We had a fun time, but I came back more exhausted than before I left. A relaxing trip it was not! I woke up Friday morning, looked in the mirror and thought to myself, "well, it can't get much worse than this....."............until I woke up Saturday morning and saw myself. YIKES! I swear, if someone had knocked on the door and I opened it, they would've sworn I had just spent a good 2-3 hours in a makeup chair getting ready for Halloween.........walking zombie...that's the look I was sporting all over NYC. ;)
Regardless of being tired, it was indeed a fun time. I have a special place in my heart for NYC. There is a different energy there. Each time I come back from a trip there, my love deepens for that city.
A few highlights from the trip:
We attended a SmartWool event at the EMS store in Soho. We met some really great people..both from SmartWool and from ZQ Merino, and had a fun time learning all about their new apparel line. I wish I had taken pictures! (bad blogger, bad!)
Bryant Park + the New York Public Library. Despite my various visits to New York, I had never made it here. Walking into the library, I knew I was in for something special....and it did not disappoint. It was breathtaking. A book nerd by nature, it was honestly hands down one of the best things about our trip. It took 10 years to build this fantastic building, and you can see why in all of the intricate details. If I lived anywhere near this place, I would be there often....just soaking it all in.
Bryant Park, where the library is situated is also the home to NYFW...which, as you well know, I'm also a bit of a nerd about. It was a lovely day, despite being a little overcast (mother nature gearing up for Sandy, I suppose), and I was happy to imagine all of the chaos that ensues during fashion week.
Central Park is a magical place. This place amidst the frenetic energy of the city that is just simple and peaceful. We've wandered through most of the park during our various visits, but The Mall is still my favorite. Maybe because of the perfect arch the trees make over the walkway, or how the benches that line either side are always full of life in the various people that occupy them. I can't help but smile when I walk down that path. :)
The Highline. If you've not been here, then you must go. It's an elevated public park that runs through 3 neighborhoods....the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea, and Hell's Kitchen/Clinton. We spent the majority of our last morning there, stumbling upon great art along the path, and seeing local residents/families enjoy Halloween activities that were being held. We also enjoyed a delicious lunch from the Taco Truck, which has a permanent location on the Highline. Yum!!
Here are some pictures I took on our trip!