Our Weekend in NYC



A few weekends ago, John and I went to New York City. He had spent a week with me in Jersey and then after our city trip we would part ways for two weeks. We had been there together once before this year but were very rushed since it was a trip with the university to see museums. We had been planning on coming back since then.

I love traveling with him, because since we started dating we haven't stayed in the same place for too long. We arrived in the city early afternoon but decided to stay in for a bit. At night we went to a BBQ place I had been to before called Dallas BBQ. We had a really good time there! A lot of fun memories from that night. 


The next day was when we squeezed everything we wanted to do. We started off with Panera for breakfast (and I'm officially counting this as the day I fell in love with Panera) and headed toward Union Square to check out stores. Our first goal was to find the nearest Zara (our favorite store), and when we found it we realized it was closed! This is the second time this has happened to us in NYC. We eventually walked to another part of town and found another one.
Rockefeller - Empire State Building - Flatiron

 After spending most of the days in stores like Zara, Banana Republic(discovered my love for it), Kate Spade, and H&M, we headed uptown in search of Central Park (which John had not been to). However before getting there we grabbed some lunch in a new favorite for me. This weekend was definitely one of those weekends I fell in love with many places. This time it was with a little place called Pret A Manger, which translates to ready to eat in French. They have a lot fresh pieces(all made the same day) like sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, and more. I quickly found out there are a lot of these in NYC, but not outside of it, which makes me very sad!

We finally arrived at Central Park and by this time we were exhausted. After what seemed like forever (barely made it halfway in) I had decided it was time to stop, so we sat for a while and watched people learn how to tango.
Where we stopped for a rest
Rockefeller at night - such a gorgeous shot
Radio City
We ended our night with some nice Forrest Gump moments by eating at Bubba Gump (had never been there either). Our dinner was very delicious and we had a really nice view of Times Square from our seat.


After this we were stuffed! We walked downtown to the apartment and enjoyed the night. The next morning we squeezed last minute shopping and sadly parted ways. The weekend was absolutely amazing and just what we needed. Hopefully we can come back to the city very soon.


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Instagram Diary: June 2013

June was a pretty awesome month from beginning to end. It was my first full month working at the internship and the whole being in different states/being separated for the first time with John has been working out (click here to read all about this). I feel like not much has been accomplished as far as my blog, but I have accomplished a lot of little things that I wanted to do.


  • We spent a lot of time by the river, and we even went kayaking on it which was so much fun!
  • Sunsets were our favorite time to relax by the river. The sound of the water hitting against the rocks was very soothing.
  • One of the weekends we ended up going to New York. I loved traveling with him, but in the end we had to be apart for two weeks.
  • Wearing bright lipstick is becoming my favorite look.
  • On one afternoon I went out with some relatives to eat crab and then to get some drinks. The place was so beautiful and different.
  • I had the chance to try a few drinks this month as the picture above shows. That day I went to this place called Havana in New Hope, PA. Being Cuban I must say it was not very Cuban. 
  • Finally on the last day of the month John turned 21! I of course, tried to spoil him any way I could. According to him he had a great time that weekend, so mission accomplished!

Other events that didn't make it on to Instagram:
  • We had the chance of going to Atlantic City and staying at Tropicana hotel & casinos. That day I had a nice beginner's luck with the slots machine and won over $200!
  • I've never wanted to drink before my 21st birthday so now that I've been legal for a while I have been enjoying trying new drinks. 
  • Last year was the year of traveling in airplane a lot and this year it's definitely a train year. I have lost track how many trains (and now buses too!) I have taken on weekends to go visit John. 

I can't believe this month was filled with so many new adventures for me. Can't say I have minded traveling because it was worth it! For a fact, I know this next month is going to be very different for sure. Hopefully I will get a lot of things I want to get done.

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