My family ventured in to New York City this past Saturday to check out some of the tourist-y sites and do a bit of shopping! I thought it would be fun to show some pictures for those who can’t make it out to NYC for the Holiday Season.
10:55 / My mom and I went into the city first (and met up with my dad and brother later in the night) to do some shopping in SoHo. The train was crazy – turns out Saturday was also SantaCon, so tons of people were dressed up in crazy costumes (picture tons of people in red, a few fake beards, and even some Buddy the Elves). People on the train were blasting music and singing carols – I’m no grinch, but this was a bit annoying!
12:15 / SoHo! We stopped for a quick lunch (not very good) and spent the next few hours browsing around. Here are some photos…
Found outside on a wall!
The sign, a bit hard to read from this angle, says, “Go on give it a whirl!” These pictures were taken inside the Birchbox SoHo store, which is so adorable! I didn’t buy anything because I didn’t really like the samples in the “prepare your own birchbox”, but maybe next time!
Inside Club Monaco! I literally love all of the clothing pieces in there – everything is black, white, and gray – my color scheme!
3:00 / My mom and I hopped on the Subway again to head to Union Square to check out the Union Square Holiday Market! It was very packed – all the stalls were very close to one another, but I would definitely still recommend it to anyone who has time to visit the city. The best vendors there were the food vendors – I got an amazing crepe, and my mom and I shared a pumpkin seed pretzel. There was also an empanada place that smelled amazing, and even a small Momofuku Milk Bar booth (but most things were sold out by the time I got there).
I totally ate so much on this day – but totally worth it! These are Pamela Barsky pouches – there are tons of different sayings that are absolutely hilarious! I bought two: one that says, “I dress like a New Yorker” and another that says “I always have room for dessert.”
4:30 / We headed Uptown to 59th street to go to Sephora (I had a coupon, but we ended up not buying anything) and headed to our favorite TJ Maxx in NYC. It’s absolutely amazing! We were also right near Bloomingdales, so I had to take a quick picture of the storefront.
6:00 / Dinner at Peking Duck House! My dad has been eating there for 23 years… he loves it so much!! Check out this tweet to see the fortune I got!
7:30 / We headed to the Bryant Park Winter Village, which, for those who don’t know, is a bunch of little booths and a big ice skating rink. As we were walking up to the skating rink, there was a couple on the ice getting engaged! It was so adorable. My brother literally turned to me afterwards and said, “You are so going to blog about this” – and he literally quoted what the supposed blog post would say. We didn’t buy anything at the shops, but there was this one super cute place called Carpe Donut, and I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the sign below…
8:15 / We made it to Rock Center to see the big, iconic tree (which seemed super small this year) and check out the windows at Saks. Again, super crowded here, but totally worth checking out year after year. I didn’t get any great pictures of the tree, but I did get the picture below of all the lights…
I also snapped this quick picture of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel as we were walking back to the car…
Okay, I know this was the most photo-heavy post ever, but Friday’s post is a long written one, so I figured this would balance that out!
What’s your favorite thing to do during the holiday season?