Happy Wednesday, friends!!! Well, if you read yesterday’s post, then you know that we didn’t waste any time getting settled in! As soon as our plane touched down, the fun begin right away. After all, we only had three days to explore the wonderful Big Apple. There was certainly zero time for our (OK, mostly mine…) slow-poke ways! We got right down to business, taking a leisurely stroll around Central Park; it was so nice because Mona’s apartment was within walking distance and the weather was beautifully sunny and warm!!
We’d walked around Central Park AND explored a bit of Columbus Circle…all by 11 a.m. Remember, I’m typically still snoozing at this time, so this was a pretty big deal for me!
I felt hip. I felt chic. I felt like I was part of the in-crowd — you know, those Manhattan movers and shakers who cross those busy NYC streets with a sense of purpose and determination!! Honestly, it sort of felt like my Carrie Bradshaw moment, but more about that in a separate post!!
Confession: I about died during this next part of our trip. It’s not an understatement to say that I became a complete fangirl, even though I tried to hide it well. Are you ready for this?
Because IT’S BIG…
I entered the hallowed halls of Hearst Tower!!!! Yes, the epicenter of magazines and sacred ground for us writers!!! It was everything I thought it would be — a beautiful building, in-the-know editors going up and down the escalator. The energy was inspiring and palpable.
My favorite part of being a writer is the friendships that I’ve made over the years!! I was honored to meet April Franzino in person. As Good Housekeeping’s Beauty Director, she continues to inspire me!! Thanks so much for the wonderful tour, April…
The afternoon saw another “first” on our trip: SEEING MY FIRST BROADWAY SHOW. As I said on social media…Ain’t too proud to say…I’m seeing my first Broadway show!!! You all know just how obsessed I am with all things The Temptations, so seeing their remarkable, decades-long story come to life on the stage was such a thrilling experience. Plus, all the songs were even more toe-tapping and infectious than they were in the classic made-for-TV movie from the late ’90s. 10/10, I highly recommend spending an afternoon at the theater…wish I would have done it years ago!
We walked a total of 6.5 miles that day and traversed some 20 blocks just to get back to Mona’s place from Times Square. But good news: My battery kept its charge all day! Just like me!
Tune in tomorrow for more city fun and I’d love to hear all about your travel adventures too! What places have you visited lately? What’s your favorite vacation of all time? xoxo