Thursday, July 14, 2011

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

Hi everyone! Yes, I am still here- still stirring and buzzing. As usual, I am busy as a beaver and I am left behind on updating my blog. I apologize for a weekend hiatus. Sometimes, it's difficult to balance the life between motherhood and restoring this blog. I hope everything gets back on track very soon.

This is me, almost four years ago- with no Mr.Freddy yet. On the top left, photo was taken at Metropolitan Museum of Art with the ''Goat Skull'' painting by famous artist Georgia O'Keefe, and on the bottom left, a photo of shields belonging to soldiers during greek era. On the right photo was me wandering along Times Square at night, and by the big chair at the Hard Rock cafe.

On Friday, I woke up very early on a misty and cloudy morning for a sweet journey for a long weekend trip to NYC with my dearest friends, AMS and MH. This is the trip I was talking about. The weather wasn't really pleasing that morning. Our bus just left the bus station, but we were not even far from the locus when suddenly the rain fell in torrents. I silently prayed that the downpour would subside or much better that it would stop. I guess, HE heard my request- the rain line was only along the boarder of MA and RI, and thank God, the skies clearing up on the horizon until we reached to sunny NYC.

The hustle and bustle of NYC.

We just arrived NYC here. Our bottom was still warm from sitting on a bus from 4 hours of traveling on the road.

MH manipulating her iPhone navigator- searching for the exact location of our hotel, but her internet connection was slow, so we took a pause and looked around us. The funny side was where we stood, just across the street was our hotel already.

Checking on the map often every time we got off the T. Haha, but I couldn't count how many times we got lost our way though. As they say, one must disappear in one place to reach a final destination.

Taking the T is better way to quickly arrive at the destination especially in the crowded place like NYC.

Serendipity 3 was one of the very first stops when we got to NYC. I have wanted to come here for some time after watching Serendipity, a beautiful movie about destiny starred by Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack.

That's my dearest friend AMS, looking at the menu on what to order for lunch. Btw, she is the author behind this blog. You do not regret when you visit her blog, it is really worth to visit. It has become one of my favorite blogs to read. Be sure to head over to her blog now and you will get yourself motivated and inspired of her posts.

Everyone was busy talking to their other half on the phone, each of us missed our husbands.

For starters, three of us shared in one plate of nachos. I ordered Shrimp Fettucine in a devilish tomato sauce for my lunch; MH had Tortellini Primavera; and AMS stuffed herself with County Meatloaf. Seemed like Serendipity serves a large portion that many of the food left on our plate. Or maybe because we have a small stomach that we get easily filled up. We couldn't bring them to the hotel, it will eventually rot, since our hotel room has no refrigerator.

Our desserts. AMS and I shared in one bowl of Serendipity's signature dish- a frrrozen hot chocolate which is very amazing, and MH had Forbidden Broadway Sundae.

MH with her Forbidden Broadway Sundae. Let her be, ok. she's eating for two- that tiny little peanut inside her belly must be starving already.

The Golden Opulence Sundae. I discovered that the, "World's Most Expensive Sundae" is at Serendipity 3 at a price of $1,000. For reservation, 48 hours advance notice is needed since ingredients must be flown in from different parts of the world. Click here for the official description on what you get for a costly sundae. Photo via google.

The ambience and decor is so beautiful.

OK, I'm not really obsessed of myself. I just shown you here that this is the camera I used. The resolution of the photo is not as great as the DSLR I have been using, but I love this camera- it is so handy and very easy to use.

I am blessed to be surrounded with my dearest girlfriends, AMS and MH.

This was how ridiculously the long lines and wait times outside the restaurant when we left. In case you would like to dine in, try to book a reservation to avoid the long queue.

My day couldn't be complete not to obtain a picture (that never lose in my travel-to-do list) in front of Serendipity 3.

Thank you so much for reading! Again, if you emailed, commented or added me to your follower list, please be patient in a reply that I am always on motherhood duty.


Reese Milania said...

I love NYC, after I went there last May, ayaw ko ng umuwi dito haha. I will definitely go back there, maybe next spring again :-) By the way uy how far are you nga pala from Boston?

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Great photos. I am loving your pink, blue and red combo.
I miss NYC. It has been a while since I visited.

kirstyb said...

looks like youve been having fun xx

Kimberly said...

cute outfit love your top!

Brodsky Organization said...

Great shots from New York City! We hope you enjoyed your much-deserved vacation escape. Even though the weather wasn't fabulous, it looks like you had a great time!

Sara said...

Beautiful pictures! I love everything NYC hehe :)
Can't wait to go there! :)

Kiss from Portugal,

Gladys said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time in NYC. So many things to do there!

I'm your newest follower and found you on the blog hop today. It will be great if you can stop by my blog at

Shabby said...

i just love NYC!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

It looks like you're having such an amazing time!!!! Love your outfit by the way, wish I could go to NYC.

Tariro said...

Wow looks like you ladies had fun! I absolutely love your bag and sneakers!

Maruschka said...

I,m a follower now! thanks for following me.Look like you had a fabulous time!

Jeanie said...

Looks like you had a blast in the big apple!

cherie said...

trips with friends are usually the best. and it's so amazing that you got to dine there! i love the movie serendipity too!


Lovely pics!

xoxo Robine @

Sweet said...

I would love to visit NY someday...looks like everyone had a great time...and those this post is making me miss my girlfriends in Cebu :)


LV said...

I love NYC! Great photos! I just love your blog. Thank you for your sweet comment!

Statement of Fashion said...

wow i wish i could go to that restaurant!


Statement of Fashion said...

i'm following your blog!

About A Mom said...

Hi! I love NYC! New GFC follower from weekend hop! Hope you'll stop by to say hi and return the follow!

The Foolish Aesthete said...

I used to go to Serendipity with my friends years ago (when I lived in Manhattan) for Frozen Hot Chocolate. Nice to see it is still there. Looks like you had a great time in the city! I just got back myself a week ago.

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

there is just one place in the world we go to: nyc! i love that city! i don't know why but i just do! we always stay at the same hotel and we always go to the same neighborhoods! normally we go 2 times a year! hope you had an amazing time in nyc, but i am sure you did

Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE said...

I love your style, this is so pretty!
Follow each other?

Melly said...

Great pics. :)

Miu said...

This sounds like a really cool trip!
I wish I could visit NYC one day, too.

Louisa said...

I love these photos! It looks like such a fun time! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

--Louisa (Circa Sunday Afternoon)

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