Monday, October 26, 2009

The City So Nice They Named It Twice

I'm back from an incredible getaway to New York City. I ate and shopped my way through the Big Apple and would have loved to spend more time there with my lovely traveling companion the Supermodel. From Magnolia Bakery to Crumbs to Little Italy to illegal activity in Chinatown to H&M and numerous sample sales to stalking the cast of Gossip Girl, which was filming around town (check out the pictures of Eleanor Waldorf and the back of Leighton Meester. I stood with her on a corner but was too embarrassed to shove a camera in her face) to Mood Fabrics, it was a perfect escape. Expect at least one more photo-filled post. Just because I can't help myself.

Cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery... just a few blocks from our hotel.
The bakery was so adorable.Supermodel posing with breakfast.Savoring our wonderful cranberry apple walnut muffins!Bryant Park (!!!)Another look at Bryant Park.Ground Zero as the sun was going down.Ground Zero at night.Pretty, pretty brownstones on the street we stayed on.Moooooooood!Excited doesn't begin to explain it.I. Was. In. Heaven.View of the Chrysler Building from the steps of the library.The Plaza!Soooo someone forgot to tell me that Central Park is ginormous."Cutting across it" to find a shortcut doesn't happen. Your feet will fall off.Eleanor Waldorf going between her trailor and the set.Leighton Meester flanked by bodyguards after we stood on the corner together.Crumbs Cupcakes... White Hot Chocolate for the Supermodel, Chocolate Pecan Pie for me.Pretty and delicious (the cupcake and the lady... teehee).Enjoying our treats at Crumbs... rocking my new Rachel Zoe-esque fur vest. ;-)

19 comments:

Blackeyed_Susan said...

How fun!!

Red Lipstick Style said...

What a great trip! You really took some fabulous pictures. I plan to go to mood next time I visit. I visited on-line and there was so much to see!

Mrs. Dew said...

Great trip! I have never been to NYC! You got great pics, love the cupcakes!

QueenBeeSwain said...

best NYC trip ever- can't handle how much fun you must have had, thank you for taking us along with you!

xoox

kHm

Rachel H. said...

Looks like a fun trip...loving all the photos!!

Gracie Beth said...

How lovely! I have always wanted to go to NYC! Somehow I made it all the way to Westpoint without ever getting on the island!

PinkSass said...

What an amazing trip. I want to go back so bad!

Elle said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures! It's always nice to see familiar places from my time working in NYC!

Colin's Mom said...

You are too cute! Wow, you got to see a lot on your little visit. Sounds like you're a Project Runway watcher - was Tim Gunn in Mood?! Haha.

Sanity Keeper said...

Thanks for sharing! Love the pics, makes me jealous! What kind of camera do you use?

Angela said...

SO jealous that you got to go to Mood! I hope when you left you said, "Thank you, Moooood" haha

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Look at all of that fabric! It is making me excited and I can't sew a button on!

Glad you had a great time!

The Pink Tutu said...

What a fun adventure!! Looks like you had such a great time. Did you see any Broadway shows?

Elizabeth said...

I have been looking for a fur vest!!! and the roomie and I are watching GG now... LOVE blaire!!!

Lexilooo said...

Ahhhh, I love NYC! I want to go up in December, to see the tree at Rockefeller! I always love it.

I'm also curious to see what fabrics you bought!

DSS said...

Yay! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. I can't believe you were THAT close to Leighton Meester. Wow.

Can't wait for the next post :)

Jill said...

I LOVE NYC. I've been the Magnolia Bakery but it didn't look like your photos. They must have 2 locations or relocated. It's so pretty.

Kristin said...

What fabulous pics! Bryant Park and Mood...I die. Can't wait to hit them up when I'm there in a few months!

nauticalandsouthern said...

Hi--love! your blog. I'm totally obsessed with magnolia cupcakes--it's a reason alone to visit. Looks like you had a great time, loving the fur vest ;-)