Sunday, March 13, 2011

My NYC Trip

About a month ago, I went to NYC with a friend to visit our bestie who was there for a few days. The timing worked out perfectly that we only needed to take a friday off for this much needed vacation :D On Thursday, we took the Megabus overnight from Toronto to NYC. When we arrived at the city, it was already around 11 am. We crashed into our friend's hotel room, freshened up, grabbed lunch at the cafe downstairs and we headed to Jersey Garden for some serious damage! I already blogged about my haul in my previous post, check it out if you want :)






After all the intense shopping, we decided to go out for some partying. We were so tired that night from all the traveling and shopping, we called it an early night and went back to our hotel room to gossip and get some serious girl's talk done :D



On Saturday, we headed to MoMA Museum. And again, we got tired from all the walking and art gazing so we sat down at Terrace 5, a cafe located inside the museum, for some snacks. The Flourless Chocolate Cake tasted AMAZING! I'm intrigued to learn how to make one myself :D



I took the chance to visit my dear friend Sonya who's studying at Parsons right now. She has been my university roomie for the longest time during our undergrad studying math day and night, but she decided to chase her passion in fashion to New York. She's my greatest inspiration. I sometimes wish I could be brave like her! I miss her so much, especially when I'm studying for my exams nowadays, I just wish we could study together like old times! But as long as she's doing what she enjoys now, I'm truly happy for her :)

We decided to go to 萩 Sake Bar located near Times Square at 49th and 7th street for dinner. The place was packed! We had to wait at least an hour to get a table. The restaurant was quite small, but cozy and the food was yummers!

On Sunday, we took the MegaBus back to Toronto at noon. Going back was way more tiring because it was during the day so I couldn't sleep on the ride. I had tons of fun during the trip. There was way too much to see, but too little time! Oh and I later on learned that Winnie arrived at NYC the day that I left for a very similar reason that I went for! We even stayed at the same hotel! I was in awe when I found out, what a coincidence! Next time I have any sort of traveling plans, I'll be sure to check with her so we can have some sort of meetup!!

And there you have it, my really short and sweet vacation to NYC! It all ended so fast, and on monday, I was at work again =_=

13 comments:

suki pooki said...

Wow NYC looks super fun and that flour less dessert looks delicious! yum! I've always wanted to try on or those cappuccinos with the art foam LOL, even though my bf loves to ruin it for me and say it's just stencil hahaha

Looks like you had great fun and I read your previous post about your awesome purchases!

Winnie* said...

Damn! I wish I went to Moma, at least the cafe. The coffee and cakes just look amazing! And if I remember correctly, it's outdoor isn't it? It might be cold when we were there but I can imagine after looking at all the art, it would be so wonderful to sit down and have a bit.

Most of my friends are from NY but some of them have moved there after graduation. Kudos to them, I always admire people who have the guts to really chase after their dreams.

Also (sorry to take over your comment wall) are you prepping to go to grad school? I saw you say studying for exams. I am debating if I should go... so I'd like to know your opinion.

hehee Thank you SO much for mentioning me :) I was reading and reading and was like WHAT? Is that me? lol You're so sweet! We need to meet up in New York sometimes! I might go this week again. It looks like you had an amazing time there too hehee When will you go next?

Angelique said...

It looks like you had so much fun!! :D

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I wish I could be in NY right now. So much life there!

Miss Jayce said...

this looks SUPER FUN!!! xDDD

a, said...

mmm! i also need to find out how to make one of those flour less chocolate cakes.i had one not too long ago and it was delish too!!

Rinny said...

Glad to hear you and your friends had fun in the city! I love Jersey Gardens - haven't been there in awhile though. If you're ever in the area again, Woodbury Commons in New York state has some awesome outlet shops - it's way better than Jersey Gardens IMO :)

I am Khatu said...

I wish life was a vacation and we need to take a break by going to work. Wouldn't it be great?! thanks for stopping by. I grew up in Buffalo, NY, about 2 hours from TO. My sisters and I used to shop there all the time. TO is like a second home to me! GO Sabres, I mean the Leaf's or is it Leaves---lol. :)

Tiffany - I am Style-ish said...

you ladies are adorable! I love the pictures. Looks like you had a great time!

Choiii said...

Look like you guys had fun :) Would love to go NYC visit one day and just seeing the pictures of the food makes me hungry :P

misscindee said...

Isn't NYC incredible? Its so much more than anyone can imagine hey? esp the first time you step foot in Times Square. Looks like you guys had a blast! =)

Jenny said...

awww it looks like you had so much fun!! i miss NY and times square!! that Flourless Chocolate Cake sounds so interesting and looks DELISH! :) let us know if you try making it and share the recipe!!

Michael Juliams V. Camalao said...

in totality how much did u spend?!