I’m going to have an honest moment here. I felt truly overwhelmed the first few days in New York, maybe because it was our first time traveling to a big city as a family of 3 and we didn’t know what to expect. Also, because we had such a messy schedule after arriving at 4 am from overnight flights. So everything was a little bit out of place, we were tired and needed to settle a little bit to feel comfortable, and that’s what we did. A few days later, we had developed our own NYC routine, of course, we were now having delusions about what would happen if we moved to New York for a while. Just the idea of hanging out and enjoying all the beautiful things this city has to offer as a family sounded scarily tempting (I think we should still consider it, Richard).
So, on our last day in New York City, we decided to go for our favorite activity: Blending with the city. My way of course!
We had breakfast at the hotel and went out ready to conquer the streets of Manhattan!
Those curls and messy hair! <3
This lady and her knight! <3
For lunch, we went to Chelsea Market. I think Richard is secretly still thinking about this place; he has mentioned it at least four times in the last days, every time we talk about NY or while having lunch, haha! We had hamburgers at Creamline; they tasted like heaven! No, seriously! The flavor was just an authentic American meal, and after local pizzas and Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, this lunch was our NYC missing puzzle. Olivia felt asleep, so we granted ourselves full permission to eat anything we wanted.
We found this awesome bookstore called Posman Books on our way out of Chelsea Market, just visually delightful! If it wasn’t for the airline’s baggage weight limit, I think we would’ve added several books to the collection, but we found some great small gifts and souvenirs, though.
New York wall arts – I want them all!
Then, we went for a walk to the High Line, a 1.45-mile-long linear park built on a disused railroad, and the most beautiful of all is that it’s located above street level and between the buildings. Visiting this place was a different experience, it has beautiful plants, flowers, and benches along the way, and the contrast of the greenery with the buildings was unique. I felt in love with this place; just a beautiful spot to take a breath while in the city. We were able to shoot some pics during the golden hour and enjoyed the sunset; it was a very special way to finish our visit.
Some useful links where you’ll be able to find our favorite items. This baby bag is fantastic, you can fit from baby’s essentials to basic camera gear and even a small laptop, just enough space for all that you need on-the-go! The Jumpsuit is from a store called Stradivarius, but you can find similar options here: option A, option B and option C.