New York City Trip-Part 1

My last post was all about my Teen Vogue Experience and this post is going to be all about my New York City trip with my husband.

My husband arrived 2 hours after my Teen Vogue Experience was over and I was so excited to see him.  It was our first trip where we both traveled separate and the reason we did was because he stayed in PA to work that day than made his way to NYC afterwards by train.  Once he got settled into the hotel we were both hungry and weren’t quite were to go, thankfully there was a bar right across the street.  Bill’s Bar & Burger was literally located right across the street from our hotel, when we arrived we instantly felt at home because we felt like it was a bar we would have gone to at home.  I had the smoked pulled pork sandwich and my husband had the california turkey blt.  Bill’s has other locations besides NYC-they are also located in Atlantic City and Pittsburgh.












I did a quick outfit change before we went out.  When I was at Teen Vogue Experience I wore a simple black top with a chambray shirt and this cardigan, that I absolutely love and I talked about in my very first blog.  Before dinner I changed my cardigan in for the black lace bomber that I also talked about in my very first blog with this off white/tan jacket that can either be dressed up or dressed down.

It was still early enough that we didn’t want to go back to the hotel yet but we weren’t quite sure what to do.  I am a huge∗ dessert and sweet person.  I have seen and heard about this place that had insane looking milkshakes and I knew when we were in New York we had to visit this place.  I highly recommend checking out Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer if you are ever in NYC.  They have multiple locations.












When we first got there we walked right in not thinking there was a line or anything but soon after a man came and got us and took us to this line that was down the street where we had to wait our turn.  It was so weird waiting in line outside down the street but we had to remember that we were in NYC and most of the buildings are narrow and long so it was understandable why the line was outside.  We finally got to sit down and we already knew that we wanted some ‘crazy’ shakes.  I decided to go with The Cookie Shake and it defiantly hit the sweet spot.  The Cookie Shake-vanilla frosted rim with cookie crumbles topped with a ‘cookiewich’, crumbled cookies, chocolate chips, whipped cream & chocolate drizzle. My husband decided to go with Cotton Candy.  Cotton Candy-vanilla frosted rim with blue, pink & pearl chocolates topped with a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream & cotton candy.

We finally called it a night after getting the shakes, I mean we have been up since 3am so I was dead tired.  We got a taxi and started to head back to our hotel or so we thought, we finally realized the taxi driver didn’t know where our hotel was and he dropped us off at this random ice skating rink.  We obviously had no idea where we were so we got another taxi in hopes he knew where our hotel was and thankfully he did.


this is the view we had at breakfast from the View of the World Terrace Club

I usually don’t sleep in at all anymore but I guess I was extremely exhausted because I actually slept in.  We got up and got ready for the day, we just ate breakfast at the hotel and we were off to explore.

Considering my husband has never been to NYC I knew we had to explore as much as we could.  Our hotel was walking distance to the World Trade Center Memorial so we headed there to check it out.


These pictures don’t do justice though.  I know it has been almost 15 years since 9/11 happen and honestly I never actually, truly thought about it until we were actually at the memorial.  It honestly hit me to the point where I was getting teary eyed and I am not one to cry.  Just thinking back to that day and to remember exactly where I was and what I was doing and to see how far we have came since.  To walk around the twin memorial ponds and to see all the victims from the attack was so surreal.

As we were leaving people were gathered around this tree so we went to see what it was all about.  The Survivor Tree is unbelievable and has been through so much and is still standing after everything.  The pear tree was still alive after the September 11, 2001 attacks. (I link the website so you can read all about The Survivor Tree)



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