Mar
14
2014

Chit Chat Twenty Fourth Edition

Chit Chat, New York City, Travel | Tags: , ,



Happy Friday! It’s been a crazy past couple weeks, lots to chit chat about :)

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Last Friday I was on my way to NY to meet Amanda for a fun girls weekend.  We’ve had this planned for a while and I can not tell you how excited I was to go back to the city!  I had my magazines, Tieks and I was ready to go!  Oh and can I just say that I walked ALL day in my Tieks and they didn’t bother my feet even once.  They are the perfect traveling shoes.  So excited to collect more colors :)

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We met at the hotel Friday evening and headed out to dinner to “Parm.”  Not even kidding the best Chicken Parm I’ve ever had.  The baked ziti was to die for too.  Keep in mind that it is a very small restaurant, so call for reservations to prevent long waits.

71376a34a67311e39f0c127ea8075ce8_8After shopping it was time for some late night Max Brenner.  This 80’s Milkshake and S’mores Waffles are such a treat.  Theres’ nothing quite like it.

Breakfast

We had some amazing breakfast during our trip.  The picture on the left is from Laconda Verde and we had a Zucchini Fritatta and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.  Those pancakes were some of the best pancakes I’ve ever had.  So excited to try and re-create them at home :)

The picture on the right was from the cutest little bakery/cafe called Sugar and Plumm.  We ordered those crunch french toast sticks topped with fruit and lots of butter.  Such a treat.

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We made our way to Chelsea Market after breakfast.  Seriously one of my favorite places to shop and eat ever.   Such a charming place.

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Had so much much fun walking around the city!  Time Square and the cute Oreo Wall in Chelsea Market.

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Later Saturday night we walked around Union Square.  So gorgeous at night!

Celebrity Sightings

These are my favorite pictures….while we were walking through Eataly in Union Square Saturday night, for a split second, I made eye contact with Scott Foley….of Scandal….of Felicity walking through the busy walkways!!  I stopped dead in my tracks and after I froze up I managed to tell Amanda who it was, lol!  We turned around and followed him (In the green puff jacket, this is exactly what he was wearing).  He and his friend walked very quickly into one of Mario Bataly’s restaurants so this is the best I got.  We were dying.

So, the picture on the right is a bit out of sequence, but after I left NYC, I had to fly into Atlanta and I saw Ian Somerholder of Vampire Diaries!  Not even kidding.  I was talking to my mom at the time and could hardly even talk, lol!  Can you tell I don’t do well around celebrities?!  I wanted so badly to ask for a picture with him, but just couldn’t do it.  Such a chicken!

Sweets

We also tried some fun treats while we were there.  Had an assortment of macarons from Dana’s Bakery like the left peanut butter and jelly then some amazing gelato from Amorino shaped like a flower!  Love!!

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Sunday morning, there was no question that we were going to Levain Bakery.  I mean look at that cookie!  Hot out of the oven, chocolate peanut butter heaven!

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After breakfast at Sugar and Plumm and getting our nails done we made our way over to this fun Bowery Mural.  Its a huge wall painted with these amazing colors.  It also just happened to match my Tieks, lol!

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Later Sunday afternoon we made our way over to Rockefeller center to watch the ice skaters and grab a bite to eat at Bouchon.  How perfect is this?!

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Can’t say enough about Ippuddo.  We had the best steamed pork buns and Ramen I’ve ever had.  You have to start lining up 1/2 hour before they start dinner at 5pm or you’ll be waiting a very long time.  We got there about 4:45 and got right in.  A must visit!!

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You know we had to go to Serendipity 3 for Frozen Hot Chocolates!  This time I tried the peanut butter frozen hot chocolate and it’s even better than the original if you are a peanut butter fan.  Delicious.  Keep in mind that even at 11pm there will be a wait.  We got there at 10pm and had to wait 45 minutes to be seated.  Good thing Dylan’s Candy Bar Shop is just down the street to browse through while you wait!

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Amanda and I stayed at the lovely Omni Berkshire Place Hotel and had the best experience.  They made sure we had everything we needed and then some.  Highly recommend them!!

So much fun packed into 2 days in the city.  There’s just nothing like a little trip to NYC!  Can’t wait to go back again :)

Have a great weekend!!


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  1. 1

    Ahh love all your fun trips!! I need to get my paws on some Tieks! They’re so cute!

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    I have been missing NYC so much!!!!! Thanks for letting us travel along with you!

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    Mary says:

    Yay Chit Chat’s! I love the way you re-create a visit for us, keeps us wanting more.

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    Maria says:

    What a fun trip!

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    Tieghan says:

    What a fun trip! I have never been to NYC, but am longing to go!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Naomi says:

    Looks like you guys had such a great time!

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    Fun!!! Sandy and I will be there at the beginning of May. Can’t wait to explore- wish you and Amanda and Maria were going to be there too!!

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    Sahar says:

    Looks like such a fun trip! And I love your bag! Where is it from?

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    Kristen says:

    I want to spend some time in NYC so bad. One of my gf is totally up for it, but she said she couldn’t eat here way through the city like you girls did. Ugh, I may need to find another traval companion.

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      Jenny says:

      Haha! Yes, you definitely need a major foodie friend! One of the best parts of NYC is all of the awesome food!! Hope you get to go soon :)

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    Amanda says:

    Seriously the best trip ever!! Will never forget our late night dessert trips to Max Brenner and Serendipity!! :) xoxo

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    Amanda says:

    Girls trips are the best! It looks like y’all had so much fun. I’ve always wanted to go to NYC. I’d have flipped over seeing both Scott and Ian.

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    kelly says:

    Jenny, i love seeing your NYC visit – me and my husband are going there in June and I can’t wait!!!! Now that I saw your Tieks, I have to buy a pair – are those the patent or the matte pink – that is the exact color I want. Also, what is the color of polish you or amanda are wearing in the ooey-gooey chocolate picture?

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      Jenny says:

      Hi Kelly, My Tieks are the Neon “Pop Pink” I think they are sold out at the moment, but hopefully they’ll restock soon! You will love them! My polish in that picture was a combination of gel colors. I tried to get a bubble gum pink and they mixed a few for me :)

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    OMG I love this post! I am so sad I had such a busy weekend and didn’t get to see you guys when you were up! I NEED to get to Ippuddo!

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    Jordan says:

    Sounds like so much fun! I love my Tieks, I now want the pink ones! What color is your nail polish in the picture with the Levain cookie? I love it!

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      Jenny says:

      Hi Jordan, my nail color was a combination of gel colors. They didn’t even tell me! I was going for a bubble gum pink. Next time I’ll get details :)

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    Gaby says:

    Best time ever! Love all of the photos!

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    Toni says:

    I love your Chit Chat posts! You make your trip to NYC look so fun! You’ve got me drooling for some of these sweet treats — especially the Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies from Levain Bakery. Yumm! I love love love your bubble gum pink nail polish! Adorable.

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    I just love New York- looks like you guys had such great time- also you look about 20 years old in those picture Jenny!

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    Stacy says:

    Looks like ya’ll had a BLAST!! And it is so wonderful you posted all of your places to visit….my 2 girl friends and I are headed to NYC the very beginning of May. One of them has NEVER been to the Big Apple–so we have to do the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Bldg…but we will totally hit Chelsea Market and try the yummy eateries you recommended. Glad ya’ll had fun!

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    Oh my god I am so jealous of your celebrity spottings! I too, would have DIEED.

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    marlaa says:

    Looks like the best girls weekend!!

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    Kathryn K says:

    No photos of Eatly ?!?!? I am dying to go there

  23. 23

    How fun! I have been avoiding the city since it is still so cold. I cannot wait till it gets a bit warmer.

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