Getting Lost in NYC

Chicago in NYCNot that every season of the year is not beautiful in New York, but being there in May takes my breath away. The grass is green, the temperatures are cool and the sun is illuminating Central Park in the perfect light. The food is refreshing to my palate, the hustle and bustle is contagious and my mind can’t get enough of soaking up the sights, scenes and feelings of an electric city!

Eric and I both like to live by the mantra, “Live life to the fullest.” New York City fits that mantra well because you try to see everything you can in one day, because you can’t get enough. I love engaging with tons of people, eating great meals and planning out my days to the fullest.  Eric loves going the road less traveled, getting lost in a city, and indulging his intellect. But most of all, we love living and experiencing as the locals do.

You can see the recap of some of the off the beaten path places we ate here and see the wedding of the century that brought us to NYC here. There’s something about NYC that calls you to get lost in it. Time seems to fly, everyone’s in a hurry, and next thing you know your trip is over and you are headed home. This is how we got lost in New York City.

Beautiful Ceiling: Lillie's Victorian Bar


Lillie's Victorian Bar NYC


IMG_5465We found ourselves caught in a rain shower after watching Chicago and ducked into Lillie’s Victorian Bar for a drink. We were fascinated by architectural details of the ceiling and the history that surrounded us. One of our favorites throughout the trip was to find local dive and quaint bars and restaurants to try out something unchartered. We stumbled upon many interesting people, things, and conversations that will forever be a cherished memory.

Eric and Heather NYC

New York City Flowers


Central Park View

Exploring Times Square, Central Park and other parts of NYC after The Ride comedy bus tour. As you can imagine, Eric didn’t want to spend much time in Times Square…it was much too touristy for him.

Eric and Heather NYC


The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge was breathtaking.

Dry Bar NYC


Dry Bar NYC My first time to Dry Bar was a unique experience.  Thanks for the fabulous wedding hairsyle.  I was shocked to see my hair lasted for over 6 hours without falling flat or losing the curl. Not only is it an experience worth savoring, but it is quick and you can stretch out that one blow out and style for a few days! Now, that’s my kind of hair do.

Gallow Green at the McKittrick


Gallow Green at the McKittrick


Gallow Green at the McKittrick


Gallow Green at the McKittrick


Gallow Green at the McKittrick

The one foodie must try is Gallow Green at the McKittrick. This restaurant is nestled on the rooftop of the McKittrick hotel and is an all you can eat buffet complete with fried chicken and black pepper honey that was a true southern delicacy in northern lights. For around $40 per person, you get an unlimited supply of homemade style meals and flowing mimosas. The experience alone is worth the price.

Organic Avenue NYC

Spotted: The mecca of juicing in NYC: Organic Avenue. Not only did they have a whole wall of juices to choose from, but they offered delicious raw and healthy foods as well. The samples I tried made me re-think the vegan movement.

Where are your favorite places to let yourself  be lost in NYC?

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  1. July 30, 2014 / 7:50 am

    This is my kind of trip! We love to wander around and find quirky little places to visit. One of my favs in NYC is Lucky Strike in SOHO. A tiny little restaurant with fabulous cocktails!

  2. July 30, 2014 / 8:08 am

    Oh my goodness, you two are the cutest. This is one of my favorite things to do, just get lost in a city and do as the locals do. I can’t even remember the last time I was in NYC, so that means I need to visit it soon.

  3. July 30, 2014 / 8:12 am

    I’m so jealous! I Want to go to NYC SO BAD! I Went when I was 20…but I’m sure you can imagine it wasn’t as much fun as it would be now! 😉

  4. July 30, 2014 / 8:50 am

    That looks like so much fun!! I need to arrange a trip back there with hubs!

  5. July 30, 2014 / 9:59 am

    Drooling over that green juice and NYC will forever be my home away from home. Glad you had such a blast there!

  6. Jess Scull
    July 30, 2014 / 10:13 am

    NYC is amazing! It looks like you guys had an awesome time!

  7. July 30, 2014 / 12:45 pm

    It looks like you had an awesome time! I’ve only been to New York once and it was right before Christmas, so NYC was packed and snowy. I did get some great deals while shopping.

  8. July 31, 2014 / 7:10 am

    Wasn’t Gallow green so cool??

  9. July 31, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Your trip looked like it was so much fun!


  10. August 1, 2014 / 4:58 am

    Oh girl, I am so jealous! I haven’t bee to NYC in 6 years and need to go back big time! I hope you had a wonderful time!

    To Hell In A Handbag

    P.S. I added you to my blog roll! 🙂

  11. August 6, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    What a fun trip! I love NYC and all the little discoveries you can unearth each time you visit. Can’t wait to get back there myself!

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