Back in November Greg and I made a trip to NYC. Although I spent a lot of time in upstate NY, since that is where my mom is from, I had never been to the city. I was so excited to say the least!
The reason we were there was for Greg’s best childhood friend’s wedding. The rehearsal dinner was hosted at Friend of a Farmer, which was delicious. The wedding took place at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park, weren’t we lucky?! They had a HUGE cocktail hour (which I think was more like 1 1/2 hours). I think they had every food imaginable just during that time; we were full before we even went into the reception. Needless to say, the dinner course was amazing as well. I wish I had pictures but I forgot to bring the camera while rushing to the wedding. Greg had to be at the venue in the afternoon for pictures and such. No, unfortunately we did not stay at the Ritz with a nightly rate starting at around $600. This meant I had to get myself to the venue on my own. I have to admit that I was quite impressed with myself after hailing a cab by myself (in a cocktail dress) and getting to the venue on time. Anyway, the wedding was amazing as you can probably imagine.
We decided to make a vacation out of our stay there since I had never been and Greg hadn’t been since a child. We also wanted to visit friends in Long Island while we were there so we didn’t get to see quite as much of the city as we hoped to, but we did manage a visit to Chelsea Market of course. There were some great little shops, an incredible fish market, cute restaurants and a few adorable bakeries. We definitely want to make another trip back so we can experience more of the city, especially the culinary treats!
Here are a few pictures: