Biggest regret of day two in New York: not taking a picture of the amazing breakfast we had at Le Pain Quotidien. Think avocado toast, quiche, hard-boiled eggs served with bread varieties, pots of tea and coffee, etc. It really was the best.
After breakfast, we made our way to the Rockefeller Center where we saw one of those daily talk shows being filmed, and then it was on to the Top of the Rock! The view of New York from the Rockefeller is amazing. The building is right before Central Park, so you can see all of it without any buildings being in the way. There's also a perfect view of the Empire State Building! It was quite cloudy while we were up there, but still so worth it.
After the Rock, it was off to Madison Avenue for a little shopping. We made sure to stop at the Lilly store where I got this dress and these shorts, and of course, we had to go to Laduree. As typical as it sounds, I love macarons. They're almost my favorite dessert, right behind ice cream (even though I'm low-key lactose intolerant...). There are some pretty good macarons in Atlanta, but nothing compares to Laduree. I wish I could've taken the whole store home with me.
We went down to Central Park to eat our macarons and take a break from all the walking. (Pro-tip: don't wear uncomfortable shoes in New York.) I'd always wanted to see the pond where you can sail mini, remote-controlled sailboats, so we asked around and eventually found it! Cutest thing ever.
Central Park has the absolute best scenery. I'm sure you've heard it before, but you really could forget you're in a huge city if you wander around long enough.
I can't tell you how many tries it took to get that twirling picture.