Wednesday, June 27, 2012

NYC: The Met, 9/11 Memorial, & Times Square

Our second day in New York was HOT! It was funny because they had fabulous weather the entire week before our visit and right after we left.  It was just like Texas followed us to New York.  We started the morning at the 9/11 Memorial.  In previous trips, Mr. Fantastic and I had visited Ground Zero, but now that they have built the reflecting pools on the site of Ground Zero, the 9/11 Memorial has opened.  I have to admit that, like many Americans, I get very emotional about 9/11. 
View of the ongoing construction of the new World Trade Center Tower
South Pool
Names of the victims of 9/11 are inscribed in bronze plates around the pools.
View of the North Pool and the new World Trade Center behind it.
After we exited the memorial, we headed to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I was very dissapointed last year that we missed the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit by less than a week, and I was NOT going to miss the Sciaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit!  The museum requested no photograhy, so the last two images were found on the internet.  My favorite thing about this exhibit is that it really proves that there is nothing new under the sun, just different ways to interpret the same vision through our individual lenses. The last image is of the hardcover clothbound book I bought on my way out of the museum.
Entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Image courtesy of
Sciaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations Exhibition Catalogue
Published by Met Publications 2012 (buy it on sale here)
I took advantage of the fact that we were indoors long enough to cool off before I had my husband and 11 year-old take some photos of my outfit.  After we left the museum, we walked through central park and then split up.  I wanted to go shop a little and the kids wanted to go to the pool at the hotel.  They took the camera with them and I headed to the Upper West Side.
Top & Scarf: H&M; Tote: Calvin Klein
Skirt: T by Alexander Wang
Turquoise Bead Necklace: Taos Pueblo (2011)
Turquoise Disc Necklace: Priviledged (2011)
Sandals: Cole Haan (2011)
Walking through Central Park (it was so HOT!)
I really want to thank the Paige Denim team at the store on Columbus.  It was so hot and I was so sweaty, but they were so friendly and helpful.  I was disappointed because right before my trip I checked online and they had my favorite cut, Laurel Canyon, in Petite length, but by the time I went shopping it was discontinued! I still own a pair of Laurel Canyon from a few years ago because I am hoping to fit back into them, but what a bummer that they are discontinued! Also,  their new petite length jeans are for women who are at least 5'4" or taller.  I am 5' and they were all long on me, but at least it wasn't 6 inches long like when I bought my first pair.  Since I had anticipated buying a pair of jeans with my giftcard from Lucky Fabb West, I didn't pack enough bottoms. I loved the Kylie Crop jeans in a dark rinse (Stream)  because even at a crop length, these came all the way to my ankles!  I have an outfit post of them coming up soon from our time in Washington, D.C. I also grabbed one of the tissue thin tops while I was at Paige to try to beat the heat!
Kylie Crop Jeans in Stream (buy here or onsale here)
Tissue Thin T-Shirt 
Times Square
We met back at the hotel and went to dinner near Times Square and just walked around with the kids looking at all the electronic billboards.  Our little one recognized it because that is where The Smurfs got lost!

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