Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Busy Busy!!!

We have been so busy in the last week I am trying to catch my breathe! We had a great visit with Dan's parents (pictures coming soon) and we tore up the town while they were here. They arrived on the red eye last Thursday morning to discover little flurries of snow. they were exhausted for the red eye flight so after catching some Zzz' and heading to the met while Dan and I were at work we met up and headed Serendipity. Most of you know Dan loves desserts, and while I do think Serendipity is overrated, it does have a certain sense of charm and we had to introduce Joan and Dave to the world famous Frozen hot chocolate (which Dan is constantly trying to recreate at home).
The next morning we headed over to the Frick Collection which is not too far from where we live. I have to say that for someone who professes to love museums, I had never been there. It is right on fifth Avenue and it was AMAZING. For anyone who lives in NY, or if you come to visit, I highly recommend it. The museum was the personal home of Henry Clack Frick who was a contemporary of John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie, and an amazing art collector. The mansion in unbelievable and the collection hosts works of ark from many well known artists.

After the Frick we took the bus down fifth avenue and headed to see the Flower show at Macy's and down to Ground Zero and Century 21 Department store, which we all got lost in!!! After that, Dan and Dave headed off to the Yankees Game, and Joan and I prepared ourselves for the crowd and spectacle of Canal Street. After looking at a million bags we headed over to one of my favorite stores, Pearl River (which is basically a Chinese department store) and went to dinner at Max Brenner, home of what Dan and I believe is the world's best hot chocolate! Dan and Dave had a great time at the Yankees game, where they were sitting on the fourth row, and even though they Yankees lost, they came home with smiles on their faces.

The next day, Saturday we took Dan's parents to Grand Central Station, and Rockefeller center. They haven't been to NY for a while so we want to get all the sites! The best part of the day was our yummy, but cold lunch at the Shake Shack. Dan and I have been waiting and wanting to try this place after all the hype we have heard, and let me tell you, it was worth it! It was little cold eating ice cream outdoors since the restaurant only has outdoor seating in Madison park, but we still loved it! Our friends said they waite din line for over an hour a couple of weeks ago, but luckily we beat the crowd and hardly had to wait at all. We were tired by the time we made it over to Union square for the farmers market, which is one of our favorite things in the city. It was crowded but fun. We especially loved seeing all the flower vendors with their hydrangeas, daffodils, and tulips.

On Saturday night we went to a great little Mexican restaurant around the corner from our house, called Canyon Road. It was so yummy! Afterward we headed to The Pirate Queen which is a new musical on Broadway we had gotten tickets to. Joan and Dave headed home on Sunday evening and by the time they left, I think we were all exhausted!


Suzi said...

It looks like you guys had a great weekend...You guys are NYC pros already!

...m said...

Shake shack and Pearl River....ahhhhh I am so jealous!! Sounds like a really fun weekend, despite the cold weather.

Unknown said...

It was a truly amazing weekend, hosted by two real New Yorkers. We had a blast and I didn't even mind the cold because I took my warm coat!! Can't wait until next time. . .