concrete jungle where dreams are made

I never thought I’d say this, but I just got back from one of the most fun work trips ever!

The lead up to this trip was a bit stressful, but it was all worth it in the end.


We started the trip off with a stunning sunrise. We left Provo at 5:45 a.m. to make it to the airport in time to park the car and get through security.


We were on time, but our flight wasn’t. So we sat down and ate breakfast at the restaurant near our gate. I’d always wanted to do that but never had the time!


Made it on to the flight and got a good nap in after the early morning.


We got brave on the way in to the city from the airport and tried some street fruit. Anyone know what this is? It was good, very large pit, but like a cross between a grape and a mango.


When we got to our hotel there was some chocolate waiting for us. Sadly, it wasn’t that delicious. I don’t know if white chocolate ever is.


After we got settled into our hotel we went to meet up with my two favorite New Yorkers– Roxanne and Sam!

We went to dinner at the most delicious place, Cafe Habana. It was tiny and adorable and so good. I wish Roxy and Sam lived close still, but at least I get to see them every once in a while!


You see some of the most random things in New York. Including a bicycle turned into a stylin’ Cadillac.

Saturday morning we got up early and headed off to Ikea.


We fit all of this in a Jeep Liberty– after we made a trip back to the hotel to drop off the couch we bought first.


We loved the corn we got the night before at Cafe Habana so we got it again at the food trucks in Red Hook near Ikea.


After we got everything we needed at Ikea we headed back across the Manhattan bridge. We had it all to ourselves and we realized it was because we ended up in the busy traffic and it took us more than an hour to get back to our hotel.


That night we decided to try out Eataly to indulge my Italian obsession. The cheese and meat platter was beyond delizioso!


Sunday morning we set up the booth and took a walk through the Meet Market.


Sunday night we took a stroll. New York is a city you must see at night.
The rest of my trip in another post — I think this one is long enough!

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2 thoughts on “concrete jungle where dreams are made

  1. Mary-Anne says:

    Sounds fun!!

  2. Julie says:

    I agree, New York is a great place to visit! Glad you had some fun with your work!

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