Wednesday, July 17, 2013


NYC did not disappoint! I'm so very thankful to have friends who let me stay with them and offered to take me around. I probably would have gotten lost taking the Subway without them!

New York City, I miss you. I'm glad you cooled down a bit during my stay so I didn't have to be drenched in sweat. Maybe I'll see you again when you're all covered in snow!

^^On our way to visit the Columbia campus!

^^But first, we stopped at Ollie's for lunch :)

^^The campus is beautiful.

 ^^Momofuku Milk Bar!!! They make the best cookies. EVER. Sad I didn't get to try their pies and ice cream.

^^I love street vendors.

 ^^Ray's Pizza for dinner two nights in a row. I love pizza as much as I love donuts and cookies. I need to move here already.

^^Night out in the Lower East Side.

^^Sad flight home. I passed out as soon as I boarded. I didn't even feel the flight take off!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


While everyone was at work, I got up early and started my day off at the MoMA. The main reason for going there instead of the Met was the Rain Room, which I had heard so much about before I even got to the city (I'm not too keen on modern art). Much to my dismay, a line had already started to form for the exhibit before the museum even opened. And by the time I had gotten my ticket, the wait was 8 HOURS. 8 hours to stand in fake rain. Absurd right? So I said "no thanks" to that line and opted for the viewing only queue, which was only a 15 minute wait. A more sensible option in my opinion. And I enjoyed the Rain Room all the same.

^^That's the Rain Room. You can stand under it and not get wet. Except when you run around or walk too fast because I saw two drenched kids. I guess the sensors don't work that fast. Neat concept, but I wouldn't wait more than an hour for this.

^^To find my favorite Van Gogh painting at the MoMA was a lovely surprise!

^^And to find another one of my favorites here made the $25 admission worth it! This is way bigger than I had imagined. Oh, Picasso!

^^Central Park. Envious of those who can come here whenever they'd like. And this place always reminds me of Home Alone 2. Is it Christmas yet?

^^LOVE the Flatiron building.

^^And of course, no NYC trip is complete without Shake Shack. Although, my buns were a little soggy and flat.

^^Took a detour to visit Grand Central. It was unbearably hot in the terminal.

^^We went out for drinks that were served in teacups. Classy ;)

^^UMM. Chicken & Rice from the Halal cart = AMAZING.

^^So amazing that we swiped their special sauce bottle! Oops.