Everyone has a story about how their love affair began with New York City. For the folks lucky enough to live there, they own that city as if they birthed it themselves, fiercely protective and as proud as lions. I fell in love with New York when I first visited at the tender age of 19, only a few years ago... okay more like 14 years ago. I used to go every summer for a couple weeks at a time and rent an apartment, live like a local and dream about the day I would live there. Time passes, life happens, I never moved to New York but the dream lives on. It had been too long since my last visit. My dear husband, who has never been, needed to experience this great city and what better time to go then on his birthday?! July 9th. Porter airlines had a sale that we simply couldn't refuse and so, off we went this past Monday and shared four of the best days of our lives together.
|Porter was amazing.|
|Cross streets where we stayed in the west village, Perry and Hudson.|
|Art deco building 101 Perry, our home for 4 days.|
|Cutest apartment, eclectic and cozy.|
|It's just Carrie Bradshaw's walk up, five brownstones down from us! |
|Loveliness all around us. |
|Our first night there walking along the Hudson.|
|We spent the day with a bike guide touring us around the park.|
|In Ghostbusters, the state puff marshmallow man climbed these towers. |
|Driving Miss Lazy. |
|There we were in Soho looking at this cool wax statue of a famous artist...|
|Next thing we know Yayoi Kusama steps out of a limo and wheels on by into Louis Vuitton to promote her designs. Only in New York. |
|The highline, 10 blocks of beautiful green space above the city along the old rail lines. Amazing. |
|We imagined coming back here with our little girl someday.|
|It's a bunny! The dearest man let us hold her. Harry would love her, she's so pretty. |
|I could still spread this man on a cracker.|
|I've got a story about this dress for later.|
You know the JAY-Z song Empire State of Mind with Alicia Keys,
I always thought it went like this, at least I hoped it went like this,
'In New York, come and juggle whipped cream tomatoes'
now I know it's 'concrete jungle what dreams are made of', I guess that makes a little more sense.
More to come!