A Day in Pictures: The High Line and Chelsea Market

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I don't do a lot of "Day in Pictures" posts, largely because my daily activities tend to be boring and redundant. Yesterday, though, after a grueling start to the week I headed off for a fun outing with some friends and thought I'd be lazy and not do a beauty post share the photos!

(Fair warning: I was a bit snap happy).

Our first stop was the High Line, which is doubtlessly the most interesting public works program New York has done in recent years. Basically, it's a beautiful public park built onto a raised freight train rail and it's just as cool as it sounds. It's pretty much at the very western end of Manhattan, so while it's not the easiest place to get to, it's totally worth it when you do. It's a popular hang out place, and can be extremely crowded sometimes (they even offer stargazing at night!) but luckily it was relatively quiet during the day. 

If I had a more poetic soul, I might write something slightly obnoxious about the juxtaposition of unadulterated nature and contemporary technology--but I say let's just enjoy the pictures, hmm? =)



It was intensely foggy and humid, but the air on the line was significantly cooler and windy. 


I love this picture


Everything is so unbelievably intensely lush and green, and the rail tracks are a nice touch.  

She found the perfect spot!


I don't think I've ever seen these lounge chairs empty. One day I'll manage to score one and then park myself there for hours--Kindle, blanket and all. 


We hopped off the line at Chelsea Market in pursuit of some food (and also secretly hoping to run into some Food Network stars, which never happens). 





Was very tempted by the chocolate, but opted instead for crepe!


Mine was filled with slices of apple and brie, mixed greens, and a drizzle of honey and balsamic vinaigrette. Bliss, I tell ya. Bliss.


Swung by Amy's Bread for some goodies to act as fuel on our walk back.


And randomly stumbled upon drybar!



Promptly crashed on the couch when I got home, and basically didn't get up until it was time for bed.


I figured my legs deserved a break. =)


For those of you who hate these types of posts, don't worry, there's plenty of the beauty stuff coming your way!


Hope you're all well!

2 comments :

  1. Sorry you didn't see any Food Network stars. :-( I've managed to run into Rachel Ray at Chelsea Markets (only in passing, though), and she was absolutely tiny! BTW, that crepe looks delicious....

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    1. Really? She looks a little short on her shows, so I guess she must be pretty small in real life.

      The closest I've come to a food network celebrity is walking past alex guarnaschelli taping a segment at the Union Square farmer's market and she was tiny too!

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