This Thanksgiving my boyfriend and I decided to get away. We both live across the country from our families and because of work schedules and flight costs, weren’t able to make it home for the weekend. Instead of staying home alone in our cozy apartment in Charlotte, we made a spontaneous decision to fly to New York to celebrate with the crowds. We had an absolutely amazing time walking the entire city, eating at some amazing restaurants, watching the parade and shopping black Friday in SoHo.
My brother and his fiancé were so gracious to let us stay at their stunning Chelsea apartment for the weekend. One of the best features of the building is a rooftop 360 degree view of Manhattan that could take your breath away.
One of my favorite things to do every time I visit New York is stroll through Central Park. On this particular day the sun was shining, the leaves were beautiful Fall colors and people were out playing through the trees. It was magical to walk hand in hand with my love and enjoy that Thanksgiving day together.
And of course, an obligatory stop by the Thanksgiving day parade complete with Pokemon and Kungfoo Panda characters to enjoy.
Our last stop was the Brooklyn Flea Market. I have been wanting to visit this must-see attraction for years and never found the time to venture into that part of the city early enough to enjoy it. At this time of year the market is held indoors at what used to be a stunning bank. The columns inside and the low yellow glow of the lights and candles made it so warm and comfortable to walk and browse. I ended up picking up a beautiful gold necklace that I can’t wait to debut in a post soon.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours couldn’t have been more perfect.