Weekend in NYC - Erin's Inside Job

Weekend in NYC

Hey hey it’s Monday!

I had a great weekend in NYC and am back for another four day week. BAM. My sister comes to visit on Friday, so I only have one client in the morning and then it’s time for more city adventures!

Before I get ahead of myself, let’s backtrack to this weekend. But before backtracking, here’s a shot of Chicago on our way back in to the city.


We left for NYC Friday morning and got in around 11 am. I had grand plans to hit three dessert places before a family dinner we had planned for the evening. Since I was advised not to wear exercise clothes to dinner (lame), I actually bought a dress.


We dropped our stuff in Queens and headed into the city to try two places that were located right next to each other: Butter Lane and Big Gay Ice Cream.

I was told that Butter Lane made some of the best cupcakes ever, but honestly, I was pretty disappointed.

Butter Lane

So we headed next door to Big Gay Ice Cream, who I’ve followed on social media for awhile. I got a simple vanilla cone with hot fudge, but again was a little disappointed. The fudge tasted like the chocolate had been overcooked and was grainy. Plus the picture ended up looking like a poop stick.

Big Gay Ice Cream

The third place I had wanted to go was the Chobani store, but it was closed for remodeling πŸ™

We had about 90 min to kill before dinner, so we headed to Chelsea Market to escape the heat. It was a cute place with lots of shops and food options, so we wandered around for a bit.

Chelsea Market

We found another cupcake shop where I got a flourless chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting. This one redeemed my dessert disasters from earlier. Yes, at this point I had now eaten two cupcakes and an ice cream cone.


We headed to Momoya sushi to meet Neil’s other cousins who live in the city.


Everything they had was delicious, but I really liked this tuna tortilla because I hadn’t had anything like it before.


We took a group photo afterwards and then headed back to Queens for the night.


After breakfast on Saturday, we headed out to lunch in a beautiful area that reminded me of Harry Potter. Of course I don’t have any pictures, but I do have a picture of my second breakfast: PB, honey, and banana oatmeal.


We walked to a century-old ice cream store called Eddie’s Sweet Shop, where I got an epic sundae.

Big Eddies Sweet Shop

Then we headed back to the house so we could change and head to another relative’s house for a family dinner. I also wore ANOTHER DRESS. I got both of them at H&M.


We had a cookout with Neil’s aunts and uncles (and parents), who all happened to be able to make it to the same place for the weekend. By the time we actually made food it was dark, so I don’t have any pictures. We had grilled veggies, burgers, and salmon.


We headed back and spent a nice leisurely morning on Sunday. Our flight was in the early afternoon, so we grabbed another family lunch and then had to head out.

In order to make sure I felt like it was somewhat of a weekend at home, we relaxed and watched a couple movies before heading to bed. We rewatched Superbad which was AMAZING since I hadn’t seen it in a couple years.

It was a great weekend with some family that we hadn’t seen in awhile. Let me know how your weekend was in the comments!


  • What did you do this weekend?
  • What was the best thing you ate?

30 comments on “Weekend in NYC

  1. Had an eve in Friday night with the fiancΓ©. Watch cle indians and Dallas Cowboys, our favs and they both won. Also went to a great all day swim party yesterday.
    FYI- I love Chi town. Best friendly big city out there!

    1. Nope haven’t had that and I saw that ice cream but didn’t really like what it was made of. It all seemed a little blah.

  2. You brought some really cute dresses; it looks like a really blessed weekend in NYC. πŸ™‚ All those desserts are kind of making me want to eat ice cream for breakfast. πŸ™‚ It’s amazing because you could probably live in NYC your whole life and not have plumbed the depths of all the foodie-ventures to be had.
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    1. That’s a compliment from you πŸ™‚ They were actually really comfortable. Maybe I’ll be a girl more often!

  3. So this weekend, I started pt. 1 of 3 in moving my life to a new apartment in a different state for an internship…so the greatest thing I ate was questbars #pathetic. BUT I just lived vicariously through your ice cream and cup cake photos. The sundae photo is basically amazing…I think you Instagram-ed a picture of it (?) and I was drooling over that too. And great dresses, perfect summer/fall transition pieces πŸ™‚
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    1. Yeah I put a slightly different one up on IG but basically the same thing. It was magical. I hope you get some down time from moving – it’s the worst!

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