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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PICTURE SHOW: MY TRULY PERFECT WEEKEND ADVENTURE IN NYC INSTAGRAM STYLE


Happy Midweek, Blogland!

As many of you know, I was in NYC for a couple days with one of my dear friends Jenny, whom I met while living out in LA LA Land almost 7 years ago. She recently moved to Brooklyn Heights, and we had the best time possible! :)

Our adventure began up in midtown, near Penn Station where I arrived, and took us all the way down to SoHo near the meatpacking district, which we chose to walk because there is nothing better than walking in NYC! It is something I miss more than anything living in LA where you are stuck in your car and it takes forever to get from point A to B, unlike the Big Apple.

I always knew that I loved NYC after my move there upon college graduation, but I didn't realize just how much I missed living there until this weekend. In the midst of it all, I was suddenly struck with just how much it feels like home to me, and filled me with this unexplainable energy that just inspires you to get out there and do things, meet people and truly live!

That said, here are some fun, instagram pictures from our adventures that I wanted to share with you, along with each of the restaurants and bars visited in them, in case you ever want to check them out! Hope you enjoy the journey with me...

(images via Liesl Ehardt's instagram)
...a popular chocolate bar on Broadway (b/w 13th and 14th St.) that has an indulgent selection of fondues, which you can pair with different cocktails. They make a refreshing morning mimosa, but it is a tad loud and busy.

...a trendy, sophisticated, pub style bar in SoHo that has one of the best glasses of Malbec wine I've ever had, and their bash style burger is simply divine paired with it or by itself. I definitely plan to go back for each very soon!

...a truly hidden gem in the city that combines the perfect blend of coziness and romance in a rather unique setting, with friendly, outgoing service, which made it the winner of the night and my favorite spot on our adventure! I plan to make it one of my first stops upon my return to NYC.
Honestly, I was going to make this post a Wordless Wednesday, but I just couldn't post it without writing about my time there, which I think was one of the best I've ever had, as stated above, and I time that I really needed on some personal levels.

The city has so much history and the people have such fun backgrounds, that I find myself always so interested when talking to them, be it on the subway, on the sidewalk, at a restaurant or even a bar...personality, heart, drive and a lust for life is everywhere you turn, which is something I discovered near the end of last year that I need in life!

I find that so many in NYC have such lively, outgoing personalities, where you can drop them into any situation and they just shine, which makes for great conversation and possible new friendships and relationships of all sorts to form. Needless to say, my time there is almost always such an uplifting experience, and those who have the chance to be a part of the magic it holds seem to agree, which is why I think so many believe it is one of the best cities in the world!

Thank you, Jenny, for a truly lovely time and such great company...as you and others who crossed our path that day and night said, "all signs point to NYC!" ;)

What do you love most about NYC or look forward to doing whenever you find yourself in Manhattan?

Feel free to leave your thoughts, restaurant and bar choices in the comments below, Pastis would also be on my list! Check back on Friday for another fun fashion post all about hats!

27 comments :

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time!! I am dying to go to NYC! Hopefully I will soon :)

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  2. wow--this post really made me miss nyc--i too think it's got a special brand of magic to it!

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  3. so fun! i love NY!! what is your instagram username?

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    1. Should be LieslEhardt, but you can follow via the below link too, I believe! :)

      http://followgram.me/lieslehardt

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  4. I luv luv Max Brenner :)

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  5. Looks like a great time! Love all the pictures! I would love to go there someday...Hopefully in my near future!

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    1. I think you will love it, Miranda! :)

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  6. Hi lady!! I am bookmarking this for when I (one day) make it to NYC!! We should chat sometime. Thanks you for always being so supportive!! You are THE sweetest!! And I heart you. Your comments make my day!!

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    1. Yay! So excited for you! I'm on my way back to LA soon, but have a blast and if you happen to go to Smith & Mills and Aaron is working, tell him I say, "hi," and to make you one of the hot apple cider cocktails, it is truly divine and one of the best things I've had...perfect for a winter day too! :) Can't wait to hear all about it, see pictures, and yes, let's talk for sure! xoxo

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    3. P.S. When I first read your comment, I thought you were going in one, as in 1 day, but now see you mean one day in the other sense...blonde here! ;) Anywho, perhaps we can go together sometime...I'll be in touch when I'm back in LA! :)

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  7. Yummmm Max Brenner! I went to the one in Vegas. :) :) Great pics!

    http://averyjamesphotography.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love love love NYC! I'll be there in a few weeks and absolutely can't wait!

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  9. Great post! I love the pictures you took! they look so professional! It really looks like you had a good time, it's really fun to get away sometimes :)

    Marietta

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  10. Looks like you had an amazing time, the pictures only fan my desire to live there! Oh also, apologies for my lack of reply to your email, will sort that out shortly!

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  11. Ahhh that looked like a wonderful trip! I 100% understand what you are saying about people from - be it NYC or simply the north east - being very friendly. South Florida has warm weather, but the people are not as "warm" as people from PA/north east. :) I hope you enjoyed your time :)

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  12. these pictures are all so awesome! you have a really good eye.

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  13. Heyy Gorgeous, cute blog :)

    New to blogger so if you follow me ill follow you back :P

    http://www.confessions-ofa-fashionista.blogspot.com/

    Much Love
    xx

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  14. Your pictures give such an encapsulated view of your trip. I'm glad you had such a good time with your friend. I've only been to NYC a few times to go to the theater.

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  15. That food looks great! And i am lovin that scarf! So chic!!:)

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  16. That looks like ONE perfect weekend!!

    xoxo
    Katie

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  17. Is that greek yogurt and blueberries...I have a yogurt berry granola mixture for lunch everyday...yum!

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  18. AMAZING PICTURES!! hubs and i are headed there next month -- can't wait!!!

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    1. Have a BLAST, Emily!!! Can't wait to see your adorable pictures together! :)

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by Liesl Ehardt