New York, 2014

  I am back from one of the best trips I have ever been on! It’s started to become an annual thing that my friends and I head off on a big trip. Last year was Vegas, this year we headed to New York where our friends are living, and then to Miami. It was 10 days of sun, shopping, exploring and crazy nights out. The Miami post will be posted later next week. We did so much that having it all in one post would make it ridiculously long!

Day One

Three of us landed in New York and met up with our friend who flew from London. We headed straight for the juice bar for some essential green juices and then went to get our nails done. It was so nice to sit and chill out while catching up. We then went to Dos Tacos for some incredible food and ate in the sun in Union Square. Later that night we went to this place called the VIP room. We weren’t huge fans of that place to be honest, so we left and headed to Le Bain at the Standard. The views were gorgeous, the cocktails were so tasty and it was great to see one of our friend’s favourite places to go.

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Day Two

On the Sunday morning, I got up super early and headed to Madewell. I have been dying to go to Madewell for so long. I love all their clothes, shoes, accessories – basically everything! The autumn winter stock in Madewell is amazing, I definitely recommend going in and stocking up. Afterwards I met the girls at the Marc by Marc Jacobs accessories shop near Bleeker where I bought a watch that I have had my eye on for a while. For those of you that haven’t been to Marc by Marc Jacobs on Bleeker – warning – there is about 10 different stores and it will take you forever to find the one you want! We headed for brunch and a cocktail after shopping and then walked along The Highline. One of our friends has never been to New York before so we decided to do some touristy things. We went to Macy’s at Herald Square and then to Times Square before heading back to the apartment with all our shopping. That night we went to Not Your Standard Bingo at the Standard. That is definitely something I would recommend that you do the next time you’re in New York. It’s completely crazy and impossible to explain, so just go!

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Day Three

The day started with a delicious breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien. Their chocolate spread is to die for! I could actually eat the blonde and brunette spreads every day for the rest of my life and not get sick of them. After that, a few of us headed off for a helicopter ride of Manhattan. It was the most incredible experience. I’m not lying when I say I was completely terrified, but after a while I, mostly, forgot my fear because the views were so incredible. I will never forget seeing the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and all of Manhattan from up in the sky. If you’re in New York and looking for a unique experience – I highly recommend it! That evening, we headed to Williamsburg in Brooklyn for dinner. It was a bit of a disaster because we are a pretty indecisive bunch as it turns out and we just keep walking around trying to find somewhere that we all wanted to eat. At least we saw a lot of Brooklyn in the end! And we didn’t feel guilty about eating all that pizza (at the restaurant that we finally chose) because we had just walked for miles to get it! Clearly we hadn’t walked enough however, as we walked the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan afterwards. I have seen the New York skyline before at night and there’s really nothing like it. We then headed to the Dead Rabbit for a few cocktails and to give our exhausted feet a break!

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Day Four

We were very slow leaving the apartment on our last full day in New York. We went to Katz Deli for a sandwich. I’ve always wanted to go to Katz Deli. When Harry Met Sally is one of my Dad’s favourite movies and I know he’d love that I had been to the movies most famous scene setting. The food there was so good – best turkey I’ve had in forever! We still had loads of sightseeing that we needed to do so we went to 5th Avenue, Rockefeller, St Patricks Cathedral, Trump Towers and Central Park. It’s amazing how much you can fit into a day when you’re in a rush! After dinner, myself and two of the girls went to 230 Fifth, this lovely rooftop bar with amazing views of the Empire State Building. It was so nice to sit out, over-looking to city, wrapped up in our red robes while we sipped cocktails. It was the perfect end to an incredible few days in New York.

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New York is such an amazing city, I already can’t wait to go back! New York Fashion Week was on the same time I was there, don’t forget to check out my NYFW Trend Report! I will be posting about my trip to Miami in the next couple of days so keep a look out for that!

x

okaybee

P.S – If you’d like to see more photos from my New York trip, check out my friends Instagrams (big thanks to them for letting me use some of their amazing photos!) – Aisling, Becky, Greta, Jenny, Sarah

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