For most people, a sign of a good vacation includes feeling well-rested upon your return home.
I overwhelmingly disagree.
I’d say being exhausted is a better sign. It means you explored, discovered and stayed up way past your bedtime. Which is exactly what I did in NYC. Here’s a small snippet of my five days in one of the finest cities on earth.
There was my all-time favorite ramen (Momofuku Noodle Bar, to be exact)…
…and a few new favorites (Roebling Tea Room, Pig & Khao, Sushi Yasuda).
There were treats (Momofuku Milk Bar, Doughnut Plant, Big Gay Ice Cream)…
…and cocktails (bourbon and scotch at Pouring Ribbons; Bloody Verde at Colicchio & Sons).
There were beers (at Brooklyn Brewery and Rattle N Hum)…
…and scenery. Oh, the beautiful scenery (Central Park, Washington Square Park, Grand Central).
I always have a wonderful time in New York, and this trip was no exception. Sure, I may be suffering from what I’ve deemed the “NYC hangover” (read, sleep deprivation), but I’m feeling mentally rejuvenated and creatively recharged.
Until next time, NYC. Much love from Chicago.
For more trip photos (including the ones shown here) check out my Instagram.