Freedom Tower in the fog
Being Silly on the Museum steps (photo graciously taken by a Federal agent)
The Brooklyn Flea!
So much vintage!
Amazing windows at One Hanson Place
Son Cubano with my Giant Bun and Ashley photo bomb.
Sleep No More
Kitty at the Jazz Bar in the Mckittrick Hotel
Grand Central Celebrating 100 years
It was a rainy weekend in NYC, but it didn't dampen our fun. Kristi, Ashley, Kathy and I had lots of laughs and I think we made a lot of people smile :) We took the Metro North in and was harassed by a very unhappy lady on the train. I guess she didn't like music or laughter and told us to "obey the law". I really don't know how some people can be so miserable.
When we arrived at Grand Central, and the first thing we did was visit the whispering gallery. Such a fun little secret of NYC. It would make a really romantic spot with someone you love.
Then we headed out to the hotel near Wall Street to check in and drop off our bags. We cabbed it over to Brooklyn, made friends with a really great cab driver and got dropped off at the Brooklyn Flea. The Brooklyn Flea is indoors in the winter in this amazing old building. So much vintage and handmade goodies. I bought two bakelite bracelets for myself. I also had an amazing spicy tuna taco from one of the food vendors.
After the flea we headed to 5th Ave. to shop at H&M for Sleep No More outfits. I found a red lipstick and a foam sock bun holder. Kathy and Kristi found dresses to wear and Ashley found some work clothes.
Then we went back to the hotel to have some girly getting ready time, and more silliness, like making videos with the bell cart. Yes, we are still 12. Getting ready meant, lots of eye makeup and a giant sock bun for me. We headed over to Sleep No More a little early and stopped next door for drinks at Son Cubano. What a fun bar with giant chandeliers and neon lights. Plus, my mojito was awesome!
Sleep No More at the Mckittrick Hotel was pretty awesome, but really hard to explain. You really need to experience it for yourself. They hand you wacky masks and send you off in the dark to explore and follow silent actors and discover the plot for yourself. I enjoyed being separated from the group and exploring alone. It was a great experience and nothing like any other play. Beautiful dark room sets and art deco costumes. After the "show" Kristi and I found each other again and had a drink at the Mckittrick bar listening to "Kitty" sing while we waited for Ashley and Kathy to emerge.
After that we headed to L'Express for an awesome French dinner. It was well deserved after a long day and I think we all started to fall asleep at the table. So happy we decided to get a hotel. There was no way we would have made the trip back to CT.
The next morning we explored the financial district and took pictures at Battery Park. Including pictures on the steps of the old Custom House/American Indian Museum, taken by a very nice federal agent. Like I said I think we made a lot of people smile.
We would have preferred more time and a sunny day to enjoy everything. But we had a blast and I came home exhausted just in time to make shower favors with Dina and Meg (I'll share those with you after Sara's shower).
I love NYC and I'm already planning my next trip :)