Sometimes a Fantasy

Yesterday I checked out Chelsea Market, a nice place with lots of shops and restaurants. I bought gifts for friends and got myself cookies at Eleni's, which I posted on my Instagram but devoured them so fast that I couldn't take a proper photo of them to show here.

I had a shrimp taco at Takumi, a Japanese Mexican restaurant. It was really good but I should have eaten two as I was still hungry afterwards. 

Chelsea Market
75 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

In the afternoon I went to see Perfect Crime, the longest-running play in New York. It has pretty bad reviews but I wanted to see it because the same leading actress has performed in the play since 1987! And she has never taken any holidays or sick days. She has only missed four performances to be at her siblings' weddings. I found this so incredible that I had to see it. It was entertaining but unfortunately I have to agree with the reviews. 

My true highlight of this trip was Billy Joel's concert at Madison Square Garden. It has always been my dream to attend an event at this venue and finally it came true last night! Everything was so impressive. I had a comfortable seat at the Madison Club, which was at the back of the stage but the view was still good. On the same floor there were lots of private suites and I saw delicious sushi and gourmet dishes being served in there. One day I need to get one of these.

Billy Joel played most of his greatest hits, including The River of Dreams, Piano Man, and my favourites; Uptown Girl and Only the Good Die Young.

The piano was on a rotating platform which I also found so cool. 

I had a great time and I'm so happy that I could experience this.

Now I'm going to have Chinese for lunch. Happy Lunar New Year to those who celebrate this!



  1. Wonderful pictures!
    Looks like you having a great time :)

  2. I love those pencil holders! I want one!





  3. Ohh everything looks amazing!! Happy chinese new year :) x


  4. That market looks absolutely lovely and the item I saw from there are just what I love to bring home from holidays :)

  5. Beautiful photos and amazing experiences!!! I wish also one day to be at Madison Square Garden, okay and I wish one day to return to New York in general :)

  6. Happy Lunar New Year! Looks like you had a fun day. That market is so unique. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  7. Great photos, it looks like you are having a blast

  8. Marvelous concert and this market looks very nice. Your photos are amazing ! :)

  9. Amazing! I wish I could see that concert, too. Happy Chinese new year! x

  10. what a jam-packed day!! i really want to explore Chelsea Market too when I get the chance to go back to NYC!! :D
    and I wanna see a concert in Madison too!! You've been doing so many amazing things there!!! thanks for sharing all these wonderful experiences!!

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  11. I love that market, and the concert sounds amazing!
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  12. Wow amazing photos and concert!! Looks like you had a wonderful time! ;)

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  13. Happy New Year Annouk! It looks like you're living it up in NYC! What a busy day you had and it looks like there wasn't a boring moment! Can't wait to see what else you'll be up to in your next post!

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  14. love it! Hope you'll stop by for my latest post!

  15. You are making me miss NY!! Love all the photos :)

  16. I hadn't heard about that play in New York. The actress sounds like a boss, even if the play wasn't that great haha!

  17. Great pics, the market looks very interesting!

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  18. Chelsea Market looks fabulous, I would eat more of that shrimp taco. Attending a concert at Madison Square Garden must be surreal. Listening to music there with all that people must be so memorable.

  19. That sounds like an amazing trip ! I hope I can go to NYC soon too, I miss it so much !

  20. The concert sounds amazing indeed! I saw a video on your IG. The hall was so huge and beautifully decorated! Happy to hear you enjoy your trip! I'd love to try that Takumi (never heard of it before). Have a nice weekend!

  21. Chelsea Market is one of my favorite places in NYC. I don't visit all that often since I don't live in the neighborhood anymore but I must get there soon. I've heard about those tacos at Takumi and the one you had looks really tasty. The Billy Joel concert looks awesome too!

  22. These look so much fun!! Awesome experience!
    xo, Jane

  23. Chelsea Market is probably one of my favorite places to go to in New York City! I didn't get a chance to go the last time I was there but I always try to stop by whenever I'm there. And how awesome is that you got to see a concert especially at Madison Square Garden!


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