A rainy day in New York City
Waking up on our second full day in NYC, we were greeted by lashings of rain and a flood warning on my iPhone. Living in Manchester, I’m used to the rain, so it certainly wasn’t going to stop us from exploring.
We started our day with a TV & movie tour around the City with On Location Tours. This was perfect for the bad weather and a great way to see Manhattan in a different way. You can read my full review of the tour in this post.
After our exciting tour, which lasted around 3 hours and took us right to lunchtime, we decided to stop at Applebee’s for some food. I went for the Bacon Cheddar Grilled Chicken Sandwich which was soooo nice. Definitely one to try and recreate at home!
The rain was still lashing down as we left Applebee’s so we decided this would be a great opportunity (or excuse, depending on how you look at it) to get some shopping in. First up, Sephora.
I’m not even exaggerating when I say we spent an hour in there, but I didn’t realise just how big the store would be. Plus, we don’t have Sephora in the UK so we had to make the most of it, amirite?!
After getting our hands on some new goodies in Sephora, we made our way to 34th Street for Macy’s. A little tip for you…if you head to the visitor centre inside Macy’s itself and show your passport you can get anything between 10-20% off your purchases, depending on department policy.
I managed to resist many of the holiday bargains, but I did treat myself to a new purse AND I got 10% off!
All shopped out, we made our way back to the hotel to get showered and ready for the night ahead.
I’d been super excited for the night’s activities all day as we were off to live our Kardashian dreams at Sugar Factory.
The world famous candyland is somewhere Megan and myself had been wanting to visit for so long and it did not disappoint.
We headed to the Meatpacking District branch, located on Washington Street. Spanning over two floors, the venue seats 250 people and features a VIP room for special events. With its chic decor and whimsical menu serving up everything from appetizers and oversized sandwiches to fondue fountains, it’s easy to see why Sugar Factory is a hot spot for celebs.
For food, we both went for the Rainbow Sliders. I’ve shown so many people this photo and they’ve all said they don’t even look real! They were very real indeed and tasted SO good. I’d be lying if I said that the free rubber duck didn’t influence my decision, too.
A trip to Sugar Factory wouldn’t have been complete without the infamous goblets. We had ours with alcohol because, although I may not look it, I am verging on 25 years old, people! They are also available alcohol-free.
After we had finished our food and drinks, we jumped on the subway back to our hotel for an early(ish) night. It may have been a Friday night in the City that never sleeps, but as soon as my head hit that pillow at about 11pm, I was out like a light. The next day was going to be a busy one!