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
I want your tips!
Sorry for the misleading title, if you were expecting skyscrapers and yellow taxis you’ll have to watch this space, as next week I’m heading to NYC for the first time. I’m stupidly excited! I know I’m going to fall in love with it – any New Yorkers reading are probably giggling already at my rose tinted glasses, but I have a feeling that it’s going to win my heart.
I’m not usually one for doing much research beforehand. Generally on a first trip I find it best not to have a to-do list as long as your arm, as rushing around never works out for the best. But as Miguel and I are only in the city for 3 days before heading over to Las Vegas to visit his family, I thought I’d turn to you knowledgeable lot for your top tips so we’re certain to use our time efficiently. What are your must-dos and must-sees? Anything from places to eat to cute shops, I want to hear it all!
If you have a New York guide on your blog, do pop the link in a comment. In return I’ll be sure to hunt down a few hidden gems myself and post them up here. See you in NYC! x