new york city

I WENT TO NEW YORK!

Did you?

Hell yeah I did!

I was lucky enough to be asked by my amazing work place to photograph students on their epic journey through NYC, capturing their thoughts and emotions whilst going on this life-changing trip.

It was an honour to be asked (and not just because it was all paid for), because I never thought I would be able to afford to go to New York myself. I did a lot of work out there, so I didn’t get too much free time to explore the wonders of the city that never sleeps… but I will fill you in on what I love about what I saw of NYC!

#1 The well groomed dogs of New York

I cannot tell you how many beautiful dogs I saw in New York, but I made sure to point out every single one of them to my colleagues… I’m sure they found it endearing. I am a huge fan of The Dogist and it felt so amazing to be surrounded by the potential models on 5th/6th avenue <3

#2 They get some good ass snow

So I was there from the 3rd – 10th January and the weather ranged from 8 degrees to -10 degrees C (WOT!). Luckily I packed for everything because I am always so cold. I’m so thankful that my mama got me the best coat ever from Urban Outfitters and thermals for Christmas! Although, I was not thankful that I was wearing my new Jordan’s that day… My feet were ready to drop off!

#3 Oh my god the food

As a pescatarian, I was worried that I might struggle with meals, but I had everything ranging from a high class sushi dinner to a salmon roll in a Canadian bar. I miss the food every day and just writing about it is genuinely making my mouth water! This was fried Country Catfish with tartare sauce, corn bread, coleslaw and green beans. Oh how I miss you Brother Jimmy’s BBQ!

#4 NBA

I’m a little shocked at myself that this is so far down the list! I know this isn’t strictly NYC rather than the entire USA, but I have been a massive basketball fan ever since I started playing at the age of 11. I’ve always wanted to watch a game and I literally had tears in my eyes at my first Knicks game. It was the most surreal, insane experience that I couldn’t put a price on ($59, cha-ching) and I can’t wait to go back again. It was a shame the Knicks lost though, but I was more than happy to see Anthony Davis dive head first into the crowd!

#5 The architecture

I don’t know if you know this but like, the buildings in America are REALLY big… They’re also stunning. I found myself stopping multiple times in the middle of my route to take it all in, and every conversation I observed felt like it was from a film because of the scenery. I was especially taken aback by the Statue of Liberty (I mean who isn’t) and looking at the Woolworth’s building, which was once the tallest building in New York. It’s pretty tiny now compared!
This trip was hectic to say the least, it was my first time in the US and I can’t wait to get back and explore some more. I feel pretty emotional looking at all my pictures, and I didn’t get any outfit pictures in front of a yellow cab! That’s probably what hurts the most…

 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Lauren
    January 29, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Oh it sounds like you had an amazing time! I went to NYC for my 21st and it’s still my favourite ever trip. Really want to save and go back

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  2. January 29, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Wow your pictures are amazing. I went a few years back and loved it!! Can’t wait to take my lad there when he’s older. Xxxxx

    Lucylovesbeautyxo.com

  3. January 31, 2017 / 11:06 am

    I’m so jealous and so glad you had the best time on your trip!!! That catfish looks insanely good 😍 I WANT IT! Whenever I’ve been to NYC I’m so happy to just wander around because like you said, the architecture and surroundings are so breathtaking! And the DOGS!!!!! Too much cuteness to handle.

    Glad ur back doooo. Luv ya long time ❤️
    Izzy | http://www.ADoseOfChatter.com

  4. February 1, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    $59 is super cheap for a sports game! I have dreams of moving to Dallas but definitely want to go to New York still! I’m obsessed with the US and want to g to NY and go on the Gossip Girl tour! I love that you experienced tonnes of different things in your trip; sounds like you had the best time. I’m so jealous!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. February 8, 2017 / 8:13 am

    You lucky thing! New York looks amazing and I’ve always wanted to go, although I kay just wait until Trump is out 😖😫

  6. February 10, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Oh my, you lucky thing! I visited NYC when I was like 14, and at that age you don’t really get control over what you do. I’d love to go back and plan my own itinerary. It sounds like you had the most magical time – love that you included the well groomed dogs!

    Kara
    http://www.spreadthesparkle.co.uk
    💗

  7. March 29, 2017 / 11:17 am

    This is a great post! I’m so jealous?! I’m planning on going to NYC this year, and I can’t wait!
    I bet it looks so pretty at Christmas!

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