Yesterday my sister got on a plane and headed back to California. It was really nice to have her here visiting for the past two weeks. Just like last year, I wanted to do a recap of all the things we did while she was in town!
On Wednesday we… went shopping in Soho (I’d waited to do my fall capsule wardrobe shopping so we could go together) | ate burgers at Soho Park | saw the prettiest sunset.
On Thursday we… went back to Soho because I had my eye on these Topshop boots | did some shopping around Union Square | drank Jamba Juice (I haven’t had one in ages!) | met my roommate for dinner at Ichabod’s.
On Friday we… went to the Dance & Fashion Exhibit at FIT (which was really cool, I might do a separate post on that) | did some shopping around Herald Square (more shopping, I know) | had Mexican food for dinner at Mercadito | grabbed drinks at a relatively new place called Camp David.
On Saturday we… went to Smorgasburg | made apple pies (apple pie is my favorite and it’s become a yearly tradition when my sister visits me) | watched My Fair Lady. I haven’t seen that movie since I was a kid and it was pretty fun to rewatch it.
On Sunday we… went to Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn and hung out with some of my friends.
On Monday we… ran some errands around Union Square | strolled through Chelsea Market | walked the entire length of the High Line back and forth (the High Line is one of my favorite spots and it was so exciting to see the new part that they recently finished constructing) | went to Sephora because I was on the hunt for some new fall lipsticks.
On Tuesday we… took the train downtown to meet my roomie for lunch, which we ate on the Elevated Acre | walked around South Street Seaport | did some more shopping, including a brief visit to the Container Store (apparently that was one of my sister’s favorite things this trip!) | saw A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, which was quite funny.
On Thursday I had to return to work and the weather was kind of crappy, so we didn’t do too much these days. It worked out fine though because my sister had work for her MCAT prep course and we had plenty of time to watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I’d say that’s time well spent!
On Sunday we… walked the Brooklyn Bridge (something I’ve always wanted to do) | had brunch at a cute little French place called Jules Bistro | took the train up to the Conservatory Garden, which was so lovely and peaceful | walked along Central Park, all the way from 105th Street to 59th street | stopped at Ladurée for macarons | stumbled on to Albertine, the fanciest French bookstore | popped into the Strand Bookstore so that I could pick up a new book.
On Monday we went to a comedy show at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in the East Village (it was funnier than I thought it would be!) and stopped by Cafe Rakka on our way home because my sister had a craving for baklava.
On Tuesday she hopped on a plane and headed back to California. I always enjoy having my sister visit and I’m really glad we were able to make it happen again this year. I still have lots more pictures to share, so look out for those posts over the next couple of weeks!