adventures in the empire state

This summer in New York, I was able to do a few firsts, like riding the Staten Island Ferry and going to the Top of the Rock. I didn’t want to wait in line for the actual ferry to Liberty Island and do the whole touristy thing, so we decided to take the Staten Island Ferry, which happens to be free. It was definitely full of tourists doing the same exact thing as us, so try to get in front of the line to board and get a good spot on the upper levels outside! The ferry runs frequently and you can get there from the South Ferry station. The views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline were pretty good!  Now I can say that I’ve actually been to Staten Island.

I was playing tour guide for my cousin’s daughter that was visiting NYC for the first time. So instead of going to the top of the Empire State building, I decided to take her to the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center. The views from the top were stunning. I think it might be my favorite view of NYC. I love that you can see the Empire State Building along with Central Park. I would highly recommend it! The food pics below are from Maison Kayser near the flatiron district, another yummy place for food and drinks. It’s always so hard leaving NYC…

 

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a nyc adventure {fashion, food & friends}

I don’t know what it is about NYC, but every time I come back I can’t help but love it more. I mean in what other city do you have the subway conductors yelling at the people over the intercom for not getting inside the doors that are closing, or do you end up sitting next a homeless women in a thick fleece jacket with multiple bags that keeps falling asleep on your shoulder? Yes it’s quite the unique city, but you just have to appreciate the diversity and beauty found on each corner. Here are some photos from shopping around in Soho and then meeting up with my good friend Nuree in Eataly! DSC_0561 DSC_0564DSC_0569DSC_0567DSC_0575 DSC_0579 DSC_0582 DSC_0592 DSC_0595DSC_0600 DSC_0603 DSC_0605 DSC_0606 DSC_0607