Exploring New York City * My Life *

A couple of months ago, my friend Heather and I had a blast exploring New York City for a couple of days. She had to go for a work conference, so I tagged along for the long weekend! We had SO much fun and had the nicest hosts who let us stay at their place in the Financial District, and we also met up with some old friends to show us around the city!

We did a lot in four days! We spent some time exploring the Chelsea Market, grabbed some amazing food inside, and then ate it out on the High Line with a pretty view of the city. We shopped around Soho, Chelsea, and Greenwich Village, and ate at the most DELICIOUS restaurants. Then, we went into Brooklyn, in the Williamsburg area, and had more fun exploring! We even went to a rooftop party at some of my old college friend’s house! Then, we walked the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset and took lots of pictures. Heather has been wanting to learn a little bit about photography, so she brought a DSLR for the trip, and I got to teach her some photography tips and tricks! New York was the perfect place to practice shooting manually, and practice some photography concepts. Thanks for letting me take lots of pictures of you, Heath! And for snapping a couple of me too!

Heather and I travel so well together (check out our craziest adventure here) because we love to eat at the best local restaurants when we are in a different city. No chains!! One of my favorite meals of all time was Chinese Tuxedo, a restaurant in Chinatown set in an old opera house. The fried eggplant is what dreams are made of. Our other favorites were Buvette for brunch, the Milk Bar for a sweet snack, the Nomad Hotel, and Levain Bakery for the best cookies. We didn’t have a bad meal.

Basically, we ate, explored, ubered, and shopped our way through the city. That’s pretty much how I love to travel! We also did the classic stops at Times Square, Central Park, and also took some time to appreciate the meaningful 9/11 Memorial. Lastly, we went to a concert at the Mercury Lounge! Needless to say, we didn’t waste a minute. And I really hope to go back soon! Thanks for checking out my post, and I hope it helps when you are exploring New York City! :)

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