Wednesday, July 3, 2013

NYC || part two

*see part one, here*

the week just kept getting BETTER. food, and all. by day 3 and 4 our feet were dying, but we kept on going! we did everything there is to do in NY that was on our top priority list and the things we had time for that we wanted to do most. but seriously, the days just kept getting better!

FRIDAY // day 3
Friday we went shopping at the shopping district called SOHO. they have every store you can imagine! seriously. think of a store, and they probably have it. I even went to my first Zara, which I loved.

^^^ and DASH! the Kardashian store! which I have always wanted to go to, even if I can't afford anything in the store. {everything in there was over $250. even the WATER there was $15.}

we stopped for a bite to eat {PIZZA at the very first pizza restaurant in America! it's called Lombardis}, and took the subway back to our hotel

we relaxed for an hour, and headed to china town and got foot massages which were REALLY necessary :)

 and dinner that night was in Little Italy!

after dinner, we headed to the empire state building! the view was incredible. and, if you are wondering why the top is colored like the rainbow, it was National Gay week. *eye...roll...* welcome to New York.

SATURDAY // day 4

more shopping! our favorite :) this time we headed to the upper east side {aka, the expensive district}

 we also went to FAO SCHWARZ, the biggest toy store in the world!

and Dylans candy store, which had some awesome candy!

for lunch, Serendipity. which is famous for their frozen hot chocolate! this was the best restaurant I have ever been to. we had dessert, lunch, then dessert again :) I MISS IT. I dream of having those desserts again. {cause like I said, my favorite part of NY was the food!}

 we walked over to Central Park after, {which I had no idea how big it is!} did you know they have an entire Zoo in there? AND a mall? it's 60 blocks!

we watched boat races and visited the Alice statue!
and we looked super tourist-y while doing so :)

farmers market shopping, and visiting Rockafeller Square + NBC studios that afternoon as well!

 that night we went to the Broadway show, Newsies! which was AMAZING. we LOVED it! and we even got to meet all of the performers + get their autographs!

 chillin in times square at midnight for our last night!

and a late night dinner. because that's what we love.

SUNDAY // day 5

we headed out to the ferry that takes you around the river to see the Statue of Liberty! which is actually a lot smaller than I thought it would be. but it was super cool to see, and the view of NY was incredible!

we kissed the city goodbye and headed for the airport at 3. k

I miss it already. a lot. it was even better than I imagined {and I had high hopes!} I wish so much that I could relive those 5 days. I loved it! I loved the food, shopping, the site seeing, the relaxing, and spending lots of money on expensive things you can only find in the fabulous city of New York. do I regret eating 6 different desserts in a day and eating so much we could hardly walk to the next activity? not one bit. {because luckily the walking balanced it allllllll  out :)}

 I love you NY! and I miss you already. thanks for providing me with a F A B U L O U S senior trip with my favorite girl in the world.


  1. ahhh, I love New York. I was just there in May for 4th time and seriously it just keeps getting better. You find something new and incredible every time you go. We saw Newsies as well, THE BEST RIGHT? It's fantastic. It looks like you had a lovely time! :)

  2. You're pictures are adorable. You can tell how much fun you are having. & Dash?! Super jealous. But you are right super expensive. Also, you have the cutest outfit!

    xo. Kailagh

  3. Yay I've been waiting for you to post pictures!! I love it, gave me goosebumps! We were there in February and your picture of the statue in Rockefeller Center? Where the people are eating? That's where my fiance proposed! Of course we were standing there in ice skates! :) But girl, I KNOW how bad your feet hurt - happens to me every single time I go to NYC!

    1. i love that you love my pictures! and that is AWESOME that he proposed right there! im jealous :)

      xo, keena

  4. looks like you had the best senior trip ever!
    I love that!
    New York is on my bucketlist.
    bailey @

  5. you are seriously way too cute! i am so jealous of you trip!!

  6. I stumbled across your blog and I am extremely glad I did. I am highly jealous of you. It's been my dream since I was a little girl maybe 6 or so if not younger to go to NYC. Love the peeps, the hot pink dress, the I love NY tshirts. The freaking pics are awesome. esp at night time. Freaking wow.

    Was it the best? Some say it's not all it's cracked up to be. Did you enjoy yourself and would you honestly recommend a trip like to someone like me who has wanted to go for so long.

    Please be in touch. Please.

    1. new york was AMAZING! pictures really don't do it justice. i would definitely recommend it because i loved it so much! :) definitely put it on your bucket list and go ASAP.

      xo, keena

  7. This post has made me fall in love with New York even more.
    THAT LOOKS LIKE THE BEST TRIP EVER. So jealous! At least I can live vicariously through this blog haha. This post is just too cute!

  8. Hey Keena! Ahhh... I love New York and I'm so jealous you got to go! You're so lucky!

    Anyways, I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and it was one of the first blogs I ever started reading! Because I adore your blog, I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can read more on my latest post on my blog. I just wanted to tell you that your blog is awesome and I hope you're having a wonderful friday!


    1. thank you so much!! it was the best trip in the world :)

      xo, keena

  9. You went to Newsies AND MET THE FREAKING CAST?! You've got to be kidding me. I'm so jealous, omg.