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NYC Girls’ Weekend

July 23, 2012
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by thenestinggame

My niece Morgan turned 16 this summer. To celebrate, my sis-in-law planned a trip to the big city for the Aunts and teen(ish) cousins for a long weekend.

It’s official. We <3 NY.

Half of the gang had never been to New York before, so it was fun to see the city for the first time through fresh eyes. Kelsea summed it up best, “New York is like one big, outdoor mall.”

And we didn’t even go to Sbarro.

We did, however go to 3 H&Ms. And we got fake eyelashes, Real Housewives-style.

Did you know they’ll apply them at Sephora for free?

We took in a show: Newsies! It was chock full of extremely attractive teenage boys. It brought me back to my high school theatre days where pretty much no one looked like this:

(For the record, I was no prized peach either.)

We went to Sardi’s for an after-theatre dinner. I thought it would be fun to show the girls all the caricatures of famous people on the wall. But guess what? 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds have no clue who Carol Channing is. Or Gene Kelly, or Carol Burnett, or Bernadette Peters, or, well, anyone but this guy.

Kermit! From Muppets Take Manhattan!

The big girls had just as much fun as the young’uns.

We found ourselves at this charming Tennessee-reminiscent restaurant, Back Forty West. Kerri inadvertently ordered Pig Face. Which, FYI, is not a euphemism. It is actual pig face. Poor Wilbur.

They used old whiskey bottles for water bottles, which was charming, and had cut petunias on the tables. I love the idea of using bed plants for table decor.

 Sadie and I rocked some stripes (as all good bloggers do).

My next posts will cover some of our shopping extravaganzas! Don’t worry, it won’t be a photo essay on how H&M has stolen all their merchandise from the Limited Express circa 1991. Though it easily could be! Nope, it’s my first visit to C. Wonder and a spin around Fishs Eddy.

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  1. July 23, 2012 10:03 am

    I have never been to NYC–fun to live a little vicariously through your post. Looks like a great weekend. I had a date with a paintbrush. :-(

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      July 23, 2012 12:48 pm

      Rita, I’ve been a traveling fool this summer! While a lot of fun, I can’t wait until Fall and some weekends with a paintbrush, myself!

  2. Elaine Smart permalink
    July 23, 2012 10:30 am

    What a wonderful trip! The girls had a blast – a trip never to be forgotten!

  3. July 23, 2012 3:58 pm

    I love Fishs Eddy! I discovered it several years ago when I visited Manhattan.

  4. Kerri permalink
    July 24, 2012 6:28 pm

    I’m still shocked it didn’t occur to me that it was indeed actual pig face. What the heck did i think something called pig face would be? Although not bad at all, I don’t think I will be ordering it again. Can’t get past the the Wilbur visual. Thanks for showing us around – definitely a memorable weekend!

  5. July 26, 2012 8:53 pm

    Such a wonderful trip!
    and oh its Kermit. I love that muppet guy!

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