Though I absolutely feel like an Angelino tourist in New York, I’ve found that there are a few things about this city that just feel right. Like they should have entered my life much, much earlier. One of those things is Shake Shack. I will always be loyal to In-N-Out, but I was completely blown away by how fresh and flavorful everything tasted. Between this and Pret A Manger, I’m convinced that Los Angeles has a little bit of fast food catching up to do.
After lunch I walked to The Met, which I remembered as one of my favorite destinations from my last visit to New York. The Met is expansive and can be a bit overwhelming, so I set aside most of the afternoon to tackle it.
The entire museum is incredible (the Egyptian exhibit!) but I was particularly fascinated by the beautiful Wrightsman Galleries, which showcase French furniture and artwork. They’re staged in rooms and hallways that make you feel like you’ve been transported to an actual palace. If you love furniture, architecture, or princesses, this is a must. :)
Image c/o The Met
My biggest recommendation when visiting The Met is to pick up one of their audio guides. I found that the guide, which has options for both themed tours and individual commentary, makes the artwork much more approachable. It’s so easy for the paintings and sculptures to run together, so I loved having interesting sound bites (typically about one to two minutes long) to listen to when I saw a piece of artwork that I was drawn to.
I’m off to watch Jimmy Fallon now– we’re excited because we’re watching in NYC, about NYC. :)