In Ninja mode - Ozetta large warmer from etsy, Zara military jacket, black vintage tiered ruffled dress, Falke tights, Ann Demeulemeester boots
When it comes to eating, New York City is one of the best cities to be in. Great eating places are open till late at night, or early in the morning, depending on how you look at it. So, be prepared for lots and lots of food porn because I do have plenty of pictures to share!
One of the shops that KL and I had to visit was "Eileen Special Cheesecake". We discovered this hole in the wall joint by accident on our first trip to NYC and fell in love with the cheesecake there. Unlike certain cheesecake factories on the west coast, the cheesecake at Eileen's is light and fluffy, with just the right amount of sweetness. The cheesecake in the shop is sold in small portions so that you don't feel guilty indulging. I had to stop myself from ordering all the flavors that they had available!
KL and I finally decided on the Oreo cheesecake and the strawberry cheesecake:
Washed down with a canoli ;)
At night, KL and I walked over to the Rockefeller center which was near our hotel. The skating rink is still there, even though it's already spring!
A shot of the building through the fairy lights on the trees. Ah, memories.
The very next day, we went to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). I believe that this is the very same museum in the movie, "A Night at the Museum"?
I was really looking forward to seeing all the dioramas again, as well as view the exhibits that KL and I missed out on the last time we were there. But, first.. DINOSAURS!!!
When I was a kid, I loved to spend Saturday mornings in my bed reading and re-reading my encyclopedias on dinosaurs and pre-historic mammals like the mammoths and the sabretooth tiger. So I definitely had to hunt down their skeletons:
From left: Mammoth skeleton, sabretooth tiger skeleton.
It's kind of a pity that we'll never get to see these animals alive again. But that's evolution and seriously, I highly suspect that they will not inspire half the fascination that they do now if their species were still around today.
And the dioramas....it's weird as the animals seem so life-like, but of course they are just the creations of really gifted taxidermists. It's hard to believe that the dioramas were constructed in the 30s' - look at the skill of the taxidermy involved!
I strongly urge anyone who hasn't been to the AMNH before to go in the morning and be prepared to spend the whole day there. It was the second visit for me and KL this time, and we went right after lunch, but still it wasn't enough. Besides the dioramas, there are also exhibits on different cultures, a gemstone gallery, IMAX movies to catch...you get the idea.
And in the spirit of Easter:
Don't tell Tobey and Raisin!
Next: It's getting hot and heavy as the food porn continues.... and Madame X! :P