So you’ll no doubt know if you follow any of my social media channels, I spent last week in New York. One of my best friends decided to marry her love in the city they got engaged in, so off we went to the concrete jungle for six pretty epic days.
I’ve been to NYC before, just after 9/11 in fact, but this time I was returning older, wiser and with slightly more spending money than when I was a wee 19 year old student. I’d already done the whole tourist side of the city – a Broadway show, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty etc – so I really wanted to spend my time discovering parts of the map I didn’t manage to catch last time. The beauty of New York is though, you could visit every single year and there would still be so much to see.
From Tribeca to Greenwich Village, Little Italy to the Upper East Side, we walked. And walked. And walked some more. Despite basically living off chicken, waffles and bagels, I came home 4lbs lighter purely from all the exercise we did. And I never come back off holiday lighter than when I went.
I’m really happy I invested in my Olympus Pen before I went – mainly because it was so lightweight to carry around and still gave me amazing quality shots that my huge DSLR camera would have given me. If you’ve got a Pen, definitely invest in both a 45mm and a 17mm lens, as I found these great for close-up and landscape photography.
We spent a little time in Brooklyn over in Williamsburg through the week, but I actually want to create a separate guide to Williamsburg later on as I took so many pictures. Today, however, I wanted to share my Manhattan highlights, from the top of the Rock, to eating pizza in Central Park, to discovering the delights of Jack’s Wife Freda – I mean, come on, could I even call myself a real blogger if I didn’t try out this place. If you go, order the mint lemonade, it’s like heaven in a cup.
I’ve included a few of the wedding snaps in here, just so you can get a glimpse of the day – I’m sure you’ll agree that the bride looked breathtaking. The prettiest girl in the whole of Manhattan that day. I don’t want to talk too much about the day to keep it special, but it was perfect and everything you imagine a New York City wedding to be – from yellow school buses waiting outside the venue for us, to a roof top party afterwards right next to the Empire State Building, it was perfection.
I thought I loved New York the first time I went, but this time around I was completely besotted. I want to book another flight right now, but having gone with family and then with friends, I think the next time I’ll go with a boyfriend – so many romantic moments, it made me start thinking about my very own Mr Big, wherever he may be.
Have a great Monday anyway guys. I’m about to head off to work now, like last week never happened. Don’t you just hate holiday blues?