NYC Spring 2018, Short but Sweet

Location: we stayed in an amazing Brooklyn Airbnb near the Lorimer stop for the L train, getting to Union Square was a breeze. 

What we ate: Food is provided as part of our ticket to Mockingbird so we only checked out a few new places while in town. 

We tried some beers from far off places at the rustic Spuyten Duyvil

Coffee and iced tea at Toby’s Estate 

Variety Coffee in Williamburg

Spicy fried chicken sandwich and tropical cocktails at The Commodore
MsSorley’s Old Ale House, one of the oldest taverns in Manhattan. Men only until the 70’s, this place was more amazing than I could’ve predicted. 

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, I got honeycomb and salted caramel — so amazing. 

Milk Bar Cereal Soft Serve

Lella Alimentari, a cozy cafe and walk up coffee bar right on the corner of our block 
Mikkeller NYC 

Places: we did so many fun things this trip. We both agreed it was one of our best trips back East yet! 

Washinton Square

Washington Square

Coffee with Joey in Greak Neck on Long Island

The Temple at the Met

We took Joey to the Met for the first time! 

My favorite part


My absolute favorite painting at the Met, Artillery, 1911 by Roger de La Fresnaye

Salt and Pepper Shaker from the “American Modern” Dinnerware collection 
Flatiron Building

Most of our days were filled with Mockingbird’s 11th annual conference. The caliber of teachings and speakers this year was stupendous. I am still mulling over and journaling about the words I heard over the weekend. 

My favorite day of our entire trip was easily Saturday, here’s some of what we did. 

a.m – wrapping up Mockingbird’s conference with a second talk from Alan Jacobs, a Q+A with Flemming Rutledge, and finally the DZ finishing out the weekend. 

lunch – the Meatball Shop, followed by ice cream

afternoon – we got drinks at Eataly with my brother, went to the Strand bookstore, Forbidden Planet comic shop, then we went to the Met for a few hours

evening – Robbie and I walked arm in arm though Central Park, all the way from 82nd to 41st street! We met his aunt and uncle for a late dinner and drinks in Mid-town. On the way home I finally got to see the stunning Grand Central Station. 

We went to bed that night so happy and in love with everything. Even though California is home and favorite place, NYC and Mockingbird Conference will always be a magical oasis for us. More about my favorite talks once they are posted online, for now I still want to enjoy our trip. 


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