walking the High Line with all of our closest friends....

Barnwood and a live edge slab countertop. They speak to me. 

Hey New Jersey. 

Bay's boat. Hi Kristen. Take me on your boat ;)

true story

Amazing Italian lunch. 

9/11 Memorial

Battery Park Globe

Casually on top of a building

People Watching

Wicked! So. So. So. Good. I may have cried afterwards. All the feels. 

Not only is the ice cream fantastic, the posters are hilarious. 

"What's around you?" "I'm looking at Ray's pizza. You know where that is?" "Is it Famous Ray's?" "No, it's just original." "Famous ORIGINAL Ray's?" "It's just original, Jerry!"

Until next time. 
While we were there we had the scary misfortune of eating dinner a few blocks North on the same street where the first bomb went off. We saw all the police and firetrucks when we came out of the restaurant. Once we got back to our hotel we received the messages on our phone about the second bomb being found. That was the only damper on our trip. Super scary, but the police presence the next day could not have made us feel safer. Ever grateful for our safety and the safety of our loved ones.