2 breakfast’s + 8 miles= typ day in NYC

When Price and I go into New York City we go all out. I love the energy, pace, and everything to do and see in the City. I try to plan days that are focused on events, exhibits or places we want to eat at.

A few weeks ago we got the chance to do one of these action packed days. Believe me, it was a long, full day.

To make a long story short, I’ll just say that Price loves Linny Boyette on the Today Show. Who is Linny? Linny has been the Today Show audience fixture for over 15 years. He points to the camera as it passes (typ around 7.30am)

He is the reason that Price and I woke up at 5.15 to get on the 6.16 train out of Port Chester so we could be in the Today Show Audience.

After our waving at the Today Show cameras (Yes, we were on TV. We DVR’d the show and checked later), we walked down 5th to 23rd Street. Once we reached the Flat Iron building we hooked it over to the West Side on 23rd Street.

 

Our first breakfast stop was at La Maison du Macaron, between 6th and 7th. This place was suggested to us by Price’s roommate when he was in Biloxi rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina.  Francis works for Gilt Taste, so he obviously knows good food. This place lived up to his recommendation. Price had a ham and cheese crossiant and I had a Salted Caramel Macaron and a Rose Lychee Liquor macaron. I will be your best friend forever if you ever get me a box of those Rose Lychee Liquor Macarons.

To be able to cross off a “I want to go to there”* place, we continued down 23rd to Doughnut Plant. I think this place has been a place that I wanted to go to for over 5 years now. I just don’t typically go into The City early enough for breakfast, but today was a lucky day and we got to share a donut.

nom nom nom jeally donut with peanut butter glaze

Price and I then went to The Highline. I love this place. We went 2 years ago when it first opened so I was looking forward to coming to see Section 2 since it had opened. I will post more about The Highline later.

 

The heat of the morning started to creep upon use we we wandered along on The Highline, so we stopped at the People’s Pops stand to get a shaved ice. It was very refreshing and very flavorful.

  

Next stop: Eataly!

We walked back along 23rd Street to get to Eataly, the 50,000 sf Italian market. It was heavenly. I wandered around looking at the fresh produce, smoked meats, wedges of cheeses, and cool fish. There were several different restaurants of various sizes and themes.

While we could have eaten at Eataly we decided to go to Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. It was a fantastic decision. The line was long but went quickly. We enjoyed our burgers (mine was gluten free), shared our of cheese fries. Price got a black and white shake and I got a Hopscotch concrete. The lunch was amazing. Sad that the chatter of a Shake Shack in Boston did not pan out but glad we got to enjoy this visit there for lunch.

 

While we were at the park a couple got married. I thought they were just taking engagment photos since I was so into my food to care about the world around me. Guess I am glad I didn’t notice it since I would have been crying into my concrete instead of enjoying it.

After lunch Price and I walked back up 5th to 51st before deciding that continuing to Serendipity 3 to use a Groupon would add another mile to our walk in the heat. So we turned around walked back to 43rd to then walk to Grand Central. We were on the 2.37 train back to Port Chester.

And that is how your have 2 breakfasts and walk over 8 miles in New York City.

*Did you get the reference without having to look it up?

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7.28-31: How Martha Were You?

How Martha Were You?

Friday Night-

Price and I left work a tad bit early to beat some traffic out of Boston. Off we were to Greenwich/NY…

While on the way down, I called for some Chinese takeout from one of my favorite places. Well… I had only ordered ‘Salt & Pepper Shrimp’ (not on menu) once before and my dad paid, so I nearly flipped out when my din din came to $22. HOLY CRAP. all other shrimp dishes were $9-$13. I was too speechless when I found out to really figure it out but $22 DAMN!!!!

caught up with mom and then went to bed since we were getting up early on Saturday

Saturday-

5.15 alarm. oh Saturday morning please just piss off…

Price and I were on a 6.16am train into The City

 

We headed over to Rock Center to see the taping of the Today Show. Price got to meet Linny!

We walked down 5th to 23rd and headed to the West Side, we stopped for breakfast at La Maison du Macaron, based upon a recommendation.

Then we continued walking and grabbed a donut from Doughnut Plant. I could not pass up a Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut!

Passing a working fire on 23rd we continued on to The Highline

We strolled around The Highline. We even got a shaved ice.

We headed back along 23rd St so we could stop in Eataly. I was in love, but also being tourtured with all the pasta, bread, and pizza. Damn you gluten!

Heading just outside, we went to Shake Shack for lunch.

We saw a couple get married, well Price saw the vows and I saw the post wedding photos.

We walked up 5th to head back to Grand Central (I love the Empire State Building!)

Price got some shaving stuff from the Art of Shaving in Grand Central and then we were on a train back to Port Chester.

Price and I stopped off at a liquor store to get some vino for dinner at my brother’s

Back home we relaxed for a bit, saw my grandmother

 

Price and I beat Laura home from the boat, I got to play with a nakie Cara before she had dinner and got ready for bed.

 

Dinner with TJ and Laura- great, funny, casual, amazing. It has been such a long time since TJ and I hung out and caught up, so funny to see how we are alike.

Sunday-

We kinda slept in. Mac is a barker… damn dog.

Mom and I looked into flights and hotels to go to Spark: The Event in Utah in Oct

Price and I helped mom hang up photos in the house on the stairs and in her room

We were on the road shortly before noon

Late lunch/early dinner at Corey’s Catsup and Mustard 

Before we got home we stopped at Lowe’s and Home Depot

scored my highest yet in Yahtzee!!!!

Price and I watched the race while I went through old magazines and cut out recipes

During Morning Living on Martha Radio, the hosts hold a segment called How Martha Were You? every Monday morning where you recap your weekend’s activities.

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