Monday, January 23, 2012

New York Day 1

Playing: Slowmotion/House-Patrick Wolf
Reading: Rare Ultra-Blue Stars Found in Neighboring Galaxy's Hub
For my first day in New York, we didn't even get into the city until late at night, so we didn't do much that day. We mostly just dropped off out baggage at our hotel, the New York Palace, and unpacked everything. Then we waited in line for a taxi and when we go to the front, some actor from Driving Miss Daisy cut us in line. The person working there recognized them and gave him the next taxi they could get, so I was left there with my family feeling awfully confused.
Once we got a cab, we headed over to Little Italy, which is my favorite area for great food. I love their festive light decorations and how they set up outside vendors to help celebrate Christmas. I wish there was a Little Italy in LA for me to go to. Then I wouldn't have to fly all the way out to New York.
We went to my dad's favorite restaurant there called De Gennaro, where I ordered the Fettucine Alfredo Con Pollo. I love their Alfredo sauce and it was the perfect thing to warm me up my first night in New York. The chicken was tender and the Parmesan on top added a great bite to it.
Then I went to my favorite bakery ever, Ferrera Bakery. They have the best cannolis in the world and I love their chocolate coated shells. Once I had these, I could never eat another cannoli on the West Coast again. These are seriously the highlight of every trip I've ever taken to New York and I go to this bakery multiple times per trip. I think I went four or five times this trip and each time I bought half a dozen, which I shared with my family obviously otherwise I would be obese I believe.
This is actually a photo I took on a different day, but look at all the flavors. You can get chocolate covered shells or plain shells with chocolate or vanilla ricotta cheese. If you don't like ricotta, you can get a whipped cream filled one flavored with mint, vanilla, chocolate, or raspberry. I personally prefer the vanilla ricotta cheese one with the chocolate covered shell. The whipped cream ones aren't nearly half as good.
Afterwards, since it was late and we couldn't really do anything other than look at the city, we just walked around 5th avenue, looking at all the Christmas displays. This was Cartier's display and I thought the bow was a cute idea because it made the whole building look like a gift. A building filled with fabulous diamonds and jewelry? Sounds  like my mum's dream come true! Here's a hint to all men looking to please their girlfriends, diamonds are a girl's best friend. Hope I just improved all of your dating lives! Until next time, have a nice day! (And wish me luck on Finals!)


  1. Amazing pictures!
    I'm jealous, I want to go to NY! hehe.
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  2. awesome! chocolate covered cannolis sounds delicious! :9

  3. no wayyy. new york !!! Love it It's so gorgeous & so much lightsss.

  4. These foods make us crave for food. Yummy!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  5. Awwww NY! I really want to go!! Pasta looks so yummy!


  6. these pictures are nice and the desserts look DELICIOUS!! yummm. happy chinese new year hun!

  7. Sandra Leiva-I hope you make it to New York one day! And don't be jealous! You live in Madrid and from the pictures I've seen, it looks amazing. ♥

    Donna-It's absolutely wonderful! Definitely try it one day! ^^

    Paula Yang-I love the lights in the city. So gorgeous! :3

    .sabo skirt.-Mmm, looking at these photos makes me hungry too! *o*

    Reptilia-If you ever get the chance, you must go! I love it there. :D

    Pop Champagne-Thank you! I still need to celebrate with my family! XD


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