NYC adventures

Can anyone else believe it’s already Wednesday??? #TGIW #humpday

This weekend D and I took a little adventure to the Big Apple. We got up bright and early on Sunday morning and drove to New Haven to hop on the train. With a gallon of Bloody Mary in hand, we set up our little personal train cafe bar and relaxed for the 2 hour ride.

When we arrived at Grand Central Station @ 11:30AM it was booming with tourists and NY natives. It was a complete energy rush and it definitely put a skip in my step. I miss city living sometimes! We decided that we’d walk to our Central Park hotel from the station so we could swing by Times Square on the way and man, was I glad that we did that. We stumbled upon 2014 Brazilian Day and got to sample some paella..YUM-O!!!

Finally arriving at our hotel around 12:30, we dropped our bags, freshened up and headed back out in the 90° heat. Next stop, the World Trade Center Memorials. Upon arriving I couldn’t help but tear up. If you haven’t seen the pools, you should.


I started to get a little #hangry so we strolled over to Chinatown to get some cheap and authentic food. The little shops were so different and fun to walk around…we ended up getting roast duck and noodles…for $12 = Happy Wallet

Dinner that night brought us to KTCHN in the Hells Kitchen area. It borders on the Theater District so we were not lacking any people watching…I love how NYC residents rock the craziest fashions. They totally own it, especially the group of Furries we saw walking around…if you don’t know what a Furry is… you’re welcome.


Chicken Tajine


Duck Confit, Shrimp Salad w. Avocado and Brie & Fig crostinis

Walking back from dinner we got the urge for something sweet so we asked a local and they directed us to Benash Delicatessen on 7th Ave. We ordered the German Chocolate Cheesecake and were absolutely shocked when a 3lb slab of gloriousness came out…we couldn’t finish it (thank God!)

Monday morning we went to Central Park and met up with my friend Jess, my olde Boston friend. I hadn’t seen her in over a year so this was a great treat! We stumbled upon an open bar brunch which only led to Mimosa shenannigans to which I completely blame my C+ rated Fantasy Football Team.


Overall, I loved my trip to NYC and think it’s a place where everyone should visit a few times a decade. Everything changes all the time, yet the old school beauty and classic style still remains.

AHawkes Signature


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