Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Break in NYC

We spent our Spring break in NYC with Brett and Kimber,
enjoying the gorgeous weather last week. It was sunny and in the 70s all week. Lovely.
We took in a Broadway show, did a lot of sightseeing, shopping, and eating.
It was my kind of vacation, jammed packed with lots of good food and lots of pictures!
We were able to check a few more things off our list of "Things we want to do in NYC"
by going to the Dave Letterman show and the Regis and Kelly show.
Another thing that we got to do this trip that has been on my list
is Nobu, a famous sushi restaurant.
We enjoyed all three activities
and only wish that we had all the kids with us to enjoy the fun!
*I apologize, the follow is not in any chronological order.
I was lucky just to get it all documented, much less get it all in order! Enjoy!

Regis and Kelly Show

I've been a fan of Kelly's for quite a while
and was thrilled when a friend got us some VIP tickets to the show on Monday! We sat on the second row, front and center
and were in awe of Kelly's ability to entertain the audience.
She's as adorable and darling on camera as she is off camera.
She was clever, funny, and animated
as she chatted with the audience during every commercial break,
telling jokes and laughing until Gilman would drag her back to her chair
and remind her that she was doing a show!
Regis was fun to see too,
but it's obvious from the audiences reaction
that Kelly is the reason that they came to the show that day.
Oh yeah, except for Regis's friend/long-time fan/stalker that sat next to Mark! That guy was interesting/scary! A blog post I'll save for another day:)!

On the set of the Regis and Kelly show.

Chatting with the audience during a commercial.
I was so close to her that I kind of felt awkward taking a picture
but quickly got over it as I saw many other cameras going off around me.
Regis took a minute to chat with his friend/long-time fan/stalker! Ha!

Another cute shot of Kelly. Loved her dress.

The guests were Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott.
I thought Kelly was super skinny but nother like Tori. She is scary skinny!

After they taped the first show, they changed
and taped a segment for the next day's show.
They changed the flower arrangements, carpet and rearranged a few chairs.

Kimber and Brett's new apartment

Since Kimber and Brett just moved into a new apartment
(they are no longer living in a studio! Yay!)
we would play all day and then come home and hang pictures and curtains, organize closets and cupboards,
and Brooke helped Brett put together their new BBQ.
Their place looked great at the end of the week and felt like home.
The last thing we did was haul 5 large (and when I say large I mean LARGE)
bags 2 blocks
and put them in Kimber's car so she could drop them off
at Deseret Industries in Connecticut the next day.

Looking out the kitchen window at Dad reading his book on the terrace.

Dad and Brooke reading and enjoy the sunshine out on the terrace.

Brett is busy grilling on the BBQ!

A view of the family room.

The kitchen nook.

Another view of the family room.

Dad and Brett are on their way to catch the subway
to church building to watch the Priesthood session.

Dinner at Nobu

Both Brett and Dad said, it was "the best sushi that I have ever tasted!"
oh yeah, and they said that the missed Tyler too:)!

Brooke and Kimber shared a dish of Teriyaki chicken.

I ordered the Salmon which was incredible!

Brett and Dad shared some appetizers and sushi rolls.

Kimber and Brett

Dad and Mom

Max Brenner, Chocolate by the bald man

Chocolate sampler desserts

Suckao, a chocolate drink that is incredible! Like drinking a chocolate bar!

The fondue.


Mom and Kimber loved the chocolate fondue.

We had a little trouble getting a good picture of Dad and Brooke

roasting their marshmellow over the flame.
(Allie, Ashley and Tyler-don't worry...I saved the other pictures of Dad and Brooke that aren't "blog worthy!" You will get a kick out of them!)

Dad mixing the chocolate and cream. He has it down to a science!

Kimber likes the Suckao too!

Brooke sipping the chocolate Suckao. It's amazing!

Bubby's for Brunch

Bubby's in Tribeca. Delicious food, located in a cute little neighborhood.

Brunch at Bubby's! So good that we went back and bought their cookbook!

Someone must have known Brooke, "The Bear" was coming to brunch because

they already wrote her name and drew a heart next to it on the graffetti wall. Brooke was pretty excited!

BEAR {heart}

Purse Shopping on Canal Street

We walked off our brunch by walking all over Canal Street in search of the perfect purses.
Because it was spring break and gorgeous weather, it was packed with other shoppers
so it was a little more challenging than usual.
But we were up for the challenge and found some cute scarves,
darling purses for ourselves, two of my dear Weddington neighbors and two of Brooke's friends.
Dad was a good sport and helped us shop for purses the whole afternoon
so we rewarded him and bought him a bottle of cologne.
Unless you have purse shopped on Canal Street before,
you can't really appreciate Dad and his wonderful patience and enormous tolerance
that he displays when it comes to bargain shopping with his girls.
He really did deserve more than just a bottle of cologne
so we took him to Nobu that night to celebrate our great finds on Canal Street.

South Pacific
A trip to NYC isn't complete without an evening at a Broadway show.We decided to see the classic South Pacific and we weren't disappointed.The Lincoln Theater is incredibly beautiful! The perfect venue for the show.

Kimber and Brett

The weather was gorgeous outside so we took advantage of it
and walk around the fountain and took pictures!

Brooke and Kimber in front of the gorgeous fountain at the Lincoln Center.

Posing in front of the Lincoln Center fountain.

Kimber and Brett

Macy's Flower Show

The week before Easter, Macy's has an incredible display of flowers at the store on 34th. We didn't want to miss it, so grabbed Kimber's camera and along with hundreds of other shoppers and flower lovers we roamed the main floor of Macy's for over an hour, in awe of the beautiful floral arrangements that covered the shelves, walls, floor and hung from the ceiling. It was spectacular!

Kimber and Brooke outside the Macy's on 34th Street.

The flowers outside were stunning!

We treated ourselves to frozen yogurt at Red Mango! Yum!
And then made our way over to M&J Trimming, a fabulous trim shop!

Brooke is overwelmed with all the selection of appliques!

Just a small sample of the fancy trims at the store.

Late Night Show with Dave Letterman

We are in New York having fun seeing the sites and visiting Kimber and Brett for Spring Break!
Dad and I went to see the Late Show with Dave Letterman on Wednesday while
Brooke took the train up to Connecticut to visit Kimber at work and then dinner in Greenwich.

Dad waiting in line to pick up the tickets.

The line to pick up tickets and the intern on the left who chatted and entertained those waiting in the line.

After waiting in 2 different lines and showing my ID to 3 different people,
I am holding a "golden" ticket.

After we got the tickets, we were told to come back in 45 minutes
so we took a walk around Times Square.

And enjoyed the sights and sounds of Time Square.
So glad that we brought our coats.
Dave always says that it's freezing inside the theater and he is right, it was freezing!

1 comment :

The Olsons said...

That sounds like a great trip and wow Congrats to Kimber, that's amazing! I must say you have such a beautiful family. I really enjoy all the fun pictures on your blog. I am also pretty jealous you saw Kelly, I love her!