This past weekend I took a quick trip to NYC to celebrate the birthday of a very special little girl. We ended up doing a few touristy things and had a ton of fun!
We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria in a gorgeous suite reminiscent of Kevin McCallister’s stay in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. It felt like an extravagant home away from home, which is often hard to come by when traveling. Let’s be real though, the nostalgia of staying in a Kevin-esque suite had the 7 year old in me freaking out. We loved spending our down time in big comfy robes, ordering room service, and taking a break from the busy city streets.
It was a bit early to see any of the traditional Christmas windows or decor, but we did make it to the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular– such an impressive show. I saw it a few years ago and it was just as entertaining this time around, plus the show was not entirely the same as the last. I highly recommend it even if you’ve already seen it! We also got around to catching a glimpse of the (unlit) tree in Rockefeller Center. It always amazes me the work involved in finding, transporting, and decorating the massive thing every year.
Arabella is a Breakfast at Tiffany’s fan (her favorite character is “Cat”), so we had to pause for a Holly Golightly moment.
We kept to kid friendly restaurants this trip, but I do have some great recommendations from past trips- thinking about doing a post on them, so stay tuned!
Kellogg’s NYC was a huge hit, we ate there twice. It’s a great place for kids and adult cereal enthusiasts. I am a huge cereal lover, and Kellogg’s has all of the classics so I was in heaven. The best part is that they give you menu options you’ve probably dreamt about, but your Mom would never let you try. Sometimes you just need to fill a big bowl with Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, marshmallows & Pop-Tart crumbles, and chill. There were healthier options too. It was kind of a dream come true, don’t ya think?
Black Tap was another fun spot that is well known for their delicious burgers and over-the-top instagrammable milkshakes. We waited in line outside for 30 minutes and it was totally worth it. Great burgers, with the option to have one over salad and skip the bun (yes, please). We ordered the Cotton Candy shake and it didn’t disappoint.
On Saturday, the weather was perfect for a visit to The Statue of Liberty, followed by something sweet at Dylan’s Candy Bar. After a little down time we ventured back out to explore every inch of American Girl Place, and treated ourselves to some banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery (a must).
Sunday was spent day dreaming in Central Park and browsing the whimsical Rizzoli bookstore– such a gem in the city.
It was a perfect fall weekend celebrating Arabella.