New York is always on my top list of places to visit: it's not very far yet you feel like you're in a totally different environment. And there's always something to do, it's the city that never sleeps after all. At the end of August I had the chance to go there again, but this time with my bestie! As it was her first time in the Big Apple, we did a lot of the popular attractions but we still managed to pack a few local spots. It was an amazing trip. Here are my highlights...
Gossip Girl At The MET
Old readers of this blog probably remember that I was a huge Gossip Girl fan. I've also been told many times that I look like Leighton Meester. And as we were preparing for our trip, my friend had the brilliant idea that we should recreate the famous red and blue dress photo of besties Blair and Serena. It was such a magical moment to dress up as them at the MET and recreate this iconic photo. Best part was when two girls in the bathroom asked to take a photo with us, it made our day!
A cozy day in Chelsea and Soho
We also had a really cozy day in the lower west part of the Island. Starting the day with a walk on the High Line, then a visit to Chelsea Market. The day continued in Soho for a little bit of shopping. Then we stopped for ice cream at a place called La NewYorkina which was right by Washington Square Park. It was definitely my favourite day in my favourite neighbourhood with my best friend!
Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge was something I always wanted to do but never had the time to before now. We picked the most beautiful day to do so. It was a challenge with the heat (or we were just tired of walking) but the view was totally worth it.
Other things I really loved: The Met Costume Institute exhibition on Rei Kawakubo, the white bean & prosciutto salad at Pain Quotidien, the tea and cinnamon buns at Fika, our evenings on the rooftop terrace of our hotel and of course, the best Scandinavian shops & Other Stories and Flying Tiger.
What are your recommended spots in New York City?