My mom and I have enjoyed an annual shopping trip to the city for years. Now living only a few hours away from the island of Manhattan, the husband and I ventured to the big apple for a weekend of excitement and cultural research ...that's right, a good old fashioned bar crawl! Our weekend pick was hands down Joshua Tree in SoHo. All your favorite 80's hits with those great videos blasting on multiple jumbo screens! Oh what a night, followed by a little downtown shopping and brunch at the original Serendipity3. We also explored the coolest candy store to bring back a special treat for the kids. Owned by Ralph Lauren's daughter Dylan's Candy Bar was the sweet spot of our Sunday stroll.