Last fall, during my trip to New York, I went on the Sex and the City tour (yes, I know, cheesy. However, I will admit I thoroughly loved every three hours of it.) During the tour we stopped at the famous Buddakan.

You know, the spot for "the last single girl kiss".



The instant I walked in, I fell in love with the space. We were greeted with beautiful hardware. I love it when restaurants pay attention to hardware, it's those little details that I like to call the jewelry of the space which make such a huge difference. 

Entry hardware

The moment we walked in I was happily welcomed with bright colors splashed through the space, the bold fretwork designs really caught my eye and I couldn't stop gazing at them!

Then, I turned the corner... and this stunning banquet hall dazzled below me. The grandness was really quite amazing. All of the beautiful wood work, the long linear tables, the large scale chandeliers dancing through the space, like graceful ballerinas. I can honestly say, this room evoked a very powerful emotion. 

I just couldn't stop staring at this room, I was in awe!

Have you ever been to Buddakan? I was really happy to have had a private tour of the space, but it really left me dying to try the food too. Next time I am in New York, it will surely be on my dining to do list! 



You aren't going to believe what I'm about to tell you, but I have to admit it. Until a few weeks ago, I had never been to New York City. I know. Shocking. I'm going to let you take a moment to process that information.


... Okay, are we good? 

I really didn't have a reason to not go, I just hadn't been there yet. I've been Upstate, where a lot of my family is, but never made it down to the city. 

Well, this October, that all changed. What else can I say other than, I love it! I felt like I was having an affair on my beloved Chicago. 

So let's get right to the point of my trip. My dear friend Rebekah Lazaridis and her solo art exhibit "Broken Legs" at the Sheen Center. 

Rebekah Lazaridis at her solo exhibit Broken Legs, October 23-November 30, 2015

The opening night for Broken Legs was a huge success, I was so happy for her and all the amazing people that were there to celebrate. If the opportunity occurs, I highly recommend you see the pieces for yourself. You won't be disappointed!

Aside from Rebekah's show, I got to explore much of NYC. We stayed in a cute little place in Brooklyn, specifically, Williamsburg. Days wondering around Manhattan, enjoying the views of Central Park, Chelsea Market and being a total tourist and enjoying the Sex & the City Tour... I must say it was THE BEST! I highly recommend it if you are a fan of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, you will not be let down!

Here are some images that I captured along my trip, short but sweet and very much enjoyed. So, myself and my gold sparkly shoes pranced all over NYC... 

The best part of my trip was that I got to spend the weekend with my Aunt! It was such a fun girls weekend and I love that I got to spend my first NYC weekend with her. 

A great weekend it was, so happy I finally got to visit the Big Apple! I can't wait to go back and see more of what NYC has to offer. What do you suggest I put on my must see list? Do tell!