50. Go to the original Shake Shack in NYC. My stepbrother, Ben, came to visit from TX, and I figured this would be the perfect place for dinner after a day spent walking all over the city. While I’ve been to Shake Shack restaurants in Westport, Miami, and NYC, I never seemed to make it to the original location in Madison Square Park before. This specific location was perfect because there is no inside seating (since it is literally a shack). We were able to enjoy our burgers as well as the beautiful, fall weather. It was worth the wait!
I’ve been checking things off my bucket list left and right over the last few months, so I figured I’d give an update on my recent adventures. One area I’ve been slacking? Thinking of new things to add to my list! Leave me some of your bucket list items in the comments below, and I’ll add my favorites.
75. Donate to a charity. As you know from this post, I am now officially a member of Friends of the High Line after donating to their program. While it’s not helping the poor or ill, Friends of the High Line is still a non-profit organization which relies on donations and volunteers to keep the park running smoothly. In addition, I donated a small amount of money to my high school, which made me feel like quite the adult…until I had macaroni and cheese and apple sauce for lunch later that day.
84. Sing karaoke. Last weekend I went out with friends, and it happened to be karaoke night at the bar we walked into. While I’ve been an awesome hype girl during karaoke nights, I’ve never performed solo before. Before I knew it, the DJ was calling me up to the front! While my go-to karaoke number would have to be Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby”, my friends secretly picked the 90’s classic “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)” by Blessed Union of Souls. I didn’t mind getting down to that. What song would you pick for your big moment?
133. Visit the top NYC museums (Guggenheim,
Met, MoMA, Whitney, Natural History). I’m slowly but surely crossing New York’s finest museums off my list. Earlier in the summer, I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Just like at the Louvre, I could get lost there for hours because there is so much to see. I made sure to see the Punk Rock exhibit, van Gogh, Pollock, Monet, and Picasso. I was hoping for a little mystery and adventure a la From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, but I guess I’ll have to wait until my next visit…
154. See Newsies on Broadway. I’ve been begging my friend, Ben, to take me to Newsies since the first week I met him. The beginning of September happened to be Broadway Week, so I figured this was the perfect opportunity. It was amazing! Hands down my favorite Broadway play I’ve seen thus far.
155. Visit 230 Fifth rooftop bar! I thought this would be another perfect spot to bring my stepbrother during his visit to NYC. We met family friends here for brunch and enjoyed good conversation and the brunch buffet. The buffet included fruit, pancakes, French toast, hamburgers, Eggs Benedict, cookies, bacon, chicken, and more! While the atmosphere at 230 Fifth is amazing and the view is breathtaking (especially if the weather is as beautiful as we were lucky enough to experience), the food wasn’t anything to write home about. Having said that, this would be an excellent place for a night out or Happy Hour.
162. Get a milkshake from Bill’s Bar and Burger. I don’t remember how this got onto my bucket list, but that’s usually how it goes. If I hear someone rave about a place then I add it forgetting the original reasoning down the road. I went here for a late dinner after watching the fireworks on the roof of 30 Rockefeller on Independence Day. The restaurant and it’s food wasn’t that memorable. The only thing I remember is that the server kept trying to get me to add whiskey to my chocolate milkshake. Gross…
That’s all (for now), folks!
Stay fit and fabulous,