16 October 2012

New York {Part I}

Remember that time that I went to New York over a month ago?  Yep, I still haven't gotten around to blogging about it, but that's all about to change right now.

Put simply, I loved New York... in a head-over-heels "I would move there in a second" kind of way.  I loved the hustle and bustle of the city, the sheer size of central park, the unlimited restaurant options, the fact that everything stayed open until the wee hours of the morning, the subways, the shopping, the view from our hotel room {see first picture below}, the taxis... you name it!

It was everything I had hoped it would be and more.

 And... I'm pretty sure my Mom loved it too!

In the two and a half days that we were there here's some of what we did:
{in order of photos}

-- Enjoyed lunch at Grand Central Station --

-- Got lost navigating the subway system {more than once} --

-- Sat in on the Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon --
{no cameras allowed}

-- Enjoyed the most delicious burgers at Shake Shack--
{and I'm being totally serious about their deliciousness}

--Went shopping in SOHO--
{my life is complete}

-- Hopped onto the very touristy red double-decker bus --

-- Paid our respects at the 9/11 memorial--
{more to come on this later}

-- Went to a Broadway Show --
{We saw Once and it was amazing!!!}

-- Took in the view from Top of the Rock --
{And enjoyed a little too much shopping in NYC at The Rockefeller Center - couldn't resist!} 

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Needless to say we packed a lot into the small amount of time that we had!

Thanks to everyone who commented leaving New York suggestions and recommendations.

We would have been lost without you!


  1. Amaze-balls photos!! So wanna go now! Love the 9/11 memorial :)

  2. haha I love your commentary on the things you did. sounds like you had a true New York experience!

  3. Ah, I'm dying to go to New York. I think I will fall head over heels in love with it just like you did!

  4. Let's move there?? Tomorrow??
    I couldn't agree more Jen, I just loved it too!!!!!!

  5. I am so so jealous Jenna. But who cares, you are so blessed with all the places you have seen in your young life! Wow!

    And those burgers, oh nom!

  6. Ahhh I loved this post, I am obsessed with NYC and would seriously move there in a heartbeat as well. Your photos are great and it looks like you were able to do a lot while you were there including two of my favorites--shopping in Soho and Shake Shack! :)

  7. great photos-you jammed lots into your short visit

  8. If I could be magically transported anywhere in the world right this second, it would be NYC!

  9. such lovely photographs. Glad that you had a wonderful time!

  10. Ahhh looks like you had so much fun!
    Def one of my dream destinations!


  11. Amazing pictures! My husband and I finally visited NY for the first time in August. It is such a great place! I found you through Ellie Love. My brother lives in South Africa right now. Durban. Sure miss him!
    I'm your newest follower!


  12. I loved your guest post at Ellie Love.
    New York is such a great city. I was only there for a brief time but it blew me away.

    (browsing through your blog and loving some other posts)

  13. i've always wanted to see that view of central park!

  14. OMG the memorial is almost finnished now, I was in Ny three years ago and there was still a hole and works were not really advanced, how beautiful!!
    I'm sure you and your man have such an amazing ti.e Ny is my favourite city ever, I wrote a serie of post last month about it.
    Loved your blog and followed you, I would love if you have a look of mine.
    Kisses Jenna spend a beautiful weekend.

  15. AMAZING pics Jenna!! you guys fit so much into such a quick trip! i havent' been to NYC but this makes me want to go so so much!! you and your mom are too cute!

  16. Great pictures :) I really want to go to New Work city some day, I'm hoping it might happen next spring, who knows :)

    I hope you're having a great week Jenna!

  17. aaahhh, new york is so awesome! i haven't been there in a while and i really want to visit again. :D

    p.s. these are such wonderful photos!

    <3, Mimi
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  18. omg i am absolutely dying to get to New York! it's at the top of my wanderlust list! how could it not be? it looks and sounds like THE MOST AWESOME CITY IN THE WORLD! your photos are killing me with jealousy haha xxx

  19. I'm dying to get to new york! It looks like you had a great time!!

  20. Aaaah I am dying to go to NY! I have only been once when I was a teen and have been wanting to go back ever since. Great photos, the b/w one of you both in front of the view is amazing!

    xo Lisa


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