Friendship

NYC Girls Weekend – Part 1

This past weekend my best friend and college roommate Megan and I met up for a girls weekend in NYC. Yesterday I posted: “NYC Girls Weekend – A Snapchat Story,” sharing some of the random and funny Snapchats from our adventures.

Today I am sharing Part 1 of 2 of our trip, including pictures from our phones and my nice camera.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Friday night out - EDITED

When we first got in on Friday, we kept things pretty laid back, focusing on catching up and a good meal. We headed over to West Village for dinner at an AMAZING Italian restaurant, Aria Wine Bar, and then explored a couple of local spots for drinks, including this jalapeno tequila above. #partyofficiallystarted

This was also the only time that we got lost on the Subway trying to get back to our hotel in Queens. I am going to say this one final time… the New York Subway is SO MUCH MORE COMPLICATED than the DC Metro. I was actually missing the Metro by the end of the weekend, and that’s a bit concerning.

CHELSEA MARKET

We began bright an early and headed out to Chelsea Market. It wasn’t quite what we expected, but still really cool! A lot of the shops didn’t open until mid-morning, but that also meant that it wasn’t crowded at all.

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What Lifts You - Megan - EDITED

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bread at chelsea market - EDITED Namemark

Chelsea Market flower (2) - EDITED NAMEMARK

Chelsea market flowers (1) - EDITED NAMEMARK

Fish Market - EDITED

Such a cool fish market!

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Lights at Chelsea Market (2) - EDITED NAMEMARK

Found these lights on Pinterest, when we were searching for things to do and cool pictures to take.

Lights at Chelsea Market (1) - EDITED

Peppers at Chelsea Market - EDITED NAMEMARK

Megan has been learning about food photography for her job, and so the market was a great place to teach her the few things I know and let her practice using a wider lens.

Spices at Chelsea Market - EDITED NAMEMARK

What Lifts You - Amanda - EDITED

#WhatLiftsYou by a local artist

CENTRAL PARK

Next, we had to switch up the schedule a bit because it was raining. So on the way to the MET we cut across central park.

Central Park - EDITED NAMEMARK

Central Park Bridge - EDITED NAMEMARK

Megan Umbrella - EDITED

Amanda Umbrella - EDITED

flowers in Central Park - EDITED NAMEMARK

Central Park Panorama - EDITED

Jazz Player (2) - EDITED NAMEMARK

I really wish I could embed videos straight from my phone (without putting them on YouTube) because this man we found playing under a bridge in the rain, played beautifully. He didn’t object to my taking his picture so we made sure that we supported his artistry.

Jazz Player (1) - EDITED NAMEMARK

Jazz Player (3) - EDITED NAMEMARK

The MET

Living in DC I never tire of visiting the art museums because you can never get through them in one trip, so there is always something new to see. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art we had two exhibits in mind: Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh. Unfortunately after we searched for a long time (because apparently its too much for them to provide detailed maps) we figured out that the Warhols are not on exhibit.

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Van Gogh - EDITED

One of our favorite Doctor Who episodes features a story line with Vincent Van Gogh, so obviously its been on my bucket list to see some of his paintings.

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So cranky.

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This painting, “America Today 1930-31” by Thomas Hart Barton, wrapped around the entire room and was so detailed!

In front of MET - EDITED

TIMES SQUARE

Next we headed down to Midtown to fine some lunch in Times Square.

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I haven’t shared many food pictures because the lighting almost always sucked (because trust me, we took pictures of everything), but we were starving by then so these potato skins we got at “The Playwrite” were SO GOOD!

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Amanda and Megan in Times Square - EDITED

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We like to think that they were highly amused by us.

BRYANT PARK & NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Next up was a short walk over to Bryant Park and the New York Public Library.

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A and M at Bryant Park - EDITED

Bryant Park flowers - EDITED NAMEMARK

Library flag - EDITED

Library - EDITED

In front of library - EDITED

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Library chandelier - EDITED NAMEMARK

Amanda with Book - EDITED

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That’s all for today.
I’ll be back tomorrow with Part 2 and more pictures!

Cheers!

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