NEW YORK COLLAGE!
I thought I'd make a little collage on my New York adventure with my boyfriend! This is pretty much a round up in one place, and there's a few below of my New York buys.
I'm having MAJOR New York blues right now, coupled with my first migraine yesterday (which made me SO SICK, jetlag I HATE YOU) and a lack of motivation or inspiration isn't helping my mood this week. Take me back already!
So basically this was our New York adventure in a nutshell:
It turned out our hotel was round the corner from TIMES SQUARE! West 34th street, which is where you want to stay for a touristy firs time in New York, amazing location. Ate loads of shrimp from Bubbagump (massively touristy but who cares) I purposely choose drinks that came with a flashing glass we could take home, then just wandered around taking it all in,squealing to each other how amazing everything was! Fighting the jetlag we ended up back in the hotel room, crashing out to E! on the TV.
DAY THREE, MY BIRTHDAY!
HAPPY HANGOVER BIRTHDAY TO ME. Dear God. After dragging ourselves out of bed we went for as much AMAZING fried chicken (at Hill country fried chicken) as we could stomach, then (after a quick powernap) headed over (on the subway for the first time!!) to Soho and Broadway to look around the shops in search of a Wildfox birthday present, but had no luck. We went to an amazing BBQ place called Southern Hospitality for dinner, by this point it had started snowing heavily! AMAZING. More cocktails and a very fun time! Got milkshakes from Shake shack for desert which were the most incredible heavenly tasting milkshakes ever. Walked through Times Square again home (I loved it so much).
Williamsburg - vintage shopping. On the subway again! Went to Buffalo exchange, Beacons closet, and Monk, all full of vintage goodness but I didn't buy a single thing unfortunately. We then headed over to Bedford Avenue to Radish for Mac and cheese and then to Peters since 1969 for that amazing red velvet waffle above! Hopped on the subway back to Broadway and walked all the along Bleecker street to Magnolia bakery, and got SIX cupcakes, I mean you have to, they were incredible (see pics above) We ate one each freezing in the little park opposite and promptly felt sick. We went to Diner in Williamsburg for a meal with a few of our English friends who were in NY for work. The diner food was delicious-definitely go there! Ended up in the Dog bar place again...
Brooklyn flea market! This was amazing- everyone go if you go to new York! In the winter it's in an old bank building, which was big and beautiful, and I wish I'd taken more pictures. Full of great american vintage stalls. I got a furry leopard mini skirt (see pic aboce) a vintage cat book, fluffy ear muffs and some really pretty vintage rings. I nearly bought a new coat but at $165 i thought it was a little bit too expensive for a flea market, and I already have 24357 coats. Wandered around a street called Smith Street in Brooklyn in beautiful sunshine, then tried Dunkin' Donuts, which FYI were disgusting. We then proceeded to get massively lost on the subway on the way to the Natural History Museum so got off early and had a brisk walk through freezing cold Central Park. For dinner we went to 5 napkin burger in Hells kitchen, chicken wings and burger goodness, got a little bit drunk on a bottle of red then had another wander through Times Square back to the hotel, stocking up with enormous amounts american candy on the way!
Eating a cuban breakfast whilst looking out of the window at a snow blizzard at Cafe Habana, in Nolita, feeling surreal and sad. We had a wander around a few shops, including Patricia Field, which by this point I was DESPERATE to buy something, anything with my birthday money, but again, no such luck. Full of treasures though. We took our last ride on the subway to 5th Ave, and proceeded to visit every tacky souvineer shop between there and Hells Kitchen, which I bought a few things, but not enough! Picked up a burger and milkshake from Shack Shack (the most delicious burger ever, any other burger pales in comparison) then headed back to the hotel to get a taxi to the airport to end our American adventure. SOB.
EVERYTHING I BOUGHT IN NEW YORK, INCLUDING SOUVENIRS.