well, it has been just over a month since bella and i returned from our wintery new york vacay. and i realised, i haven’t really said one thing about it. so here it is, my report on the world’s greatest city…
that was certainly my perception before arriving. if you’ve read my previous posts, you may recall me confessing my fear of new york not living up to my carrie bradshaw/woody allen/breakfast at tiffany’s type expectations. and honestly, the holiday was no comparison to these movie depictions. but. it was an absolutely amazing time.
we arrived early in the morning, and were greeted by JFK. not the most stunning of airports, but considerably bigger and more populated than perth! honestly that day was 1 degree celsius and we thought we had hit the antarctic. we were ignorant to the fact we were about the enter what we later knew as, the polar vortex, and 1 degree would be like a summer’s day. our coldest experience was walking to the new york public library in -12 with stupid ice cold winds. we were so cold. like freezing. like so cold we walked past grand central station and didn’t even realise… don’t judge. we were stressed. to add to our cold, i thought it would be a highly intelligent idea to not bring any flat boots with me. so, i wore my wang boots. like my brand new alexander wang boots through the dirty snow. not my best idea, but at least i looked good freezing my everything off.
but lord knows, even in freezing climates, we didn’t let anything stop us from shopping. i enjoyed the touristy things, but honestly, nothing compared to the shopping and great food that we experienced. some would say 3 and a half weeks of shopping and eating was the perfect new york experience. two wog girls unleashed in the city, it was like restaurant heaven! there are honestly a million stories to tell, i actually have no idea how to recount such an experience. but here are a few little pics i took on the one day my slr and i left the house together plus some iphone picos. i’ll slowly share my purchases with you as we move forward and in to slightly warmer weather! don’t worry, there won’t be anything i don’t show!
so, in summary, new york was bloody great. i can tell because i keep dreaming about it…
one of the greatest experiences of my life.
jumper: Country Road
shirt: Dolce and Gabbana
necklace: Poppy Lissiman
these are a few photos from this restaurant we visited in sydney in surry hills. it was out of control cool. an awesome blend of modern and old-time art, and super eclectic style. i kiiind of feel that’s how my outfit it working also. with the plain cream knit, and the vintage-y lace blouse, then the old gold coloured coin necklace. it’s a cocktail of classic and groovy. and, like i do best, it’s short to the point that you almost question if i’m wearing pants. but i am. don’t worry. i’ve not yet left the house with no pants. mmm. always manage to bring it back to the length of my garments. which i essentially have full control over, as it’s me, conversing with myself here. and that’s where i have to tell myself to stop with the word vomit and move on to more relevant topics…
on that note. my jumper is country road, blouse is dolce and gabbana, and necklace is poppy lissiman. i actually bought it for maddy as a birthday present, but i think i secretly bought it for myself. the food here was delish. thanks dave for trying to capture the moment as i made no hesitation to get straight in to eating. rach and i also went to their sister type restaurant called manly wine, in manly. no surprises there. and once again we were swept in to a fantasy world of the past, present and future merged with good food and friendly people. so a great experience over all. one minor detail, however, managed to create a little paranoia for my friends and i, okay, well just me. there were stuffed peacocks on the roof with extravagant tails heading toward diner’s heads, and really, it was just. ugh. at one point i noticed the sly thing with it’s head turned in my exact direction. and that’s when i took deep breaths and told myself it was only fake, and that the chance of it coming alive and swooping by my ears was probably only like, 20%. so things got better. and we ate and were merry. the end.
just a few shots from paris. and despite all the rain it still charmed me. sorry about all the different photo sizes. i really struggled this time haha. anyway hope these make you a little bit jealous, but ultimately happy. i love travelling. something i will pursue for the rest of my life, and paris was just one of those places i wore whatever i wanted and felt pretty great about it. notice my stripes. one day i looked almost like a mockery with how frenchy i was. i loved it hehe. anyway here’s just a little descriptive info:
1. the eiffel tower for about the 4th time
2. the lourve
3. the cool metro sign
4. climbed to stair 669 of the tower
5. popcorn and pomegranate soup at the tower dinner
6. our tickets
7. the hourly twinkle after 9pm
8. my gorgeous sister
9. again in the rain after some vintage shopping
10. amazing chandeliers in the notre dame
11. dad and i after the moulin rouge
12. laudree box
13. macaroons to die for. (we spent an unethical amount of money there)
14. another stripy moment looking out on the boat tour
15. having way too much fun without our 4th sister in the hotel room
(wish you were there pen!)
lots of love.