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Since I’ve been traveling so much, I decided to join my husband’s conference trip to New York City. I flew standby into the city on an 8am flight, so I beat Brian by a couple of hours. (It was a good thing I did, as my original flight got delayed by 2.5 hours. I would’ve missed our musical later in the day!)

He had booked a room at Hotel Edison to be close to Times Square, where the conference was. If you’ve ever tried to book a hotel there, you know that it’s a balance between quality and price. While our room was quite small, this view from one of our two sets of corner windows was amazing.

After we got checked in, we headed to brunch at Cosme. They serve shareable, fresh Mexican dishes. We had the mushroom quesadilla, the arctic char tostada with salsa macha, and the epazote quesadilla (which was my fav).

I also had the super spicy chilaquiles with red sauce, poached egg, and creme fraiche.

We walked around a bit after brunch, the weather was incredible–sunny and 75. We were both feeling sleepy, given our early morning travels to the airport, so we stopped at Idea Coffee. I loved that this vintage typewriter was just sitting on a table, ready to be used.

We got changed for the show and headed down to the bar in our lobby, The Rum House. They have a super chill vibe, frequent live musical guests, and a great menu. I had this concoction of Starr African rum, Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, Giffard Abricot du Roussillon, grapefruit, demerara, egg white, and a star anise. It is called the Star F****r, harsh, but it was pretty amazing.

Then it was time for the show – Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre. If you didn’t watch the Tony’s, you may have missed that this folk opera just won eight Tony’s, including Best New Musical. The show was fantastic – interesting plot and super talented cast. I would HIGHLY recommend the show. The new cast recording of the soundtrack was just released, listen to it here.

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