Whilst there is nothing I detest more than huffing and puffing my way through crowds, we had to head to the tourist spots to see what all of the fuss was about. You can’t go to New York and not catch a glimpse of Times Square, or see the skyline from above. As per your recommendations, we took in the view from the top of the Rock – it’s breathtaking. New York is so beautiful, and I’m missing it already!
Our trip to Times Square wasn’t quite as successful – as soon as we arrived the sky turned a scary shade of grey and a storm forced us to spend an hour in Toys R Us (I could think of worse places to be stuck) – perhaps it was a sign! The only solution was to hop over to the nearest cinema and catch a screening of the Great Gatsby (which was great indeed, by the way – a smiling Leonardo Dicaprio is the best kind, don’t you think?).
I took a million more pictures, so I think next I’ll compile a little round-up of the places we ate and things we did (spoiler: lots of walking) for those of you asking. See you then! x
Coat - Zara | Shirt - Zara | Skirt - ASOS
Shoes - Charlotte Olympia | Sunglasses - ASOS | Bag - DvF
One of my favourite things about traveling to a new city is the taxi ride between the airport and the hotel, and New York didn’t disappoint. Miguel and I turned smiling to each other – it was completely as we had imagined, with the laddered fire escapes and yellow school buses.
This time, rather than staying in a hotel, we thought we’d try out Airbnb (so much cheaper!) and found ourselves sharing an apartment in Brooklyn, meaning we were immediately thrown in to the New York way of life. Upon arrival, we set down our bags and headed out to take a look around our new neighbourhood.
Brooklyn has that East London thing (that I still don’t really get) of feeling very poor in certain areas, whilst littered with hip bars and places to eat. I think it was at night when we saw it come to life, with people buzzing around these trendy hotspots. We’re not really a ‘hip bar’ kind of couple, and instead opted for a slice of pizza and an early night (jetlag sucks), ready for a day of pounding the Manhattan streets.
P.S – huge thank you to everyone who recommended things to do and place to eat, we would have been lost without you! Can’t wait to share all the good food we ate! Mmmmm x
Blouse - Vintage via ASOS Marketplace | Dungaree Dress - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - French Sole | Sunglasses - ASOS | Bag - ASOS Marketplace
When you tell people you live in London, I’m almost sure they imagine double decker buses, Oxford St and…Eastenders. They couldn’t be further from the truth – London is such a big, beautiful city that I hadn’t even taken the short trip from my house to Highgate Village until this weekend – there is always something new to discover.
Miguel and I walked for just 15 minutes from our new place to Highate Village, and somehow it felt as if we were on holiday. The sun was shining, and the atmosphere was different – quiet and sleepy, like it’s name suggests. Next time we wander in that direction, we’ll be stopping off at the cemetery (not as morbid as it sounds when you see how beautiful it looks).
With the sun out in full force, I took the opportunity to get my pale pins out, accessorised with a pair of cat-faced tights (I’m sure plenty of puzzled passers-by thought I had cat tattoos on my legs – if only). The cats are probably supposed to sit on my knees, but coming from an Asian clothing store, they are a little too short for my legs!
I clip-clopped around the village in my kitten heels before stopping for a few sweet treats and heading home. Ahh, weekends are the best! x
Jumper - YesStyle | Skirt - Miss Selfridge | Bag - Nelly
Tights - YesStyle | Shoes - Russell & Bromley