Last weekend I visited New York City, arguably one of the greatest cities in North America, if not the entire world. There is an energy and pace about NYC that I have yet to experience anywhere else.
I had a wonderful weekend exploring NYC with Gabriel! We met up at his Grandma’s apartment in Midtown last Saturday morning. I was so happy to see him and his family! Our weekend was filled with long walks around the city, many blisters from my Ugg sheepskin loafers, cupcakes, Starbucks coffee, holding hands, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, NYC Columbus Day parades, and delicious Argentinean meals.
In between catching up with family and playing with Gabriel’s adorable 2 year old Spanish-speaking twin cousins, we would sneak away to a beautiful cafe on East 49th for cappuccinos and a lazy morning reading the New York Times. We frequented the exact same cafe when we were in Antwerp two summers ago, as it was right near our hotel. Being in the same atmosphere, across the Atlantic, brought back a flood of memories of our time in Belgium.
My favourite parts of the trip, besides seeing Gabriel and his family, were strolling through Bryant Park, shopping in the fabulous shoe-floor of Saks Fifth Avenue, and visiting the New York City Public Library. On our last afternoon in the city, Gabriel took me out for lunch at SushiAnn, an incredibly delicious Japanese restaurant on East 51st street. It was so yummy, I’ve never had such fresh tuna before! If you are looking for a wonderful place to grab a nice sushi lunch (or dinner), I highly recommend SushiAnn.
Oh Autumn in New York….what a wonderful weekend :)