New York City: Part One

After just two days in New York,
 my love is rekindled...

which isn't saying much,
because who doesn't love that city?

One bite of the Big Apple
and I was reminded
just how delicious New York really is.

From the moment our plane flew over the Manhattan skyline...

To the first block we strolled...

From a perch above the hustle of Grand Central Station...

To the first bite of delicious food....

Deliciously fresh sushi at the no-frills basement-set Yama, 17th & Irving.

And a sweet, calorie-stuffed ending to our day.

The "Cant Say No Sundae" at Serendipity. Peanut Butter Pie, Ice Cream, Hot Fudge & Banana =  Yes.
As we waited for the elevator at our hotel at the end of that night, 
(the W Lexington Ave, which I can only give a B- rating),
a swelling emotion began to rise up in my chest.

Something that made me want to get online

 and start looking up apartments that we could afford...

Something that made me want to go back into the night streets
and find another adventure.

Something that made me want to get a giant tattoo on my wrist that said:


I'll be back with more shots of our trip,
some places that I love to visit when in Manhattan,
and a peek atthe pictures we had taken for our 5th anniversary!


  1. Looks so fun! There is no place on earth like it...

  2. this makes me a) want to move to NY and b) want sushi.

  3. I agree wit Jenni - makes me want sushi - it looks delish!! :) I too, love NYC & whenever I'm there I always want to move there! Can't wait to see more pics from your trip!

  4. Bonjour! Thank you for stopping by today and leaving a comment chez French Girl in Seattle. I am glad you found my blog... as this led me to yours. I love New York City too (in fact, I love most big cities ;-), and sushi is a staple in my weekly diet. This is promising. I can tell we have quite a few things in common. I will be following your blog starting today and looking forward to catching up on your previous posts! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  5. I just love love love that pic of Grand Central Station. And you moving to NYC is just so you! Ever big city deserves a Lauren to make it classier and cooler. Do it!

  6. there's just no place like the city. I definitely dream of moving there. That first airplane shot is just beautiful.

  7. Aww you are making me miss my home city (but I'm visiting very briefly soon!)

    Yama was a favorite sushi place uring high school too!

  8. Love your blog!! You tell a story so well! Felt as if I was there!

  9. I simply can't wait for more because.... I LOVE NY! :)

  10. oh new york! i've only been once, for five days, but it was enough to fall deeply in lust. I can't say that I could live there, but I certainly love to visit. My dream is to go during Christmas next time!

  11. You had me at the sundae! Oh yes we could become good and fast friends if THATS how you like to eat:) LOL......NY is a pretty amazing place, no denying that! Glad you are enjoying it for all it has.....and cannot wait to see and hear more through your curious and energetic eyes!

  12. Oh you were so to meet up to take you to one of my favorite NY City spots. I love NY!

  13. oh, god me too! they say either you love it or you hate and I definitely fell in love with that fabulous city! one of a kind! x

  14. Everytime I go, I have that same feeling. I love the fact that there are so many neighborhoods to explore & you'd never get bored.

    Can't wait to see what all you did on your trip!

  15. I love your photos and the way your story unfolded as if I was there too!

  16. what a fun city! and you really lucked out with fantastic weather! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  17. Hopefully you'll share your favorite hot spots by Friday when I head up to the Big Apple! Should I just hire you as my official life tour guide?

  18. Sounds like a great trip. Can't wait to hear your recommendations!

  19. Looks like a fun time!! LOVE Serendipity to PIECES!! ;)

  20. such an amazing post!! glad you had a wonderful time -- i am DYING to visit again -- it's been too long. my hubs and i are moving about 45 mins outside NYC this summer, and i can't wait to explore the big apple! serendipity is #1 on my restaurants to visit ;) xoxo

  21. Looks like you are having a beautiful time!

  22. Oh, I didn't realize you were in this neck of the woods. Hope you had a wonderful time. Love seeing NYC through fresh eyes!!

    xo Elizabeth

  23. So glad you guys are having a great time!!! I love all your pics!
    We're thinking Vancouver Island in the spring...any experience??

  24. I love NY too! You make every experience seem like a fantasy! I love the way you write. Give us another short real life story like your LOVE STORY! :)


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