My mom and I took a little bus trip up to NYC this weekend to visit my little sister who is doing an internship in the Macy’s buying department (I’m so proud of her!).
We encountered tons of traffic on our way in (I think we sat in front of the Lincoln Tunnel for an hour and a half), and the lines to buy tix for the Subway were INSANE because half of the machines weren’t working, so we were a little crabby upon arrival.
Thankfully, there were plenty of sights and smells to help us take our mind off of things. Our hotel was at the border of Soho and Chinatown, so we spent the majority of our time in the city doing what Changs do best…eating and shopping! Here are some of the highlights:
Friday night we wandered over to Japantown to get a quick bite. Yanitori Taisho was a tiny restaurant with a whole lot of charm. Their avocado and tuna salad and ramen were delicious, you could also get lots of a la carte grilled meats to try.
On Saturday, we explored Chinatown and had breakfast at Tai Pan, which had really good Taiwanese pastries and cakes.
Later on, we hit up Chelsea Market in the Meat Packing District.
We ended up splurging on some lunch at The Lobster Place. Their clam chowder in a bread bowl was TO DIE FOR, and the lobster was very fresh (it was alive when we bought it!).
Of course, we couldn’t leave without having a People’s Pop (this one happens to be blueberry apricot flavored).
Later, Jordan took me to go get some Baked by Melissa’s… the world’s TINIEST cupcakes! I think my favorite was wedding cake. Red velvet was pretty good too!
On Sunday, we decided to head over to Brooklyn to find The Flea. Unfortunately, we didn’t really know where we were going, so it was more of an adventure than we had originally intended.
All’s well that ends well though…we dug through piles of trash/treasures, saw a million doggies, and got to eat some pretty delicious food (blood orange donuts, pulled pork sandwiches, plum and rhubarb shaved ice). YUM!
Afterwards, we were SO tired that we had to make a pit stop at the main Bloomingdales store, where we rested our feet and had some very refreshing froyo at 40 Carrots and a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery.
We mostly did window shopping since there were no good sales going on at the time, but check out this AMAZING display at Prada. Such lovely patterns! I am contemplating the purchase of some tulle to make my dresses nice and puffy like these :).
Here’s Jordan posing with the Kate Spade camel…which coincidentally was featured in the email that they sent out this morning.
The Top Shop store front…very festive indeed!
Purl Soho…heaven for people who love to knit, sew, and craft.
One of our favorite stores this trip was C. Wonder, an amazing clothing and accessories store with cheerful stripey walls and lots of eye candy. There was an extra 50% off sale items, so Jordan managed to snag a pair of very nice gold flats for $12.50!!
Hope you had a fun weekend as well!
PS- only THREE days until our puppy comes home!!