Omg, New York was so amazing! We did and saw so much each day, that towards the end of the week, I didn’t find the time to post a blog post and a vlogmas video every day. I hope you caught up with my travels on youtube instead of over here. I took so many photos whilst I was there (more on what I was using and why I fell in love with my kit in a later post!) so if nothing more but to create a memory for myself, I wanted to share each day with you now that I am back.
On Tuesday, I had already pre arranged to meet up with Daffny from A Vintage Nerd, who I had met online through the Crown and Glory Glitterati group on Facebook. We had chatted in the past a few times and I knew she was local to NYC so we decided to meet up for lunch whilst I was over there. She lives in Queens now but grew up in the city, she brought her husband with her too. Whilst we waited for them to get in to the city through all the traffic, Brad and I wondered around East Village. It was still quite early so not much was open but it’s a really creative part of the city. I stuck my head in a few vintage shops that were open along the way. I bought myself a new star fish midi ring.
Once the guys had reached the city we headed to Union Square to meet them. They introduced us to Max Brenner for lunch and then showed around her old neck of the woods in the west village. It was so great to meet up with a native New Yorker and talk all things blogging, camera kit and taking photos together.
They couldn’t stay much past 3pm, so said our good byes and took a walk down E14th to find somewhere to stop for a couple of beers. Whilst were sat resting our feet from an afternoon of walking (a reoccurring theme!) we decided it would be nice to go for a posh meal somewhere with a view of the city skyline a night. We did some research and found The View on Time Square, which was also the city’s only revolving restaurant. As soon as I heard that, I made the reservation.
We rushed home to the East Village (by foot of course, because it’s the quickest way if the crossing lights are in your favour) so we could have a quick wash and change before hopping in an Uber to Times Square. There’s no way I was getting on the Subway in my fancy skirt, and my feet were too tiered to walk by that point.
We went up 67 floors to the see the #viewfromTheView and it was awesome. I never thought in my wildest dreams I’d ever be able to eat on top of New York. The skyline at night is just incredible! It was really fancy and Brad had the best steak he’d ever eaten. It was such a lovely evening, so romantic and I was rather giddy after the wine and the altitude had gone to my head so we called it a night.
Of course I was Vlogging, so if you missed it you can catch up below!