Photography by Brianne Lee

Photography by Brianne Lee

"I’ve never been a millionaire, but I know I’d be just darling at it."

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Day 5

We began the morning of day 5 in the Upper East Side. Our first stop was the well-known, cylindrically white shaped building known as the Guggenheim Museum. Known for its' wide ramp inside, which spirals up to the top, you are able to stop at whatever exhibits strike your fancy along the way. Unfortunately, due to the installation of a new exhibit, we were unable to experience this section of the museum. Regardless, we made our way through the open portions of the museum, admiring the modern and contemporary artwork that occupied its’ walls.

Back outside, we started walking down Madison Ave. Along the way, we happened upon a lovely looking place by the name of Laduree, which sold macaroons. (Surprise, surprise!) Meg and I each bought two, one coffee, one chocolate. 
They were oh so yummy!

Just one street over from Madison is 5th Ave.
 As we began our trek down the famed avenue, I couldn’t help but think of a quote I once found, 
“I’ve never been a millionaire, but I know I’d be just darling at it."
 I’ve always had a love affair with brand name lines such as Chanel, Versace, and Tory Burch;
 so walking down a street where these stores appeared one after another was like living a dream. 
Alas, window-shopping was all my college student budget could afford. Nonetheless, I was a happy camper!

Private terrace at Kate Spade.
Stopping in a couple stores that caught our eyes, we were treated like royalty. 
At Kate Spade, a man who looked like a bodyguard, wearing a suit and sunglasses, greeted and opened the door for us. 
And at Tiffany’s, we had our own personal elevator button pusher!

To escape the heat and rest our feet for a while, we popped in Trump Tower, located right next to Tiffany’s. 
(I now understand why Trump named his daughter Tiffany!) 
Floor to ceiling granite marble, a waterfall, Starbucks, shops and restaurants, Trump Tower has it all. 
“How do you think Trump gets to work?” I questioned.
 “Probably a private helicopter that lands on the roof,” we decided. 
Turns out he actually does have a helicopter! However, I have yet to find out if there's a landing on the roof for it.

Around 3:30, we headed to the second museum of the day. On friday evenings between 4 and 8, the Museum of Modern Art offers free entrance to the public. This was wonderful news considering regular admission price is $25!
We spent the rest of our evening roaming around the MoMA's massive six floor building.

The painting shown above is Pablo Picasso's Girl before a mirror.

The MoMA is home to art pieces done by some of the worlds most famous artists.
 Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera just to name a few.

Pablo Picasso's famed Starry Night.

I loved the layout of this museum. It provided a calm and easy-going experience of modern art. 
With so much to see, the floors seamlessly guide its' visitors throughout the building, allowing you to see everything. 
A personal favorite of mine was the photography exhibit (shown below).

After seeing as much as we possibly could, Meg and I decided to head back to the apartment.
On the way, we picked up a few items from a nearby grocery store and made ourselves a dinner of pasta, veggies and bread from the bakery!


  1. pablo picasso did not paint starry night


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