Bowtiful NYC – Day 2 Recap

On our second full day in New York City, we got up in the morning, got ready for the day, and took the subway to SoHo. Our first stop was RBBTS cafe on Sullivan for brunch and after finishing off our coffee and food we shopped around the neighborhood for a bit. The area was just the right amount of busy and the streets were lined with shops, cafes, and street artists selling and creating their work.
Our first shopping stop was Alex & Ani. It was a lot of fun to visit one of their free-standing boutiques rather than just shopping a small selection of the brand within a department store. I added some new bracelets to my personal collection and then we headed out to look around and explore some more.
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Later in the afternoon, Emily and I stopped at the Chobani SoHo Café for an afternoon snack. I absolutely love Greek yogurt, the Chobani brand in particular, so this was a fun and yummy stop as well as a nice chance to sit and rest our feet for a bit.
After grabbing our Greek yogurt, we headed to Emily’s favorite stop during the trip: Mood! If the name of this fabric store sounds familiar, it’s probably because this store is constantly featured on Lifetime’s popular show, Project Runway. I was a huge fan of the show in high school and I couldn’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard Tim Gunn‘s voice saying “Thank you Mood!”
After hunting through multiple floors of Mood for the perfect fabric for Emily, we headed to the Lilly Pulitzer store on Madison Avenue for me. I fell in love with this dress while we were there and it made it onto my wish list.
On our way back to the hotel we grabbed groceries from a nearby store and ate a quick dinner in the room before heading to The Walter Kerr Theatre on W. 48th to see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. The show won a Tony for “Best Musical” and it was absolutely AMAZING! The portrayal of the story was hilarious and the cast was so incredibly talented. I was also a huge fan of the costuming for the show.
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After the show, we walked around Times Square and took in the lights, sights, hustle, and bustle. It was a bit too crazy and touristy for my taste, but it was certainly a sight to be seen and I’m glad we saw it while we were in town.
After our quick trip through Times Square, we walked over 20 blocks back to out hotel on the Upper West Side. The weather was wonderful that night and we were able to go past Lincoln Center on our way. In all honesty, I majorly fangirled while walking through the large stone plaza, by the fountain, and past numerous posters of amazing ballerinas and dance companies. Being a dancer, it was such a cool experience for me to just be at a venue where so many performances by legendary ballerinas have taken place.
Shoutout to Emily for snapping this candid while I was freaking out over
The New York City Ballet. Can you tell I was excited?
That was day two of our trip! To see my other blog posts from my trip NYC click HERE, or check the hashtag: #BowtifulNYC on Instagram and Twitter.
More to come soon!
  • I went to see that same play on my trip there just a few weeks ago! It was absolutely hilarious!!

    Renee //

  • I LOVE that houndstooth skirt! You look fabulous and I'm glad you had a great time.