I recently had the opportunity to visit my friend, Emilie, in New York and it was great trip. My first night there was spent staying up late, talking and watching YouTube (our shared guilty pleasure). I slept in the next day, tagged along with Emilie to her tutoring session, and then met up with Sara (of Sincerely, Sara) at Up Thai for dinner. Our food was delicious, the wine was great, and it was so neat to meet my blogger friend in person for the first time. I’ll totally meet up with her again next time I come to visit.
I had been to New York before but never got a chance to visit the Met so that was at the top of my list. It really is as huge as people say it is. We rushed through most of it, but I still got to see a lot. That’s really the only way to see a lot if you don’t have all day. I love the gold jewelry in the Egyptian and Byzantine sections. I have a soft spot for Degas so it was great to see many of his works and his Dancer sculpture. Emilie showed me one of her favorite statues: La Frileuse, created by Jean-Antoine Houdon.
When I go to museums with my camera, I like to “collect” certain kinds of objects. Each visit I choose something new to collect by taking pictures of it with my camera. This visit I chose to collect birds, of which there were many. Below are my favorites from my First Met Collection.
We took a short sitting break in this large room in the Egyptian exhibit for me to coordinate plans with my boyfriend (who happened to be in New York on business) and choose a brunch place. We ended up meeting up with my boyfriend in Central Park. Please excuse the washed out snowy photo; I had not fixed the setting on my camera yet. We then walked over Cafe Blossom for some really delicious (late afternoon) brunch and afterward, went straight to Citrus for happy hour before dinner. I was there for a few days, but it didn’t seem long enough.
I can’t wait to make another trip out there to visit Emilie again. I’ll have to make it out of Manhattan and down to Brooklyn next time. I have been to New York a few times, but have always stayed in Manhattan! Have you ever been to New York? What were some of your favorite places?
I read an amazing, life-changing book on the flight back, had a series of life-changing epiphanies, and then started a really great health kick once I got back. I’ll update you on those details in some coming posts, but for now you can enjoy these photos from my trip.