Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Concrete Jungle: What Dreams Are Made Of

So I must say... Fall break was a success in a major way! Lots of shopping, people-watching, delicious food, and more importantly, mother daughter bonding time! Ha

It really was great being able to actually spend some one-on-one time with my mom, though. My sister is usually around so this was a great opportunity for us to just have fun together

It was nothing short of a roller coaster ride and I would not have had it any other way.

I now know what all my friends have been gushing about when they talk about "the city that never sleeps." And I most definitely lived up this city's infamous slogan. As soon as my eyes opened I was up and out the door to Starbucks on 5th avenue to hit the town. Even if this meant my mom was still asleep, she was left behind. Sorry bout it.

Loved the hot dog and gyro stands. They had amazing fruit stands, too! Loved hailing cabs. Although mom and I were rarely successful haha - We were not being aggressive enough.

Some of my favorite places we ate were:

Dos Caminos in Meatpacking District - The most amazing pomegranate margarita, fresh table side guacamole, and delicious chicken tacos! Stellar!

Spice Market also in MPD - amazing ginger margarita and great soup!

Tao in Manhattan - Spicy tuna on crispy rice, my all time favorite! And other appetizers that were amazing... and pricey! But worth it.

So many other great places but these were my faves!

Highlight park - A park that was restored after the train track that was once their was demolish ed and the city had a vote for it to be made into a park with trees! Pretty un-real considering it's on the rooftops of Manhattan's high-rises! Love it

Oh the shopping I did in SoHo... (which stands for South of Houston street by the way!) I loved the diversity of stores here. Got tons of great boots for fall!

Pastis in MPD: Sex and the City has been filmed here... and I had my first Manhattan here, as well :) Mom and I were bought some from a few local gentlemen. Ha! First Manhattan while in Manhattan.

Amazing people watching and fashion foreshadowing... I loved every second.

My daily wake up = 5th ave walk to Madison, Park, turn around, go to 6th, go to Starbucks, get mom and I latte's, head back to the hotel to wake her up and go go go!

And so my love affair with NYC begins...

I didn't even mind the honking or incessant traffic. I actually sort of miss it!

Are you allowed to say you're "home-sick" for some place that is not even your home? Or that you have only explored once?

If so, I'm extremely homesick...



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