Sunday, 22 September 2019

GETTING FRUITY IN THE CITY | #2


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NYC is back baby and this time it’s in the form my little floral sundress number that has been my go to for my city break, a festival,  shopping trip and just about everything in between (and she’s coming with me to Gran Canaria in a few weeks too - she’s gonna need naming at this point).

The weather may not have been on our side for the most part of the trip, but at least the Saturday was a scorcher and allowed for 2 Empire State Building trips, both morning and night, finally seeing the Flatiron, visiting Kleinfeld (mum and I tried so hard not to freak out seeing the main showroom that we’ve seen a billion times on Say Yes To the Dress), my first rooftop bar experience at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar and meeting up with one of my best friends. Day well spent? I’d say so.

The rooftop bar may have been more impressive had it not been a luxurious Saturday afternoon that brought visitors to it in their droves, and they hadn’t misled us with their ‘great deal’ $30 menu downstairs. Either way, you get a lush view of the ESB.

Sadly, there were zero theatre trips this time - I know, seriously, I can barely recognise myself after that - but next time I’m just gonna have to make up for it at least five times over. I did however go Playbill scouring which I mentioned in this post here which proved vv successful and everyone was so lovely at the theatres despite me appearing at the busiest flippin’ time of the day.

The second to last evening we took a trip to the Top of the Rock which was even more magical than the last time I visited, I’m pretty sure that view never gets old and it’s on my NYC To Do list for every vacation I take there. And another first was seeing Rockefeller Plaza, I’m really not sure how I missed it last time but it’s heavenly even at night, so next time I’ll see it by daylight and appreciate it all over again. Don’t even get me started on the Kate Spade store in the Plaza that I swooned at through the window (and those yellow cab flats!).

A lot of downtime was spent wandering the neighbourhood that we stayed in, due to the astronomical hotel prices in NYC, we stayed at an Airbnb out in Astoria, Queens which was sweet little area (just a shame about the ten million flights of stairs to our shared apartment) and a special shout out to the $1 large sodas from MCDonalds that kept my Sprite appetite sated at least three times a day. I definitely had too much sugar.


Jacket - Next (Old) (Similar 123)  //  Dress - Miss Selfridge  //  Shoes - Converse  //  Bag - Primark (Old) (Similar 123)  //  Sunglasses - Primark  //  Necklaces - Primark

I know I mentioned that there weren’t many tips for me to dish out after my last trip, but I cannot recommend the 9/11 memorial enough, it was the most humbling, heartbreaking and incredible experience that gave me the shivers start to finish. The way the whole museum is constructed is fantastic, the artefacts on display and the interactive elements are so well thought out - I just wish we’d had more time to explore it. TIP: Give yourself a good three hours to look around, we allowed ourself around two and were then rushing to finish it before it closed for the night.

The top of my list for next trip is the High Line, eight days and we still didn’t get through everything! 

S xo
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