Thursday, January 5, 2012

NYC I

We spent a few days in NYC right before Christmas...it was a whirlwind. We arrived in the city at dusk, checked into the hotel, headed to The Waverly Inn for dinner, met some friends for drinks and woke up bright and early to take JCW's niece and nephew their Christmas gifts.

APK & JCW

After breakfast we went ice skating at The Standard. I hadn't ice skated in years and was just happy that I didn't wipe out.

After ice skating we went to Pearl Oyster Bar for lunch.

JCW's sister recommended the lobster roll and we weren't disappointed.

After lunch we headed uptown to Ladurée for macarons.

JCW was a real trooper about waiting in line so I could pick up some gifts for Aunt S and BLS.

We couldn't resist getting some macarons for ourselves and our favorite was by far the salted caramel. What's your favorite macaron flavor?

28 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Looks like you hit all the right spots.....and looks like a fun few days. Great highlights..and by far the sweestes is the pics from Laduree!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

My favorite flavor is chestnut but it's seasonal. When I was at the NYC store in September, I wanted to get a box of those but I was told that they only carry the regular flavors, not the seasonal ones. After that, my next favorite flavor is the caramel.

Belle on Heels said...

pistachio is my favorite, but salted caramel is a close second!

Dee Stephens said...

sounds fun. My husband would have not been a good sport about waiting in line for macaroons. HA!
Haven't been ice skating in years either.

lizziefitz said...

The coco choco @ Paul's in Georgetown ...I want one NOW!

Baltimore Prep said...

Glad you had a great trip! Mmm now I am craving macaroons!

Emily said...

Looks like a blast! I love your cape and all that macarons!

xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

emily rose said...

The salted caramel is definitely my favorite! Such a great way to end a busy day!

KAH said...

I've been dying to try Pearl. Everytime I go, they're closed :(

~KAH

Twist of Lime said...

Definitely the caramel! And we had to wait in line forever as well! But totally worth it! xoxo

BAH said...

I went to Laduree on Madison in September, and out of all the flavors I tried, I have to go with the raspberry as my favorite! P.S. Love your J. Crew cape!

Glitterista said...

Pistachio is pretty much always my favorite flavor for everything. ;)

Kerry said...

Passionfruit is my favorite flavor macaron. Your nephew is adorable.

Amanda C. Bee said...

Looked like a successful trip! Fleur d'orange, such a unique flavor...A tough one to pick a favorite, salted caramel is definitely up there! Car, train, bus or plane?

Sarah Long said...

i adore your cape! i love raspberry macaroons! I served them at my graduation cocktail!

Portuguese Prepster said...

sounds like wonderful time! Love the cape on you!

The City Boy said...

how was ice skating at the standard? I was at the Standard Grill a few weeks ago and saw that they had the rink set up.

The salted caramel is my favorite as well!

La Bonbonniere said...

What a fun trip! The cape is adorable! Love pistachio or rose macarons!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

The ice rink was great! I am glad to hear you all like the J.Crew cape...it was a trend I wasn’t sure if I was going to follow. I did get two compliments from strangers on how much they liked it...which always means more when you are in New York! The cape did make ice skating a little more challenging because it was hard to move my arms…boy I would have felt like a fool if I had fallen on the ice in the cape. haha

Thanks for all of the macaron flavor recommendations! xx

little miss southern love. said...

mmmm. Those macarons look delicious! And you look great in your winter-wear!

xoxo.

Stroods said...

Lol, I bet it would have made it hard to brace yourself for the fall. You both look smashing as always and what a snazzy dresser your nephew is! You and your family and friends are so enjoyable to watch - i am never disappointed in your outfits!
I left you a comment on the Christmas post.... Do still check older posts?

Happy New Year to you guys and thanks for living the aspirations I secretly cultivate, haha!

Pink Champagne said...

Drooooooling... over that lobster roll and those lovely macaroons! Delish!!!

Jeannie said...

Looks great!! I live in North Jersey, about 25 minutes from the city and love popping in for visits. I am studying abroad next semester and the Italian consulate in RIGHT around the corner from Laduree on Park and 69th, so every time I had my visa appointments I enjoyed a few macaroons on the train ride back :) Caramel is my absolute favorite!!!! Coffee is a close second.

Angela Duke said...

Yum, yum, yum!!! I'm sure they can never compare to the iconic Laduree, but Whole Foods' lavender macarons are phenomenal. Looks like a successful trip!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

That looks like a great trip--I'm the same as you, anytime I go ice skating (which isn't very often) my goal is to just not fall!

Taylor said...

That cape is adorable! I haven't been ice skating in ages!

JMW said...

Love the cape and your bag! This reminds me that I really need to take my kids ice skating. And, those macarons - sinfully delicious!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Just red up on all your posts on New York. What good times and great memories. You look fabulous as always!