Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A day in NYC. Part 1.

My husband had work to do in NYC this past weekend, and thanks to my mother-in-law for coming to stay with my kids, I tagged along. He was tied up from morning til night, so I roamed along pretending to be a local all day.
 #1 on my list was a morning run in Central Park. I've been dreaming of doing this since I started running last year, and it was every bit as exhilarating as I had hoped.
I quickly noticed the advantage of wearing running gear in the freezing temps in NYC: you are assumed to be local, thus ignored by the vendors in touristy Midtown.
I took advantage of this as long as my bones could bare it, wandering over to the bridge where we were engaged 10 years ago this month.

The City is still boasting Christmas lights; it's just so pretty this time of year. I get teary-eyed looking at the Empire state building lit up in red & green. Strange, I know.

I stopped in Sephora, where the pretty employee sold me on Hello Flawless! by Benefit under my trusty Bare Minerals powder.
For lunch, I grabbed a hot & gooey grilled three cheese & tomato sandwich at Melt Shop. Yum!

By this time I needed a shower and a coat!
Other than a run in Central Park, I knew I wanted to try out Dry Bar while I was in NYC this weekend.
A blow-out, therapeutic wash included for just $40? Yes, please! Just stepping inside made me feel lovely. I could have hugged the gal who did my wash! Divine! With When Harry Met Sally on the screen & a drink of my choice on the bar in front of me, I kinda forgot I needed to choose from the menu of styles for my blow-out.
My stylist secured his tip when he chimed in with "You have the best hair I've done all week. Do you know that you have really good hair?" and acted shocked to hear I had three kids at home. My hair looked as fabulous as I felt when I walked out 35 minutes later. What a treat!
*Tip: make your appointment easily online.
I practically pranced over to meet my husband at Bryant Park.
Dan showered me with compliments all night & the next day, surprised it lasted so long. We got a bit touristy at night, checking out the tree at Rockafeller plaza and the ice skaters in Central Park.
Famous, Brick-Oven, Grimaldi's pizza for dinner. 

And Magnolia Bakery for dessert.

Day 2 in NYC: including Chelsea Market & The High Line.

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  1. crazy happy for you!!!!
    dry bar..... enlightening

  2. AHHH!! Love this. I wish I could go recreate this day for myself. :)


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