Travelogue: New York February 2015

I had a business trip in New Jersey that I extended into a quick vacation to New York with Russell. Somewhat of a babymoon to savor these last few weeks of independence. Traveling to New York in the dead of winter while 7 months pregnant isn’t totally ideal, but we made a good time of it anyways. We didn’t have nearly enough time to see all the people we wanted to see, or eat all the meals we wanted to eat. But here’s what we were able to squeeze into the 3 nights we were in town. IMG_3275We stayed at an AirBNB in the East Village. It was the perfect location to get around the city easily and it was steps away from all sorts of great food, like Pommes Frites. One of the things I miss most about New York is having the convenience of everything you need in walking distance. IMG_3280Dinner in Ktown, at the new Kang Ho Dong BaekjongIMG_3279 IMG_3281Ahh, starting the morning with a cup of coffee from our favorite place in the East Village, MudspotIMG_3310IMG_3326 IMG_3288Brunch at ABC Kitchen. I couldn’t believe how big and beautiful the space is. The food and company were on point too. IMG_3290IMG_3312 IMG_3293 IMG_3294FullSizeRenderShopping around Midtown. We checked out the new Dover Street Market. IMG_3309IMG_3301 IMG_3302 IMG_3304 IMG_3306 IMG_3307 IMG_3308Then we headed all the way over to the West Side to Lucky Strike to meet up with Russell’s old students. Separate post coming soon, but we were so touched by the surprise baby shower they gave us that afternoon.IMG_3313 IMG_3331Our time with them was way too short, but we had early dinner reservations at our favorite Babbo RistoranteIMG_3327Always an exquisite experience. But we got hungry again late night and had a Mamoun’s falafel and stale donut from Dunkin. FullSizeRender_1The next morning we bundled up (so, so cold out there) and went to Black Seed for bagels. IMG_3336 IMG_3338 IMG_3339 IMG_2207Took the L into Brooklyn.IMG_3340 IMG_3343And had lunch at Fette Sau BBQIMG_3345 IMG_3346Then the G train took us over to Park Slope to see our friends who just had a beautiful baby girl. FullSizeRender_2We were still so full, but couldn’t pass up a good donut when we saw that Doughnut Plant has a new location in Prospect Heights. IMG_3348 IMG_3349Russell went shopping in Soho that afternoon, while I went home to take a nap and give my back a rest. Later that evening we went to visit our friends on the Upper East Side. We ordered in from what used to be our usual pizza joint, Roma’s, and watched the Grammy’s. IMG_3359IMG_3369Then we braved the cold again for one last meal (yup, that’s another 2nd dinner) from the Halal cart on 6th and 53rd. IMG_3364Russell says New York is where I fell in love with him. It’s not true, I loved him long before, but I kind of know what he means. New York is where we really solidified and strengthened our relationship. We wouldn’t be who we are now without that experience. I’m just so glad we get to re-live those memories every time we go back.

Many thanks to all the friends who were able to meet up with us while we were in town, and sorry to those we missed. We’ll be back soon!


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