Monday, December 10, 2007

...And Boy Are My Arms Tired!



I just flew back from New York City Sunday night and it occured to me this morning that I didn't even mention I was going! Anyhow, I should have, and I am excited to share my stories and pictures with you-including a low-level celebrity sighting. First, I thought I should share my favorite shopping/sightseeing/lunching outfit.

I was very happy because I looked very pulled together when I was out and about, and as my husband pointed out, I am much more fun when I am pleased with my outfit.

We arrived Thursday morning and set out to see the sights on our own just the Big Guy and Me. I have been to the City before, but this was Big Guys first visit, so I was so happy to share it with him. We saw Ground Zero, and BG was very struck by it-seeing it in person. Then we went to the beautiful church nearby, and then crossed Broadway and went to the Financial District to see the NY Stock Exchange.




Then we walked to China town and had lunch at a cute little place we found after wandering forever and finally following where all the young hip looking chinese teens were headed. We ordered 3 of the strangest things we could find on the menu- and they were all fantastic! We had Squid and Sour Cabbage Chow Fun, Salt and Pepper Duck Gizzard and Hot Dog Bacon and broccoli Fried Rice. VERY STRANGE-- but surprisingly REALLY GOOD. I can't wait to go back!


Thursday night we met some friends for Dinner and went to a pizza place in the Village. Then we went to Pinkberry for dessert! So good. This was the night we saw Mischa Barton. Our friend Casually rolled down his window, waved and said Oh hi Mischa- as if they were old friends and she waved back and said Hey- looking really confused. After that we felt bad because Paparazzi jumped out of nowhere and started taking pictures of her... oh well...the price of fame.

Friday Night we had a grooms dinner and cocktail party to attend here in the penthouse suite which was amazing. There is a rumor going around that my 21 year old sister and my mother got in the hot tub on the roof in their underwear. Knowing them, I am inclined to believe it. I swear I could write a book. My mother also told my crush from when I was in London at 15 years old that I was in LOVE with him when I was younger. Slightly embarrassing.


Saturday was spent recovering from Friday night, and around 3:00pm we all started to slowly get ready for the wedding. It was beautiful and we had a great time- just a few pictures to show.



On Sunday we met other friends at their apartment near SOHO and had bloody mary's and some morning brunch munchies before heading out for a late brunch/early lunch at Barney's.

We finished off the trip by shopping on 5th avenue and popped over to Rockefellar Center to have drinks at the Sea Grill while watching the ice skaters. What a fantastic and memorable trip!