Our second day in New York started bright and early. We wanted to make sure to grab some breakfast before a little sightseeing and a show. So we headed for some grub from the Egg Shop.
The Egg Shop is really cute, and we really wanted to love it; but unfortunately the food was just average. Not a bad breakfast by a long shot, but in a city with so many options, I would pass this one by next time.
After breakfast we wandered our way back towards Midtown with just enough time to take a few pictures before heading over to Radio City to see the Rockettes perform (officially the Radio City Christmas Spectacular).
The show was a first for both myself and the Mr., and boy was it a success! We loved every minute of it! We felt like kids again – there was so much joy and excitement. Spectacular is the perfect word to describe the show and our experience – the dancing, the music, the snow, the fireworks – it was such a fun show. We both agreed that anytime we are in NYC for Christmas, we will definitely make a point to go see the Rockettes.
After the show we wandered and window shopped, catching a glimpse of some of the most beautiful Christmas windows and decorations that the city has to offer.
Just as we finished our window shopping, we found ourselves conveniently close to one of our favorite NYC restaurants, Marea. We stopped in for a light lunch at the bar, and enjoyed everything as always.
fluke curdo / crab and uni pasta
and of course, bomboloni for dessert
Although you can’t take pictures throughout the Frick, take my word for it, is so special. The museum itself was Henry Frick’s home, a collector of both beautiful and famous pieces of artwork. Some of the rooms still have the original furniture in them so that you can see how the Frick’s lived, and others are now just galleries of their collected artwork.
With the day quickly slipping away from us, we grabbed a quick coffee from Neil’s and then made our way back to the Elysée, where we had been invited to stay for the night (and we were so excited about).
The Elysée is really one of our favorite hotels in New York. The decor of the hotel is very old-world European, and just feels very welcoming and homey. After we settled into our room, we headed to the lounge for the complimentary happy hour.
After cocktails we headed back to Brooklyn for our dinner at the Peter Luger Steak House. From what we had heard, Peter Luger’s is the place for steak.
Unfortunately none of my pictures from dinner turned out very well…but even worse, the steak was pretty forgettable. Unseasoned and tough, we were less than impressed. The best part of our meal was the hot fudge sundae and complimentary chocolate coins. Somehow ice cream always seems to make everything better :)
This post was written in collaboration with both the Frick Collection and Hotel Elysée. Although the museum experience and our hotel stay were complimentary, no financial compensation was received. All opinions expressed and written here are my own, and are an honest account of our experiences.