Milly & Grace Girls in New York City: Part 2

On day 2 of our trip to the big city, we decided to explore Brooklyn! Caroline and Allie had never been before and they were curious to see what the hipster life was all about and that famous Brooklyn Bridge up close and personal.

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^^While we were looking at the Brooklyn Bridge, we saw four guys who were attached to the bridge climbing down it and wondered what they were doing. Then, Caroline noticed three NYPD boats in the Hudson River and bet that something fishy was going on…although Allie and Emily thought that it was probably normal. THEN, later that day on Twitter we saw an article about how the American flags on top of the bridge had been bleached by someone in the middle of the night. We quickly flipped through our pictures and found a picture of the white flag in one of the first pictures we took. And in our later pictures, there was no flag. So, those guys we saw climbing were taking down the bleached flags! Can you believe it?

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^^We ate at this yummy place for brunch called The Lodge in Brooklyn. Caroline had her absolute favorite brunch dish – Eggs Benedict! It was delicious.

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^^It was hotter than hot in the city so multiple frozen treats were necessary for survival. This is a strawberry milkshake from the famous Momofuku Milk Bar!

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^^On our way over to Brooklyn, Emily said how she couldn’t wait to explore the “slashy slash stores.” Allie and Caroline had no idea what she meant and so she explained how almost every store in Brooklyn were two stores combined. Like a coffee shop/barber shop. We came across this slashy slash store and had to document it! It was a hair salon/gift shop. A really cute one too!

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^^We met up with some friends for dinner at Rosemary’s, which is now one of our absolute favorite restaurants. So much so that we debated whether or not to share this gem of a place because it is already so packed every night. But, we love you guys so much that we decided to let you in on it! It’s the most beautiful restaurant we have been in and it has the lightest, freshest Italian food ever. They have a rooftop garden where they grow all their vegetables and herbs. Isn’t that the cutest thing ever?

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^^Then, we finished out the night with some ice cream pops dipped in chocolate from Popbar! They were to die for and totally hit the spot.

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Check back in tomorrow for the full scoop on the radio show and the video of our trip!

Milly & Grace Girls in New York City

A few weeks ago, the three of us were asked to be on the Sirius XM radio show in New York City called Wake Up With Taylor! We were so giddy that Taylor invited us of all people onto her show (she does interview celebrities after all!!). So, we knew there was no way we were going to pass up this opportunity! We booked our flights as soon as we could and decided to extend our stay just a little bit so that we could make a trip out of it.

We spent two days in the Big Apple and had so much fun exploring. We have each been to NYC plenty of times, but none of us ever get sick of that “concrete jungle where dreams are made of!”  There are so many places to discover and restaurants to try…and we were also excited for a little bit of real world mainland adventures.  Like going to a pharmacy that has everything you need and all kinds of brands (unlike an island pharmacy) and getting a mani/pedi for the first time in months.  Oh and couch shopping for Emily!

Here are some pictures from our first day if you’d like to see…

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^^We LOVED our hotel’s look…black and white everywhere including the doorman’s converse!

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^^This graffiti wall matched perfectly with Emily’s outfit and Dannijo necklace (available at Milly & Grace)!

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^^Pretzel Time!!  If you follow Caroline on twitter, you know, that while Allie and Emily were most excited about going to a pharmacy and getting mani/pedis, Caroline was most excited to get a pretzel! #MainlandAdeventures

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^^The flatiron area is one of our absolute favorite places to wander and explore!

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^^ It’s hard to order a couch when you live on Nantucket because you can’t just drop into the store to test it out!  So we headed over to Restoration Hardware to sit on every couch they had!  And we were successful…Emily has finally decided on a couch she wants! Yay! She’s really a grown up now. (Note: the one in the picture is not the one she chose, but it’s similar)

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^^We ate so much yummy food on our trip. The first restaurant we went to was called Jack’s Wife Freda where we had the most delicious chicken. It was all really delicious actually…but the chicken was especially tasty!  We heard brunch is even better there!  We definitely want to go back on our next trip!  Cute spot.

Stay tuned for more pictures and a video that Caroline is currently putting together!

Swim at Sunset

A couple days ago, we decided to go jump in the ocean after a long day of work.  I (Allison) was skeptical of this plan.  Swimming.. in the ocean.. on this cold.. windy.. night?!  Um, I don’t think so.

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^^Cheers!!

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^^Contemplating.

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^^Steve was the first one in!

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^^Emily and Caroline going in!

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^^ Ivy the Water Dog!

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^^Ivy the Anti Water Dog.  (Ahh water!)

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^^Don’t they look like they were having the best time ever!?!
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^^I had to go in!  Proof – That’s me on the left in the neon!

It felt so refreshing and good for our souls!  We forget that a little thing like that, in the middle/end of a crazy day, can change your whole perspective!   It turned out to be a lovely little adventure.