Friday, March 18, 2016

One Work Week in New York City

Please sing title to the tune of Wicked's "One short day in the Emerald City...."

Now that we've gotten that out of the way....yes! I went to NYC for a week for a work trip. Stayed at the Soho Grand hotel (they give you a pet goldfish for your room if you ask the front desk -- obsessed!) and worked at my company's office in the Meatpacking District.

Let me first say about NYC: I love the subway. I love its efficiency (when it's not broken).  I love not worrying about parking and accounting for travel time other than exactly how long the train takes. It s so lovely and San Francisco pales in comparison for a visitor getting around.

Let me next say about NYC: What a magic place! I feel like I'm in a movie when I'm there. The last time I went there was about 5 years ago, and I love how much less intimidated I felt this time around. Maybe because I've traveled more since then? NYC felt accessible to me. Full of treasures I could just choose to see, and then easily go see them. ALSO THE FOOD YUMMMM

And let me finally say about NYC: Don't lick the subway poles or you'll get sick. JK, I didn't do that. But I did get sick, which was a bummer, but I still did so many good things before the illness plagued me! So I'm still a happy clam.

Headed out tomorrow on a non-work trip (EXCITED) (STAY TUNED) (and follow along at @katildagrams on Instagram) (March is a whirlwind!), and I wanted to document NYC before I leave for that.

On to the pictures!

First and most important: I SAW HAMILTON. It is everything it's cracked up to be and more. Please catch it when it starts touring to a city near you next year!
(Not picture: the slowly raging sore throat that hit me that day. I would not be stopped.)

Shake Shack first-timer. SOLD.

Stumbled across an amateur ice-skating competition in Central Park. 

Freedom Tower

Mmmm pastries

New York Public Library

Grand Central Station - Y U SO PRETTY

Also saw this one -- can never say no to Les Mis!

Chocolate Salted Caramel Donut from Dough. THE BEST

Ventured out on foot one night in search of dumplings. Joe's Shanghai is where it's at, and for only $6.50 cash.


emi said...

So jealous of Hamilton ...and all of this!!! Can't wait to see where you're headed this weekend!

Cheryl said...

WHERE IS THE BUILDING WITH THE BALET SHOES, I NEED TO KNOW IMMEDIATELY!!! Well maybe not immediately, seeing as you are currently busy with Japanigans, but if you could pleaseprettyplease let me know when you're back and over jetlag and feeling human again, that would be lovely - I'm in NYC in April, and I NEEEEEEEED a photo of this building. Hope Japan is marvellous! Looking forward to the post-Eastern-loveliness-blog x