Empire State of Mind: Day 3

We started Day 3 a little later than Day 2.  We were out of the hotel by 9 and got breakfast at Europa again.
We went and walked through Central Park a bit.  It was beautiful out.  We were going to go through the zoo…but with it being a holiday weekend, the lines were long and we didn’t want to wait. So we sat and people watched for a bit.

So we went to the Apple Store instead!  We don’t have one of those here, so it was fun to look around and play with everything!  It was mom’s first encounter with an iPad!
Next door was FAO Schwarz, and we went in to play with the toys.

We met a very friendly toy soldier.

 Such neat stuff!  They also have a sweet shop inside and Tyler got a brownie there.

We walked down 5th avenue for a little shopping.  Mom and I each picked one store to visit (so poor Tyler didn’t spend his whole time waiting on us) so I picked H&M, and Mom picked The Loft (both stores we don’t have at home).  We got some goodies there.
Then we trekked back uptown to Serendipity 3 for lunch.
OMG.  The food was amazing…but then there was frozen hot chocolate.  I die.
We shared a peanut butter frozen hot chocolate
And mom got a regular one.  I may have taken several sips of hers too in an effort to decide which one was better!

 We were stuffed for lunch, so we took another nap.  All that walking wears you out!
We headed to Times Square for some shopping and then had dinner at Juniors.  HOLY cheesecake!  I didn’t get any pictures because I was too busy enjoying it…but take my word for it…if you are ever in NYC, go to Juniors for cheesecake.  And their food was fab too.
The best part?  We got to see my friend Jonathon!  He moved to NYC in the Spring to go to NYU’s Musical Theather grad school.  It is so exclusive and the only program like it in the nation…so he is the best of the best!  He wants to act in and write musicals.  Watch out for him someday!  
After dinner, we saw Rock of Ages.  Y’all.  I haven’t seen the movie, but I think the musical was great. 
 It was over the top.  Raunchy (there were strippers and dirty jokes) but we just kept dying laughing.  The music was AWESOME and it was SO FUN.  We totally enjoyed the show.
We did some souvenir shopping after the show and headed back to the hotel for our last night.
On the way, I saw something I had to have:
Enter my awesome fake Tory Burch bag.
Now, they sell fake handbags all over NYC.  But most look fake.  These guys had TONS of fakes that looked real.  Like, really real.  I immediately spotted this yellow beauty and wanted it.  But the cops were showing up.  And the guys wrapped all their goodies up in sheets and darted.  I was so sad.
But a few minutes later as we walked away, this shady man reappeared to sell me this bag.  If he had been able to open it all up, I would have bought one of his fake LV and a fake Michael Kors.  I have no shame (and I can’t afford the real thing!).  But, I settled for just my little TB.  I love it.
Then we got some soft serve ice cream from an ice-cream food truck and went to bed.


  1. I love your TB bag!! Did you go to China town at all? Canal St. is where it is at, we bought a LOT of fakes there that looked real. Some were horrible, but if you are smart (like you are) you can pick the good ones out! 🙂

    • No China town this time. I have heard about buying fakes there. My friend had a bad experience being ushered into the back room of a place to look at bags…and wasn’t easily let out without buying a bag! Next time we will have to go over there!

  2. Love all the New York pictures! How fun!! You look like your momma!!

  3. I’m totally coveting your animal print shirt in the first few pics, girl! LOVE!

    And once again, I’d wrestle you down for that peanut butter frozen hot chocolate! *wink

    Sounds like y’all had a blast! I love that yellow bag, too!

  4. Looks like you had a blast. Oh the frozen hot chocolate is to die for! I loved our quick trip to NYC and ready to head back for a long weekend.

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