Thursday, August 21, 2014

A New York Minute

On our way home from Europe, we had an overnight layover in New York City.  The highlight of our flight was that Conan was on our flight from London to JFK and can I just say how normal he seemed? He was traveling with his wife and their children and they really were just like any other family. We were in line behind them at passport control and then we were standing together at the luggage carousels and it was funny to see him lunging for their suitcases and soothing his irritated daughter at the same time.  Then we were in line behind them at the taxi stand (they were in line at the taxi stand!) and we got to go ahead of them because they needed a bigger cab and we only had the two of us and again he was just so nice.  It was pretty late when we arrived in New York so we just headed straight to our hotel and crashed, but we were up early the next morning and hit the town. We walked right by the New York Public Library as we headed to the Museum Mile.
Dress: Max Studio; Necklace: c/o Jane Basch; Scarf: Jones New York; Purse: Rebecca Minkoff; Sneakers: Converse
At Rockefeller Center with my guy. On me: Sunglasses: Lucky Brand; Earrings: Blue Nile. On him: Sunglasses: Maui Jim; shirt: Neiman Marcus Perfect Fit No-Iron Shirt
I wanted to wear this dress in Prague, but ended up wearing jeans and a sweater instead due to the rain. It was perfect for New York and it didn't rain at all. I love this dress, but I have to admit that it's already wearing thin in some places and that is disappointing. While I've had it on repeat all summer since our trip (I wore it to my mom's birthday, out to run errands and to go to dinner, and recently to one of the kid's events) I don't think that justifies the wear and tear on it already.  I have a couple of other maxis by Max Studio (I love their dresses) and I feel like the first one and the second one still look great compared to the last two dresses I've bought, including this one and the one in this post.  While I hope it is not a permanent decline in quality, I am disappointed because I loved both the cut and pattern of this dress and wish it would last me much longer than half a season. Also, I wore my converse sneakers because Mr. Fantastic hates to take cabs anywhere and I knew we would be walking everywhere!
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Guggenheim Museum
We started at St. Patrick's Cathedral because I was still high on the cathedrals in Germany and Prague, but it wasn't the same due to all the scaffolding that blocks the view.  Even the inside of the cathedral has heavy scaffolding right now as it is under renovation. Afterwards we headed to the Guggenheim and here is the proof that I am a rule-breaker.  You are only allowed to take photos from the ground floor, but I snuck this aerial shot when the docent was distracted.
Belvedere Castle in Central Park. I love this castle! I always head straight for it.
View from the Lake in Central Park
After the museum, we walked around Central Park and took some photos before dashing to the airport only to discover our flight was cancelled due to weather and we were rebooked on an afternoon flight for the following day.  We spent the following morning at the new 9/11 Memorial and Museum and I know it's been 13 years, but it was extremely emotional. No pictures, just so much grief.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to visit that library. It might be a three-day stay for me.

    Great pics.


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