Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Travel :: NYC Part III

My last two days in New York were spent with my Brooklynite sister {see photos from the rest of my trip here, here, and here}.  We wandered through Washington Square Park and Chelsea, stopping for a fantastic lunch at Eataly.  The boutique shopping in NYC is absolutely unbelievable, one of my favorites being the Aesop store we visited.  We had a delicious French dinner in Williamsburg, stopped at Momofuku Milk Bar for dessert {the cereal milk soft serve really did live up to the hype} then had drinks at an adorable little French bar.  

The last day of the trip Amanda had to work, so I ventured north to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I always find the museum a little overwhelming.  It is so big and packed with so much that it is nearly impossible to see it all.  Instead, I spent about 4 hours there just meandering a few of my favorite galleries.  After a quick lunch at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria {thank you Albertina for the fantastic recommendation} I made my way to the 9/11 Memorial.  Honestly, it is hard to really put in writing the experience I had there...but a few words pop into my mind: moving, heartbreaking, fearful, inspiring, empty, devastating, hopeful.  We will never forget.

19 comments:

  1. Looks like you had such a fun trip! And that soft serve, yum!

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  2. Great photos! I'm so jealous that you went to Momofuku milk bar! ahh the BEST sweets, ever.
    xxCarrie
    www.alittledose.com

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  3. oh my gosh it was out of this world.
    would love to have some right now :)

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  4. What an absolutely moving memorial. I haven't been to NYC since the memorial was created and I would love to see it in person.

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  5. The photos are stunning. Nice work, Molls!

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  6. I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip! I'm sure your sister loves living in Brooklyn, I know I do. ;) The Met can be overwhelming, but wandering through it randomly on a quiet day is one of my favorite things to do. Actually I haven't done it in a while, and you've re-inspired me to get my butt there!

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  7. I love these photos! Absolutely gorgeous! That first photo is my favorite. And it has been years since I have been to New York, and I can only imagine how eerie the site of 911 must be.

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  8. it was an amazing experience, i would highly recommend visiting.

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  9. thank you erika! yes, it was truly a unbelievable experience. seeing the empty site surrounded by the massive skyscrapers was so haunting.

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  10. she absolutely loves brooklyn, and my one regret from my trip was that i wasn't able to spend more time there. next time!

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  11. more gorgeous photos of NYC! i was there soon after 9/11 (the one and only time i have been) and i went down there but i couldn't bring myself to go up the platform to look at the gaping hole. it's nice to see the memorial site. it's really beautiful. and i love the installation in the bookstore!

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  12. Lovely photos! Makes me want to go there! :)

    -Adara

    adaradella.blogspot.com

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  13. Lovely photos!! what an unforgetabble trip. I can't wait to go back to NYC

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  14. thank you albertina!
    i can't wait to go back as well :)

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  15. new york.. after living there for nearly 10 years.. no matter where else i move to.. it never feels quite right. i catch myself comparing everything to how new york is... since everything is always open and working and going right.
    after i moved out and i would go back to visit, i realized that i saw many more things while visiting then when i was actually living there. it really is beautiful and the best city on earth!

    fyi- loving your blog! :) and thank you for the comment on mine.

    shall we follow through bloglovin?

    xo, Brikena

    www.jarofjoy.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/brikenasela

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  16. Looks like you had an amazing time here in NYC. Definitely come back in the summer so you can bike over the BK bridge... something I love to do :)
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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