Week 22 Inspiration / New York Edition, Part 3

Here are the final photos from our trip to New York! (Here are Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them)

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We spent nearly half a day just walking through Central Park. I never knew how huge it really was.

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Can you spot the person perfecting their downward dog yoga pose?

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Loved the peaceful Conservatory Water with all the sailboats.

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Giant bubbles!

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After all that walking, we treated ourselves to some delicious ramen at Ippudo NY.

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Stopped inside the Chrysler Building and spotted these Amazing Art Deco doors.

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That evening we headed to Brooklyn.

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We spent the rest of the afternoon sampling some beers at Brooklyn Brewery.

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Pretty vintage beer bottles.

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We followed the brewery with a “Good Morning” hotdog at nearby Crif Dogs. Can’t beat a bacon-wrapped hotdog topped with a fried egg.

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The next morning, we took a quick walk to get a glimpse of the United Nations headquarters.

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The last bit of time before we had to head back to Austin was spent kicking up our feet, and relaxing one last time in Bryant Park during the beautiful weather.

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It was the perfect ending to our wonderful trip.

Hope you enjoyed all the New York photos. John and I are so glad we got the chance to spend our 1st anniversary there! Can’t wait to go back again.


Week 20 Inspiration / New York Edition, Part 1

I skipped last week’s Weekly Inspiration post because I was too busy getting ready for a trip to New York! John and I headed to the Big Apple to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. He surprised me with plane tickets at Christmas, so we had been looking forward to this trip for quite a while. I’m so excited to share some photos of this awesome vacation. Hope you don’t get too sick of New York photos – I’m planning to share lots more later this week!

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First up, Grand Central Terminal. We were lucky to be staying just a couple blocks from here, so getting around on the subway was really convenient.

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The first night, we walked over to Times Square for an obligatory visit. It was a pretty foggy/overcast night. It was neat to see this famous spot for a moment, but then we were ready to move on away from the big crowds.

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I did really like the NYPD stand, though!

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More walking around. I love this blurry accident.

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And this view looking up.

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Stopped and took a break in front of the Radio City Music Hall.

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Then we made our way to Rockefeller Center, and headed back to the hotel for some rest.

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First morning in NYC! We grabbed some breakfast treats from Cafe Zaiya and took them over to Bryant Park to eat.

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The people and puppy watching was good, too.

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Some views of the front of the New York Public Library.

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And the beautiful interior.

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Next we hit the Natural History Museum. The Hall of Minerals was my favorite. Such beautiful colors!

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I met a big dinosaur.

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And then on to the MoMA. Hello, Warhol.

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Textile inspiration.

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After the museums we checked out the amazing Lego store near Rockefeller. I’ll leave you with this parting shot of John and a giant lego dude.

I have lots more photos to share, look for more later this week!