Hello Beautiful people!
I recently had the opportunity to meet up with my sisters in New York for a fun weekend! And I’m here to share all the details with you. So let’s go….
As most of you guys know I live in Los Angeles, Ca. However, most of my immediate family still lives in the city that I grew up in Boston, MA.
So how did this New York trip come about?
Well, I won an online contest that included a 2-Night Stay at the W New York – Union Square Hotel. I know crazy right?! The prize packet included a few other amazing goodies that I will talk about in another post. So stay tuned for that.
So when I found out I had a 2-night stay at the W Hotel in Union Square my first initial reaction, of course, was to invite Drew to come with me because he’s never been to N.Y. However, (Sorry Drew lol) I feel like my sisters and I never really get the chance to hangout especially since we live on opposite sides of the country. And when I do go visit my family in Boston there’s always so much going on, both of my sisters are mothers so the kids are always around, significant others, and our parents so it’s never just my sisters and I. So I thought it would be really nice to invite my sisters to New York and have a sister weekend. And that’s really what this weekend was about. It was about reconnecting with my sisters and spending some quality time together just us Betancourt Sisters. And of course, exploring New York together!
2-Day New York Itinerary
First and foremost I want to give a shout out and a huge thanks to W New York-Union Square for the amazing stay and hospitality. W New York – Union Square is the perfect central location, we had easy access to the subway and we were at walking distance to Madison Square Park, Flat Iron Building and so much more.
Day 1 – Friday
So for our Itinerary we all sort of picked 1 thing we wanted to do and 1 place we wanted to eat. S0 our first night, in New York City after getting ready in our hotel room went had dinner at Rattle N Hum East a craft beer bar and kitchen. Then we visited the Museum of Sex and it’s exactly what it sounds like with a special toy shop at the entrance. Definitely an interesting experience, not my cup of tea per say but I had fun in the boob bouncy house.
Day 2 – Saturday
Our second day was full of exploration. We first walked over from our hotel to the Flat Iron building. I wanted to take a picture in front of the building but found it rather difficult considering how tall it is. Right after we were able to walk over to the Empire State Building and ride the elevator all the way to the 86th floor. Seeing New York City from that high was breathtaking.
For dinner, that day my younger sister wanted to go to La Casa del Mofongos in Washington Heights so we took the subway got off at the wrong stop got lost a little but eventually made our way to the restaurant. La Casa del Mofongo is a Dominican restaurant the place is very lively the food was delicious but the service was lacked a little. Anyway moving on we also went dancing that night and it was a lot of fun. I don’t remember the name of the club we went to but I always enjoy N.Y Latin clubs more than L.A Latin Clubs just because I feel like the music is always better. And I always have more fun.
Day 3 – Sunday
Last day in New York City we had Sunday brunch at Pietro Nolita which was amazing! Definitely my favorite spot in New York that weekend. Not only is Pietro Nolita super cute and super pink the entire staff was delightful. Not to mention they have delicious brunch food and drinks. The Violetta Fizz is a lavender infused vodka cocktail that is super refreshing and perfect for brunch. Just FYI they only take American Express or cash but they do have an atm inside if you need it.
Okay, folks that is it for my New York Weekend with my sisters. I hope you enjoyed the photos and Vlog. I’m planning on returning to New York with Drew in the future so if you have any other suggestions for places that I missed on this trip. Please leave them below. Or if you go to New York and try any of these places out let me know what you thought.
Love you guys mucho,