Thursday, October 11, 2007

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I'm off to New York City today for my daughters 18th birthday with two of my sisters and one of my daughters friends. It's her first trip to the Big Apple so we're doing some tourist stuff and of course shopping & eating.

We're staying at the ultra chic London Hotel. I'll post some pics of it's cool lobby when I get back. Gordon Ramsey's restaurant is there althoug the last time I ate there the food was awful with a capital AWFUL. We we're starving and we ordered BLT's on the bar menu - we we're served a liquid and gelatin BLT flavored compote that was disgusting! Probably just a bad menu choice but UGH!

Dinner at Del Posto - Mario Batallis new restaurant. We also get to go to a private wine tasting in the afternoon at his wine boutique.

Skating in Rockefeller center is always fun for the girls but I hope they just want to take a quick look. I don't have the patience!

I always plan at least a few hours at Saks! It takes three hours just to go through the purses.

We're having lunch on Saturday at BG, the Kelly Wearstler designed restaurant in Bergdorf Goodman. I can't wait to see her new home accessory boutique at BG it looks very swanky!

Dinner on Sunday night is at The Spice Market. A very cool Middle Eastern inspired restaurant that is full of eye candy.

We're doing Sunday brunch at Tavern on the Green. Very touristy but you should go there at least once in your lifetime.

Desert at Serendipity on Monday! Best ice cream anywhere!

Making time for The Met on Saturday. My daughter loves the impressionists and I want her to see Monet's water lilies.

Dinner Friday night is at David Burke and Donatella - a fairly new chic eating spot where the rich and famous dine out ( I don't fit either category - I hope they let me in )

Hopefully we will have some time Monday to hit the Guggenheim - I have to check right now and see if it's open Mondays - many museums close on that day.

More shopping at Henri Bendell - can't go wrong there.

Cocktails at The Hudson Hotel bar - tres chic! Check out the groovy log bench with chair backs attached to it.

I think that is all I can jam into 5 days. See you all when I get back on Wednesday.


Brilliant Asylum said...

Looks like a fabulous trip you have planned. Give my regards...

C+SK said...

Very cool!! :-)

(although I think the Rockefeller center may not have the ice up yet - I think it's been too hot.)

Have a fab time and happy birthday to your girl! :-)

Habitually Chic said...

Jackie, sounds like you have a lot packed into your trip!

The ice is up at Rock Center but it might be a little warm for skating. The only thing I would skip is The Hudson. No one really goes there anymore and it's full of tourists.

Mélanie said...

Happy birthday to your daughter.
Great places. I miss so much NYC .
I'm writing down some good spots.
Next time I go there to try it

Anonymous said...

Wow, happy birthday to your daughter! I am heading to NY in March with my 16 year old, so thanks for all the tips of where to go!