A Family Trip to NYC
AHOY THERE FRIENDS. Been a while hasn’t it?! Soz about that, was busy living it up in the Big Apple then I was poorly and it’s taken me a while to get back to life. I’m juggling a bunch of jobs at the moment and trying to see people before I sell my soul to Panto-Land for another festive season so yeah, things are a little bit hectic rn.
BUT thought I’d share some of the antics we got up to in NYC a couple of weeks ago! It was a proper family get-together. Me, Mum, Dad and my brother Sam flew from Heathrow (omg guys we went Premium Economy and it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better than normal economy. Tonnes of leg room, proper food, fizz on arrival and wow yeah just generally a whole lot better. S’gonna be a shock going back to Ryanair I tell ya.) and my Aunt Kate and Uncle Ged fled from Melbourne ready for a week of fun together.
We stayed in an Air BnB apartment between Midtown and the Lower East Side, which unfortunately had it’s fair share of problems, BUT the view from the balcony that led off from my bedroom was prettyyyyyy spectacular….
So how did we spend our time in the Big Apple?
Well, things kicked off with a healthy dose of retail therapy. We hit Macy’s hard and I spent approximately $19374673939 in Sephora (could not be more in love with that shop. I’m going to do a whole post like a cool blogger type person on my Sephora HAUL).
We got a cultural fix at The Museum of Natural History (p.s not as good as London’s one), The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, gazing at the street art in the East Village and seeing The Colour Purple on Broadway (which we all WEPT at).
We took a stroll round Central Park, seeing Strawberry Fields, the Bethesda Fountain, and stopping by for a beer at the Loeb Boathouse.
We went for a wander round Midtown, stopping by Tiffany’s, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Grand Central Station.
We ate and drank ALLLLL over town, from high end Indian eats at Junoon, boozy Bloody Mary brunches at Hill and Bay , the obligatory street vendor pretzels and hot dogs, mugs of light and dark beer at NYC institution McSorley’s Old Ale House, strong gin and tonics accompanied by a raucous night of show tunes at Marie’s Crisis and, of course, a pepperoni slice here and there.
We visited Ground Zero and looked up in awe at the new World Trade Centre, before taking a stroll through Battery Park and hopping on the Staten Island Ferry to see the skyline from the water.
Until next time NYC!