Guess what!


I’m jetting off to New York in April with my friend Donna and Emma decided she wasn’t going to miss out, so she’s coming too!

I turn the big four O very soon and New York has been on my bucket list, since like forever, so when Donna forwarded on an email containing an itinerary not to be missed, with the three words LETS DO IT! I replied YES LETS!

Well the stars aligned, it’s been a slightly spur of the moment thing, but life is not a dress rehearsal, right?

LIVE LIFE & DO THINGS is my motto!

We will have some ‘free’ time whilst visiting so if you have any recommendations of places to go, people to meet, things to do, then please let me know!

Roll on April!


18 Comments on “Guess what!

  1. Lion Brand would probably LOVE for you to visit its store!!

  2. Go Girls, what a fabulous trip you will have..
    Congratulations on turning that magical Number of 40.. :))
    Life is for Living…..

  3. I’ve been to NY 3 times, including one time for the whole month of March.
    My favourite things are
    Tenement Museum
    UN tour
    The Met to see the van Goghs
    Pearl River Mart in Chinatown
    But if you ask me tomorrow there might be something different

    thanks for your lovely blog

  4. Happy early birthday! You should go check out Lion Brand, if not just to check out their window dressing. Also you must also check out Purl Bee which is a little bit away. Of course not to miss Ground Zero, Whitney, Statue of Liberty (go early to line up). Good shopping, Century 21!

  5. Sarah, lovely news (I went to NYC back in the early 90’s – had a GREAT time).
    Maybe catch a Broadway show (or off Broadway). There’s a half price ticket kiosk near Times Square (I think).
    Ideas for you – visit Purl Soho (lovely yarn shop – they have a blog), walk through Central Park, mandatory trip to Bloomingdales, accomodation at the Plaza Hotel, lunch at Tavern On the Green, coffee in Soho, tons of museums (if you like that sort of thing), Empire State Building viewing deck, visit to Tiffany & Co to buy yourself a 40th birthday present, and soo soo much more.

  6. I’m very proud of you cause now I’m motivated to do the same! Good luck!

  7. If you have a chance, have brunch at Wallse in the West Village. It’s well priced, and absolutely delicious. I was hesitant about a Viennese / German brunch but it might be my favorite restaurant in the city now.

  8. Congrats!!! New York is one of the busiest and most exciting places to visit. I just went the beginning of Feb. A carriage ride through Central park is a must, Fifth Ave is where all the expensive stores are, Trump Towers has the best public restrooms in the city (they are literally gold), Some of the best food is in Grand Central Station, Best ice cream shop is Serendipity – they are known for the John Cusack movie Serendipity and frozen hot chocolate (you might want to make reservations), FAO Schwarz is the best toy company and is great even for adults (they filmed Tom Hanks playing the floor Keyboard for the movie Big there) and The Main Ny City Library is breathtaking (Sex in the City was filmed there) – HAVE FUN 🙂

  9. Oh Happy big four-o! I have just celebrated my big four-o and I am soooo jealous. New York is on my bucket list too! Enjoy!

  10. I did the same and it was great!

    One must do is go and have a cocktail in the Rainbow Room up at the very top of the Rockefeller Building. The view is spectacular, and you get to sip on a wonderful cocktail at night in a very exclusive restaurant for the same price for your cocktail as it would be for a ticket on the observation deck with out the cocktail. So get dolled up, arrive there early, you will have to queue a little as they only allow a few people up at a time but the experience is wonderful. And you get to have look at the very well heeled and famous who are dining there 😉

  11. You’ll have so much fun! Purl Soho is one of my faves too. If you’re into fabric, don’t miss B&J and trims from M&J. I also love Tinsel Trading for the fabulous antique items. Check out the list from “distressed”. She lives in NY and has great places and addresses.
    I’m going in April too with my sister (her son lives there) Can’t wait!!

  12. Love, Love, Love NYC!

    Let’s see…. here are some other ideas.

    Visit the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art – This is different then the Metropolitan Art Museum… so don’t get them mixed up. You will truly love MoMA as it will inspire you beyond imagination. Many, many, many more van Gogh’s at MoMA then the Met… also Picasso (all periods), Miro, Pollack, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Cezanne, Modigliani, Monet (a whole room dedicated to the Water Lilies collection), Rodin, Gauguin, Matisse, Kandinsky…. just to name a few!

    Be sure to stop by at ‘Eataly’… this is a HUGE Italian market that just recently opened near Madison Square Park. If you like anything Italian be sure to take a few hours (at the least) and prose the market, and eat, drink, eat some more, and yes, drink some more!! Eataly’s partners include Mario Batali & Lidia Bastianich and if you arrive on the right day, you can even take a cooking class from them.

    One last thing…. take the tour of the Statue of Liberty. She is our sweetheart and the trip includes a stop at Ellis Island, where many immigrants were processed during the turn-of-the 20th Century.

    Enjoy – and HAPPY BIRTHDAY too!

  13. Congrats on an awesome birthday celebration!

    Everyone has plenty of ideas of what you should see – but I think you’ll know exactly what to do and where to go once you get there.

    Don’t have a big game plan – just enjoy all the sights, sounds and serendipity the city throws your way.

    P.S. – but do try and have a martini and a cosmopolitan somewhere (and preferably not together). 🙂

  14. Hi Sarah!

    Happy early Birthday and congrats on your upcoming trip to New york!

    I live in New York, but no where near the city where you’ll probably be. I am in upstate NY (near Utica), in all the rolling hills and farmland, and currently buried in snow…..still. With more snow on the way!

    I am sure it’ll all be gone by the time you arrive, and I hope you have a wonderful time!


  15. Have a wonderful trip! I hit the big four O next year, and we may do the same!

  16. I live in Ontario (Canada) about a seven hour drive from NYC. We went last fall for four days and can’t wait to go back again. Bring comfy shoes!!! Purl Soho/Purl Bee and Lionbrand Studio are awesome. Any stages shows (you can go during the day to get same day cheap tickets in Times Square but if you’re not so fussy about WHAT show you see just go an hour or so before…less line ups). NYC Tenement Museum, Katz’s Deli (from When Harry Met Sally), street food, the subway. I hope you get a good chunk of time while there. Your travel time has to be brutal. I’m sure you’ll get lots of suggestions and it’s true you’ll never see all there is to see so I think you should get busy planning another trip for your 45th!.

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