things will be great when we're downtown

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I thought I would carry on the American theme in tonights post and show you some of my New York photos from when I went out there in April. It was a pretty spontaneous trip where I found myself booking onto flights in a moment of madness just two nights before leaving. I was in a very delusional state after pulling several all nighters on my final major project and staying over at university for a whole week, as well as just receiving the results for my dissertation. I actually crashed the university trip as I had failed to apply and was just so upset that some of my friends were going, in a moment of complete craziness and extreme envy I booked myself onto the same flights - not even telling one of my tutors I was coming. I have never been so hasty in making a decision before, and I must say it felt absolutely fantastic, although made me extremely nervous about something going wrong. My friends thought I was mad but I was determined to make it work, and after cocking up my return flights I thought I was doomed from there after. Everything turned out okay though and I managed to stay in the same place as the rest of the group which was fantastic. I had such a great time, and although I wished I had more time to process the idea of going to NY and working out all the places I wanted to go to (as well as save up more money because I rinsed my entire overdraft on the trip) I wouldn't take it back for a second. New York is such a magical place, it really is, I just couldn't get over the electric atmosphere and friendly nature of the natives. I am so happy that I took the plunge and went, it was such a great way to end my time at university. During the week my friends and I visited the sites and museums, watched design presentations at Parsons, ate lots of yummy food, rode the subway and standardly did a lot of shopping, especially for trainers (my tutor is obsessed!). I also visited Meryl Streep's apartment in Tribeca which although slightly stalky, was interesting to see. It was weird actually because she was walking her dog the day I was there so I am gutted we didn't bump into each other. Never mind. I can't wait to go back one day, I still feel like there is so much more to do and see in such a big, beautiful city.


  1. baaaaaaaaaacon, pancakes and syrup. YUM. so jealous. it looks so perfect jem, i'm glad you loved it as much as you did. i've always found ghost bicycles such a haunting and sad concept, did you see many? i hope there are more new york pictures to come!

  2. Ahhh so many cool photos! im dying to go to america x

  3. NYC really is magical isn't it? I'm dying to get back there one day! It sounds like a fab trip, the spontaneous ones are often the best! And I'm sure it was all worth it and what you needed after all that stress!

    The Little Things

  4. I'm so jealous of a) NYC, b) your spontaneity. Booking a flight home a few days before is as adventurous as I get i'm afraid...

    - Elodie x

  5. This looks magical. Please remember to take me with you next time. xx

  6. I'm heading there next month, aaahhh! Having a read of your blog after the #lbloggers chat :) Hope you've had a great weekend!

    Christy x
    Another Weekend Without Make-up


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