NYC: part 1

We wasted no time on our first day in New York. After a very early flight we were so thankful that The W on Lexington Ave checked us into our room super early.

The room was on the small side, but it's New York so we knew what we were getting into. Even though there was no bath (which was my 1 complaint) it was modern, comfortable, and had a stellar view.

Once we freshened up, we headed right out into the buzzing city. On our walk to Central Park we were lucky enough to stumble upon a farmer's market in the middle of Rockefeller Center.

Who would have thought this type of goodness could be found in the middle of nyc?

We had scouted out a deli online before we went to Central Park called Klien Supermarket on 6th ave. It was the perfect spot to stock up on picnic necessities; fresh bread, fresh cheese, tapenade, chocolate covered raisins and some sparkling water.

After a walk around the city, and a necessary stop into Bergdorf Goodman we went home to catch some tennis on TV and take a quick cat nap.

When we woke up I wanted to make an early dessert stop to Magnolia Bakery. My girl Liz had rave reviews for this cupcake shop, so I was sure to include into our itinerary.

They were worth every calorie!

Once we were ready to take on the night, we asked our concierge if she could recommend a good spot for us to have a drink before dinner. She told us the Kimberly Hotel had an unbelievable rooftop bar, and boy was she right.

We literally had one of the best views of the city money could buy. We had a few glasses of champagne and honestly just felt euphoric taking in the day we had and knowing what the weekend had in store for us.

We didn't make dinner reservations until 9:30, so by this point, we were pretty much starving. We walked to our restaurant for the night, Brassiere, and were absolutely shocked to find out that we were literally the only people in the joint.

While the food was good, being the only people in an enormous restaurant is not fun, kind of creepy, and sort of makes you want to shovel your food and get the heck outta dodge.
Yes, that is a person on the right hand corner - BUT it was a table of grandparents and they left like 2 minutes into our dinner. We were honestly sad the party left.
I will tell you that the food was very good, most notably their lobster chowder and oysters, but the ambiance really lacked and kind of tainted our dinner.

We were happy to be back at The W where the vibe is much more happening, so we had another drink and called it a day.

and yes.....this was all in one day!


  1. Looks like lots of fun so far! love how you had some champers as a pre-dinner drink (I loooovvee bubbly). Too bad about the dinner place being dead - I would have thought 9:30 would still be quite busy. Can't wait to hear about the rest of the visit!

  2. The picture of you and Joel is sexyyyyy. Damn girl. Get it.

  3. What an AMAZING day! It sounds like a fabulous trip, I can't wait to hear the rest.

  4. Wow, you guys definitely made the most of your first day! Were you exhausted by the time you went to bed?

    I'm with you on the restaurant thing - it creeps me out to be the only people in a place. I hate crazy crowds, but I like a little bit of hustle and bustle! Especially on a vacation, it's nice to feel part of everything.

    And those cupcakes look SO good.

  5. What a fun trip!!
    Glad you guys had fun!

    I had Magnolia when we were there last December and Im stilll thinking about its deliciousness.