March 24, 2011


Yes, I'm still in New York, still under its spell--besotted with the city despite the freezing temperatures, the rain, the snow, and the hail that so kindly decided to join us yesterday. 

I feel pret-ty lucky to be taking such a long trip--and there's still a few days left!--so I'm working on a sort of "Must Do/See/Eat" cheat sheet listing all the spots I've loved. For those of you who might be visiting soon yourselves, is that something you might like to have? Let me know, and when I'm finished, I'll either post it for everyone to see or email it to whoever's interested!

On that note, I'd also like to give big thanks to all the readers who have given me such great insider tips... It's been such a treat to explore all the restaurants and shops and neighborhoods you've suggested, places I might have otherwise missed--so thank you. Lots. It's very appreciated!

We have some really great plans over the next few days, so stay tuned--there will be plenty more stories and pictures to come later this week... Oh, and we'll be adding a third party to our group :) 

(Photos: My Flickr)


CassieLynn said... [Reply to comment]

I would personally love to have one of your cheat sheets! My friend Brooke has always wanted to go to New York and this year might actually be the year we go! :)

Ana* said... [Reply to comment]

yes please post a cheat sheet. I live 4 hrs away from the big apple and I am planning on driving multiple times this summer. I would appreciate any suggestions :)

Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

I thought that was hail! I experienced some of that yesterday. AND the snow! Being up North is not so fun, weather-wise.
I was thinking the other day though, I know you love to write, why don't you post some of your writing on your blog?! I, for one, would love to read something you wrote.
Just an idea...

the friendliest flower said... [Reply to comment]

id love to read your cheat sheet, i live pretty close to nyc it would be handy to have. glad your enjoying your time there.

Whit said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to see your tips for great things to check out in New York! I'm going for 9 days in August, I'd love to have a list of uncommon things to do :)
Hope you're having an amazing time!

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

i'm so jealous of your trip!

Sarah Christie said... [Reply to comment]

Oh! Do post your cheat sheet! It's a place I intend to visit someday soon! I'd love to know what you enjoyed best!

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Ahh so happy you are having a great trip!!

PhotoPuddle said... [Reply to comment]

So pleased you're having such a great time! These photos are excellent!!

Mocha Mornings said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Laura! Thanks so much for your Chicago recommendations; we went to the Bourgeois Pig Cafe - their mochas are SO good! - and before leaving Chicago we grabbed a bag of Garrett Popcorn. Perfect suggestions.

Looks like you're having so much fun in NYC! How cute is that food cart?!

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

Due to your awesome pictures the mister and I are seriously considering a couple night's stay in NYC for our anniversary in the fall so I would LOVE a cheat sheet!

And seriously - your pictures? I'm becoming obsessed!

Ariel said... [Reply to comment]

Definitely post a cheat sheet :)
I'll be spending a month in New York this summer so that would be fun to see what places you recommend.

Also, last time I was in New York, I went to a restaurant called five point (I think that's what it was called). Anyways... REALLY good... for, you know... if you need good places to eat! Have a great rest of your trip!

~Ariel at

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@Mocha Mornings Aw so glad you had fun in Chicago! Happy I could help :)

Briel79 said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, please post your cheat sheet! My sister and I will be in NY for a few days in July.

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

awesome photos! and please post your cheat sheet!