Sunday, August 29, 2010

FOUR - New York Style

This year we had the opportunity to spend our 4th Anniversary in the Big Apple! Chris was making a trip to Long Island for work and I was able to tag along. We spent 3 glorious days back in the city - it was beyond wonderful! We took the LIRR into the city on Friday morning and had lunch at Carnegie Deli. They have some serious sandwiches! It was beyond filling! After lunch we made our way down to meet up with my old work buddies for a few drinks. We had such a great time catching up with Stacy, Mary & Jerilyn. I miss these girls so much! After happy hour we ran to the TKTS booth to find a show for the night. Chris landed us some great seats for "Rock of Ages". The show was great! Who doesn't love some good 80's rock n roll! When the show ended we made a quick trip to Juniors for some cheesecake and headed back to the room to devour it! Our hotel was perfect. Right in Time Square and just the right price! We highly recommend Hotel Mela for your future NYC trips. Saturday we slept in and then took the train down to Soho for brunch with Ramon & Lily. We met them at The Cupping Room Cafe. Chris had his favorite french toast! Lily brought along some of her famous meat spice for us to take home. These 2 people are just precious. So giving and so loving! It was a treat to get to spend just a few hours with them. That afternoon we roamed around the city and made sure to stop in at the NBA store - Chris' favorite! Then we cleaned up for another night out! First stop was drinks at 230 Fifth - The Rooftop Bar. Great sights and good drinks! We left there with just enough time to stop at Fish's Eddy in Union Square - my favorite shop! Then we jumped back on the train and headed to Greenwich Village for dinner with The Passaro's at Market Table. Dinner was amazing! The food was incredible as was the company! We could spend hours just chatting with Nick and Sue. In fact we basically were asked to leave - the next reservation had been waiting for like an hour :) Sunday morning we slept in until we had lunch plans at John's Pizza with the Bohannon's. So fun to catch up with their crew! That afternoon we toured the Central Park Zoo. We caught some incredible views of their polar bears! On our way back to the hotel for check out we made a few purchases at a street fair and took a quick walk through FAO Schwartz. Then we made our way to NJ to fly home. All in all the PERFECT anniversary weekend!