Travel Blog: Central Park to Soho!
ME IN MANHATTAN
After two long weeks of technical difficulties I can finally share the rest of my trip! Travel Blog: Central Park & SoHo! shares all my shopping adventures in Manhattan.😍From the beautiful architecture to the drop dead gorgeous clothes, Manhattan has it all. The day after my Rockefeller Center experience (read my travel blog here) we had an exciting day of shopping! The subway left us right on 5th ave. next to Central Park. 😁 We decided to take a quick stroll! I had one of those moments where I had to stop and look twice! It was like a dream; the park, and the fact that I was in NY again.😆 After composing myself we worked our way up to the shops (or down?) As soon as you cross the street you start seeing everything: The Plaza, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., under ground Apple store, and so much more! I made it a point to only shop in places that we didn’t have back in LA; with the exception of special lines (like LimeCrime in Urban Outfitters!!😆). We worked our way down (or up) to St. Patricks Cathedral, and then had a late lunch/early dinner at Grand Central Terminal. 🚂We ended the night by sharing some of the fun facts I remembered, while gazing at the beautiful astronomical ceiling, and shared secrets in the whisper gallery. 😌
ME & MY POSHNESS
The next day was shopping in SoHo! The day was a bit gloomy, and wet. We started off by taking a walk through Prospect Park. Then got on the subway that dropped us off in the heart of Chinatown. We found a place and enjoyed a warm cup of coffee.☕️ Chinatown is a great place to souvenir shop, and have even better dumplings (or so I’ve heard😏). We then walked through Little Italy and out to SoHo where we had breakfast at Black Seed. It took us awhile to find the quaint bagel shop, but when we did I had the best bagel in my life.😋#truth✋🏻 After we were well feed (and yes this bagel was very filling) we shopped! 😍 We did more sight seeing then actual shopping, so we decided to visit the 9/11 memorial. We met a NY Police Officer who talked to us for over 2 hours!!! He shared his experience in the force, best places to eat, 9/11, travel, fun facts; I could go on forever, but at the end of the night we found out his father who was in 9/11, retired shortly after and opened a Colombian restaurant in Brooklyn…what are the odds?! and then if our night couldn’t get better we jumped on a subway to Time Square. We ended the night by having a Cuban dinner and walked around in The Center of the Universe. ❤️
PLANNING A TRIP?
Some tips worth sharing if you plan on visiting NYC soon:
- Don’t need to spend money to have fun. New York is filled with shopping spots, but don’t feel the pressure to buy things. Save your $$ for special items.
- Shop Unique. Flying to NY to shop at the Forever 21? ummm no. Try to find those unique stores that you can only find in the Big Apple.
- Plan meal ideas. Make sure you make a list of places you want to eat, in your groups budget, and area you’re in. Hours can’t be waisted in deciding on a place.
- Establish a “Friend check”. Better to be safe than sorry. Ask a friend to watch your back (-pack), and you’ll watch hers. Comes in handy in overwhelming moments, and crowded places. (against pit pocketing, unsupervised shopping bags, coats, credit cards, etc)
- Visit One World Trade Center. Tallest in the Western Hemisphere; It’s next to the 9/11 memorial, and the 9/11 museum. Take in the city from the 106th floor at sunset, and at night visit the lights of the memorial.