I was so excited to have Emory come up to NYC to visit me! Unfortunately he flew home yesterday and I'm already wishing I could go back to the weekend! But instead, back to work and reality I go. Luckily since I was gone for six months last year (between working and Paris and studying abroad) we're pretty used to distance. However it still totally does not make it fun.
He flew up Friday afternoon and it worked out perfectly because he got into the city right when I was getting off work (we have summer Fridays!!). Can you say hallelujah?! We dropped his stuff off and hit the ground running!
// Friday //
Friday we headed uptown for a stroll through Central Park and to rent a row boat. I had been wanting to do this forever so I'm so glad the weather turned out. You can rent a boat for an hour and row around Central Park's pond! It was so much fun and we spent most of the time cracking up people-watching everyone who was hard core struggling and basically playing bumper boats with their row boats.
After boating in Central Park we wandered around the MET. I had been wanting to see the exhibit "Fashion in the age of Technology" and it ended up being amazing (see my insta for a pic!). Highly recommended, it runs through mid August. We finished up the night eating pizza in the Upper East Side and then heading back downtown to see the bright lights of Times Square!
// Saturday //
Saturday morning we headed to Top of the Rock to get an amazing panoramic view of the city. I have been up there a few times and it still never gets old. Totally worth every penny and I would highly suggest going. Plus it totally beats the Empire State Building views because this way you get the view of the Empire State Building instead of being in it!
After takings dozens of photos at Top Of The Rock we headed to Chelsea market for lunch. We both had delicious pasta and possibly snuck in some yummy mini donuts. After strolling (aka eating) our way through the market we walked along the high line. I had never done it before and we both really loved it! Definitely packed with people but it was amusing to people watch. We saw so many wedding pictures and even saw a guy setting up for a proposal!! Aw.
We ended the night by going to dinner, the Broadway show Aladdin, and Ellen's Star Dust Diner for dessert after the show. Aladdin was spectacular and ending the night with ice cream and more broadway songs at Ellen's diner was a blast!
For those who don't know: Ellen's Star Dust Diner hires aspiring broadway actors and actresses to be waitors/ waitresses. They all take turns singing and it's a blast. Definitely a must-go.
// Sunday //
We had pre-reserved 9/11 museum tickets for the morning so we woke up and immediately headed downtown. We spent over 2 1/2 hours in the museum reading and learning all about the attacks. They did an amazing job with the memorial and museum and while the topic matter is a little depressing, the museum totally had me intrigued.
Soho for shopping was next on the list. And soon followed by a trip back to the hotel to take a quick break before dinner. For dinner we went to South Street Seaport and then walked the Brooklyn bridge at sunset! Gorgeous...
We finished off the night with some scoops ice cream.
// Monday //
Back to work I went. However, first we headed to Good Morning America to see some of the segments outside! And Emory made it on tv (I'm too short, typical)!
Did we miss anything? I think I need a foot massage after this weekend...my feet are still sore!!