Shopping was an event all unto itself while in NY. The girls were like kids in a candy store, literally, at Dylan’s Candy Bar. Who wouldn’t be? Even I bought a package of “vintage” Razzles.
I am not a big sweets eater, but I do love this marshmallow-y goodness, and America came through in Peeps-tacular form.
(Only this small package of Cotton Candy Peeps came home with me, though.)
✔️ Shopping in the largest department store in the world. Sara asked, “What is a President’s Day Sale?”
✔️Lunch in Little Italy. Terribly cliche, unless you know where to dine. We do. Years ago on one of our NYC trips we came upon a small, family run restaurant that serves genuine, non-trendy Italian food, and we have been faithful diners ever since.
A “snack” at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Not an NYC institution; rather, founded by (five) Michigan alum and preparing burgers like they are meant to be prepared. Sara was impressed.
Basil Lemonade at an upscale noodle shop near NYU was definitely SnapChat worthy.
✔️On the day of forecast torrential rain we headed for The Met, but not before a bagel stop at a street vendor.
The Temple of Dendur and the Costume Institute were the SnapChat favorites.
The figure is of a priestess who served at the temples, and is said to embody, “The perfected ideal of the female form.”
On exhibition in the Costume Institute was a portion of the collection of Jacqueline de Ribes, a countess and “celebrated fashion persona” of the 20th century. We just liked the clothes.
For just plain fun we all went for a spin on the Sea Glass Carousel at Battery Park…
…explored the soon-to-be iconic Apple Store on Fifth Avenue…
…and skated in Bryant Park.
We paid a somber visit to the 9/11 Memorial (but did not take photos), and walked over to the little-visited Irish Hunger Memorial. Anna Grace has Irish heritage, though the memorial also spoke to other lands that had suffered famine. We all thought the memorial was very well done.
✔️ On our last morning, the MoMA. The girls were impressed with Starry Night up close and in person.
And, look! Our own Conchita Wurst on display in one of the galleries!
So, those are the highlights. Six days, 110km around Manhattan, and memories for a lifetime.