Magnolia Bakery


On our walk through Greenwich Village we eventually found the original Magnolia Bakery and what a cute little place it is.  SBA had wanted to visit this particular location as it is the site of the very first Magnolia Bakery. I thought it would be more modern than is was, but actually I think it is quite […]

Greenwich Village


Feeling extremely full we left Katz’s Deli and made our way into Greenwich Village.  Again another area of New York that I had wanted to visit.  We were also on the look out for the famous Magnolia Bakery.  SBA had wanted to visit he first location which is in Greenwich Village.  Again my trusty pop-up […]

Katz’s Deli New York


My visit to New York, this Summer, really did feel like I was constantly on a film set.  There were strolls down Park Ave, 5th Avenue and through Central Park as well as visiting the New York library and riding the Staten Island Ferry.  Something else that I have always wanted to do is visit […]

Central Park


I love Central Park.  I have been lucky enough to see it basking in summer sunshine and glistening in winter.  I have taken a carriage ride through the Park and not even the rain couldn’t dampened our enthusiasm   I snapped some amazing photos (I’ll share these with you at some point) which I wouldn’t have got if the […]

The Brooklyn Bridge


As ever with exploring NYC, I find it is best to plan your days, so that you aren’t crossing the City and covering the same ground unnecessarily.  So the day we visited the 911 memorial and rode the Staten Island Ferry, we also walked the Brooklyn Bridge. All of these are situated downtown off Broadway and […]

Staten Island Ferry


I’m a bit smitten by the movies and admit to liking a good romcom.  This trip to NYC was going to include a few movie related excursions including Katz’s Deli, breakfast at Tiffany’s and riding the Staten Island Ferry. There are many movies and television programmes where the characters have used the Ferry but the […]

911 Memorial


I have visited NYC three times since 911. The first time was three months after the attacks and there were barriers around the site with posters on them asking for information on loved ones.  It was a very emotional visit and one that I will never forget.  On that first visit we went across the […]

New York City


Can a city loose it’s sparkle? I was really looking forward to coming back to New York City (NYC).  It has been nearly four years since I last visited, that time it was winter, just before Thanksgiving, so everywhere was getting ready for the holiday season and so feeling very festive.  On that trip I […]