Lux Travel | NYC

January 1, 2018

 

Happy New Year everyone! I'm reflecting on my last trip of the year to NYC and the memories that were made. I have so much to say about this trip but I'm going to let the photos be most of my words or else it would take me forever to finish this post. I don't know if I've ever had so much fun in just one weekend before. In just 3 short days we had so many experiences! Eric saw snow for the first time in his entire life. I felt like my 6 year old self running through the snow and letting the memories come flooding back. We had some amazing food in the most unique places, saw my cousin I haven't seen in years, got lost on the subway and then finally got it down. We had an amazing time at the Louis Vuitton exhibition and knocked off 3 things on our bucket lists... catching a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, a picture in front of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and shopping on 5th Ave at our favorite stores. My only complaint would have to be the Uber prices! We could have bought an airline ticket with the just few times we had to Uber. But other than that, everything went off without a hitch. So without further ado, here's a flood of photos to capture just a hint of the time we had enjoying Christmas in NYC!

DAY 1

 

 Hello Central Park! I felt like I was in a Christmas movie. The snow was fresh and still falling and I was definitely feeling the Christmas spirit in the air. 

Guys, I was literally screaming when the horse and carriage came through. People thought I was crazy lol 

 

We were super excited yet SUPER COLD lol. Coming from Arizona, the shift in weather was definitely a shock but we were making the best of it. 

 

I was so happy that we made it to Rockefeller Center on the night it snowed. It was such a magical experience!

 

 We headed to dinner at Ricardo's in Spanish Harlem. I think I enjoyed myself there more than anyone in the place. They played all my 90's jams and mixed in current songs I love too. I honestly felt like they put the playlist on just for me! Eric took me there knowing I would love it and I certainly did! Not to mention the food was delicious!!

 

 Ricardo's is a steak house and while I'm sure their steak is amazing, I don't eat steak. So let me tell you, the salmon and that little sauce you see on the side?! It was incredible (my mouth is watering just thinking about it). I can't wait to go back. 

 

 After a long morning of traveling and a full day in the city, we called it a night around 10pm and headed back to our hotel to get some rest for the adventures to come.

 DAY 2

 

 We started the morning with brunch and met up with my cousin Bretony. This hot apple cider was the best cider I've ever tasted. Perfect for a cold day.

 

 Oh and the chai french toast I had was unreal!! I was in food heaven!

We made a few stops after brunch and just saw more of the city.

 

Later, we headed to the Louis Vuitton exhibition. I have so many photos but these are just a few just give you an idea. I highly recommend just visiting. It ends January 7, 2018.

 

 

There was a room with velvet monogram walls! Do you all know how much I was freaking out?! I need to know how to get this in my life!

 

So after Louis Vuitton slayyyyyed my life we did a little more sightseeing then spent the remainder of the night cheering on the Knicks!

 Knicks won!!! Perfect ending to the night!

 

Day 3

 

On the last day, I really tried to just soak in the last few moments and put my camera down a little. I also almost filled up my memory card, but that's beside the point. Sunday was our final day and we had to catch a flight that night. So we had breakfast, paid our respects to the 9/11 memorial, hit china town and spent the rest of the shopping. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was great to actually spend time in this beautiful church on a Sunday morning durning service. The magnitude of the whole building was powerful.  

Saks Fifth Avenue! 

 

 

 

 

We started the damage at Louis, finished off at Gucci and it was Merry Christmas to us! I think we're going to pick out our own gifts every year lol. We had such a great trip and I completely fell in love with the city even more. Something about the energy there just was just so exciting. I felt so inspired by so many things and the diverse groups of people we saw everywhere. We'll definitely be back. Until next time NYC!

 

 

 

 

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