I'm a city girl through and through, so it’s no surprise really that I heart NY. I know plenty of people who love the mountains and clear, fresh air but give me a bustling, smog filled city any day…
The problem I have is that when I go to a big city it can be a bittersweet experience; I don’t want to be a camera wielding, comfortable shoe wearing tourist. I want to be a local, I want to be childless (sorry Max!), free of responsibilities (sorry Jason!), flawlessly stylish with perfectly highlighted hair and in an awful hurry to be somewhere awfully exciting.
|doughnut plant / strawberry fields / shirt by topshop /view from the high line / birkenstocks /street art / bergdorf goodman / fifth avenue /brooklyn bridge / fashion walk of fame / view from rockerfeller|
Having said that, of course we had a fab time in New York. What an amazing city so full of contrasts. It feels like you could explore it for years and still find something new every single day.
The highlights? The High Line, an abandoned railway turned into an elevated inner city walkway, the ‘Top of the Rock’ observation deck, lunch in a Brooklyn deli followed by a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge.
Fashion? It’s eclectic; from the polished Italian ladies with their perfectly coifed blonde bobs to the Lady Gaga-ish eccentrics, it’s an anything goes kind of city where no particular style stands out.
Shopping? Joe Fresh was well worth the cross city wild goose chase (you’ll agree when you see my new ballet flats), Topshop in Soho for a little bit of British and of course my US favourites Gap, Madewell and American Eagle Outfitters.
So, tell me, do you love the city like me or are you more at home in the countryside?