26 November 2012

In a New York Minute

Hi ladies - I hope those of you in the States had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! My apologies for my blog absence, but I've spent the past week visiting fam and friends in NY and TN. There was way too much food involved, an extra suitcase worth of shopping, and it was really neat to play tourist and see the City transform itself into holiday splendor while we were there.

It was tough to see some of the Sandy storm damage in my parents' neighborhood (mostly leftover stumps of massive trees that had fallen and roof damage to homes) but we noticed work crews in the area still working hard late into Thanksgiving evening.

I'll be back to regular blogging and reading soon, but in the interim, here's a medley of my NYC trip (photo-heavy, and can you tell a lot of food was involved):

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Pretty much my uniform during my entire visit: my J.Crew factory envelope coat (latest version here), oh-so-comfy Born taro boots (sim here) and Pour La Victoire roma satchel (sim here). 

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Central Park in its fall splendor.

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A sweet note on a park bench.

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My idea of the best pizza margarita in NYC at Lombardi's.

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Room service is meant for lazy mornings.

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Build your own Muppets at FAO.

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Karl Lagerfeld edition Steiff bear at a couture price / Trump Tower

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We went to Times Square two nights in a row - the energy can't be beat.

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The burrata salad at Bond 45 - we bypassed the crowds by going during the evening Broadway 
shows and had an exceptional leisurely dinner with great service.

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Seafood risotto.

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My first Sprinkles experience. We had the vanilla, pumpkin and cinnamon sugar ones. 
Super cute, but not sure they were worth the hype.

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Me in my NYC uniform again. Plus pulled-back hair to keep the craziness at bay.
Loafers are Aerosoles betunia (sim here for a steal)

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The architecture in NYC can't be beat.

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Crepes, ice skating and people watching at the holiday shops in Bryant Park.

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Some people have pie at Thanksgiving - we had chocolate babka.
(Speaking of babkas, anyone remember this episode of Seinfeld?)

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Turkey burger with sweet potato fries at the neighborhood joint Burger Heaven.

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Beers and history at P.J. Clarke's.

What have you ladies been up to this past week? Are you all shopped out yet? How were your Thanksgivings?

59 comments:

  1. amazing photos. hope u r having a blast :)

    xo

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  2. It looks like a fabulous time! Love your bright pink scarf!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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    1. My scarf is thanks to a NYC street vendor - best $5 spent!

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  3. I am going to NY in a month and am so excited! These photos just make me want to speed up time and visit!

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  4. I've never had Sprinkles before..Crumbs is my fav! I love the city for the holidays with all the decorations and the gorgeous window displays but I do NOT love all the tourists!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. I've been at Rockefeller Center during the Christmas holidays and holy cow, I will not do that again! Literally shoulder to shoulder!

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  5. It looks like you had a great trip!!! Thanks so much for sharing these amazing pictures!

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  6. looks awesome -all that great food! I want to go to NYC!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the photos!

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  8. I'm so glad that you had such a great time with your family and enjoyed the weekend! Living in NY makes me forget sometimes how great is to be a tourist in this city and to visit many of the iconic places that you have shown in here! But I'm happy that you enjoyed it all, including amazing food, my favorite part! Hope you have a great beginning of the week, Lisa!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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    1. When I used to live in NYC, I didn't really enjoy the pace of the city - now that's what I love about it!

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  9. ahh now i'm so excited for NY this week!

    i napped every day from wednesday - sunday. did some shopping for myself. mission accomplished.

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  10. hey lisa! missed you girl! i forgot you mentioned you would be out of town. what an awesome time. i can't wait to visit NYC. i was wondering about those Sprinkles cupcakes. hahahaha you look great! love your pink scarf and ALL the food looks good!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I must admit, the frosting on those cupcakes was awesome!

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  11. Looks and sounds like you had an awesome holiday! Love that coat on you, and love that bright pink scarf...so fun!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  12. Well now I'm hungry!! This looks like an awesome (and delicious) way to spend Thanksgiving!

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  13. Great pics and you made me miss the big apple! Btw, I love the pop of color of your scarf; very cute!

    Smile On:)...Classy Pam

    http://classypam.blogspot.com/

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  14. NYC looks amazing! I've always wanted to travel there. I bet it was fun seeing all the holiday decorations go up everywhere.

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    1. The tree at Rockefeller was all wrapped up, but it was fun seeing a building like normal one day and the next it was all dolled up for the holidays!

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  15. It looks like you have been enjoying yourself :)

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  16. GOd I love a good babka. I makeit my goal to try babka as much and as often as possible. It's the uncool version of cupcake exploration :)

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    1. Babkas are way better than most cupcakes out there, imo!

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  17. So glad you had a great time! My favorite thing at Sprinkles (blushes) is a 75¢ shot of the dark chocolate frosting, I don't bother with the cake part.

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    1. I had no idea that was an option - the frosting was awful delish!

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    2. IMO, the chocolate cake is the best from Sprinkles. I did not enjoy the vanilla cake at all. The red velvet is also very delicious. The frosting is so yummy. I'm headed there today for my favorite flavor, chocolate coconut.

      Looks like you had an amazing trip! I have never been to New York and now I want to go even more.

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  18. Thanks for sharing all these photos - glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The food looks especially yummy!

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  19. aw i love that you can build muppets!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  20. So jealous that you were in NYC! I love all the pics you took, it makes me want to go back :). Where did you stay? I usually stay at the London in Midtown, it's a great hotel for the touristy area in NYC.

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

    P.S. I looooove the Seinfeld reference! Best show ever!

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    1. This time we stayed at the Fitzpatrick - it is a great boutique hotel a few blocks from the park and really easy to get around. We've also stayed at the Tribeca Grand - really great if you want to stay downtown. I'll have to look up the London for next time - thanks for the rec!

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  21. This looks delish!! all that food :) This will be a great guide to when I go next year :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  22. Hi Lisa :),
    I really enjoyed looking at all the pictures.NYC must be such an amazing city.Oh...and food...hm :) it makes me hungry :))...
    I also liked the outfit from the previous post.Very classy :)!
    XO

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  23. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...
    http://www.5minutiearrivo.com/

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  24. Wow, these are great pictures and what a nice Thanksgiving! I wish I could spend mine in NYC! And all that food! It's almost 6am and I am craving a turkey burger and sweet potato fries! So today's another day off the diet train lol! Crap.

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  25. You really suit your hair pulled back.
    Question: What is that big puffy thing with the bacon above? Ye Gods, is that an American pancake? It's the biggest thing I have ever seen.

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    1. Oh yeah those are American pancakes. I love them because they're great for syrup, but they're really spongy and involves a whole lot of chewing!

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  26. Love all your food photos...making me hungry!!! Also, making me miss NYC...

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  27. Wow looks like a great time. Love your photos!!

    xo

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  28. oh damn, you've made me hungry. I spent the last week eating my way through north carolina too, but I certainly failed to document it as well.....or at all. I just stuffed my face. Good to see you had a fun time though!!

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    1. I know what you mean, I missed documenting a few great meals because I was too busy stuffing food in my gullet!

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  29. Your pics make me want to go to NYC and eat! Looked like a wonderful trip. Glad you could enjoy the time away with your family. p.s. great boots!

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  30. I love your pictures post and that coat and boots. Feels like I am there too. Looks like an amazing trip and glad you had fun.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  31. Sounds like an amazing time and your food pictures made me really hungry! Jb and I might go to NY next June and I am just so excited for the possibility!

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  32. your hot pink scarf is PERFECT for chilly weather! looks like a great trip!

    dash dot dotty

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  33. You layers are perfect and your pictures are gorgeous!! What a great time!!

    oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh all the food! you are making me hungry.
    looks like it was a wonderful thanksgiving trip.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  35. You are looking very pretty in this knee high boots and uniform. Great outfit! Folding shoes

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  36. Oh sure, torture me with all that food since I didn't have much of a dinner and pretty much ready to eat it all right now. Yes, everything, except maybe the Sprinkles. And I also now want a pretty pink scarf.

    You look like you're having a fabulous time. It's great you're having a blast with fam and friends.

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  37. Love the pics from your trip... you think we were in Central Park on the same day? Small world. Small, small world.

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  38. Lisa, I love all the food pics. I fell deeply in love with NYC in October, and we're going back as a Christmas prezzie, and oh how I can't wait to get back to the FOOD! Oh, and of course my oldest daughter who lives there now, too, yes, er, yes. Packing light is key, and I have a similar NYC uniform. No one has to know I wore my black skinny jeans for three days in a row, right? It's all about the carry-on :P

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  39. I missed all these amazing photo's!! I love the city and your outfits blend in perfect with the city vibe!! And I'm getting hungry looking at all that pizza!! yum!!

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  40. How you no call when in NYC? Hahaha

    I am so thrilled you had a great time - the city is truly magical this time of year. Come back soon!

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