A Weekend in New York City

It doesn’t take long. Falling in love with New York City happens quickly and unexpectedly. Amidst the chaos, you simply cannot help yourself. Somewhere between dodging people in Times Square and shopping on 5th Avenue, you’ll find that it’s too late. You’ve fallen for the city, and there’s no going back now. 🗽

Maybe it’s the old buildings and ornate architecture. Perhaps it’s all the local eateries and coffee shops. It could be all the sounds and bright lights. Or, possibly it’s the countless buildings that have you always looking up into the clouds. I can’t tell you what my favorite thing is about New York, but I can tell you that it was an amazing experience–an experience that everyone should have in their life. At least once.

My husband and I spent 4 days in New York City for our one year anniversary! (I’ve officially been “The Young Wife” for a year as of March 15!) While 4 days is hardly long enough to even make a dent in the city, we got to see quite a bit in our short stay.

In today’s blog post, I’d like to share with you our weekend in New York. ❤️

~Our Hotel: Eventi~

I can’t say enough wonderful things about our hotel: Eventi.  It was a very “hipster”, trendy, stylish boutique hotel. The staff was very friendly and conversational. We had a corner room with an amazing view of the Empire State Building. Floor to ceiling windows.  When we retired to our room for the night, we loved opening the giant windows and letting in the cool air and the city sounds. It was peaceful amidst its chaotic hustle.


~The view from our room at night~


Waking up, feeling like a princess. Major heart eyes over that natural light!

~New York Eats~

I am all about eating local. New York is all about eating local. I’d say it’s a match made in heaven. 😉 The pictures above are from brunch at our hotel at “The Vine” So delicious.

The pictures above are from our pre-broadway dinner at our hotel at the restaurant L’Amico. Amazing food, lovely interior design, and open kitchen. Highly recommend. Oh, and that New York pizza–its worth all the hype. The one we had was topped with soppressata. An Italian WIN!

Ahhhh, Beecher’s. Take me back. This place was recommended by my cousin, who used to live in New York. They make their cheese on site, and you can watch them prepare it! The cellar is where the restaurant is. The most delicious mac n’cheese I’ve ever had. This one is so worth trying if you’re ever in New York!


 Serendipity 3. I absolutely love the classic rom-com, Serendipity.  This restaurant is from the movie, and known for their famous frozen hot chocolate.  A little hole in the wall, this place was a blast and absolutely worth it. The chicken salad sandwich was awesome, as was the BLT. We would totally visit again.


Of course, you can’t go to New York without getting a hotdog! Great way to grab a bite to eat on the go. Very fun!

~The Sights~

This was my favorite trip so far. Such a special way to celebrate a year with my hubby! I think it’s rather safe to say, we have the travel bug. In fact, we booked our next adventure for September: St. Lucia. Love soaking up every blissful moment with my adventure buddy. The Lord is so good.

Now, go book your flight to your next adventure! It’s a big beautiful world, this place God created! Go see it ✈️⚓️⛰


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Coming soon: Video Blogs, AKA “Vlogs” in the blogging world. I gotta get with the lingo 😉


Dressing New York (On a Budget)  and How to Pack for New York City in a Carryon go really well with this blog post. And green tea. With a scone. And a blanket.

You’re welcome.


Author: Julia

My name is Julia and my name means "youthful." I believe in imagination. I believe in spontaneous adventures, even if they are small. Here at The Youthful Home, we love a big cup of green tea, a white sundress, home cooking, and a whole lot of Jesus. We invite likeminded friends to visit and stay awhile. Welcome to The Youthful Home.

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