I spent the last few days in NYC and it was such a great time. I had been there once before a few years prior, in the middle of winter. The last thing I wanted to do was spend time outside.
However this time it was spring and the trees were in full bloom – it was hard not to be blown away by the beauty of the city. We stayed in SoHo/Nolita part of the city and I would recommend staying there again and again. It was like a pocket of serenity in an otherwise bustling metropolis. The buildings had so much character, there were more restaurants than you could wish for and the boutiques were out of control. We ate and walked as much as we could. Shoutout to BandAid blister relief pads for saving my feet every time I go on vacation.
Some highlights, among many:
Central Park in full bloom, the crab toast at ABC Kitchen, the entire home décor section of ABC Carpet & Home (you know you’re a grandma when a good set of coffee cups gets you more excited than Barney’s), going to a rooftop BBQ in Williamsburg with friends and taking in a beautiful view, watching the fragrance we ordered at Le Labo being mixed and packaged right before our eyes, the candy bar pie at Momofuku Milk Bar.
I never thought I’d classify a trip to NYC as “relaxing” but it ended up being just that. I would repeat it in a heartbeat.