Even though it seems like I never stop working, I always make time to travel, and during the rare moments that I’m not at the hospital I love making my way to our apartment in Jersey and spending time in the city that never sleeps. And that’s exactly what I did this past weekend!
I fell in love with New York City the second I stepped into it’s busy streets, with its roaring crowds, loud beaming signs and signature yellow cabs honking down 5th avenue. From Broadway shows to all of the sushi and shopping you could ever want, this city has endless things to offer. The fashion, the views, exotic food and of course the nightlife are unparalleled.
The abundance of different people and cultures makes me love this place so much. There is absolutely nothing in this city that you won’t find, from beautiful and uniquely shaped buildings to naked cowboys in Times Square. There’s no other place in the world that holds as much wonder, mystery, and beauty in the world as New York City.
I’ve been to Times Square so many times I could probably draw it for you, so I was really excited to explore a few different parts of this wonderful place. We went to the Met which I had seen before, but this is a museum you could spend days at, it has some of the most beautiful art and sculptures I’ve ever seen, and I’m a little obsessed with the Egyptian section.
The rooftop bar was new to me and had such an amazing view it looked photoshopped, but I swear it wasn’t. Those clouds are real! And so are my friends but they’re so good looking that they look photoshopped too😍😋. (james is somwhere)
We did what typical people in NYC do, and we walked around for hours, window shopped, ate tons of sushi, had a few drinks (coffee) and then we took the subway to Chinatown to have dinner at a Mexican restaurant, Plantas Mexicana. This food..was bomb. If you haven’t tried it you ARE missing out.
It reminded me of Mad Mex in Pittsburgh, only better, which is hard to believe because I love that place too. PM is a tiny little restaurant right by the subway, so small you can easily miss it.
The nachos were delicious and I got this Turmeric Cauliflower Rice bowl (GF😉) which was too good. Also, it’s all VEGAN. 😄🌱🍚🌶🥑💞 I’m not a big drinker at all but I tried the cucumber y basil which had vodka and it was so refreshing.
The next day we decided to hit up Brooklyn to do something amazing.. go to a food festival🙌🏼. First, we made a quick stop at the Valentino Pier to see the lady herself. It was a beautiful day, I love fall so much and I don’t care what anyone says, to me the start of September = the start of fall🍁🍃🎃.
I also found this really cute sign at free people! And I just liked the way the stores looked so I took some snaps. If you haven’t noticed I like to take pictures, of everything. Maybe I’ll listen to my friends and get that second career in photography.
We walked around a bit to let the sushi settle before the next round of food, and I found a few intriguing wall murals that I absolutely loved. I love art and anything creative, especially if it has meaning and these were so neat.
Next came the best part ever, the Smorgasburg in Prospect.
Clearly it’s not fun for me unless there’s copious amounts of food involved, and they had tons of food vendors to make me happy. Crystal brought a blanket so we had our little Picnic in Prospect Park! The food festival was a really great time, and I’m grateful to have shared it with these wonderful wonderful people. 🙌🏼❤
I’ll be back to the city of dreams very soon! Until next time.