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January 16, 2010

We’re having great weather to play in this great city!!!

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Here are more photos of our breakfast at the happy organic coffee shop :)

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After breakfast we went to visit the 9/11 Memorial. I can’t believe it’s almost been 10 years. It seems like it was just yesterday. Despite the time that has passed, this was my first visit and I can hardly imagine how horrible that day must have been here.

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We decided to walk through the neighborhoods to our museum destination and ended up walking for about an hour. NYC exercise!!

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Our unisex purse 😉

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Matt said I would love to visit this shop :mrgreen:

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A CUPCAKE truck!?

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We passed the famous Max Brenner Chocolate Shop and just HAD to step inside, which meant we just HAD to try something!!

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We each chose a chocolate to save for later and the woman at the registered convinced us to buy a SYRINGE of hot melted chocolate to shoot up.

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Nothin’ like chocolate at 10AM!

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We carried on our way and arrived at our destination: The Museum Of Sex!!

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Matt’s choice, not mine 😉

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We only had about an hour, so we didn’t have time for any of the bigger museums. This one was a good short fit. I’ll spare you the graphic details of the exhibits!! It was really interesting, but also under renovations and therefore a bit bare :(

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The gift shop was really neat!

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At noon we headed back down to meet – GENA! – for lunch! Gena and I have been blog friends for a long time – emailing and what not – and I’ve met her twice in person now. Third time’s a charm! She’s such a New Yorker and of course we wanted to go to One Lucky Duck for lunch.

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Wish I could go to PURE too!

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I may not be a raw foodist, but I sure love me some raw food!

Matt, Gena and I each got beautiful salads.

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Mine was the s&m salad with greens, avocado, hemp seeds, dulse [seaweed like stuff!], argon-lemon dressing and QUAKERS!!!!!!!!!! It was an awesome salad (although a little too much oil dressing – forgot to get it on the side!!) I shared a lot with Matt.

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Matt’s was a seaweed delight

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Gena‘s was all herb and rocked with flavor (she gave me a bite!)

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I fell in love with these Rosemary Quakers, which are made with almonds, flax, nutritional yeast, rosemary and salt, a year or so ago and they are to-die-for!

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Gena was too sweet and bought us some desserts to try. AND a bag of quakers!! Thank you so much Gena!

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An almond butter cookie…

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A caramel…

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And a mallomar, which was by far the best because of the vanilla coconut icing!! I had a bite of each cookie :)

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We said our goodbyes and made our way back to the subway, to the hotel, and blogging, and oh-mi-gosh I’m going to be late for my own blog meet-up at the Brooklyn Brewery!!!!



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1 Joanne January 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Terrific! What a day you’ve had already. You guys look great. That museum…umm…I don’t think I’ll tell Ted about that one but I am curious :)


2 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

what a fun day! the museum = HILARIOUS! I’d definitely be curious to see inside…is that weird? so looking forward to seeing the blogger meet up in NYC :)


3 Cole January 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm

It looks like you’re having a great time exploring the city. And all that food looks delicious!


4 NJ January 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I have a whole new respect for you today for the Museum of Sex, Kath. BRAVO.


5 Megan (Bitesoftheapple) January 16, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Sounds like fun! The museum of sex is on teh walk from my apt to my bf’s apartment so I see it all the time and have never been in before…maybe i’ll have to try it out!! What a funny stop…good choice matt.


6 Faye January 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I have always wanted to go to the Museum of Sex but I never had the guts! Walking in the city is the best and cheapest form of exercise- I live in the outer boroughs, which isn’t as fun, but when I went to school in the city, I’d walk from 68th St. all the way down to 14th St. and call it my daily exercise. I hope you’re having fun!


7 Mastering Public Health January 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Of all the museums in NYC? lol. Jealous of your trip to One Lucky Duck — looks great.; despite living nearby, I’ve never been.


8 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty January 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Amazing pictures… all the food looks so tastey!

What kind of lense are you using on your camera, the pictures are fantastic!


9 Kath January 16, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Canon 50 mm f/1.8


10 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Looks like you’re having a great time. SO lucky you met up with Gena!!


11 Karla January 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I’ve heard the museum of sex is fun!
I’ve always wanted to go to a raw restaurant!


12 Lauren @ eater not a runner January 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I love Max Brenner! So fun :-)


13 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

oh that all looks like so much fun!!!!!


14 Katie (Sweet Tater) January 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

i want to eat at one lucky duck sooooo badly


15 Jenny January 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Oh cool!

You find the SOHO cupcake truck + Bloomingdales SOHO!
have fun :)


16 Jenny January 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm

i mean *found
i sound like a caveman


17 Casey January 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm

LOVE your coat!!!


18 Babycakes January 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm

raw food + sex museum = yum 😉


19 Lisa January 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm

looks like fun! I’ve lived here for 5 years and still haven’t been to that museum. Your lunch looks amazing, I’ll have to try out that restaurant! Enjoy Brooklyn Brewery! So much fun!


20 Freya @ January 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm

wow a chocolate syringe!! Those are two words I never thought would be paired up lol!! You are so so sos lucky being in New York..and a raw restaurant! I don’t eat raw, but I’d love to try a raw restaurant,how cool! Have a greta day :)


21 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Looks like an awesome day!! Love the idea of a uni-sex backpack/purse– my hub and I will have to remember that on our trip to Europe this summer.

You are one lucky duck indeed!


22 Caroline January 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I’m sorry I can’t be there for your meet-up–Have a fabulous rest of your time in NYC! You must have brought the beautiful weather with you–it had been in the single digits for what seems like forever until a few days ago :)


23 Mara @ What's for Dinner? January 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm

WHAT an amazing day!!! Those Quackers were my favorite!!


24 Christy January 16, 2010 at 4:55 pm

The unisex purse is such a great idea! It always seems like the girls get stuck carrying all the junk!


25 Jil January 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

What an amazing day! and I agree with Christy — the unisex purse is a great idea!! The food looks wonderfullll!


26 Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Yeah for unisex purse! I have that purse I have resewn the straps, had the zipper replaced. I love it. I used it for all of my Peace Corps service and it never molded and I was never robbed. I drag it on all my vacations. It holds so much more than it looks like it should be able to. Who ever invented the kidney bag has my sincere appreciation.


27 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Endless flax? Sounds good to me!

I went to the sex museum in Prague WITH MY FAMILY a few years ago. Maybe the most awkward experience of my life…


28 Lee January 16, 2010 at 5:22 pm

I think it’s awesome that you went to the sex museum!


29 Paige@ RunningAroundNormal January 16, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Sounds like SUCH a fun day.
Love that you ventured into the museum of sex! hahah
Sounds like a great meetup. I’ve never had a One Lucky Duck treat before. I need to get with it!


30 Penny (Blonde Bibliophile) January 16, 2010 at 5:26 pm

O. M. G.
I would have died of embarrasment just WALKING BY that museum. I didn’t know anything like that even existed. (But, hey, I live in Oklahoma.) :-) The womens urinal cracked me up.

Now, the chocolate shop….That’s what I’m talking about baby!!! I could spent hours in a place like that. Sad, I know.

Looks like you’re having a great time. :-)


31 Chelsea January 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm

What a fun time! =D I definitely walked by that museum when I was there. I loved seeing the food you got with Gena :)


32 Simply Life January 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Wow looks like a great day in NYC!


33 Jenna January 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Glad you ate having a great time in the city!
Food and desserts look so yummy :)


34 Liz January 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Looks like you are having fun. The Museum of Sex? I had no idea. By the way I absolutely love your jacket- you look so cute in it!


35 Vicky January 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm

What a great walk from ground zero up near Union Square…. I do that walk in the summers with my dogs! I actually live right near Max Brenners (but more west).

Joe’s Coffee is great… and there is a vegan restaurant on the Upper West Side called Cafe Blossom which is pretty good too…

Have lots of fun…


36 Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run January 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Looks like you’re having so much fun in The Big Apple! Chocolate syringe – shoot me up!


37 The Paris Food Blague January 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm

ah i looove those rosemary quackers.

you really lucked out, weather-wise! enjoy!


38 Kristen January 16, 2010 at 6:53 pm

One of the great things about living in NYC is all the walking you get to do. Even when riding the subway there are often a lot of steps to go up and down! Glad you got to see the cupcake truck. If you were here longer, I’d suggest you hit up the waffle truck and of course the Treats Truck. I love the macaroons from One Lucky Duck! Enjoy the rest of your time in NYC!


39 Sam @ Happy Shoes January 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Chocolate syringes and sex museums, sounds like a great trip. Ha! I love the organic coffee shop. I wish we had one here. Also, your coat is really adorable. Do you mind if I ask where you got it?


40 Lisa January 16, 2010 at 7:19 pm

omg that chocolate syringe looks amazing!!


41 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 16, 2010 at 7:19 pm

If you guys ever visit Bloomington, Indiana, where I’m originally from (although I have NO idea why you would), you should visit the Kinsey Institute. It’s a world famous sex museum and they made a movie about it. I love your coat!!


42 Sarah January 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm

So jealous you’re in NYC – such a great city! I was at the Trade Center Memorial this year on 9/11, it was really sad to see the family and friends come out to honor loved ones who had been lost (especially the firefighters) but also very moving.


43 Brittany January 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm

It looks like you guys are having so much FUN! If I could live anywhere, it may just be NYC! Thanks for posting!

P.S. I love your jacket! 😉


44 christie @ honoring health January 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm

What a fun day! I have heard such awesome things about One Lucky Duck! Hope you are enjoying the rest of your day!


45 Iris January 16, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Mmm….looks like you’re having a great time! Glad you got to meet up with Gena. I love her!


46 Niki F January 16, 2010 at 7:58 pm

The static photo is by far my fave! Too funny! And I have so much sympathy.

Love that you are real and post those photos, not just the ones where you look all perfect and stuff. Not just REAL food, REAL you!


47 Brynn January 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Love your jacket!


48 Jen January 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm

You visited one of my tenants, Bean N Bean. I am glad to see them in your blog.


49 Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) January 16, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Oh I’m envious!!!!! Max Brenners AND Lucky duck?!?!?!?! AHHHHHHHHHH
I am happy you guys had a great day and good weather:)



50 Karissa January 16, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Ohhh Max Brenner’s! I had the chocolate soup when I was there last spring 😉


51 Devon (RSRR) January 16, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Those cookies AND Dean & Deluca?! You ARE a lucky blogger! mmmm!


52 Krissy (Single Serving) January 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Wow. You did some walking!! I live close to the MoS so I know of which I speak! The weather today was so amazing you picked the perfect weekend!

RE: the cupcake truck – there are trucks for almost anything these days – there’s one for all sorts of baked treats, one for dumplings, one for waffles. All amazing.

I’ve never seen an oatmeal truck though. Maybe you should work on that!! :)


53 Cynthia (It All Changes) January 16, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I can’t wait for my next trip to NYC after seeing your pictures :-)


54 Mandy @ University Cooking January 16, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Syringe of chocolate looks to DIE FOR!

Ah i forget how much I love NYC. There’s so many different types of stores/ places to see.


55 courtney January 16, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Umm, the museum was “bare”? Double entendre there? Looks like a great day, and the s&m salad was the icing on the cake… glad you are having FUN!! You deserve it 😉


56 Emily Eats and Exercises January 16, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Love the looks of that raw restaurant. I’ll have to send my New Yorker brother to try it out.
Nothing wrong with chocolate at 10am – looks fabulous. :)


57 Jenn (www. ) January 16, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Awesome pictures!! I’ve lived in NY 28 years of my life and you’ve been to more places in NYC in one day than I have been my whole life LOL!



58 Nicole January 16, 2010 at 11:22 pm

The museum of sex is actually quite interesting, I went there a couple of years ago for the history of sex in Japanese anime.


59 Kath January 16, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Coat is from Loehmann’s store.


60 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 16, 2010 at 11:48 pm

i lived in nyc during 9/11; i can’t believe that memorial still isn’t done.


61 Katie January 17, 2010 at 10:33 am

So sorry I didn’t end up being able to meet up with you, but it’s so funny because it seems like we were in the same places anyway! The first picture where you can see “Jay Nails” in the background? I got my manicure there yesterday afternoon! And then stopped by One Lucky Duck for a salad for dinner. Glad you guys are having a nice time!


62 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 17, 2010 at 10:37 am

You look so pretty! Love the coat!

A cupcake truck… that’s pretty cool. Only in NYC ha. And a syringe of chocolate… that is awesome!!! There is a never a bad time for chocolate.


63 Danielle January 17, 2010 at 11:28 am

Looks like you guys had a packed day. I love Matt’s face as he’s biting into the bagel/muffin, too funny!

The museum of sex sounds like it would have been interesting! I had to chuckle when you said it was “bare” though, haha!


64 Ashley January 17, 2010 at 11:29 am

Totally jealous! I am in love with NYC. My thesis project was based there so I got to make a few trips. You look great Kath! Love your adventures and lunch with Gena looked great! How fun…enjoy it! :)


65 Caroline January 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm


Thanks for the great updates recently – I just moved to SC from Charlotte and have made a habit of reading your blog along with my morning paper, so thank you for inspiring me and making me feel like I’m at home! If you’re ever in Charleston, I’d love to meet up with you. I think it’s awesome that you connect with your readers throughout your travels. I also tried my first batch of overnight oats this week and I’m wasn’t sure I could love anything more than the oatmeal pancakes….thanks!

Safe travels!
Caroline, Charleston SC


66 Kath January 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I hope I can come back to Charleston soon!


67 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather January 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

The chocolate syringe is hilarious and brilliant!


68 Kat January 17, 2010 at 4:44 pm

It looks like you’re having an AMAZING time! Your pictures are awesome!


69 sassy molassy January 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Kath, looks like you did a lot of fun things in NYC. So much good food there. I went to the Museum of Sex a few years ago when I was in NYC and thought it was not worth the money. Surprisingly unimpressive and bare then. Hope you got a chance to stroll through central park!


70 Carolyn January 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I’ll have to try that place next time we’re in NYC. Don’t know if the husband will go for raw food, but maybe I can trick him.


71 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 17, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Oh, how I love NY! I am such a walker and I love walking to get everywhere! Looks like a nice lunch!


72 AnnQ January 17, 2010 at 11:33 pm

LOVE IT! My BF and I live just 40 minutes outside of Midtown Manhattan, and we’ve been to the Museum of Sex. It was actually pretty cool :-)


73 Gena January 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Had the best time seeing you, sweetie! Looks like the wedding was great, too.


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