I had the best time this weekend in New York with Ashlee and Liz, two of my oldest and closest friends. We’ve known each other since 7th grade and although Liz moved to New York, when we see each other it is like no time has passed. I managed to take some great photos (all of Ashlee), so this is more like “Ashlee’s Trip to NY” rather than “Koko’s Trip to NY:”
Ashlee got in a couple of days before me, so when my red eye flight landed at 7AM I headed straight to Liz’s, took a quick nap and then met Ashlee and Liz for lunch at this cute place called Alexandra around the corner.
Liz had to go to work afterwards, so Ashlee and I had the day to do what we wanted… and we did…SHOPPING.
We shopped for 7.5 hours. Liz actually beat us home since we were gone for so long. We walked all over Soho and the West Village and stocked up on new shoes and clothes and necklaces. There is something about shopping on vacation that is dangerous…and Ashlee and I together are a terrible twosome. We actually talk each other INTO purchases instead of OUT of them (I bought a headband/turban… that’s for another post):
We also ate AMAZING food the whole trip. My favorite meal was brunch at Barbuto, Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant.
I got the L’Uovo al Forno (creamed spinach, polenta, oven baked eggs and parmesan):
And Liz got the L’Uovo Pizza (oven baked eggs, salsa verde and pancetta):
Good thing I don’t live in NY… I would come here daily!
Ashlee and I also made time for dinner with our good friend Nia who Ashlee knows from College. We ate at Pulino’s (delicious Italian food).
And yes, if you are reading this and thinking all we did was shop and eat, you are correct.
I was sad to realize when I got home that I didn’t take any photos of me, Ashlee and Liz together. I guess I have to save something for the next trip!
Ashlee and Liz (2011)
The three of us slept a lot and ate a lot. We laughed and talked about when we were 15 and where we thought we were going to be. And what our goals were in life:
Liz’s Goal: running a big movie studio (she’s on her way) ;
Ashlee’s Goal: becoming a big fashion designer (she’s on her way);
And my goal: working in entertainment and marrying Quincy! (this was the one that gave us the most laughs… but that’s a story for another post too!)
It’s so nice to be with old friends because they remind you of where you came from. And you realize that you will always be friends/sisters forever.