Tuesday, June 14, 2011

European Adventure: Quick stop in NY

New York! The city that never sleeps is one of our favorite cities. It is a concrete jungle that has a certain charm that no other city can imitate. We had not been to New York since we took our engagement pictures in central park over two years ago. We had 10 hours before our flight to Milan departed, so decided to venture into the city.

Our first stop was Dylan's Candy Store in the upper east side. Open since 2001, it should be a point of interest for every candy lover when visiting NY! Try the red velvet chocolate bar. Its smooth, rich and delicious!

We had lunch around the corner at Serendipity 3. Serendipity 3 is quite a unique place! The front of the restaurant is a small boutique with tons of little trinkets. The restaurants decor is a collision of Tiffany lamps, vintage art and unique pieces that gives it a cozy and inviting feel.

For lunch we both had sandwiches: "A Summer Bries" (Turkey, brie, apples and alfalfa sprouts on pumpernickel raisin bread) and the "High Heel Pump" (Prosciutto and brie on pumpernickel bread). What make these sandwiches unique was the fact that they do not have a piece of bread on top, so we ate it with a fork and knife. The sandwiches were served with a mixed salad on the side along with homemade Russian dressing. In our opinion, the dressing alone was worth the $50 taxi ride from the JFK airport to Manhattan! It was delicious!

For dessert, we had the "Frrrozen Hot Chocolate," which Serendipity 3 is famous for. We can't begin to describe how good it is. It's almost like a thick chocolate milkshake with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Avoid this if you are on a diet!

Visiting Saint Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue is a ritual for us every time we visit in New York. Although we would be visiting countless churches in Europe, we felt that our trip wouldn't be complete without spending a few minutes in this amazing church.

Next, we walked to Central Park and we were on a mission to see the famous "Strawberry Fields." Neither of us had ever seen it and we walked all over the park looking for it. We finally found it and snapped some photos before jumping into another cab and heading back to the airport. Along the way, we took some nice pictures of the tulips in season and some turtles taking in some sun. Next stop...Milan!


  1. Sounds like a fun time in NYC! Have fun in Milan =)

  2. That song Imagine is one of my all-time favorites.

    OT, but did you know that there is a monument to John Lennon in a park in Havana?


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