Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I'm Back from NYC

Yesterday evening Matt and I came back from a four day trip to New York! It was my mother-in-law's birthday on Sunday and we all gathered in the city to celebrate since my brother-in-law now lives there. 

It was a great weekend of eating and drinking and exploring. The temperature wasn't much lower than here in Charlotte, but it felt FREEZING when you're walking around most of the time ;)

It's completely overwhelming finding things to do/eat in New York since there are so many choices, so here are some highlights that I would recommend:

- Chelsea Market Food Tour: This was the best tour I've ever taken and I am not completely obsessed with the Chelsea Market. I highly recommend it, especially if you love to eat. :)
- Yotel: This is where we stayed.. it's a tiny little room with no frills, but it was comfortable and so budget friendly.. we got this room for around $100/night. Crazy good!!

And maybe it's just me, but I would much rather stay in a small, all white box than a larger room decorated badly.

- Da Andrea: Thank God for Yelp!! That's how Matt and I find every restaurant we go to when on vacation. We found Da Andrea on yelp, and it was some of the best Italian food I've ever had, and very budget friendly. Even our waitress was Italian. You know you're at a good restaurant when you want to have a little bite of everyone's dinner!!

- Balthazar: This is where we had Joan's birthday dinner. We all really loved this place!

- Rocco's: Amazing dessert, need I say more. It was SO GOOD! I ate so many desserts in New York (and the scale showed it when I got home!)

Red Velvet Cheesecake... that was mine. And it was so, so good!!

We always love visiting the city, but it's nice to be home! (Although whenever we do go, we joke about moving there. Matt's career has many options there, and I love dreaming about being a decorator there. Fun to think about, but I don't think we could survive there!)

In other news, today is a really fun/exciting day. I'm having a photoshoot of a space I decorated. I can't share all the details yet, but I will as soon as I can! 


  1. looks like a blast, I am going to have to save all this info cause the Hubby and I are planning a trip there in September .... all these things seem right up our alley and especially a cheap good hotel!! thanks!!


  2. Ah been going to Da Andrea for 6 years SO glad you stumbled across it!!!

  3. Looks like a blast! I have never been to NYC and I am dying to go! Darn school.

  4. Hey if the scale is going to show extras, might as well be from eating in the greatest city in the world! :)

  5. so fun! I tried to go two weeks ago but my OB dr said no. And I still haven't had the baby so now I wish I had gone:) We LOVE Chelsea market, especially on rainy or cold days.


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