The good thing about returning to a city for the second time, is that you’ve most likely visited all the really touristy things first time round, so you have a lot more room in your schedule – yes I am that anal person that tries to schedule a trip to get maximum New York fan girl time – to just wander the avenues, get lost amongst the quieter streets and generally just take in the real city vibe. Rather than just that of the overly populated areas full of fellow tourists and more selfie sticks than Kim Kardashian’s had relationships.
So on our second from last day, after visiting the Rockefeller which we hadn’t managed to squeeze in before – more on that stupidly, ridiculously beautiful experience later – we had a bit of spare time to wander the upper east side. And pull over into the middle of the road to take some outfit snaps #DedicationToTheCause
And whilst I didn’t find Serena or Blair, Chuck or Nate (it would have been really nice to find Nate)… I did find a new possible favourite area of New York. xoxo Upper east side (I’d like to take this moment to say that if you aren’t familiar with Gossip Girl, I promise I haven’t regressed to my 14 year old self using phrases like “xoxo”).
Shirt – New Look / Trousers – Oasis via Liv who I bought them from at The Bloggers Market / Boots – ASOS
Rewinding to post “Sorry Dan, but you’re going to have to wack the camera out because I need some upper east side/yellow taxi background shots please” moments, when we headed to the Rockefeller centre. I had high hopes for this as first time round everybody had advised me to head here instead of the Empire State, but I think there’s just something about going to NYC for the first time that attracts you to the Empire state first. All I can say is, the reality of the Rockefeller was everything I’d heard it would be and more…
I spent a long time wandering around the Observation deck – making sure to head up to the top section like my good friendJess had told me I had to do – and in all honesty, it was only the promise of a Starbucks and gluten free pizza that managed to drag me down from there. The views, quite frankly, are absolutely breathtaking. I defy anybody not to go to the very top and not be blown away by what you see.
I definitely had a little moment to myself [read: slight tear] just thinking about how lucky I was to be there, and how devastated I’d be to return home. NYC really will always have my heart.
So that brings my fourth instalment to the NYC diaries to an end. I do have a Travel Guide/”I love NYC so much” ramble coming soon however I’ll be returning to London/Christmasy content for the next few posts as work calls. (Sometimes I forget that this is my actual job and some things have a deadline and I can’t go fangirling over NYC for the rest of my life).
Oh, before I forget, I also have a vlog of my whole trip so if you fancy checking that out, I’ll pop that here…
I really, really hope you’ve enjoyed these posts though, I would love to know which was your favourite from the NYC diaries? Also, if you have any recommendations, I may have already had a sneaky peak at flights for March 2016. Just saying… 😉
As always, thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!