New York City: Part 1

Day 1: Hello New York City!

We arrive in New York City and by “we” I mean all nine of us. Here’s a short backstory…We created this sisterhood through Janet Jackson because we are all huge fans of her and her fanbase is called “Janfam” (like Beyonce has “Beyhive”).  We often travel together to see Janet and this time we traveled to NYC to see her show at the Panorama Festival.

This was the ultimate girls trip. Our hotel, 4 Points by Sheraton, was located in the Financial District. It was a slightly rocky start because the hotel screwed up our hotel reservations. It was a bit of drama between us and the management of the hotel, but you can read about it on TripAdvisor for my review. However, we did not allow that situation to keep us from exploring the city. The first thing we did was head to Mood’s Fabrics. I’m such a huge fan of Project Runway, and I geeked out when I was there. After running around in Mood’s, we ate at Joe’s Pizza on Broadway, chilled on the red steps in Times Square, and then went to Karaoke Duet 35. This spot was a lot of fun. Check out the vlog down below to see the fun action!

IMG_0196Shorts: Top: Banana Republic Fanny Pack: 


Day 2: Brunch, Ice Cream, Bottom’s Up!

More of my friends finally arrive, and we were hungry! We headed to The Cafeteria for brunch. This restaurant is a little nostalgic for us because we ate here the first time we had our girls trip to NYC a couple of years ago. We later went to The Pint Shop, and it’s a “sweet” and cute spot to take pictures for Instagram or to do a photoshoot for your blog. The pop up was smaller than I thought and I was under the impression we would get several samples of ice cream but apparently for a fee of $35 you and your friends can have a Tasting Experience. Other than that, we did our own cute photoshoot.

IMG_4222IMG_4228Processed with VSCO with fp8 presetRude Margarita and Silver Dollar Pancakes

IMG_4471Visiting the Pint Shop

Photo Credit: C. Mone Photography IMG_4473Photo Credit: C. Mone Photography 

IMG_4474Photo Credit: C. Mone Photography 


That night we were invited to hang out at a gay bar, Bottoms Up. This place was so upbeat, and this was my first time going to a gay bar, and naturally, gay men know how to have a good time! We drank, we danced, and sang a bunch of Janet Jackson’s songs from the top of our lungs! Watch the vlog below to see how it all went down!

Thank you for reading! Part Two of this trip will be in another post.

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