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{Her} Friday Five

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Five Things that have been added to my NYC Bucket List. Let me know if you have done any or any things I have to try!

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic I have wanted to go every year since I moved to the city. What is better than a beautiful summer day in the sun, getting dressed to the nines with Veuve in hand? The fashion always is perfect and the event seems like the perfect way to kick off the summer!

Big Apple BBQ Ok – So… Little known fact about me, I LOVE BBQ. Like, I love it. Ribs, brisket, burnt ends, burgers, hot dogs, grilled corn, BBQ sauce… all of the above. I went to college in Reno, NV and it’s neighboring city, Sparks NV holds America’s largest BBQ Festival every summer. Now this may not sound like much to you, but if you live in Reno or the surrounding area, you look forward to 3 things each summer: 1. Warm days on Lake Tahoe. 2. Reno Rodeo (Yes, seriously.) 3. Rib Cook Off.  My bestie and I would go every day of the festival to try several ribs from different vendors and always finish the day off with fresh kettle corn. So when Alex and I found out about the Big Apple BBQ last year the day after it ended, we were obviously totally disappointed but super excited to stop by next month.

You can take the girl outta the country, but you can’t take the country outta the girl.

Flea Market Another little known fact… I hate thrift stores, garage sales and flea markets. Now… let me explain. My mother LOVES everything about searching for treasures in thrift stores, she loves it so much she decided to open up her own thrift store in my home town. She loves her shop and I do too. I could not be more proud of her! But… she would bring me to countless thrift shops and garage sales as a kid and I despised it. I hated the smell (her store smells great BTW) and the fact that you dont know who owned an item before it got there. I would wait in the car for her. I know, brat. So this has stuck with me and I realize how stupid it is. There are some AMAZING finds out there and crazy deals. So… this summer I am going to get over it and go to a Flea Market and I am determined to find something cool.

Mom would be proud.

Sleep No More Dark, interactive theater with dinner and drinks at The McKittrick Hotel. Heard nothing but amazing things and I need to go see it!

Helicopter Tour Totally a tourist thing, I know. But can you imagine, flying above NYC looking down on the buildings, Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the millions of people. Oh, it gives me goosebumps thinking about how amazing it would be! I really want to do this!!

Checked off the list:

Vandal – I went to Vandal about a month ago for one of my bestie’s birthdays and let me tell you it really lives up to the hype. The entrance to the restaurant is a flower shop, very speakeasy-like. It is a gorgeous entrance even with a cashier as if it was a real shop. The true entrance to the restaurant is filled with ridiculously amazing art and art sculptures. The restaurant itself is HUGE, has wonderful food, great music and a beautiful crowd. Be sure to stop by the espresso cart and photobooth too!  If you are looking for a really fun night out, head to the club downstairs. FYI: It takes a month to get a reservation, but totally worth the wait!

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