Once a year my mom, my aunt, my cousin and I meet up in New York for our annual girls shopping trip! This year marked our EIGHTH ANNUAL trip! It is literally a shopping trip because we do just that – we don’t do anything cultural – no museums, no Statue of Liberty, no Empire State Building, none of that. We shop. And we take it quite seriously!
The Mom's - Aunt Carol & Twinkle
The Daughters - Sarah & Nicole
The plan is typically the same: we coordinate our flights to arrive at the same time, meet up in the airport, take a car service to a fabulous hotel – this year was the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park – to drop our luggage, then hit the streets to shop!
We always hit up SoHo, The Village, the Meat Packing District and Madison Avenue to visit our favorite shops and to find new boutiques.
We also make sure to have scrumptious Dim Sum in Chinatown, wonderful pasta in Little Italy, and delicious Middle Eastern food in SoHo. We usually catch one show – this year was Jersey Boys – and we try out some of the hippest restaurants.
It is such a fabulous time and we look forward to it each and every year! Here is a recap of our Eighth Annual Girls Shopping Trip in pictures…
Dinner at R Lounge overlooking Times Square
Great view of Times Square from our dinner table!
*My white North Face jacket was the only one that zipped over my belly!*
We saw the new buildings at The World Trade Center. The memorial (not pictured) is two beautiful fountains placed in the footprint of the original towers.
Pausing for a photo with the "Wall Street Bull"
Dinner at STK in the Meat Packing District
"Birthday Cake" Dessert since we have two April Birthdays to celebrate!
Ready to see Jersey Boys - what a super fun show!
My cousin gets us matching PJs for each trip, we always look forward to seeing what she comes up with!
Since I had my hands on my bump everyone thought it would be cute to cover up their "bump" they had acquired as a result of all the glutinous eating we did on this trip!
Official Bump Pic!
Fabulous cappuccino's served in bowls at Balthazar
We had a GREAT time and are already talking about next year's trip!! And while we love the shopping and the eating, most of all we love the girl time.