Another fun action packed day in New York - today mostly on the west side, My phone tracked me at 11.7 walking miles - not bad! Started by walking to the Clinton St Baking Company to pick up a delicious scone. I knew it would be delicious because it is maybe the most desirable place in NYC to have breakfast - famous for their blueberry pancakes - but everything is great! Monday morning at 8:30 AM and there are already 30 people waiting in line to get in. Luckily I was just picking up a scone to eat at home with my Cafe Grumpy coffee.
Then I walked over to Soho which is less then a mile away to do a little browsing before meeting Tom at his office for lunch. I went to my favorite purse store which only has brick and mortar locations in NYC but available online. It's called MZ Wallace and I love the bags. I found exactly what I was looking for - a cross body relatively (for me) small bag perfect for travel. And it was on sale - SCORE! Grabbed a latte and people watched a bit before taking the subway over to the west side where Tom works.
Ever heard of Eataly?? That's where we had lunch. The original one is in NY, but now there is also one in Chicago. Very cool place with multiple restaurants, coffee bar, gelato, pizza and all things to buy Italian. We indulged in a 3 course lunch that was phenominal! For me salad, pasta and an amazing dessert!
Next up we headed over to the Whitney Museum but were shocked to see the biggest line to get in - so decided to delay that to another day. Instead we walked on The Highline - a park above ground that runs along the west side and was made from an old train track. It's like a boardwalk with benches, landscaping and pretty overlooks of the buildings and streets.
We stopped into the Chelsea Market for coffee to warm up a bit - another very cool place on the west side with all kinds of shops and food markets - the Food Network has it's studio's there and I can see why. Amazing fresh meats, fish, fruits, veggies and breads. We stopped and browsed at the coolest Nike store too - saw a great new running jacket for $500 - which I did not buy! Then we headed up to Union Square to grab a salad from one of my favorite places - Chop't and saw the movie The Big Short. Excellent movie!