Monday, January 7, 2013

New York, New Year

Well here it is, the first official Monday of the New Year! And although my bank account would beg to differ, I would much rather be back playing in New York! We had an absolute blast soaking up the amazing city. I will even venture to say that I prefer it to Paris! It's the perfect blend of European charm with a unique American twist. 

We will definitely be heading back soon. We stayed away from the tourist route and checked out tons of places to eat and explore. My brother lives in Brooklyn and we ended up falling in love with it's more chill vibe than it's sister, Manhattan.

And I'm not going to lie, the bars in New York were very dark (and hard to take pictures) and unfortunately I was limited to the quality my camera phone was capable of, but hopefully you'll still have fun looking at our pictures.
Times Square & The Harry Potter Exhibit at The Discovery Museum
Bryant Park & Grand Central Station
A Doctor Who-themed bar & The New York Public Library

I'm hoping to do a post later this week featuring some of the amazing places we tried. But in the meantime, I've got to refocus on being a grown-up! We spent the weekend readjusting from our vacation and taking it easy with a movie night. We watched one of my favorite movies and a quote from the movie really struck me for the new year:
So here we go 2013, what possibilities are you open to this year?

Which reminds me! My (other) baby brother surprised his girlfriend over the break with a Proposal at Disneyworld!
  • They will be getting married in Colorado this spring, so that's one more vacation we'll be looking forward to!
  • We're also hoping to remodel our bathroom (so I'm sure I will keep you updated on that as well)
  • Take Surf Lessons (Possibly Yoga Surf Lessons, if I can find a class!)
  • Take the pups on more adventures by hiking some Texas Trails

Sounds like we have quite the year in store!

P.S.
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Happy Monday!

15 comments:

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Beautiful...I love NY. Am glad you had fun and got back ok!! Have a great week x

Jordan said...

Ahhhhh this just got me even more pumped for my trip! Sounds like you had a blast. Was it hard keeping warm? I'm thinking many, many layers will be necessary.

Sarah Eliz said...

My boyfriend and I plan to visit NY sometime this year. Your photos got me so excited to plan our trip! Happy New Year! Thanks for tunes this a.m. :)

rooth said...

DOCTOR WHO BAR! That's totally awesome. Did you watch the Christmas special yet?

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

looks like a fun time in nyc! happy new year :)

Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} said...

I lived in Brooklyn for a year, and I LOVED it. Such a great city!!

Leslie said...

Congratulations to your brother! I'm glad you enjoyed NYC. It looks like an amazing time. :)

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

Congrats to your bro - that's awesome news! And happy 2013 to you!

A BRIT GREEK said...

What a lovely series of shots from your festive hols!

What on earth is Yoga surfing? Curious! Hope you have a super amazing 2013!
x.o.x.o

meme-and-he said...

so jealous of your time in NYC! And congrats to your younger brother...that will be such a fun wedding!

Whitney said...

looks like an amazing trip! isnt grand central station beautiful!?

Kyla said...

Ohhh, it sounds like you had a great time! I'm trying to plan a NYC trip this year, I'd love to hear about all the places you visited that aren't all tourist-y :)

jorjiapeach said...

new york city is on my bucket list. actually, on my places to see before 30 list. i just started that. right now.

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

hey Jess, happy new year wishes to you! hope it's filled with cheers and charms. if your trip to NYC is any indication i'd say you've got it all tied up with a super sweet bow!

it's one of my faved cities too, once you get over the neck kink from looking up so much it's all good. everything's so gosh darned big there!! love the pics, you two are darling as can be. great to have a place to stay with your bro. Brooklyn's really rad. congrats to your other brother on his engagement too!

so much goodness is a sight for sore eyes today. ♥

Janna Renee said...

Colorado is a great place to get married ;) I also think Disney is a great place to get engaged. So romantic and fun!