The boyf and I first ventured to New York in 2006 and instantly fell in love with the place. This time around was our third and my love of the city has not dwindled.
This time around we went with my mum and her friend. My mum has never really ventured outside of Europe so this was a big adventure for her. It was nice to get to share one of my favourite places in the world with one of my favourite people. As it was her first time we revisited a lot of tourist traps like the Empire State Building, Grand Central, and Brooklyn Bridge.
One thing we hadn't seen before was the 9/11 Memorial and Museum as they weren't there last time we visited. It's amazing how quickly the new building (Freedom Tower??) went up. In 2009 the place was very much a building site. The fountains in the old World Trade spots were calming, the perfect place to reflect on the events of 9/11. The museum itself was fascinating in a morbid way and well worth a visit. I had to drag the boyf out as he was so engrossed (he was in there for over two hours!).
It was incredibly hot during our visit so we ended up casually strolling around looking for cold drinks and ice-creams a little bit more than we usually do. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring Central Park a bit more, that place is huge!
Naturally we did a tiny bit of shopping during our trip. I didn't actually buy all that much, just these three things really and Nylon magazine is hardly a big treat! The Michael Kors watch was an absolute steal from Bloomingdales though. I got it for $86! It was on sale and there was a freak extra 50% off promotion that week. Random. The jeans are amazing acid wash Levis which were about $90.
Still in big time love with New York. Would still probably abandon ship and live there given half the chance. Otherwise I'm happy to be an absent resident.