I’m super excited because my sister and I are in New York for the long Labor Day weekend. We have never been on vacation together and she has never been to NY which makes this pretty awesome.
We had a really long day yesterday. My sister was up at 3:30am to get ready for a 6am flight.
We made it to NY by 10:30. The traffic from Laguardia to our hotel was crazy, but the views were awesome.
Whe got our hotel in the Financial Distruct early and our room wasn’t ready so we had a good few hours to spare. We decided to go get some lunch. We walked a few blocks and saw some interesting restaurants but decided on a philly cheese steaks from a food truck.
After that our tiredness started to consume us so we went back to the hotel to check in and get some rest.
For dinner I made plans to meet up with several of the ladies from my Natural or Not Hair We Come Facebook group that live in NY. Sissy and I got prettied up and headed out to a restaurant called Harlem Tavern
I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun we had or how great it was to finally meet and hang out with these ladies! They have such amazing spirits. We talked we laughed we drank and ate to our hearts content.
Day 1 down 3 more to go!
Soooo…day 2 in the city was all about sight seeing. We decided to do a full day of The Big Bus Tour which was pretty awesome. We got to see soooo many things and oh my goodness the architecture was A-MAZING!! We started with the Downtown tour where we saw Time Square , Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building and a whole lot more. Let me go ahead and dive into pictures.
After all of that downtown sightseeing our phones were dying and we were starving so we decided to have lunch before we moved on to the uptown tour. We strolled over to Hard Rock Cafe where we fueled our bodies and our phones! We had some delicious nachos and you see that Electric Blue drink down there, one of the strongest drinks I’ve ever had in a restaurant!
I can’t forget to mention that our waiter was awesome. Super mellow but super cool. He reminded me so much of the actor Justin Long.
After lunch we headed back out for more sightseeing! It was off to the uptown tour starting in Harlem and ending with the super affluent side of town. We didn’t have seats on top of the bus like we did for the downtown tour though so we didn’t get as many pictures, but we did catch some pretty fabulous art.
All in all the tour was great! Next it was back to the hotel to chillout!
With no idea what we were doing for dinner I took to Yelp to figure it out. We wanted entertainment and great food and we found it at Lips, the Ultimate in Drag Dining. We got prettied up with some dramatic looks and headed out.
Dinner was so delicious! We had lump crab cakes for an appetizer and lobster ravioli for our entrée. As for cocktails, we kept it simple with vodka and cranberry.
As for the entertainment, well it was hilariously fabulous! We laughed out loud ALOT!
Another fabulous day and night in the city!
Good morning luvs!
My family and I spent the long Memorial Day Weekend in Tampa Florida with family and friends. We had a great time! Hubby and I enjoyed some alone time since the Grandmas and Aunts wanted to spend time with our little guys. Two back to back date nights celebrating my birthday a little early (My birthday is May 31) was a total win! I love when I get to spend quality time with this guy.
After a great long weekend we drive back to Atlanta on my Birthday. We left early in the morning and arrived in the early afternoon. Although I was super tired a tried to put myself together a little since it was my birthday! I didn’t do too bad. I decided to wear a new cute dress I got for my birthday, paired with my Michael Kors sandals and adorable Betsey Johnson purse all from Marshall’s.
I spent the rest of the day with Hubby and my 5 year old Zavien❤️.
I ended up getting a lot of great things for my birthday. If you want the deets check out my birthday haul here.