Greetings everyone! This is the final recap of my multi-destination trip, and then we’ll jet down to Florida to see what’s been going on in the land of sunshine (and afternoon tropical storms that last five minutes).
Ahh yes! One rainy afternoon while I was in New York City, I had planned to go to The Met. I cheerfully walked down Park Ave. with my umbrella in hand because I knew exactly where I was going. I had been anticipating going to The Met.
While I was at The Met I also checked out the Savage Beauty exhibit. It exhibits the late designer’s, Alexander McQueen, incredible creations. Photos were not allowed, but I wanted to share some of the collection with you. I remember waking up when I was little to watch runway shows and McQueen was my favorite out of all of them. His shows were theatrical and beautifully demented. When I was walking through the show I couldn’t help but cry. He did something with materials that transcended just an item of clothing… something only a master of them could do. Anybody that would look at his designs could see that fashion can be an art. Not just because of the skill, but as an actual expression. McQueen expressed a lot of his ideas on politics, culture, and identity through his collections. All done with such precision that only a mathematical fraction could match.
You can see more from the exhibition here: Savage Beauty.
So I headed on over to the Whole Foods hot bar. I tried one of EVERYTHING!
Last time I had gone was during the middle of the day on a weekday. This time around I went on a Saturday, and it was so busy!
Look at all of those sliced almond bits. Crunchy nut butters are my preference.
If you’re looking for a new dark chocolate to try I suggest Dolfin’s Early Grey. It’s an interesting combination done well! You also get a slightly gritty texture since the actual tea is laced in the chocolate. But it’s not too textural much, so the chocolate can also just melt on your tongue.
I first came here during late fall when it was cold. The park definitely looked different this time around.
I made a lentil salad mixed with avocado and herb-roasted potatoes all tossed with greens and other random veggies.
This flea market has so many vendors selling all sorts of things! If you are in the mood to just peruse with time to spare, then I suggest you go here. I love looking through old things. They even had stacks of old plant biology illustrations.
I was searching for tea places to go to, and when I saw pictures of The Russian Tea Room’s interior I knew that I had to go just to see it in person. Turns out they’ve shot Sex and the City and other New York City quintessentials like Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” and “New York Stories”.
There were so many to choose from that I actually left empty-handed. Well, not completely. Seeing this colorful display instantly lifted my spirits. Feeling down? Just look at a rainbow made of macarons!
As with most of my trips to New York a lot of my time was spent alone. I didn’t realize this until now, but I guess in a way I was traveling alone. It was fun because I felt like I was in a game, hopping to the next space. I like imagining New York City as a game board. Do any of you like to be solo-adventurers? Ever thought of it?