N and N in NYC 2014

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!

SEPT-24pink sunset, nyc, nyc sunset, pretty sunset, fall sunset, cotton candy sunset

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.

SEPT-25soho, soho shopping, houston street, downtown nyc, south of houston street

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.

SEPT-26dance and fashion, museum at fit, fashion exhibit, museum exhibit, free exhibit nyc, special exhibit

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.

SEPT-27apple pie, fancy pie crust, special pie crust, fall pie, apple pie, decorated crust, simple apple pie

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.

SEPT-28elevated acre, view of brooklyn, downtown manhattan, on the water

On Sunday we… went to Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn and hung out with some of my friends.

SEPT-29mural, high line mural, kissing mural, colorful mural, high line graffitti, graffitti nyc

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.

SEPT-30a gentleman's guide to love and murder, walter kerr theatre, broadway show, broadway, broadway play

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.

OCT-1-OCT-4in bed, work from home, stay at home, white bed, bedroom, relax

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!

OCT-5walk across the brooklyn bridge, brooklyn bridge, brooklyn bridge sunny day, view from the brooklyn bridge

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!


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  1. sartorialsidelines wrote:

    I love and miss the Highline! And it sounds like you guys had a really great time – that exhibit sounds really cool.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

    Posted 10.8.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      I just love the High Line. The exhibit was really interesting and it was free!

      Posted 10.10.14 Reply
  2. Lyddiegal wrote:

    You planned such a nice week with your sister. I love that you shopped, took advantage of all the unique things NYC has to offer, and even managed to find time to bake a pie and watch gilmore girls. Sounds so wonderful.


    Posted 10.8.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thank you! That was the nice thing about having her here for a long visit- we didn’t have to pack everything into a few short days :)

      Posted 10.10.14 Reply
  3. Jane wrote:

    such a great week. and that is such a beautiful sunset!

    Posted 10.8.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thanks Jane! I’m so glad we were outside to see that pretty pink sunset.

      Posted 10.10.14 Reply
  4. Oh what a great week! I would love to see a post on the dance and fashion exhibit!

    Posted 10.8.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      I couldn’t take pictures inside, but if I can find some good pictures online, I’ll do a post on it! :)

      Posted 10.10.14 Reply
  5. Sounds like you guys had a really great time :) That apple pie is so cute!

    Posted 10.8.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      We did :) Thank you!

      Posted 10.10.14 Reply
  6. SHE Jenmarie wrote:

    I so enjoyed reading through your adventures :) I love the pink sky in the first photo, how lucky you are to live in such a beautiful city! The apple pie you two made looks so delicious but also too pretty to eat! I don’t really remember My Fair Lady. I only saw it once but I do remember the gorgeous dresses!

    Posted 10.8.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thank you- I’m so happy you enjoyed this post :) The apple pies were pretty, but that didn’t stop us from digging in! The costumes in My Fair Lady are fabulous, although I’m less of a fan of the story now that I’ve watched it as an adult!

      Posted 10.10.14 Reply
  7. Isabella wrote:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time, with a great mix of activities! The apple pie you made is beautiful, and it’s nice that you got to go shopping and to the theater but also made time to just chill. Cute picture of the two of you :)


    Posted 10.8.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thank you Isabella! We did a lot of stuff and we had fun doing it :)

      Posted 10.10.14 Reply
  8. This sounds like a great few days! The photos are beautiful :) Lots of great activities! I’ll be in NYS this weekend with friends and this is making me excited!

    Posted 10.9.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thank you Natalie! Oh, how exciting! I hope you have the best time during your visit here :)

      Posted 10.10.14 Reply
  9. Kimberlee wrote:

    Aww :) Looks like you had a great week with your sis.

    Reminds me I need to get on Gilmore Girls!

    Posted 10.10.14 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Yes, Gilmore Girls! Can’t wait to watch more episodes this weekend :)

      Posted 10.10.14 Reply
  10. Katherine wrote:

    I love these recaps :) reminds me of my holiday to the states last year :)


    Posted 10.11.14 Reply