This past weekend was spent traveling to NYC to help celebrate my cousin Monica’s upcoming wedding. I had never been to a bachelorette party before, so I was excited for the fun-filled weekend! Luckily, the weather was wonderful and we dodged the last bit of the hurricane’s gross rain.
Saturday morning my cousin Nicole and I made the trip from upstate NY down to the city to meet up with all the girls. Our first stop was to check in to our hotel, the Room Mate Grace hotel that is located right in Times Square. We got the rooms with bunk beds, which sounds weird, but they were so comfortable and cute (and a great way to save space).
The next stop was brunch at the NY Beer Company. I didn’t take any photos of my food, but I got the Brooklyn BLT, which was really good. We played a few fun bachelorette games at the table (seeing how well the bride and groom know each other is always funny to me) and got to listen a great selection of music.
After brunch and games, we headed over to the Circle Line, where we got to take an hour-and-a-half cruise around the city. Although I had seen the Statue of Liberty before when I was young, this boat ride allowed us to see all the different buildings, bridges and famous spots. It’s definitely something I recommend doing for tourists or those who just want to have a great view of the city. They even take your photo before boarding (you can purchase it afterwords) which is such a cute idea. Thank you to Jackie for purchasing the photos and then uploading them to Facebook for all of us to see!
Then we changed our outfits and got ready for dinner, which was at Three of Cups. I highly recommend their sangria (white and red), which was delicious, as well as their pizza. I wanted something that wasn’t too heavy, and the margherita did just that (I ate the entire thing!) Afterwords, we headed on over to The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop for dessert. Heads up if you’re ever planning on going to this place- there will be a long line outside. The inside is fairly small and they want to make sure the customers aren’t too crowded inside, so a line forming is apparently normal. It went very quick and we were even helped with a menu to help us decide. I got the American Globs, which is vanilla soft-serve ice cream dipped in chocolate and pretzel bits. So good! Then we had a photo op where the photographer (an employee at the shop) told us we were pros at taking group photos and loved our “Marilyn Monroe” poses.
Finally, we headed over to the Culture Club, a fun dance bar that has two floors: one for 80’s music and one for 90’s/00’s music. The entire decor is themed around the decades, with neon Pac Man paintings and a Spice Girls wall. Let’s just say all our feet hurt the next day from dancing in our heels (and flats!)
We all had such a great time and it made me even more excited for the upcoming wedding (July 5th!)