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8 Tablespoons Of : New York : Day 5 & 6.

Beautiful cup of Joe on a fine cold New York morning.

House Smoked Salmon Bagel. Gabe LOVED it!

Bubby’s Famous Pies! Just looking at them makes me want to catch a plane to NYC, Walk on over to Bubby’s, and purchase all three of them!

Sadly, even after two attempts of trying to wake up early enough to get in line for one of the famous Dominique Ansel Cronuts, we did not get to the bakery in time. The bakery usually opens at 9AM, but both locals and tourists alike, wake up before the sun is up to get in line for the chance at buying a cronut! This photo of the cronut on a postcard inside Dominique Ansel Bakery is as close as we got to a cronut during our trip.

Honestly one of the most beautiful Hot Chocolates I’ve ever had! The marshmallow lotus flower in the middle of the cup was placed after the Hot Chocolate is poured so that the heat slowly opens the marshmallow. It’s a slow motion lotus bloom right in front of your eyes.

I almost could not contain my excitement as Gabe and I slowly approached The Plaza Hotel. It has been a dream of mine to see this beautiful property in person for as long as I can remember and it did not disappoint one bit. I was hoping to be able to have high tea at The Palm Court inside the Plaza, however, there was just so much on our agenda already, that I kept on putting it off. I decided I was going to be happy enough to be able to just enjoy the beauty of the hotel from the outside. There will always be a next time for us!

Thank you, Gabe, for always being a gentleman and helping me with unnecessary tasks such as holding my very gold purse in plain sight. You’re a real trooper, and I Love You.

Central Park was a dream come true. I wish we could’ve stayed longer to enjoy the views as the sun started to set. In passing, we were able to get a few shots with our tripod of the two of us. You may or may not be able to tell from my awkward posing, but there was a ton of people walking past us from the time we set up the tripod up to the last *click*.  Still, I am glad i braved my anxiety out. These photos are some of my favorite memories from our trip.

Grand Central Station

Before heading back to the hotel, Gabe and I decided we just HAD to have a slice of traditional New York Cheesecake to end a successful 5th day in New York.

Delicious Hot Chocolate at Magnolia Bakery to get started with our last busy day in NYC! We were getting ready to go to the ” Top of the Rock ” and we were so excited!

Day Six

First time seeing real snow. I was so incredibly happy. I wanted to take photos of every single surface that had any amount of snow on it!

After such an exciting morning of sightseeing and even more sightseeing, we went to Sarabeth’s for lunch. It was no coincidence that we ended up here as I have been known to plan trips around a single restaurant alone. I make sure to choose the restaurants carefully when we travel, and I prioritize only the best of the best in each new city we explore. Sarabeth’s was definitely on my restaurant list since the very beginning!

I wonder if Gabe has noticed my unspoken, but very much documented tradition of ” The Menu Photo “. What can I say? I love a good menu!

 Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sandwich – Frisee Salad, Housemade Potato Chips

One Great Burger – Freshly Ground Turkey, Guacamole, French Fries, sir Kensington’s Ketchup

Ending the trip with being able to visit a part of the city with so much meaning was a true gift. Gabe and I walked in silence and in awe as we passed by the 911 memorial. The area is now a museum housing several artifacts and stories from that day. The area can get so quite that you can actually hear the water from the waterfall. It was an interesting moment to have felt and hear that bit of stillness and quietness from a single area in the city that never sleeps. As I look back at this trip that we took, now a year ago, I feel thankful to have been able to stay within walking distance of all of the amazing places I had on my ” MUST VISIT ” list. New York, I can’t wait to come back to you soon. Summertime in the big city sounds like a great idea to me.



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