Last Thursday, John and I flew to NYC for a long weekend filled with work and pleasure. Well…we tried to fly out in the early evening, but thanks to very long weather delays, our flight turned into a red-eye and we landed around 6:15AM on Friday. Blerg.
Needless to say, we were exhausted when we landed. But, because I had a VIP meeting scheduled for 9:00AM, we hustled to get to our hotel so that I could get ready for the day.
After my work commitments were over, I walked back to the hotel and took a disco nap while John continued to work. Later, we picked up a late lunch from Cava and had a lovely picnic in Bryant Park.
After lunch, John and I took the subway to Tribeca and visited a Room & Board store. Since there is not one near us in Houston, we took the opportunity to look at some ideas for our new home. In total, we spent three hours perusing the store. It was exhausting, but in a good way.
Later, we walked over to Hudson Yards to do some exploring.
We did some shopping while we were there, and also managed to snag a table at the Tak Room, Chef Keller’s new restaurant, for dinner.
John and I shared a salad for an appetizer and it was delightful. The homemade cheese croutons were amazing.
For my entree, I chose the bucatini…because how does one pass up homemade pasta?
The pasta was divine. We skipped a formal dessert (we ended up picking up some cookies from Bouchon Bakery) and toured the Vessel in Hudson Yards.
The sun was beginning to set, making our experience unforgettable.
Afterwards, we walked back to our hotel and stopped by the Empire State Building. There weren’t lines or crowds and we practically had the place, and the views, to ourselves.
We were up early on Saturday morning. I walked to Barry’s Bootcamp for a workout, and John walked to Soul Cycle for a morning ride.
I had been wanting to try Barry’s for a while, so this was a treat for me. I really enjoyed my workout and left quite sweaty and sore. I picked up John from Soul Cycle on the way back to the hotel and we had a quick breakfast in our room.
Since the weather was gorgeous, we decided to walk through Central Park to get to the Met.
We had such a great time slowly making our way through the Park.
Once we made it to the Met, we explored the new “Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibit.
The exhibit was glorious.
John and I loved the examples of “camp” that were displayed.
And we also recognized some of the pieces from popular culture.
We were starving after our museum visit, so we picked up food truck fare and had a picnic in front of the Met.
We took a long walk after lunch and ended up stopping by MOMA for a quick visit. Later, we relaxed in our hotel room before getting ready for the evening.
For dinner, we were lucky enough to get a reservation at Per Se.
We had an amazing three-hour dinner full of delicious food and wine. Since our 13th wedding anniversary is just around the corner, we decided to celebrate a little early.
We had grand plans to walk home, but rain prevented that from happening. So instead, we took an Uber to our hotel and promptly passed out into dual food comas.
John and I woke up early on Mother’s Day and we both walked to Barry’s for a sweaty workout.
It was fun working out with John — we should do it more often!
We hurried back to our hotel, packed, and got ready for the day. We made it to EWR pretty quickly that day and our flight departed around noon without delay.
Once we got back to Houston, we met my parents and George at the Rosenberg’s house for a special Mother’s Day dinner.
We had a quick, but great trip to NYC, and a delightful Mother’s Day.