Day 3 and 4 were really, really busy and eventful. Jay and I tried to squeeze in as much as we could and make the most of our trip. We started the morning grabbing lattes and pastries at Bibble & Sip, hoping to try their matcha cream puffs but they weren’t serving them til 11am, so Jay got a matcha cake with a matcha latte (can you tell he loves matcha I can’t), and I got a black sesame croissant and a lavender latte. The entire trip felt nonstop trying to see and do as much as we could, but all of the walking we did was so worth it and I’d do it all again if we could.
Outside the shop feeling like a hip New Yorker. Also can spot the photographer in the reflection. We explored the Times Square area afterwards to find broadway tickets and were so so lucky to be able to get tickets to Dear Evan Hansen which was sold out that day. The show wasn’t until around 2pm so we decided to try and find the infamous Grand Central Station. What a beaut.
There were surprisingly a variety of places to eat there at the food court. Stumbled upon this market place filled with cheeses, spices, and other cute kitchen, foodie things. NY is just a foodie’s dream in general, really. The street photography I took walking from place to place are some of my favorite photos.
Sad that we didn’t have time to explore the New York Public Library. Here is a pic of the outside while we were walking to the show. Times Square in the day time. Look at the dude photobombing in the back lol
There are really no words to describe the heart-warming sentiment I felt for this broadway . Dear Evan Hansen was just so amazingly beautiful from the soundtrack to the story line to the attachment and relatability you feel for the characters. My uncle recommended it to me before I went to NY and even listening to some of the songs made me emotional already. I was seriously weeping, like ugly crying even after the first song. I didn’t think I would love it so much. Wish I would have been able to see Ben Platt perform his last week as the main character but ugh, still. Such good feelings. Definitely a highlight for me.
Times Square. So bright.
Walking around Bryant Park where they were just beginning to put up their Winter Wonderland decorations. We ended up ice skating here the next day and it was so cool being surrounded by all of the NY buildings with Christmas music playing in the background. Definitely a bigger rink than Rockefeller Center and cheaper. I felt like I was in a movie or something.
Jay and I are big breakfast people. Day 4 consisted of celebrating Jay’s birthday on a rooftop igloo bar (which will be on the next post), eating NY cheesecake, strolling around all cutesy in Central Park, and museum hopping. In the morning, we walked to Jack’s Wife Freda in West Village which is also another cute and cozy lil breakfast spot. My camera kept acting up so I was nervous the whole day that I wasn’t going to get any pictures. But it was fine, I think, because here are some pics. But Day 4 was definitely a memorable one.
Love me some sugar packet puns. I honestly forgot what this was called and am trying to look it up on my phone but it was like duck with fancy cheese and it was wonderful.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral. We stopped by this beautiful church after breakfast to say our prayers.
Oooo Rockefeller Plaza! A big deal for me honestly. I grew up watching Saturday Night Live and secretly hoped I would bump into Jimmy Fallon walking through the revolving doors or something. The dream.
Afternoon at the MoMA.
Outside the Trump Tower. One of my favorite shots because I tried my best not to get hit by a cab trying to take this. Wish we could have spent more time in Central Park but it’s huuuge. Autumn is so, so beautiful here.