Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Highlights and Lowlights – New York

I’m back. It was a totally amazing trip - full of so many adventures and great stories. Here are some of the highlights and the lowlights. I like to start with the bad news first.


- Redeye. And no, my fancy new neck pillow did not work.

- Almost dying in a taxi cab accident on the BQE

- Blisters

- The front of the public library being covered the scaffolding

- Getting sick our second-to-last night in town

- Waiting over an hour for Shake Shack – It was good but In-n-Out is still my favorite

- Rain all day on Tuesday – although it did give us a chance to see Iron Man 2

Now for the good stuff:

- Cato and Walter. These two played incredibly awesome hosts and tour guides during our trip. Thanks so much guys for all the insider information and more than generous hospitality.

- Brooklyn. It is, indeed, a hipster Mecca but it’s also home to some really cool neighborhoods, parks, resturants and bars.

- Walking to Brooklyn Bridge

- Soup dumplings at Joe’s Shanghai
- Achieving hipster cred with street vendor Ray Bans
- Chelsea Market picnic at the Highline

- Sharing stories with Norman from B&H Photo

- Dinner at the Spotted Pig

- The MOMA

- Ramen with Jackson at Ippudo

- Grilled Mexican Corn at Café Habana

- Top of the Rock

- Our date night in midtown – oysters at Grand Central, drinks at Bar 44 and a picnic on our hotel room floor with meat, cheese, bread and cheesecake from Junior’s.
Violet in Caged Steve Madden in nude


  1. Ahhhh, I see why you had the hour long wait at Shake Shack now - you went to the Madison Square one! The one I told you about by the Natural History museum has lines that are much shorter (I've only waited 20 min there before). Sorry you got caught in a NYC tradition - waiting "on line." New Yorkers LOVE to wait in lines!

    But overall looks like you had an amazing trip! I'm jealous!!

  2. Great Post! We had so much fun with you guys, and I'm glad there were only a few on the "bad list" most of which were out of our control!

    BTW, Nice shoes! Even Nicer deal ;)!