I Heart New York!


After a very uneventful red-eye flight to New York, I was met by my awesome cousin Mercy. She texted me directions to navigate myself through JFK out to Jamaica Station. Bleary-eyed, I stared at her directions confused. The brain was not quite “on” for the day. But as I got through to the end of the terminal, her directions were very easy. JFK has evolved so much since the last time I was here. Taking the AirTran over to Jamaica Station was such a cinch!

I’ve had a lot of coffee today. A LOT. I’m surprised I’m not more jittery. I think it’s just brought me up to a normal functioning state. One fair trade coffee home-brewed, an iced mocha from Gorilla Coffee, and another iced Caramel Machiatto from Starbucks. Caffeine city!

Mercy took me on a fun little tour of Park Slope, Brooklyn and showed me her stomping grounds. There’s a plethora of every type of cuisine you could ever imagine. I love how pedestrian-friendly New York is, not to mention how easy it is to use public transportation. It’s quite the opposite from living in California. Check out the view from her roof!



We hit up Two Boots Pizza and had some yummy pizza.


It was a little rainy. Here’s one with Mercy.


We located the Magnolia Bakery from Sex and the City popularity. I found me some fantastic Red Velvet Cheesecake. I love Red Velvet cake, but when you combine that with cheesecake?! Total Win!!! HOLLLLA! Talk about a total calorie fest, but I figure a) I’m on vacation, b) we’re walking a ton, and c) it’s totally worth it. Serious highlight of the day!






I also had an amazing engagement session with the sweetest couple! Thank you to Nakeisha and Cesar, you both were fabulous! Here’s a sneak peek from this afternoon.


I heart New York!!

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  • Reply Elizabeth Momb 04.23.2009 at 9:21 am

    Ronqui! I just love that you’re on vacation and you still continue to blog, Facebook, take engagement photos, and obsess over red velvet cake. You’re just too crazy :) Miss you back here in Cali!

  • Reply Mercy Bell 04.23.2009 at 9:26 am

    ahhhhhhhhhh. the photos catch exactly what it felt like. So gooooood.

  • Reply Carissa 04.23.2009 at 10:57 am

    great pictures Catie! You sure do have the creative eye for photography!

  • Reply Kim 04.23.2009 at 4:35 pm

    Catie. Your colors are too die for! Awesome work! I feel better after a nap & some OTC drugs. Hope to see you later in your trip.

  • Reply Kathleen 04.24.2009 at 11:22 am

    Oh, my girls. What fun! Enjoying the show……..

  • Reply Lisa 04.26.2009 at 11:20 pm

    I miss my city… (yes, it’s mine, thank you very much!) Next time I’m in town, I’m trying the red velvet cheesecake!

    Love your engagement shot – looking forward to seeing more 😉

  • Reply Daniel Galang 04.27.2009 at 9:33 pm

    dang homegirl!you rock the city love! I am definitely going to NYC someday now… especially for the magnolia bakery!

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