semi-wordless wednesday – new york style

Maybe I should just call it “Not-a-Novel Wednesday”?

Early morning in Times Square. This was my first daylight scene in New York.

Max Brenner…my heaven here on earth.

Breakfast Saturday morning.



And Max Brenner is my new favorite restaurant.

A Saturday morning market. Oh how I can’t wait to live in a city again…someday.

Grand Central Subway. I love all of the amazing tile work throughout the subways. So many of the stations are like this, with mosaics lining the walls.

Our super short (literally) wait to get to the top of the Empire State Building.

Downtown, as seen from the Empire State Building.

More from the Empire State Building.

The Chrysler Building…probably my favorite building in New York.

Uptown from the Empire State Building.

Self-portrait from the Empire State Building. I don’t love it, but it’s the only one we have of the three of us…and Emily and Sarah look good, so I’m sacrificing. Aren’t I the nicest friend ever?

Famous Serendipity 3 Frozen Hot Chocolate.

And this is how I truly feel about pigeons. Gag!

The craziness of Times Square at 11:00 pm. Things were just getting started.

Max Brenner…again. I could eat here (or drink hot chocolate here) every morning for the rest of my existence. So delicious. As a chocoholic, Max Brenner is my kind of restaurant.


Ground Zero. This experience affected me a lot more than I thought it would, even with all of the fences and construction going on. If you ever have a chance to visit, it is well worth it.

Scenes inside (and around) the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).


A carriage ride through Central Park.


No. I don’t know this couple. But I loved the lighting. I just wish I could have captured, in digital photo form, one of the many makeouts we were privileged enough to witness.

The Manhattan New York LDS Temple.

It was a fabulous trip. And in case you were wondering, yes, I love taking pictures of food. There aren’t many pictures of us because I pretty much hate tourist poser photos, so I don’t pose for them, nor do I take them.

Things not photographed: our shopping at H&M, my favorite store, and dinner at this great sushi place with Erika (I do have limits…this place was just a little too nice to bust out the camera without being a food critic). It was delicious! (I think it’s called Natsumo???) It’s on 50th St. between Broadway and 8th Ave, right across from the Gershwin Theater. Amazing!

22 thoughts on “semi-wordless wednesday – new york style

  1. ooooooooooh chloe!!!!!i love your photos. so wish that i could have been there. and jealous that you went to max brenner’s TWICE :)glad you guys had a good trip!

  2. Hi Chloe. I’ve been reading your blog for a while (found it through friends of friends, you know), but I’m just now delurking.I’m DEFINITELY going to have to try Max Brenner. And I’m going to have to pay the money to go to the top of the Empire State building. The view looks incredible! The Chrystler is my favorite building too.I’ve been to NYC several times, but always on 1 day trips. I’m definitely going to have to go overnight to get a more full experience.

  3. Wow, what an awesome trip you took! Thanks for sharing. When we go, we will have to visit some of the same sites; especially Max Brenner’s. 🙂

  4. I want to go to Max Brenner’s!!! YUM. I enjoy taking pictures of food as well. Looks like a very fun trip. And is Serendipity frozen hot chocolate as fabulous as the hype? I haven’t been there.p.s. I was flipping through a scrapbook magazine and saw photos of you! (a layout done by Kelly) It threw me for a minute…

  5. Incredible! James and I are in the process of planning a trip to NYC in May or June. Thanks for the great ideas! I’m sure you could have stayed a whole week or more!

  6. Yes, you ARE the nicest friend ever! I’m so excited you blogged already. I’m hoping to tonight. I just want to go back to NYC right now!!

  7. What an amazing trip you had! Holy Cow! I can’t wait to visit there myself, one day.The couple picture – she looks like she puking over the edge. Just thought I’d mention that :)I would live at Max Brenner’s too! So yummy.Mom and Daph went to serendipity 2 Christmases ago when they went to NY. They loved it!

  8. I’m heading to NYC in a couple weeks and I am now adding Max Brenner’s on my itinerary. How delightful it all looks!!!

  9. So cool! I love New York. But, you know what? I’d never want to live there. Because then I couldn’t visit. Great shots and I have to get to Max Brenner. That is my kind of restaurant.

  10. What an incredible trip! I’ve only been once and I’ve been dying to go back! I think I could live in that Max Brenner resturaunt! Never been but I am going now!

  11. O.K. lady, I now have to go to Max Brenner. I used to live ten minutes from Union Square walking (17th St. btw. 7th/8th) and I now live 10 min. away from there by subway. The big Regal Cinemas in the back of Virgin records? You know, the one across from Max Brenner?! That’s my movie theatre of choice… and I have never been to the chocolately goodness. Which meal would you say is best- breakfasty brunchy or dinner? Thanks for putting something new on my to-do list.

  12. Aaahhhh New York! I wish I could go once a year! No matter how many times you have gone, it is just as exciting each time! And, I want to eat with you!

  13. First time to your blog. I love it! So cute! Awesome for you to do all of those runs! I served my mission in NYC and I loved seeing it from your point of view. I was just there in December. My hubby and I are flight attendants and we love taking a free day just to fly to the city for the day. It’s always amazing. But where in the world is that delicious chocolate shoppe? Hope you don’t mind me taking a peek into your world now and then.

  14. Welcome delurkers! I love new people and comments. Anyway, it looks like Max Brenner has been a hit. I should have them pay me for advertising. I highly recommend it. It is just south of Union Square on Broadway. Excellent!!!

  15. Blerg! Curse you for posting such delicious looking photos!! I’m suddenly starving and craving chocolate!!Looks like y’all had so much fun!

  16. ok can I say jealous. Now I understand what you were talking about…Those desserts, that place really, to die for. I love NY. Great photos.

  17. oh wow- it makes me miss nyc! HOW DID I MISS THE CHOCOLATE PLACE?! oh my. time to go. holy crap- is that a whole VIAL of chocolate they put on your plate?! i really want to go see ground zero- i haven’t been there since 9/11 and i think it’s one of those places i need to go see.

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