In lieu of the usual "On My Radar" post this Friday, I want to share a recap of my trip to NY instead. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I headed back up to Long Island and NYC this past week for some quality time with family. It was a wonderful trip and I feel so lucky that I got to spend such a great week with family. 

After spending a few days on Long Island celebrating my grandfather's birthday, we headed into the city for a few days.

To kick things off, we spent a few hours in the Guggenheim enjoying the architecture and art. 

I think the museums may be what I miss the most about living in the city so it was the perfect way to start the day. 

If you've never been, I highly recommend stopping in the next time you're in the city. It's a great museum that you can easily see in a few hours - perfect for a quick trip.     

Next up, we grabbed a quick bite at a Thai place near the museum before heading to my favorite bakery for a sweet treat. I seriously want to start a petition to bring Maison Kayser to Charleston and I savored every moment of my almond croissant.

Once we were done tending to our sweet tooth, we headed over to 5th Ave for some shopping. I didn't find anything that I have on my list for fall, but I still had a blast enjoying the energy of the city - nothing beats it! After we got out shopping fill, we grabbed some delicious pizza at B Squared before heading back to our hotel.

On our last day in the city, we grabbed brunch at an adorable (and delicious!) diner called Nickel & Diner. Not only was it incredibly tasty, but it has the cutest decor.

Plus, it's right around the corner from the Glossier showroom so it's the perfect spot to visit if you're waiting for Glossier to open. 

After enjoying a relaxing brunch, we headed around the corner to Glossier where I picked up a few pieces that I'll be reviewing soon.

After that, we made a dash to the airport and I landed safely back in Charleston to slightly cooler August temps that have me dreaming about fall.