1.23.2010

in a new york state of mind - props to billy joel (part 1)

i really love nyc.
yes, it's true.
so many people. so many stories. so much to see and do.
it's a beautiful place.
and it's just that much better than one of my favorite people happens to live there.
and she's having a BABY.
so last weekend i went to visit and celebrate with her.
it was just plain delightful.
just call me a jet setter of sorts:)

the first day we headed out into the city.
first stop: grand central station.
love that place.
someone needs to do a documentary where they just set up cameras and perform interviews.
i would be a very big fan for sure.

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next stop: the empire state building.
i just feel like it's one of those places you should go as an american.

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i got pretty camera happy.
(as to be expected with such a beautiful view)

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i like this one.

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and the little face on this guy.

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it was just a tab bit windy.
hence the attack of the scarf.

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what a perfect spot to watch the sunset.

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next stop: shake shack.
outdoor eating, convenient heaters, adorable string lights, amazing burgers

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last stop of the night: crumbs.
i am a sucker for cupcakes, especially ones that are baked with love:)

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look at this adorable momma who was kind enough to trapse around the city with me.

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saturday activities included: baby max's baby shower (hosted by her amazing friends in nyc)!
the food was incredible.

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of course we played the obligatory baby games.
too bad my string was a few miles too long.

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and then it was craft time, designing onesies for mr. maxwell

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here's the one i came up with...

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which paled in comparison to kristin's adorable creation.
a vest? with a bow tie? are you kidding me?

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group shot of all the ladies at the shower.
really, truly great people.

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i had to step out onto the porch to take a shot of the city.
i can't even imagine living in an apartment where this is the view from the window.

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we ended the day with dinner at el ay si in amy's neighborhood.
they sold cheesy tater tots. i was in love.

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there is nothing like friends who are more family than friends.
such a gift.

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