City love.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

It's been far too long since I was back home* in my favourite city. The food, the sights, the feeling-- it's unlike anything else. Both my mum and I have visited regularly over the last 6 years (often separate, though) but it has been a while for both of us. We decided to do a long weekend for her ___th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, mum! 

Before I start I must let you know, I didn't take nearly enough photos. For example, one night A and I left for an evening adventure that took us to dinner at Salvation Taco, then to The Junction (hello, new friends) and finally to a Karaoke bar in Koreatown. I'd expect nothing less. But alas, no photos of this... at all. 

This time I really wanted to venture to new places. I had read an interview in Vogue with Christopher Abbott (Charlie in HBO's GIRLS) where he talked about Cafe Mogador in Williamsburg. The name intrigued me, so I Googled and found out that it was a Williamsburg hotspot. A short (ok, sort of long) trek from the hotel to Brooklyn and we were eating delicious brunch in the hippest of hip places. Delicious. 

On the walk to the restaurant on Wythe St. we passed this: 

Of course, keeping in theme with "new things", I realized that sometimes the city throws some surprises my way. Like how I've never been to the High Line park: 

High Line Chelsea views:

And of course, there were lots of adventures at night:

Right near mum's favourite building (The Flatiron building) is the colour changing orb ("Buckyball") at Madison Square Park. It was, as you can probably tell from the photo below, fascinating.  A was also in the city for the month, so she joined us on many of our adventures!

And finally, I haven't spent too many evening on rooftops in Manhattan, so I jumped on getting some photographs from the lovely rooftop of Pod 39.

After too much food, a lot of walking, a few cabs and only 1 subway ride, we came to the end of the trip. This building was on the walk to friend's place on the Upper West Side. My dream: to have a useable fire escape on the side of my New York City apartment.

A Canadian in NYC:

A sad goodbye. 

*New York City is my unofficial home
New York, I miss you already. 

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