My first venture in NYC was spent roaming through Chelsea and the West Village with a couple girlfriends Ashley and Macale. Ashley has a blog over at Suburban Chic and will be posting about our trip too! We decided ahead of time that this day would be our opportunity to do some things we knew the boys wouldn't be interested in. This basically translates to a day of shopping and other girly adventures.




We started out the day heading to the Chelsea Market. At first I thought that the Chelsea Market was going to be something similar to a farmers market. Well I was totally wrong; it’s basically a big building with lots of shops and restaurants inside. It was crazy packed for the lunch hour so we decided to find sustenance elsewhere.
We stumbled upon a little Italian bistro in the west village and had ourselves a scrumptious lunch. We each ordered a sandwich (I had the chicken pesto) and we split a huge order of parmesan truffle fries that were out of this world good.
After filling our bellies we strolled through the neighborhood taking in all the lovely brownstones
And made our way over to Magnolia Bakery to indulge in a sweet treat. Magnolia Bakery is well known for their cakes, cupcakes and world famous bannana pudding so we were pleasantly surprised to find the original shop off Bleeker Street only had a few people in line.
Isn't this shop darling? When they opened back in the 90's they wanted it to feel like an old school local bakery!
I'll take a slice of each please?!

My eyes told me to try every treat in the store but I settled on the chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting and a mocha coffee to go. we headed over to the little park across the street and I promptly ate the entire thing in 3 bites. It was divine! I definitely recommend stopping by if you are ever in NYC (they have a few other locations too).

                    

With the cupcakes consumed we took our coffees and walked over to 66 Perry St. better known as Carrie Bradshaw’s house on Sex in the City. I am a huge fan of Sex in the City so seeing this house was high on my list of things to do.







A few other tourists were taking photos as well and we were able to get a group shot!

We continued walking through Greenwich Village stopping in Washington Square Park. We sat down for a bit for some people watching. There were a lot of adorable old men playing chess.


Finding our way down to SOHO where we did some window browsing and stopped in the DASH store (love them or hate them we had to check out the Kardashian store). I made a little makeup purchase at Bite but will be sharing that in a future post.



We spotted a Laduree store and couldn’t help but stop in for some macaroons before heading back to our hotel for the day. The shop is also a restaurant that is just beautifully Parisian; it also has an amazing patio area that is perfect for sipping tea and coffee while enjoying a posh dessert or two.


I really loved this area of NYC, it was such a peaceful and beautiful place. If I ever get a chance to go back I would spend all my time here.
My first venture in NYC was spent roaming through Chelsea and the West Village with a couple girlfriends Ashley and Macale. Ashley has a blog over at Suburban Chic and will be posting about our trip too! We decided ahead of time that this day would be our opportunity to do some things we knew the boys wouldn't be interested in. This basically translates to a day of shopping and other girly adventures.




We started out the day heading to the Chelsea Market. At first I thought that the Chelsea Market was going to be something similar to a farmers market. Well I was totally wrong; it’s basically a big building with lots of shops and restaurants inside. It was crazy packed for the lunch hour so we decided to find sustenance elsewhere.
We stumbled upon a little Italian bistro in the west village and had ourselves a scrumptious lunch. We each ordered a sandwich (I had the chicken pesto) and we split a huge order of parmesan truffle fries that were out of this world good.
After filling our bellies we strolled through the neighborhood taking in all the lovely brownstones
And made our way over to Magnolia Bakery to indulge in a sweet treat. Magnolia Bakery is well known for their cakes, cupcakes and world famous bannana pudding so we were pleasantly surprised to find the original shop off Bleeker Street only had a few people in line.
Isn't this shop darling? When they opened back in the 90's they wanted it to feel like an old school local bakery!
I'll take a slice of each please?!

My eyes told me to try every treat in the store but I settled on the chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting and a mocha coffee to go. we headed over to the little park across the street and I promptly ate the entire thing in 3 bites. It was divine! I definitely recommend stopping by if you are ever in NYC (they have a few other locations too).

                    

With the cupcakes consumed we took our coffees and walked over to 66 Perry St. better known as Carrie Bradshaw’s house on Sex in the City. I am a huge fan of Sex in the City so seeing this house was high on my list of things to do.







A few other tourists were taking photos as well and we were able to get a group shot!

We continued walking through Greenwich Village stopping in Washington Square Park. We sat down for a bit for some people watching. There were a lot of adorable old men playing chess.


Finding our way down to SOHO where we did some window browsing and stopped in the DASH store (love them or hate them we had to check out the Kardashian store). I made a little makeup purchase at Bite but will be sharing that in a future post.



We spotted a Laduree store and couldn’t help but stop in for some macaroons before heading back to our hotel for the day. The shop is also a restaurant that is just beautifully Parisian; it also has an amazing patio area that is perfect for sipping tea and coffee while enjoying a posh dessert or two.


I really loved this area of NYC, it was such a peaceful and beautiful place. If I ever get a chance to go back I would spend all my time here.

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