Lunch and Christmas Shopping in New York City

January 16, 2019

Hello blog friends.  I went to lunch and did Christmas shopping in lower Manhattan during the second week of December.

My husband took the day off from work but had a business lunch meeting to attend and I came along too.  We decide to do the holiday shopping after our lunch, as we were in no hurry.

I took a few photos of the buildings located in the lower part of Manhattan along the way to the restaurant.

Below you can see part of the building that looks like a fin of a fish, it's called the Oculus Building.

A View of the Oculus Building

Look more views of the Oculus Building!

This guy below is busy looking in his briefcase for something very important!

This was our first time we ate lunch at this restaurant and we went to the lobby of the building.  I asked my husband to take a photo of me in front of this gorgeous Christmas tree.  Look how small I look next to the huge tree.  LOL!

We did not realize it but we were waiting at the wrong area and we had to go back outside to the other side of the building to get to the restaurant.

We had lunch at the restaurant called Manhatta.  It's located at 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY on the 60th floor.  We took an elevator up to the 60th floor and we were amazed at the gorgeous views of the city.

Manhatta Restaurant and Bar

For our lunch we each had appetizers but I forgot to take photos of them.  I had scallops for my main dish that tasted delicious.

My husband had trout with risotto and other vegetables.

A huge cheeseburger with onion rings and pickles for the other guest.

After our lunch we all had coffee.  I had a latte with a pretty heart design made out of the foam.

After our lunch, while still inside the restaurant, it was photo time.  We had an awesome view of the city.

This is a photo of my husband and I.  We are both camera shy.  :)

Look at these gorgeous shots I took while we looked out the window.  We were lucky to have a clear day.

After our amazing lunch, we went to do Christmas shopping in the H&M store and in the Oculus Building.  If you like shopping, then you will like the stores inside the Oculus Building.

If you ever come to visit New York City, you don't want to miss a visit to lower Manhattan.  I would suggest after sightseeing perhaps have lunch or dinner at Manhatta.

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  1. Oooh this sounds like my kind of day! Thank you for sharing those stunning views!

  2. What a great lunch date! The city views are amazing and the food looks delicious.
    Thanks for sharing with us. :-)

  3. Wow, what amazing views, my friend! It sounds like you had a delightful day and oh, what tasty looking food :) Happy New Year, lovely lady! Hugs

  4. That building is awesome! Of all the times I have been in NY I have never seen this building! So cool - and I LOVE H&M!!!! Annster's Domain

  5. There’s no place in the world like New York at Christmas. So glad you were able to enjoy it! 😊

  6. İyi alışverişler.
    Bu mekanı sizin aracılığınız ile tanıdım.
    Tanıtım için teşekkür ederim.
    Rehberlik için teşekkürler.

  7. I went to advertising school there and stayed in a small place on Liberty Street about a thousand years Nothing like the city-although I wouldn't want to live there again. Have a great night- xo Diana

  8. New York views and shopping is fabulous. How awesome to visit there during the holidays. Thanks for sharing. The food looks fantastic. Hugs

  9. Amazing! I visited New York in 2011 with my then two years old toddler. :)

  10. Oh Julie how lucky you are to live in NYC. What a beautiful building and the Christmas is gorgeous too. Your food at the restaurant looked delish. Glad you had a great day and a clear day to see the city view.

  11. It sounds like a great day out Julie. :) xx

  12. What a fun and romantic day for you, Julie! I can't think of a better, lunch and beautiful views with the one you love! The view of the city is breathtaking! xx Hugs, Karen

  13. What a wonderful time for you and your hubby, Julie. I would LOVE to visit NYC at Christmas time!

  14. Great post, Julie! I have yet to make to it the Oculus building yet, but plan to go when it gets a little warmer. And, I've pinned the restaurant you went to - it looks fabulous!


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