Then we made it out to meet Kevin, Jenny, Chris (the boys' friend from high school) and my friend Josephine (from my Club Med day at Cuba in West Village area. It was awesome food, just super crowded as everyone else was out for a good time, including the drunk girls next to us who shared their lovely bedside stories with the whole room! Then we were adventurous and made it out back in the cold to a wine bar to end the night.
Then it was on to the next sweet shop, Serendipity, for a frozen hot chocolate for a 4 hour wait. I have tried to get in there 5- 6 times before and never able to wait, so I was determined this trip and had a plan to put our name on the list and go and shop at Bloomies and Barney's. There were so many people out shopping and then we saw a huge fighting crowd at the Ugg Department at Bloomies, and when asked what the sale was about, the clerk replied, 'there is no sale, regular price!' These New Yorkers sure know how to shop, 500$ purses and shoes were just stocking stuffers!
So we finally made it into Serendipity and it was well worth the 4 hour wait! The frozen hot chocolate was amazing. We also saw some great role model parents, who had only been waiting for 30 minutes and told their 4 kids to lie and tell the host they were the 'Lucy' party that had apparently not returned- then they sat down right next to us. We were just waiting for the real Lucy party to show up!
Then we rushed out and made it in time for dinner at Almond, a place Erika had picked out in the Flat Iron district and Kevin and Jenny were able to meet us. The food was amazing, fish, gnocci, monsieur's and short ribs and of course the best was the last, cream brulee and pear cake. I think my glucose level was over the limit at this point after today!
We then had to leave the next day, had a good NY diner breakfast and made it back home to Big D. We had such a great time in the city and I am already ready to go back next year!