*Photo-heavy post up ahead. You've been warned*
I've been to New York many times before so, not only have I done a lot of the typical tourist stuff already, I've also found a few favorite spots that I must visit whenever I'm in town. One thing I hadn't done, however, was check out the High Line. It just opened last June so I was excited to see what it was all about. It was a bit crowded but that was expected for a Sunday afternoon. We had beautiful views of the city and the trees and flowers were all beginning to bloom. I have no idea what some of them were but they made for pretty pictures!
After walking the full length of the pathway, we explored the neighborhood while on our way over to Magnolia Bakery for some cupcakes. My weekend diet basically consisted of sugar, wine, and more sugar.
We also made a (very quick) stop at Rice to Riches over the weekend, my absolute favorite dessert spot. If you're in New York, you must check this place out. Be warned, though, it's seriously dangerous for the waistline. I'm not even joking. Some days I wish there was a location in SF and then my butt and thighs remind my why this would be a bad idea. All the different, delicious, flavors of rice pudding and a myriad of toppings to boot ... nom nom nom. This place is basically in Little Italy so you could just make a big foodie day of it and grab some Italian for lunch, too (which we totally did ...).
I was actually glad to see it was super-crowded when we went in. It used to be one of those undiscovered gems with not many people stopping by. Even though the crowds made it difficult to get many shots, it gave me hope that this place will stay in business for a very long time!