Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It's Up To You...

I just spent the best 5 days in NYC with my Momma. We saw some great shows, ate our favorite foods, and of course, did some shopping! Here are some of the highlights:

1. Millie & Me
This will come as a surprise to no one, but I absolutely love my Momma. And time with her? Forgetaboutit... it's just the best! She is incredibly generous, SO funny, constantly teaching me life lessons, and always (ALWAYS) down to take a selfie!

Specifically, Bad Lighting Pre-ShowSelfies...

2. The Shows, Ohhhh the Broadway Shows
Without a doubt, we started off with what would be my favorite show of the weekend. "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" was phenomenal. Seriously, Jessie Mueller is an amazingly talented performer. I could see that show over and over again!

It was great to see my college pal Kim in "Bullets Over Broadway." And you guys, Neil Patrick Harris was AH-mazing in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Bravo sir. Bravo!

(I was a little bit sneaky & snapped a pic of all the letter blocks around the proscenium in the theatre for Matilda!)

3. A trip to NYC wouldn't be complete without a stop at Serendipity for frozen hot chocolate. We started with our favorite salad at Cosi on Thursday, had a lovely July 4th lunch at Ruth's Chris on Friday, enjoyed Magnolia Bakery's banana pudding while we shopped on 5th Avenue on Saturday, and brunched at Brooklyn Diner on Sunday!

4. No matter how many times we go to NYC, the beauty of the buildings still stops me in my tracks. I can't help but sing "Hard Knock Life" when I see the Chrysler Building. Oh you know the part, "You'll stay up 'til this dump shiiiiines like the top of the Chrysler Building!"

My momma is a saint for putting up with me as I danced down 42nd Street and sang show tunes. I must also admit that I sang "42nd Street" while we walked - how could I not when we were ON 42nd Street?! Oh, and I did my rendition of "A Whole New World" on our way to see "Aladdin." Yeah, I'm a lot of fun to be around in NYC. ::wink wink::

We also meandered through Bryant Park for the first time. It truly is an escape from the City. The music is very instrumental and calming, there are little bistro tables and chairs galore, a game of ping pong can be played in the shade of the trees, and there's even a little library area for reading material while you relax in the park!

It's always so very hard to say "goodbye" to my Momma, but it's even harder after such a fun weekend together. I'll end with the one lyric that played in my head all weekend long - of course, it comes from my main man Frank...

"Start spreadin' the news. I'm leaving today. I want to be a part of it. New York... New York!!"

xoxo, E

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