8 Things I Did In New York

Monday, October 26, 2015

Whenever I go to New York the same thing happens.

I get off the plane and am immediately overcome with that New York energy as I cruise into Manhattan and think to myself, why don't I live here? I need to move asap. 

New York has a magic force about it and it gets me every time. The people. The buildings. The food. The action. The hustle. It's all so different from anywhere else in America.

And yet.

And yet after only four or five days I find myself thinking, I need to get the hell out of New York. I just can't handle it.

Don't get me wrong, I still think it's a wonderful city. I just know I'm not cut out for it. I can't hack it in the city that never sleeps. It's just too much for me. I'd like to think I can, but who am I kidding. That city would eat me up in no time. It practically swallowed me whole just after one weekend.

So if I can't live there, at least I can visit. Here's 8 things I did that I enjoyed.

1. I put in my earbuds and walked around the city for about two hours by myself right when I got there. I had no agenda and no direction. I just walked, looked, and loved it all.

2. Central Park.
Rent a row boat to play in the green lake. It was only $15 for one hour! And my dad rowed the entire time. Bonus!

3. Did a little shopping in Soho.

4. Catch a show. 
We went to Kinky Boots and it was soooo good.

Time Square... A necessary evil if you're trying to get to a Broadway show.

5. Hop On/Hop Off Bus Tour.
Judge me all you want, I LOVE these tours. Chris and I did them all the time in Europe. They're a great way to get around the city and learn a little history.

Word to the wise, don't stand up. Those New York stop lights hang lower than you'd think.

 6. Drinks in the Village.
We stumbled into a little slice of basement bar heaven called the Rabbit Hole. Or something rabbit? I have no idea. It had been a long day.

7. Drinks in Little Italy.

8. And some comedy...

In hindsight, I probably should have practiced my sets more. But I got all distracted walking around New York taking photos of buildings so I just kind of winged it and started talking.

But whatever, I had a great time and one very drunk man even told me I was "very funny for a girl." What a compliment!

And now I need to take a break. Way too many damn photos. Perhaps I don't give fashion bloggers enough credit after all. Posting this many pics is a real pain in the ass.

I'm still going to post about New York food, you're not off the hook just yet.

More to come, stay tuned.


  1. I would have loved to have come to your show! I got all caught up in work and I've been so busy and mixed up lately that I thought it had passed weeks ago.

    I moved to NY a few weeks ago and the whole "eating me up in no time" thing is really real right now.

    Also, "Very funny for a girl." UGH! Grrr.

  2. Oh my goodness, so much fun and I love all of your cute outfits!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  3. That post was pretty good. For a blogger. Who's a girl, no less.

    Some people really should come equipped with muzzles.

    It looks like you had a great time being a tourist and a funny comedian. Win/win.

  4. #1 is always one of my favorite things to do too, especially when I stumble into a new city.
    Excited to read about the food!

  5. You are my new style crush - seriously give me all of those outfits immediately - I need that hat/scarf combo!!!

  6. Never been to NYC but you make it sound so appealing! I mean lots of food, Broadway chows and tours!! Kidding NYC still terrifies me. I'll stick to getting lost and anxious in Boston lol

  7. Loved reading this! I used to live in NYC but now I just work here and the way you described it in a love/hate sorta way is perfect...although I'm a little more on the love side. It's not the easiest place to live/gallivant around in and it's certainly NOT for everyone - but the energy, unique and unconventional beauty and excitement is what does it for me. Also- loved your NYC style :)

  8. You're giving the fashion bloggers a run for their money with all your fabulous outfits. I love them all! NYC is so photogenic, your photos look amazing. Glad you had a great time!
    P.S. Your calf muscles are on point, all those Harlow walks are paying off. You're looking fit girl!

  9. I need to spend some actual time in NYC. I've been there three times for a grand total of, I think, about 22 hours. And those weren't layovers.

  10. Going to NYC and not seeing a show is pretty much like a crime! It looks like you had a blast, and I can't wait to hear all about the food!

  11. I was going to comment something poignant but then can we talk about your leg muscles in that 2nd pic? creepy but seriously.

  12. Man, Helene took the words out of my mouth, hahaha. I was all 'wow, what gorgeous scenery' and then 'holy shit, those muscles.' Creepy and weird? Perhaps. Oh well.

  13. Looks like you had a great time! I hear you about wanting to get out after a few days though. It's a crazy city but I love it!