July 4, 2011

Sound the horns! We're kicking off the life list summer with a trip to NYC! Toot toot! While the rest of Calgary is Stampeding it up next week, we will be taking advantage of the down time by enjoying a little holiday. And I know this trip will only get me another 1/4 of the way towards my goal of NYC in all four seasons, but I'm really thrilled to get to spend a week in the Big Apple! And who knows...maybe there are other list items to tackle while we are there.

Besides the obvious NYC attractions, we want to try to hit up some interesting parts of NY that maybe others would overlook or will make our trip unique. Here's a couple of things we are really looking forward too:

The Radio Dept and Asobi Seksu at the Seaport Music Festival (free!)
Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the Met (the reason I prioritized this trip)
The High Line (the second phase just opened!)

And let's not forget all the fabulous food...

If you have any suggestions for us, leave a comment!

photo above of a Banksy piece in NYC, via High Snobriety.


David said...

If you're near soho check out The Corner Deli, aka, La Esquina (yelp - http://bit.ly/l57Abq), for tacos, grilled corn with the most amazing butter concoction, and a view of where Heath Ledger died. Read about it's history too.

For a low key excursion, Staten Island Ferry past the Statue of Liberty - Great vantage point of the lady herself and of the S. of Manhattan. It's about 30 min each way and completely free.

Iniqlo flagship store in Soho, among other wicked shops, which can be scouted out after a taco at Esquina.

Top of the Rock 1.5 hrs before dark. This way you get to get to see NYC in the daylight, at dusk and at night... super cool. Plus everyone else is having dinner so it's less busy. Great views of all of NYC. Don't do Empire. Do this.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read all about your NYC adventures, Sarah! You will have an amazing time and will also the craziness of Stampede = what a treat! When you get back lets cross something else off your to-do list! xoxox

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