NYC photo diary
Texas De Brazil (which was well worth the crazy trip).
But I have to say one of my favorite things we did (despite the longest line ever and freezing during the wait) was visiting the 9/11 Memorial. It was unlike anything I'd ever imagined; there was an eerie lingering stillness about it in which the sadness crept in, yet a calmness among everyone around us. I could literally feel the American pride pouring out of each and every person visiting the site.
We also visited a wonderful place for Christmas brunch on the Lower East Side called Essex. If I lived in New York this place would be a go-to for brunch. It was roughly $26 per person, which included a meal and unlimited mimosas, screwdrivers, or bloody maries. WIN. I ordered the lobster Benedict (obviously), and it was even better than it sounds.
Overall our trip was a blast, and I can't wait to go back and try some new restaurants and see new areas of the city! What are you favorite stops in New York?