I went to New York with my friend Roshelle a couple of weeks ago to attend a blogging conference, Blogger Bash. Since we were already going to be in the city for the conference, we used the time we were together as a girl’s trip as well. We spent our days at the conference but we did get in a side trip to the Flat Iron District one evening as well.
We walked a lot, hit up Starbucks multiple times a day, played with toys, jumped on the hotel room beds, didn’t eat enough food or drink enough water, but we had a fantastic time.
Here we are dressing up as fairy princesses:
Here we are doing our best Village People impressions:
Here we are supporting an amazing organization, Alex’s Lemonade Stand:
Here we are celebrating Smokey The Bear’s 70th birthday party:
Here we are playing with some hashtags and toys:
Pretending to eat NY style hot dogs:
Here we are having rhinestones hot ironed into our hair:
Here we are after we harassed the Starbucks employees into putting strange names on our cups:
Here we are kicking trash on the new LEGO Batman game on the PlayStation 4:
Here we are NOT harassing the hot “firefighter” model:
Here we ARE harassing the “firefighter” model:
Here we are walking the red carpet before shoving milkshakes into our faces:
To be completely honest, I am not sure what we are doing here but I am 100% sure that it is NOT appropriate!
After the conference was over we Uber-ed it to the Flatiron District and went to Eataly’s. Are you kidding me! How did I not know this place was here! I have walked right past it probably a dozen or more times during all of my NY trips. Next time you are in NY you have to go and check it out. I can’t wait to take my husband and kids the next time we are there. (They also have a locations in Chicago, and several overseas.)
Eataly has a Manifesto online that starts at 0 and goes to 9. You can go and read it for yourself here. I will just tell you the first part.
0. WE’RE IN LOVE WITH FOOD.
We love high quality food and drink. We love the stories about it, the people who produce it, the places it comes from.
Don’t they just sound perfect?
Disclaimer: There were no judgments made on the girl with black platform flip-flops and navy blue socks walking into Eataly.
They have a whole eatery inside just for Nutella! There are all kinds of yummy treats that they can make you. I could eat here 3 times a day for years on end without getting tired of the food or desserts, and that is just inside the Nutella area. We ordered a couple of Panini sandwiches to go to eat on the way home. One was a fresh tomato and homemade cheese on a baguette, and the other one was a prosciutto and something or other yummy something toasted on a baguette. Whatever it was it was delicious! We split them so that we could have a taste of each of them.
Eataly’s has rows and rows of pastas, sauces, fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Olive oils, coffees, sauces meats, and grains in every size shape and taste can be found. This just may rival to be the best food store that I have ever been to.
They had treats and desserts galore:
What a beautiful site right outside the front door:
We had an amazing trip. I can’t wait to go on my next adventure with Roshelle! Lucky for me it was just a week later when I went to Utah to visit! They just can’t keep us apart!