September 06, 2013

Visiting NYC {Round II}

I've been to New York multiple times, but this was by far my favorite trip! It's round 2 because this was my second visit to NYC in 2013 -- double check on my goals for the year.

It was the perfect mix of planned adventures and spontaneous adventures.
I was there for 5 nights, 4 complete days...also the perfect amount of time.

I stayed with my friend in Lower Manhattan, and I got to see several other friends who've recently moved to NYC - all around awesome! Thank you for commenting, tweeting, and emailing suggestions of places to see/eat/find - I did as many of them as I could :)

Friday morning I had breakfast with this view...amazing.

After breakfast, I did some solo exploring. I studied a map of NYC (good tip if you don't know the city), and just hopped on the Subway and got off at random stops. I went to Brooklyn and walked around a little!

I also walked around the Financial District..saw the Stock Exchange...all of Wall Street.

Friday night, we went to my friend's apartment in West Midtown. He has an insanely incredible view of the city. Check out a video of it here.

It was great seeing friends from college and hanging out with them in a different city!

Dinner with Nick and his roommate, Eliza - they showed me a great time in NYC!

I got to have lunch with my cousins, Nikki & Ineze on Saturday in Union Square.

Nick and I in Union Square (same neighborhood as NYU)

One viewer suggested Milk Bar..thank you! I had the Cereal Milk soft serve..omg tasted just like cereal milk in ice cream form.

One night we passed by people watching a movie in a park, similar to how people do at Atlantic Station - such a fun summer activity!

Loved this. Transparent couches on sand right by the water and 3 of NYC's bridges. It was a great time with incredible views...

Fun photo I snapped of the bridges.

Nick and I also went to the High Line, and walked the entire thing! It's a rooftop garden, built over old rail road tracks...very cool and very beautiful. It's almost too much for someone obsessed with city views (#guilty).

Beautiful photo Nick snapped of a mural we saw while walking the High Line.

One night we had dinner in Little Italy, so delicious!

The government buildings in NYC are phenomenal. I wish I could have toured the inside of them, but Nick got this photo of me outside of this U.S. Courthouse. #politicalnerd

One night we had Mexican at this place called's the best Mexican food I've ever had. That corn.. Mexican Street Corn..ah-maz-ing.

We got brunch in the Chelsea Market - such a cool place and cool area! I'm hoping Atlanta's upcoming Ponce City Market will resemble it ;)

I ordered the chicken (with tabasco honey) and cheddar waffle. I wish I could relive this meal over...and over..

Fried green tomatoes were on the menu so naturally...

Nick's brunch - yum!

We walked through Chinatown one night.

So much Subway riding. I feel like a semi-expert on NYC's subway system.

All in all, it was a really really fantastic trip. The weather wasn't great, but the trip was still perfect. I wouldn't have wanted to spend my Labor Day Weekend anywhere else. I'm still recovering from the late nights, miles of walking, and just living the fast-paced NYC life for a few days. 

NYC is one-of-a-kind and there's something about the city that intrigues everyone. Some people are so intrigued and in love that they want to live there, I totally get it.

And then some people, like me, like to love and adore NYC from a distance...coming back to the city every once and a while...when we need a little something that only NYC can provide...

like him.


  1. Great photos! I can't wait to visit NYC someday :)

  2. Looks like you did NYC in style - great photos!

  3. Love your photos of NYC, Vett! I'm definitely the type of person that fell in love with NYC this weekend and I can not wait to live there someday. I'm definitely homesick for the big apple.

  4. Looks like you had such a great trip! I love the gold dress you are wearing in some of the pictures!


  5. Love look all your photos, amazing visit! Thanks for wonderful message on my blog.:)

  6. wow--fantastic trip, it looks like---love all the different foods---especially the ice-cream!

  7. i've only been to NYC once, but enjoyed the visit. couldn't live there. love my wide open, quiet spaces.

    thanks for visiting today!

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog. I guess when in NYC live like New Yorkers... You are a good ambassador for NYC.
    Love all the great photos. I've only passed through New York on my way to Florida ages ago. Too bad I was too tired to take in the sites.
    Have a wonderful day.


  9. I'm glad you had a wpnderful time visiting NYC. Looks like you really took advantage and saw a lot! I like traveling that way too. It's exhausting but worth it!

  10. Thanks for sharing so many great photos of NYC. You really have a knack for photography. That gold dress is beautiful, btw. Looks like you had a great time!

  11. Great pictures! i really like it :)

    xx Nidda

  12. This trip sounds amazing ;-)

    Thank you SO much for your comment on my blog

  13. Wow! Sounds like a great trip! I LOVED New York the one and only time I went, and it was much too short of a visit. I want to go back! But I'm like you, I love where I live, I just want to visit...a lot, LOL. :)

  14. Looks like so much fun! Nice pictures!

    xx Karolina

  15. how fun! i love the city. everytime i go home (to jersey), i make sure to hang out and go bar hopping in the city that never sleeps. the vibe is so different. you looked you had a ball! good for you! :)

  16. No need for me to ask how was the trip this go around lol. I see you had a amazing time. Yep your pictures definitely confirmed that NYC is my next city to visit in definitely.

  17. HI Vett!
    WOW your trip sounds amazing. I am in love with that gold dress and white necklace you paired with it. honestly impeccable. Your pictures are great! Now i wanna take a trip to go to NYC!


  18. Sounds like one fantastic trip! Great photos. Those couches are just too cool. That final photo is a gem-haha!!

  19. Thanks for the photos ~ Have been there before and enjoyed the city ~

  20. I love NYC, it's one of my favorite cities to visit. Every chance I get, I am back to enjoy the sights. Looks like you had a great time.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving some sweet comments. I look forward to following along your journey.

  21. Your photos of NYC are wonderful hun, love your dazzling sequined look!Happy Weekend Sweetheart!

  22. Looks like you had so much fun.

  23. What a awesome trip! You look stunning in your gold dress! So pretty!

  24. Beautiful photos!!! Looks like your trip was full of good company, good food, good vibes, in a beautiful location. What more can you ask for out of a vacation??

    ♥ Chymere A. //

  25. Oh you are so lucky you got to visit NYC! I am so jealous! Those photos look awesome! :)

  26. Great photos and you look great in that dress.Awesome
    wanna follow each other via gfc and bloglovin

  27. i love NYC:) I want to go back
    hope you are having fun!

  28. I'm loving your gold dress and the glasses :)

    <3 Looks amazing :) Glad you had fun!

    AJ | TheAJMinute

  29. love nyc, looks like you did a lot of cool stuff!


  30. Loving those photos!!! I am originally from there!! I {{{heart}}} NYC!!!!! I am loving the guy with the Miley poster!! HA!!!

  31. Great pictures Vett, you´re so lucky you visited NYC! :)

  32. What a great post about the city! Love the pictures!

    Glad you had a fantastic time!

  33. What a fabulous post. I am happy that you had such a wonderful time. The gold dress is totally amazing.

  34. Glad to hear you had an awesome trip to NY. Love your gold dress!

  35. looks like a great time vett! glad you enjoyed yourself.

  36. The gold dress - complete glamour puss!

  37. Great photos, I love NYC too. Looked like you a great time.


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