Wednesday, January 16, 2013

christmas in the city: arrival day

You might have noticed from a previous post that I mentioned getting an ornament during a December trip to NYC.  I was fortunate enough to travel back to my favorite city for a second time in 2012. That said, I hate to recap anything Christmas-related in the middle of January, but it would be a disservice to my virtual scrapbook not to document such a fun-filled trip. This was my first Christmas experience in the city, and Mr. M's first trip to the city period. Our good friend Matt was also along for the journey, and of course, we met up with our favorite city girl Katharine while we were in town.

We had an absolutely wonderful time! We did and saw SO much, and per usual, we ate and drank exceptionally well! In an attempt to not leave anything out, I thought a list format would be easiest. Here goes!

Wednesday, December 5

Morning airport pic- thank goodness for Starbucks!

  •  Arrived in NYC at approximately 2:30 p.m.
  • Checked in at hotel, freshened up, and headed out to explore the city.

  • First stop- Rockefeller Center to see what else? THE tree!

    Simply stunning - I was in love.
  • Of course we also had to check out some of the windows and decorations along 5th Avenue.
Bergdorf Goodman
Harry Winston

  • Finally it was time to meet up with Katharine at Cartier.
  • Cartier at Christmas

  • We grabbed Kat and it was off to Top of the Rock just in time for nightfall and all of the city lights to be on. Breathtaking! But oh-so-chilly!
NYC skyline

Amazing view with some amazing friends

  • After freezing our butts off high above the city, it was time to pop in a few low-key places (i.e. Standings Sports Bar) to grab a beer and warm up

  • Next, we headed over to Death and Company. This cozy speakeasy environment was the perfect way to kick off our first night. We ordered several yummy appetizers to share for dinner. While the food was good, the hand-crafted cocktails were really out of this world. My personal favorite was the Slap N' Pickle. AMAZING!
  • Loved this menu quote at Death and Company
  • After a lengthy stay at Death and Company (it's hard to leave those cozy booths and stop sipping those masterpiece cocktails), we had our cab drop us off in Times Square so the boys could experience the lights.

By this point it was late and we were worn out from travel. After a quick nightcap at the hotel bar, we all hit the sack to get some rest for the next day.

Day Two of the trip coming soon to a computer near you!


michelle @ this little light said...

Looks like an amazing trip ... NYC is so pretty at Christmas-time. Glad you were able to enjoy it!

The Sweet Life said...

I want to be at all of those places right now...Christmas lights or not. Take me next time, please!!!