As you know the reason we went to NYC was because my friend ran the marathon. I wish I could say that I was at the booth in the photo above to pick up my number and t-shirt but I haven't reached that impressive ability yet (the longest race I've run is a 5 mile). But I soooo want to!
The marathon was so international. I've never seen a race so full of runners from around the world. Just being there to watch it was such a great experience. It was so inspiring and full of energy and emotion. We were able to get close up near the finish line and see the runner pass. Some people looked like they could keep going for miles, some were in tears and some barely making it. My friend that ran is such an inspiration. Not only is it such an achievement to run a marathon but she just had a baby about 7 months ago! This gal is amazing and looks great. I have a photo of her running but it's blury :(
Later Sunday evening we went to dinner and out for drinks and dancing. New Yorkers are so stylish. I noticed when we were in Soho the day before how every person looked so fabulous and hip. So naturally, we California girls, had to "bring it" too ;)
My friend looked so gorgeous and stylish. I just loved her outfit. I made her take photos!
Yellow skirt- Forever 21
White shirt - Express
She had a big pretty necklace on which totally made the outfit (I think forever 21). Chocolate tights and platform heels. She looked like a model!
Dinner at Pipa Restaurant. This was a spanish tapas restaurant that had a live band that played salsa music.
Cheers with Sangria!
The food was so delicious but what topped it was the decor! The decor here was my absolute favorite. The ceiling was covered with glimmering chandeliers. It looked so pretty.
I so wish the OC would catch on and introduce some cool restaurants like this!
This wall was adorned with seashells. Pretty cool!
On Monday, the girls left in the morning. My flight wasn't until late evening so I explored the city on my own.
The store windows had some exquisite window dressings. I took a lot more photos but they didn't come out. This is the only one but it was my favorite anyway.
I squilled with delight when I saw the huge beautiful library. Not only because I'm an avid reader but I think this is the library where Carrie from SATC almost married Big at.
I sat on the steps and people watched for awhile. I think New York is the best city for this.
I walked all the way up to Central Park and chilled on a bench. I've always wanted to hang at Central park on a picnic blanket relaxing under the sun. Maybe spring/summer next year?