Friday, January 18, 2013

christmas in the city: day two

Hope you all had a good week and are ready for the weekend! Another day, another NYC recap!

Thursday, December 6

  • We kicked off the day with an early lunch at the famous Carnegie Deli. Nothing like a monster sandwich to engerize you for a busy day in NYC.
  • Next we set out for Bryant Park – hello ice skating and holiday market shopping!
Beautiful Bryant Park
More Bryant Park

  • Of course the boys wanted to visit Wall Street, so that was next on the agenda...
No trip is complete without a picture with the bull

...or the back-end of the bull

  • We didn't want to spend a huge chunk of the day going to see the Statue of Liberty, so while we were near Wall Street we headed over to Battery Park. From there the guys could at least get a good view Lady Liberty.
Lady Liberty

  • We had reservations at Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial next. While most of the trip was filled with fun and laughter, we all very much enjoyed this time of reflection. Such a moving experience.
South Memorial Pool
One of the new WTC buildings

  • By this point, we needed a little pick-me-up, so we made the trek to Union Square to enjoy some delicious hot chocolate while we browsed more holiday market shops.
Union Square Holiday Market

  • Before our reservation, we had time for a pre-dinner toddy. Since we loved Death and Company so much the first night, we popped in JBird Cocktails (same owner and trust me, the guy knows how to craft a cocktail). We munched on some of their savory popcorn and enjoyed a couple of drinks. I'm pretty sure Clint won the prize for best selection with his pineapple shell creation.

    happy boy

  • After JBird's we made out way to Felidia for our dinner reservation. It's a shame that you can't take pictures in nice restaurants because these Italian dishes were true works of art. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, and while I can't remember everyone's dish, I had the Biancorneri Alla Trapanese (a black and white bavette pasta with calamari and trapanese pesto). HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • For dessert, we decided a trip to Dylan’s was in order. A bar in a candy shop, y'all. Heaven. Of course we had a blast exploring all the candy in the store, but the true treat was heading up to the bar on the top floor. The decor and cocktail menu is all candy-themed, and it's impossible not to be happy in such a fun place. While everything we tried was pretty tasty, I think everyone was in agreement that the Pink Cotton Candy drink was definitely the best!
Cotton Candy Cocktails
Sitting in a cupcake. I should live here.
Kat and Matt
Me and Mr. M

  • After "dessert", we had a little late night fun out and about in the city and then trekked back to the hotel to get ready for Day 3.

I'll be back with Day 3 as soon as possible. Happy Friday!!!


The Sweet Life said...

I need to go to NYC nowwww!!!

I'm Cindi... said...

Oh how fun!!! I'm dieing to go to NYC! Let's hope my hubs comes through on our plans for this coming Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see the rest of your trip!! :)

Calley said...

I'm loving your NYC vacation recap! I'm keeping notes about all these bars and restaurants! Seeing that picture with the bull brought back so many memories from our Wall Street experience! There is no better time in NYC than Christmas.