Lipgloss Break: Home on the Upper West Side

Home on the Upper West Side

Well, I made it to the city with my 2 suitcases (one weighing 50+lbs) and a laptop bag. It also helped that Mike surprised me at the airport to help me out :).

I'm discovering quickly that the Upper West Side is just my style. The picture to the right is in front of our building. Walking distance from our studio on 89th and West End are 3 grocery stores, a nail salon at every corner, and great restaurants and bars. It's super family friendly, kids are running around everywhere!

As soon as I got in we tried Hi-Life Cafe for a late breakfast. Their omelets were delicious, and the starter bread basket was even better. They give each table mini muffins and cinnamon toast with strawberry butter - irresistible.

We were so busy exploring we totally forgot to eat lunch! For dinner we did NY style Perfecto Pizza. Mike can normally eat a large himself and the both of us didn't even put a dent into a large round pizza here.

5 things I've learned so far in NYC:
1 - The subway system. I'm still getting use to which trains are express trains, but for the most part, I can navigate them
2 - Iced coffee is the new black
3 - You have to be a creative thinker when it comes to utilizing space. I miss my bathroom counters!
4 - The rude NYC stereotype is not true. Someone came up to me and Mike yesterday while we were looking at our phones and asked us if needed help finding something (we must have really looked touristy!).
5 - Keep your eyes peeled at all times for celebrities. I crossed paths yesterday with Dr. MacNamara from Nip/Tuck *lovey sigh*


5 comments:

  1. Have fun as you explore beautiful N.Y.!

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  2. You have to try "Good Enough to Eat"! Welcome to NYC and the Collective :)

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  3. Kimberlee - that is so funny you said that. We wanted to try it last week but it was lined up! We have our eyes set on it for this Saturday morning :)

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  4. Iced coffee is a must this time of the year. I found you through the Saturday Sharefest :) I am now your newest follower (all the way from the UK!)

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  5. How exciting! I really want to visit NYC one day. Must be a great experience to live there! I love iced coffee too ;-)

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