the 27th of december was the last full day that siri was here in new york, and it was also her birthday!
so we only did what she wanted to do, of course. like going to the museum of natural history. this pretty place! i had been here 3,5 years ago, but had totally forgotten about how ginormous this place was.
speaking of ginormous, ehe. here’s a mosquito. :(((((
if you’re going here, make sure to have lots of time on your hands. it’s really so huge, and we spent hours here, even though we only chose to see some of the exhibitions.
like the ocean life one, of course, with the huge blue whale hanging from the ceiling. so amazing <3
we also said hi to this manatee.
and this adorable baby seal! and after checking out some meteorites that were millions of years old, we started getting hungry. time to go for birthday dinner.
happy birthday, siri!
we took the bus straight down from upper west side to hell’s kitchen, where five napkins burgers is located.
we got a table in just a little while, and although the place was pretty full, it was a good vibe in there. i really liked the subway tiles and the christmassy ornaments.
we ordered their signature burger (YUM) plus brussel sprouts, fries, and pickles on the side. so gooood but gosh were we full afterwards.
to topp off siri’s birthday and last full new york day properly, we first went to get her her birthday gift from me—a gel manicure—at a nail salon nearby, and then went over to lower east side for a drink.
schiller’s is both hip and cozy at once, and has lovely cocktails—so we ordered one each, and just sat down, chatted, and relaxed after a whole day walking.
and after a while, when our fullness from dinner had passed, we ordered dessert too. very adequate for a birthday in new york city, right?
and the morning after, i waved goodbye to siri after a few days of indulgence of everything. food, bestie talks, and this lovely lovely city. <3
siris sista hela dag i new york var också hennes födelsedag! så vi gjorde bara roliga saker såklart. gick på museum of natural history, till att börja med! jag var där sist för tre år sedan men hade glömt hur enormt det är där! wow alltså.
när vi blev hungriga sen tog vi bussen ner till hell’s kitchen och käkade maffig burgarmiddag. sedan var det dags för min present till henne, en gelmanikyr, så vi satte oss på en salong i närheten och ordnade det innan vi drog till schiller’s på lower east side för att avsluta kvällen med drinkar och dessert. så fin sista dag med siri.