Once upon a time there were two friends. Two friends that have a lot in common. They both live in New York City. They are both from the great state of Oregon….and spend a lot of time correcting people who say “Or-e-gone” Do you see an “e” at the end? Neither do we. They both love french bulldog puppies and burnt kale chips.
But of course there are some things that they don’t agree on. One of them loves Miranda Lambert (who?)…the other loves who ever sings the Macarena. One loves beets and the other loves cucumbers. One is a Beaver, and one is a Duck. Some things they just have to agree to disagree on…or look to the college football rankings for guidance. (go ducks.)
But there is one thing they can always agree on. There is no better vacation than a stay-cation when you live in NYC. Which is exactly what we did last weekend when all of our East Coast friends left us behind for exotic vacay locations like the Jersey Shore and Vermont. Whatevs. We got Brooklyn. And Manhattan. What now?
And now, please enjoy this photo tour of Ashley and Lauren’s epic 2011 NYC Stay-cation.
Then I dragged her to Three Tarts in Chelsea, and adorable bakery/gift shop opened by 3 grads of the pastry program that I’m in now. They are well-known for their beautiful marshmallows (which we are learning in class in a few weeks, yay!)
We found a bar on Smith St in Brooklyn that gave us a little taste of Oregon. It’s called Camp and they have lots of board games and you can make s’mores at your table! So fun.
Since a stay-cation obvious means lots of food – we also got in a lot of scenic runs. Over the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges, around Prospect Park and through the Lower East Side. This is my idea of “matching” running socks…I swear when you wear them inside-out you run faster?
We tried to go to the Yankees/Mets game on Saturday…but apparently New Yorkers think thats a pretty big deal so the game was sold out. But it wasn’t so bad, we ended up at Hester Street Fair instead where we enjoyed a Lukes Lobster Roll, and some tacos and Mexican Street Corn from Brooklyn Taco Company. Delish.
Butterlane – our true love.
The infamous Cocotte from Petite Abeille…also known as Egg and Cheese Bowl
And finally – the view of lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge Park. We went here to see the fireworks, which are on the other side of Manhattan, so we didn’t see them, but the sunset was just as good!