Sometimes you need to treat yourself to a $25 cocktail.
In New York City.
My kids and I love reading about New York. That does not mean we took them on our 10th wedding anniversary trip to the Big Apple.
But we thought about them a lot (but had fun without them.) I had to take advantage and visit some places we had read about.
Upon arrival, after walking in the wrong direction for several blocks, we visited The New York Public Library. It was a thrill for me to see the Library Lions and visit the children’s section.
Oh my Lawd, I also had to go visit The Plaza where Eloise lives. (Read about her in a past blog post.)
We explored the magnificent structure and visited the Eloise gift shop where the shop attendant told me the parents are usually more excited to visit than the kids.
We then had that $25 cocktail. I sipped a pink cosmopolitan, so I could channel Sex in the City and Eloise.
I don’t know if Max and Calvin were that impressed that we visited the home of Eloise. They were mostly concerned with finding out what we bought them. (An Eloise highlighter and New York City bus for Calvin; a Lego Chrysler Building and Yankees hat for Max.)
I can’t wait to go back.
Here are a few of our favorite NYC books:
This is New York by Miroslav Sasek (I’ve mentioned this one a lot but we love it!)
Eloise by Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight.
B is for Brooklyn by Selina Alko (Read a past blog post.)
The Wicked Big Toddlah Goes to New York by Kevin Hawkes (Read our thoughts on Toddie here.)