New York City: Day Seven

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Today was the best way to start the morning. We grabbed coffee at Ralph’s (Located in Ralph Lauren’s flagship store)

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and then ordered to-go for breakfast at Tiffany’s! If you know me, you know that I am pretty much in love with Audrey Hepburn, so this was absolutely a dream come true!

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We ended up spending so much time in Tiffany’s! It was HUGE! Jason and I also enjoyed playing and trying on wedding bands too 😉

screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-2-47-57-pm screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-2-48-07-pm screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-2-48-24-pmThe best part? They served us hot chocolate with Tiffany Blue marshmallows !

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After Tiffany’s we made our way over to Times Square to get ready to see Waitress!

We grabbed a bite to eat at Dos Caminos, right near the theater.


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We had a wonderful view of Times Square, so we enjoyed people watching.  Plus, the food was GREAT, and had lots of vegetarian options!

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After that we saw a matinee performance of Waitress!

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Jason and I were so excited to see this show. When we decided to go to New York, this was one of the first things we said we HAD to do.

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We have been listening to the soundtrack for some time now, and we were more than excited to actually be there. I was a tiny bit disappointed because Jesse Mueller (who is the original Jenna) was out and her understudy was on. However, I will say that her understudy, Stephanie Torns, was PHENOMENAL!

Pretty much cried through the second act, no big deal.

Oh, also, they had pie. Pie smells through the lobby, pie whirling around the stage, and pie to eat! So, of course, we got a little pie and a glass of wine to share.

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We were on a musical high after that show, and we were supposed to go to to ABC Cocina for dinner at 7. (Thanks to JamieLynn for the reservation!) But as we were walking out of the theater to go to dinner, we noticed that TKTS had Chicago on sale for 50% off…. so we went with it and saw another show! (ABC Cocina next time we’re in the city for sure!) Sometimes you just have to do what feels right.

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I am so fortunate to have been able to see TWO shows on Broadway in one day! We were so stoked. Chicago was a totally different feel than Waitress (obviously). I wasn’t sure what to expect because I have actually never seen a live version.  No sets, no crazy costumes. Just music, dance, and jazz.

It was a pretty awesome show to have seen.

We definitely weren’t ready to head home after that, so we checked out a spot that we missed out on earlier in our trip.

We went to The Back Room. 

At first we weren’t sure where to go…. it was a speakeasy, and definitely hidden.

First we saw a sign like this:

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And then you walk down the stairs…..

screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-3-13-49-pmand then down a long (creepy) alley…

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Then you come to a door with no markings and only an eye hole.

screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-3-14-14-pm and if you’re courageous enough to open it up… you’ll find one of the only two remaining speakeasies still operating in New York City.

screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-3-13-40-pmThis was seriously such a cool experience. So many famous theater and movie actors,  and gangsters have flowed through these doors. We’re talking Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky, people.

They still serve beer in paper bags and cocktails in teacups too! (Just in case the fuzz comes by 😉 )

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It was such a fun environment! They played lots of different kinds of music, and people were all dressed up, and dancing in different old-fashioned styles.

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It’s hard to see, but that bookshelf there? Leads to a secret room.

We were so happy we made our way over to see such a great spot in NYC!

After that, we went back to our Air BnB and ended our last night in New York.

We had such a beautiful time in the city, and we definitely want to visit again. We really only got to do a fraction of what this place has to offer. But we are so thankful that we had the opportunity to travel here! 

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