My recent trip to NYC with my bestie

I recently had the pleasure of joining my best friend, Jess, on a quick trip to NYC. She is the founder of Modern Day Moms (moderndaymoms.com), a national parenting publication where I am also an editor. She was attending a luncheon with other mom bloggers for Similac.

We figured we would get there a day early so that we could visit a lot of hot spots. The last time I had been to NYC was around 24 years ago. Yeah, I know.

I was so excited to visit and eat at some amazing places. I did my research before we went and got some recommendations from her as well as my favorite local pizzeria owner, Carlos Solorzano – from Solorzano Bros (solorzanobros.com) – who is native to Hoboken, Jersey. There were two main places that I wanted to eat and that was Momofuku Noodle Bar and Juliana’s.

When we first arrived in the city, we took a cab to our hotel, the Shoreham, and put our things down and checked out our Penthouse Suite (with a balcony!). Look at that view!

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Since we arrived right before lunch, it was perfect timing to make our way over to Brooklyn for lunch. I had already scoped out the menu online and knew exactly what I wanted. We went to Juliana’s Pizza and ordered two pizzas because we both wanted to try a few different kinds. Plus, the crust is super thin, so it was easy to eat it up. My main choice was the arugula and prosciutto pie. My second choice was the white garlic pie. Jess ordered the classic margherita and pepperoni. I was absolutely in LOVE with their pizza. Prosciutto and arugula are two of my favorite combinations together. I prefer prosciutto cooked because it brings out a salty flavor, and I love salty foods. I also love garlic…like, I can never get enough.

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After stuffing ourselves, we figured we would walk down to the ferry to ride back towards Manhattan. We walked around a lot of Soho and wound up stopping in Urban Outfitters where we found some amazing perfumes.

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Then we treated ourself to dessert at Georgetown Cupcake, a.k.a. DC Cupcakes on TLC. The Keylime Cheesecake Cupcake was phenomenal!! Not too tart or overbearing on flavor.

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We then headed back to our hotel to relax for a few, but not before picking up another treat at Momofuku Milk Bar. I wasn’t very impressed with this. It was good, but nothing I’d be rushing to visit again. It’s basically a creamy ice cream that tastes like left over cereal milk topped with a cereal topping.

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Once in our hotel we relaxed and played on the balcony, taking photos of each other before we freshened up and headed out for a late dinner.

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I have been craving this dish since the last time Jess came to NYC, two years prior. She had shared a photo and I could just taste it. It looked so good. We went to Momofuku Noodle Bar.

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We chose the Momofuku Ramen and the Beef Brisket. They were both to die for!!! I also had a glass of Rosé and their spicy alcoholic beverage that I don’t remember the name of.

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Afterwards, we ventured back towards our end of the city where we met up with one of my old clients and her fiancée before doing some light shopping in Times Square. I hadn’t seen her in about 7 years, so it was really nice being able to see her again.

After being harassed by street people wanting to sell their CDs, we decided to call it a night. The next day, we got up and attended the luncheon where I took photos for our blog. It was a very beautiful studio and their setup was sweet. I really enjoyed meeting other mom bloggers and attendees. To read more about that, visit Modern Day Moms.

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We enjoyed a light lunch before leaving for the airport. That was a long drive, so we had plenty of time to rest our heels. We ate dinner and had some yummy cupcakes in the airport before heading home on our flight. This was one trip I will mark in the books as unforgettable, even though it was a quick one. I can’t wait to go back and do it all again!

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Until next time, NYC!