Day two and three of the trip were definitely my favorite! I think it was a mix between actually having slept those two days, and the fabulous activities we had planned!
On Monday, our morning started downtown! I love the Greenwich Village area of the city, so it felt amazing to be back by NYU and Washington Square Park! It was cloudy, so the crowd normally around the fountain was minimal, allowing us to snap some great photos that morning.
After spending some time in the park, we took a quick subway ride to Chelsea, where we had lunch at Tipsy Parson! This gem, located at 156th 9th Avenue, is known for its weekend brunch. Since we were there on Monday around 12:30, we had the place basically to ourselves! We also enjoyed the best seat in the house, right in the front window.
Katy and I both ordered the larger portion Mac & Cheese, made with raffetto’s fresh cavatelli, grafton cheddar, grans padano and cornbread crumbs! It was delicious, and came with a small salad. Next time, we'll definitely split it though! It was so much food!
Afterward, we were off to shop in Soho, around Spring and Broome Street. The shopping there is amazing! With everything from Kate Spade and Topshop to Victoria's Secret and H&M, they have something for everyone!
Later that evening, after freshening up at the Loft, we jumped on the uptown 6 train to 68th Street. That night, we had dinner reservations at The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park. Upon making our reservation, we had requested a table close to the water, and were just delighted when we actually got one! The views from the Boathouse are absolutely beautiful, and worth every penny that we paid for the food! I would go back in a heart beat!
The view from our table!
From the front of the restaurant!
We couldn't leave the park without hitting two more Central Park hot spots, the Bethesda Fountain and my personal favorite, the Bow Bridge! This area of the city is so surreal! After spending time in the park, you would never guess you're in one of the busiest cities in the world.
On our way to the bridge, I noticed this plaque on a nearby bench! How neat would it be to name your favorite bench?! After looking up the program, I found out that I can have my own bench for a mere $7,500. A girl can dream, right?
The Bow Bridge was absolutely magical! My favorite part of the trip by far!
After our beautiful Central Park stroll, we made our way down Lexington Avenue to the Cupcake ATM for some delicious dessert! Talk about a perfect day!