Before I get going on what I did on my second day in New York, if you haven’t already read about Day 1, you can here.
We began our day by walking along Fifth Avenue, passing the likes of Henry Bendel, Tiffany and Gucci. We headed all the way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a classic Gossip Girl moment: sitting on the “Met Steps”.
Next, we walked through Central Park and stopped at the Boathouse (reminding me of 27 Dresses amongst other movies and tv shows) for a coffee and muffin as a quick breakfast. We then headed to Bethesda Terrace and Fountain for more Gossip Girl nostalgia, including the steps that Blair raced down in order to marry Chuck Bass, eek!
We then made our way to Wollman Rink at the front of Central Park for some ice skating fun to some great tunes before leaving the park for the day.
A final Gossip Girl moment saw us visiting Chuck’s Empire hotel, even taking a peak inside to see that the decor is exactly the same as in the tv programme – as you can imagine this led to much excitement!
We arrived at Rockefeller Center at 4:20pm in time for our chosen slot – that which allowed us to witness the sun set over the city. There are no words to describe how beautiful those views were and I can’t imagine a view ever competing with it for the spot as my favourite.
Finally, an unexpected event that turned out to be the highlight of the day! As we made our way back to the hotel to get ready for dinner, we passed a Prive Revaux sunglasses store and spotted a commotion inside. Thinking it was a private event, we pushed our noses up against the glass to see people dancing and trumpets being played amongst other musical instruments. Next thing we knew, the security guard was beckoning us to come inside. That’s when I noticed. Jamie Foxx was there, mic in hand, singing and dancing for the crowd. He was in the city for the Grammys and was doing this surprise event as he is an ambassador for the Prive Revaux brand. Therefore, we spent a good hour getting up-close-and-personal before each purchasing a pair of sunnies (at a bargain price of only 30 dollars). The phrase ‘A Night to Remember’ never rang more true.