Last week I had the distinct pleasure of taking a trip into New York with my blogger friend Missy, of Missy on Madison, to spend the day and evening at the Hyatt right in the heart of Times Square. Missy moved to the West Coast a few months back so we got to catch up with a little girl time in their Marilyn Monroe inspired spa!
We started off by getting our hair and nails done, then spent a little while unwinding in their relaxation room with hot tea and coffee. Once we were well rested and ready to go we were escorted into our gorgeous guest room with one of the most amazing views of the city I have ever seen! We may or may not have popped a little bottle of champagne to sip on while we got ready to go up to the rooftop bar. (We did… we totally did).
After we got ready it was time to head up to the sky lounge to enjoy small bites and a few more cocktails at Bar 54. I can’t even remember the drink I tried, but it was pink and fruity and AMAZING! The food was even better. We snacked on a mushroom flatbread pizza, and do you believe it was the first time I’ve ever tried a mushroom in my life? Oh man it was good! Mushrooms with manchego cheese, so good! We also had porchetta sliders, and pigs in a blanket, and believe me, you can really not go wrong with pigs in a blanket. Everything was so delicious I can’t wait to get back there to try something else on the menu!
After dinner and drinks we stepped outside to check out the amazing views this hotel, and all of its guests, rave about. At first you don’t even realize what you’re looking at, you’re so high up. After a minute everything came into focus and you realize you are 54 floors up in the city overlooking almost everything in sight. The view was breathtaking, to say the least. If you’re going to be in the city to watch the ball drop, skip waiting in the crowded streets where you literally can’t even walk away to use a bathroom. Consider watching right here from this balcony (you can see the ball directly behind me in this picture!)
This was one of my favorite days in the city, I cannot thank Missy enough for inviting me and the Hyatt Times Square for having us! What are you guys doing to celebrate the New Years this week?