Tuesday, 18 February 2014

NYC and a Blate!

Long weekends are my favourite. Long weekends that involve traveling to an amazing city and spending time with amazing people are a dream come true. Be prepared for a picture heavy (and long) post as I recap my weekend! There's even more pictures on my Instagram! @alexonig

Friday was uneventful. Let's skip ahead to Saturday. 


Andrew and I woke up super early, pumped and ready to go to NYC. We headed to the airport, met up with Jerome, then hopped into Andrew's aircraft. 

After a long flight of me complaining that I had to pee, we successfully landed in NJ. A stop for food was mandatory. Unfortunately, we took the locals advice on a place to eat at and it wasn't very good. I was too excited for our next stop to really care though. 

After lunch, Andrew drove me to Elizabeth's house. She's one of my favourite bloggers and I was so happy she invited me to stay with her. Considering we had never met before, a part of me worried it might be awkward. But, something only other bloggers can understand is that, it wasn't awkward at all! I felt like I had known her forever and we were just catching up things. 

The boys left so we had the night to ourselves.

So, we went out for dinner. 

Then got wine (and in typical blogger fashion, took pictures in the liquor store). 

Then took selfies. They're necessary. Of course. 

I made friends with Elizabeth's cat, Squishy Oliver.

We then watched a movie and talked the night away. It was a perfect night. 


Car selfies are also necessary.
I was ready to play tourist. As were Andrew and Jerome. And Elizabeth!

We met up with the boys in the morning and headed off to Times Square. 

We then hung out with Leo. 

Had way too much fun hosting MTNY Entertaiment News.

Went up the Statue of Liberty. 

Went down stairs to a fake subway. 

Andrew and I starred in a Bollywood movie. 

I agreed to be the first Canadian President (just kidding). 

We hung out with the Obama's. 

Then we got lunch. 

With full bellies, we explored the Lego store. 

Then toured the Rockefeller Center.

Went up to the top of it in a really cool elevator.

Then walked 20 blocks to go up to the top of the Empire State Building. 

We were cold at times but it was all worth it. We warmed up with a late dinner/snacks before calling it a night. A really good night. 

I said a tired bye to Elizabeth and spent the night at a hotel with Andrew and Jerome. At the hotel, we agreed that we would have to come back to NYC soon!


Our intention was to leave early on Monday. But, we woke up late and I wanted to go to Best Buy to buy the Google Chromecast and Jerome wanted to get the Google Chromebook. So, off to a mall we went. Where we spent a really long time at. Particularly in Target. 

Of course, we couldn't leave before having one last awesome meal in Queens at the Outback Steakhouse. $9.99 steaks? Um, yes please!

All the plastic bags on the cart are from Target.
Eventually we made it to the airport and took off for home. 

As amazing as NYC was, one of my favourite parts about this weekend was that I got to meet Elizabeth. I never knew that blogging about my life would lead me to some really awesome people; but I'm so glad it has!

Linking up for Totally Posted Tuesday!


  1. i love that you went to NY and for a blate!! extra awesomesauce.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

  2. Yayyy - I had an awesome weekend with you guys too! Haha I love that you went electronics shopping at Target, you'll have to let me know how the Chromecast is!

  3. This looks like an amazing long weekend. But also, I am weirdly jealous because I wish we were hanging out. x

  4. I am so jealous of your Obama shot. all we wanted to go in Washington DC was take a fake Oval Office shot and the place was closed! Need to put NYC on the list of good cheesy photo ops.

  5. blates on blates on blates! i want to go back to nyc

  6. What a wonderful weekend! How fun you got to have a blate. I can't wait until my first one!

  7. ahh your weekend looks so awesome! I've always wanted to go to NYC. yay for blates :) this is adorable.

  8. That picture in the oval office.....I am so jealous I want one like that lounging on the desk and kicking up a foot! Oh I want to go on a blate! Anyone want to come to FL? :-)

  9. Sounds like a great weekend! Love that you had a blogger date full of selfies :)

  10. oh my goodness - sounds like such an amazing weekend! I haven't been to nyc in a few years and need to make a trip sometime soon.
    -- jackie - jade and oak

  11. Seriously SO jealous! We went to NYC for the first time last year (my best friend moved up there after college) and I did NOT want to come back to TX. Such an amazing city that is so full of life. Great pictures and as always, I leave your blog a little hungrier. Haha. Great weekend!

  12. You are sooooooo lucky for a list of reasons.. shall I list them..? Okay! I will.. ;)
    1- Your man is a pilot!!!!!!!!! You get to just fly all privately to NYC .. no big deal. What!?! That is by far the coolest freakin' thing in the whole stinkin world. Question- how far can Andrew fly you!? In that case- make a few stops on your way to visiting Amanda in London.. one of them being Vancouver Island and pick me up!
    2- NYC!!!! I've never been and have always always wanted to.. Lucky ducky.
    3- You got to meet a blog friend and she wasn't a serial killer and ended up being as cool as you thought!
    4- You got to spend the night and day with your new friend.. drinking wine and watching a movie and gabbing. Best. night. ever.
    5- You got to site see and eat some really incredible meals. You know how I feel about your food porn pictures....

    Sigh.. you got it good my friend. Real good!! Glad you had a nice time.

    1. I totally agree - this is so awesome! I LOVE that Andrew can just fly you somewhere!! It might feel normal to you sometimes but it is seriously SO awesome and I am so jealous! lol. Looks like you had an amazing weekend!!!! Great pictures! I love NYC and can't wait to go back...I might have to wait until Brian gets his pilot's license though which will be never! lol kidding ;)

  13. That looks like such a fun and "star-studded" adventure!

  14. What a great weekend! I want to go to NYC so bad. Looks like it was an amazing trip. Oh and YAY for blates!

  15. So jealous that you went to NYC aaaand on a blate! I haven't been to NYC in years. I love doing all the touristy things!

  16. You have such fun, eventful weekends! Looks like a great time!

  17. So jealous of your NYC adventure! I definitely want to go there soon!

  18. Okay can I just say how amazing it is that you can just hop in ANDREW'S plane and take off somewhere for the weekend?? That is seriously so cool. This seriously looks like an amazing weekend! So so so fun! Also...super jealous of your blate. That needs to be us one day!!

  19. Hooray for blates! Espcially ones in NYC :) and good food!

  20. YAY! So glad you had a great trip!! LOVE all the Target bags, seriously can't go in there without spending $20+ lol.
    And of course those steaks look too dang good!!!!


I love comments. Thanks for making me smile!