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New York, I love you.



Umm yeah, so I went to New York, it was kind of alright you know, nothing special...


Psssh, nothing special?! Hah, I hope you know I'm kidding - it was the single most exciting week of my life! I took like a zillion photos, the best of which I've compiled into this (ridiculously lengthy) post especially for you, my lovely readers. So after much ado, here's to that utterly immense week I spent in...

New York City!






We went to all of the typical touristy places, such as; the Empire State Building, Times Square, Planet Hollywood, Central Park, Ground Zero, The Statue of Liberty, Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Moving Image.


I fell in love with the Andy Warhol exhibition at the MoMA - which showcased a series of his living portraits (basically silent video recordings of Warhol's greatest muses (such as Edie Sedgwick) on loop projected against the wall). I've gota admit I was ever so slightly blown-away by it all, they actually reminded me of the moving paintings in Harry Potter (which meant they were awesome, obviously ;) And whilst we're talking magic I've gota rave about the view from the top of the Empire State Building ...We went at night and honestly, it was the most magical thing I'd ever seen - the city illuminated in the cloak of darkness, just like something out of a fairytale, except better, because it was real.






Now for the celebrity orientated capers... First off we went to a Knicks (basketball) game, at which we spotted Vanessa Hudgens (star of Disney's High School Musical), oh yeahh, wow. We were also lucky enough to go on a tour of NBC studios (aka. the amazing people behind "Friends"). We saw the set for "Saturday Night Live" - apparently Miley Cyrus and The Strokes were in the building somewhere 'cuz they were both scheduled to be on the show later that evening... Of course, I wasn't star struck or anything, although ok, crowd mentality may have got the better of me... running round the building like a total raving lunatic hunting for autographs was a little out of character after all... *awkward silence* ...yeahhh, so anyway, after the tour we stumbled into "La Maison Du Chocolat" and I finally tried an authentic French macaroon. (it was nice but I couldn't help but think maybe they're a teensy bit over-rated *le gasp* ...sorry, I'm sure there's people reading this who adore them, but I'm a fairy cake fan myself ;)


On our last day I went on a bit of a spending spree in American Apparel. I bought a pair of lace trim cycling shorts, cranberry chiffon skirt and a forest green hoody - all of which you'll probably be seeing in outfit posts pretty soon.
Aside from that I didn't do much shopping (which is kind of an achievement for me ;) However, on our way walking round Times Square one night, a group of us got coerced into buying CD's from a street merchant (aka. conman) who hustled us into buying 15 tracks of straight-up gangster rap, brap brap. So that was $20 well spent, or not as the case may be... But other than that, and the dreaded jet lag, it was an immensely epic adventure and I'd really love to go again one day.

Pheww, if you read all that you're a total legend, give yourself a pat on the back ;)



- All photos taken by me, do NOT copy or reproduce without my prior consent -
(or else the demon sea monkeys will hunt yo' down feast on yerr soul, boom-boom-pow!)



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39 comments:

  1. ahhh I wanna go to New York so bad, it looks UH-mazing. Especially that waffle.


    I gave myself a pat on the back for reading it, just so you know.

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  2. lucky lucky lucky! looks absolutely amazing, glad you had such an awesome time.

    xo

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    p.s back patted!

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  3. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit. I am going in two months and I can't wait for a week of bliss filled adventures through the city. It looks like you had quite a wonderful time. Your pictures captured the city so well!

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  4. Ahh! I love that city. I went there about a month ago!!!! It was one of the best weeks of my life.

    Xenia xx

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  5. Amazing city, I love it so much!
    x

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  6. How could I not make it through this post?! I love anything New York! Ahhhh, it's so amazing!
    And I want to meet these demon sea monkeys of yours... although I'd obviously not steal ;)

    Rosie

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  7. I cannot wait to go to NEW YORK! I am setting up a travel account just to fund a trip there! yayaya.

    Your photos are incredible! Thank you for your comment. That jacket is amazing I suggest you check out the site. I am now following :)

    Natasha,xx

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  8. I went for a week in April and had the time of my life - honestly so amazing! Your photos are just bringing it all back :) Empire State is so good at night <333

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  9. Wow! Im so jealous, I would love to go to NYC. I love the first photo.

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  10. WOW, you're in New York! How exciting is that! It's the number one city on my list to visit! The waffles look crazy delicious! Glad to hear you had such a great time! xooxxoo

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  11. YUM that waffle looks good.

    I've always wanted to go NYC!! looks amazing!
    xx

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  12. -sigh- I miss NY <3
    Love the crowdyness, the city is defintely a City That Never Sleeps
    xx

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  13. ohhhhh, i am so, so jealous! i've wanted to go to the moma for as long as i can remember! and aren't macaroons lovely? hope you've caught up on sleep by now (: xx

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  14. NY one of my fav city,.love all your shoot here. and nice blog.i'm already follow your blog.wanna follow me back?

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  15. My home! Glad you enjoyed it.. There is always something to do in NYC. Nice pictures! WHat camera is that on the 5th picture?

    All the best, Angel

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  16. WOW! absolutley amazing. i live in the next state over, but haven't actually been to nyc.....miley cyrus and the strokes? so lucky :)

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  17. Aww, this is lovely,
    I loved it!

    Henar ♥
    ... OH MY VOGUE!

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  18. Oh you're making me want to go back to new york!

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  19. thank-you for the comment my lovely, you are soo kind!
    it looks like you've had a wonderful time xx

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  20. your photographs are lovely, and oh my doesn't that waffle look good?! i'm not really a fan of modern art, but i'd love to see some more of andy warhol's work in the flesh!

    xx

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  21. Thanks for your comment, I would love to go to NY! :)
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  22. Hi :) Nice blog you got there, I was wonderin if we could be friends and follow each others blogs? ^__^ Thank youuuu.~

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  23. oh my, those brilliant pictures make me even more excited for my trip to nyc next week!
    glad to hear you had an amazing time.
    xx


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  24. amazing, so jealous! id love to go to new york one day

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  25. I love New York too! I have been with my family quite a few times... Is it strange that I'd love to go on my own? I'd love to explore the city in more detail! Glad you had an amazing time, so jealous!:D
    xoxo

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  26. Wow! It sounds like you had an amazing time! I've never been to NEw York before but I would love to go some day!

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  27. Thank you!
    AHH, NEW YORK! I was supposed to go there this summer ... kind of sad that I didn't get to go! Glad to hear you had fun though! Loved this post :)

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  28. Amaazing photos mdear! Verrrry jealous. Hope you got some good pics on the Fisheye too! xx

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  29. These photos are gorgeous, sounds like you had an amazing time! I would love to visit New York one day!

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  30. OMG, it looks exactly like it does in all the movies!:)
    Thankyou so much for your comment on my last post by the way <3 Oh and I LOVE what you're wearing in the post before this one. Very classic and lovely :)

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  31. hope I will get a chance to go there next spring! NYC looks really cool :)

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  32. YOU ARE SO LUCKY! i want to go to NY so much.
    It looks incredible and it looks like you had a wonderful time.
    majorly jealous! x..x.x

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  33. All of these photographs are so so beautiful, made me so jealous! Ahhh such a beautiful city, glad you had lots of fun :)
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  34. How did you do the 8th picture down! Its amazing! xxx

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  35. oh, great pictures ♥ I want to be there so badly!!

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  36. Oh wow wow!! Your photo's look amazing! I'm so jealous :)
    Thank you for your comment and for visiting my blog!!

    xx

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  37. Oh wow!
    I'm getting jealous over here,
    seriously wanna go to NY as well!

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