Big Apple Babymoon

Quick: Pick the city you least associate with the words “relaxing, chill and laid back.” Did you guess York City? Because yes.

Despite the fact that I’m hauling around an extra 25 pounds these days and usually take the first opportunity to melt into the nearest couch or chair, when it came to spending some time away with my husband before Baby #3 arrives, we decided to head north and do some walking!

Are any of you in New York right now? Are you laughing too that we happened to pick the COLDEST weekend in, like, months, to visit? Ha!! It was hitting highs of 30 and lows of 15 when we were there this past weekend, but it didn’t matter. We walked literally miles around the city. In fact, we only took a car once in the two days we spent there. The excitement powered us through. J

On Friday, we went to the 9/11 Memorial. It was, in a word, profound. It is so moving, I can’t find the right words to describe it without just urging you to check it out whe you can. The exhibits bring to life the individual stories of all of the people involved in that awful day so vividly. It is impossible not to cry. If you are headed to NYC soon, I highly, highly suggest you stop by to experience it.

We ate at Locanda Verde in TriBeCa that night, then the next day shopped and got brunch at Upland with some friends, walked some more, then crashed in our hotel room that night at 5:30 (HA!) and watched a movie and chilled. The next day we caught Sunday mass at St. Peter’s in TriBeCa before heading to the airport to get back home.

In the past we have chosen beach getaways for our babymoons, but I couldn’t be happier that this time we chose something so fun. Enjoy the pics!

Driving to our hotel, spotted my people’s place. 😉
Roxy Hotel in TriBeCa
Such cool retro touches!
Why hello there
The hotel was atrium-style, looking down onto a common area with a jazz club, bar and restaurant
Jazz concerts each night we were there!
The view from our hotel room
Nutella donut. Also known as THE BEST PASTRY EVER. At Maman coffee shop.
Freedom Tower
Cold. So cold. Could also be captioned “So wimpy.”
About to head into 9/11 Memorial
Part of what’s called the slurry wall, inside the memorial. From the memorial website: “Visitors see a portion of the slurry wall, a surviving retaining wall of the original World Trade Center that withstood the devastation of 9/11.”
Twisted steel beams
Ladder Company 3’s truck. Read the sign in the next picture to get the story. Unbelievable.
Great ambiance, great food! Locanda Verde in TriBeCa.
No beauty junkie’s trip to NYC would be complete without stopping by the Bite Beauty Lip Lab. They custom blend lipsticks for you there!! (Excuse the weird expression on my face. It’s excitement. And cold. Such cold.)
Lipstick expert mixing away
Brunch with friends!
Me and my <3

Anyone else planning a baby moon? Where did you go?

Hope you enjoyed the pics and talk soon!

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