Home Again

Sorry for disappearing for so long! Upon returning from our trip to New York City, our Internet was down for a day. I have been having serious blogging withdrawals, and have missed you all!

As usual, I took SO many photos on our trip! Don’t fear, I will just share some highlights you might find interesting.

After shopping at MJ Trimming for supplies, we bummed around Midtown, Times Square, and Rockefeller Center. The famous tree was being assembled and decorated.

We stopped at Magnolia Bakery for a cupcake. I’m always drawn to the red velvet cupcakes.

I loved all the beautiful concept art they had hanging on the wall. This art inspired the image on their chocolate coin that embellished my cupcake.

We were so lucky to meet up with blogger friend Victoria, of Bumble Beans Inc. fame, who I got to spend a weekend with this past summer for our quilt retreat. She showed us her fabulous loft, took us out for lunch, and we did a little fabric shopping in the Garment District.

We rode the subway to the Soho neighborhood to see some more city sights and do a little more shopping. It’s such a great neighborhood full of fun little boutiques.

We had to try a cupcake at the Crumbs Bake Shop, just to compare the two bakeries. These cupcakes were giant and quite decadent!

On the weekend, we toured the New York Botanical Gardens.

It was wonderful to see all the fall colors still lingering.

They have the most amazing rose garden.

We had fun trying to find the most fragrant roses still in bloom.

We drove out to Jones Beach on Long Island. I never would have imagined we could go to the beach in New York!

It was a little windy, making it feel cold, but walking along a sandy beach, watching the seagulls and listening to the waves crash on shore, is always a treat.

We spent time at the new High Line Park, a former elevated train track redeveloped into a public park. It had the most beautiful landscaping!

One the way to this new park, we heard live jazz music coming from the street. We found these guys, a few stories up, jamming on their balcony!

I love New York City! I am very thankful we have family living in NYC to visit, allowing us to meet up with Victoria, explore different neighborhoods of the big City, and go on new adventures. Now I’m off to catch up on homework, do some last-minute preparations for Thanksgiving, and get the house ready for a family visit.

Hope you are doing well, and enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!

28 comments

  • Looks like you had an AMAZING trip!

  • Yay! Terri’s home!! So glad you are home safely and even more glad that you had such a great time! Great pictures!

  • I love NYC!!! What a fun and festive time of year to visit!

  • What an amazing trip…so much to see and do! I sooo want to visit New York one of these days!

  • Living vicariously….what a fun weekend! Happy birthday to you. Glad you are back. I missed you 🙂

  • Welcome back Terri, I’m happy you had so great time in that big city! It feels amazing to think you walking on those streets…so far for us. Thank you for this wonderful post which I go to see more carefully with all the links!
    xxx Teje

  • Hi Terri! Happy Birthday!!!! So glad we got to play!!! Nice to meet your hubby too. We sure had nic weather while you were here… Looks like you had a lot fun and saw a lot of things! let me know if you need more silk or leather.. hehe@

  • Hiya buddy – missed you! Wow, you packed alot into your trip :0)

    The botanical gardens look amazing – the cupcakes look yummy, music on the balconies is just how I imagine NY but my favourite is the singer sewing machine statue – I could have that in my sewing area… if my sewing area was the size of NYC lol

    Good to have you back and thrilled you had such a blast x

  • how funny. some of your photos are the same as mine. i wont get to go through mine until tomorrow though 😦 i’m glad you had a good time and sorry about the grammar in my comments. my phone doesnt like comment boxes. 🙂

    p.s. i loved crumbs too! we ate there on the last day. i wish we had a place like it around here

  • Your photographs are really great! My favorites that you’ve shared are the Rockefeller Center, the sewing man & the Jazz musicians!

    I’m glad you had a good birthday trip & that you made it back safely 🙂 Sounds like you guys had a blast while you were there!

    ~ Meagan

  • Welcome home!! It looks like you had a wonderful trip! Great pictures and I’m sure, great times! I love the elevated park-my friend Katie goes there all the time and can’t say enough about it. I keep going back to the cupcakes. I can eat myself stupid on red-velvet cupcakes! YUM!

  • Yay! Sounds like you had an amazing trip to the city! I’m glad you checked out High Line Park, too!! Did you stop into The Park for a snack or a drink? That place is so lovely inside, with all the trees lit up with tiny lights, and the plants all around.

    I’m glad you had fun! I was there, too, as you know, for my friend’s show. Wish you could have seen her work in person! She’s super sweet, too, and is fun to chat with. 🙂

    Welcome back! (I was out due to being sick and having no energy, but I’m better now!)

  • OH!! You got to Crumbs!! I totally wanted to go there, but we were super tired and wanted to get the next bus home, or we’d have had to wait three hours…. Looks like the cupcakes are delicious!!

  • funny ~they tell you how many calories 1 cupcake is LOL.
    Who cares~I’m eating a cupcake LOL.
    You obviously had an awesome time! Love all the pics~especially the sewing statue pic. great fun! have a great thanksgiving Terri!

  • Hi Terri, looks like you had an amazing trip to the city. How fun that you got to meet up with Victoria. Those crumbs cupcakes look so yummy. I love chocolate. Have a lovely Turkey day!!

  • I love the photos! I’ve never been to NYC (I’ve actually never left Australia) but I’d love to visit sometime!!

  • Glad to see you had a great time and glad to have you back. I missed ya. NY looks nice, I’ve never been there. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  • Hello Terri,

    Welcome home. Thank you for the tour of New York. I love the sculpture of the man sewing,amazing. I can’t believe you have the amount of carlories on the cake you buy.I wonder if it puts people of or do they say it is only x amount of calories!!! Thanks also for the rose garden and other garden pictures.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving.
    Bev.oxo

  • The parks, the statue of the man sewing(amazing statue it is!), the cupcakes. Your trip looks soo amazing!!! Glad you were able to get a taste of NY again:)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your hubby!!!!

  • Hi Terri! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation! I love seeing New York thru your eyes. Happy Birthday, too, by the way!

  • Thanks for sharing your NYC photos. They are so pretty. Your really did a lot. I hope you enjoyed your birthday and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  • Terri, What a great recap of your trip! And how fun that you got to meet up with Victoria. I can’t believe that they still have fall colors in NYC. What a treat that must have been. I’m not a cupcake girl, but those look GOOD! (Oh, my, a little calorie heavy, too!) Glad you had a safe trip back!

  • So glad you had a lovely time! I seemed to remember that you come to NY in November, but I thought it was over Thanksgiving. By the time I thought to send you an e-mail, V already posted about y’all shop hopping. Sounds like you had a lovely trip! Sorry to have missed you.

    Hope all is well and your sales today at the local market are PHENOMENAL!

  • Terri, your trip looks great. I’d love to be able to “hop” over to NYC. And what great photographs. Aaaaah!

  • OMG I totally have a pic with me and the man sewing the machine! Kinda wishing I could go to mood to shop the many fabrics! oh and M&J Trim!!

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