We were feeling particularly rebellious on day 4, daring to try out an alternative diner instead of our ‘usual’ haunt, we walked a whole 2 blocks to find something new…
Kayleigh chose chocolate and banana pancakes whilst I opted for something a little more substantial, chocolate cheesecake.
You cannot put a time of day on that shiz.
Breakkie was demolished and we hit the road again. When you’re abroad, I think it’s really important to explore the ‘local’ everything. The local cafe, diner, corner shop, chinese take-out, pub etc. I also think the best way of experiencing life in a another country is to use their public transport. It feels real good to navigate yourself around this way rather than paying tons in taxi fares.
Anyway, back to the story, we strolled for miles, taking in the skyscrapers and patriotic flags before jumping on the metro and heading over to Battery Park.
It was a gorgeous day with not a cloud in the sky…
That was until we paid out for our Statue of Liberty Tour
and just like rain on your Wedding day, the heavens opened!
It wasn’t just the weather that went wrong for us, we also managed to end up on Staten Island.
The pair of us stood there attempting to discreetly remove our Liberty hats when the response to Kayleigh’s question, ” Why are we going past the statue?” ended in, “‘Cause we’re going over to Staten Island Ma’am, If you wanted the Statue, you got tha wrongggg boat!”
So that sums us up really, still, we got to admire Lady Liberty from afar. What are we like?
We were safely back on dry land just in time for a spot of retail therapy.
I believe we spent about 2 hours in Victoria Secrets
, by-passing the sexy undies and racing straight to the Yoga Panties
. These not-so-sexy, neon peach-huggers are THE undies to don when working out. They have no VPL, are super soft and are designed to stay put; perfect for those of you who actually kept to your New Years Resolution of ‘getting fit’ (unlike us, oops.)
We then headed back to the hotel for a freshen up as that evening, I had a meeting with a very special lady from Dior…
Our informal meeting ended up inside the famous Trump Towers where myself, Miss Dior* and Kayleigh shared a few cheeky wines. The three of us hitched a cab downtown and myself and Kayleigh carried our rendezvous on into the night, hitting the bars.
That night was a blur of Key West Coolers and Mai Tais.
The best kind of blur.
Day 5 saw me working all day long at the NYFW
shows, it was exhausting and totally amazing all at the same time. Did you know that in-between every show they repaint the runway white and use industrial hairdryers on poles to blow it dry? They also gaffer tape the sole of the models foots to the inside of the shoes to stop them flinging off mid-runway! There’s so much I could let out but I think it’s best that I stop there before I ruin the complete vision of glamour…
That evening, myself and Kayeligh met for a Chinese feast before swooping round the stores for a bit of late night shopping. Is this sounding like a males holiday from hell? I hope so, because it was a girls dream!
We ended up back in Times Square on the hunt for all things bright and beautiful…
We certainly met some characters…
We propped ourselves up against the bar at the Hard Rock Cafe
for a sweet rehydration; que cocktails with a side order of glacé cherries!
We strolled back to the hotel for yet another outfit change before heading out to our very self-indulgent evening at The View
, Marriott, Times Square.
There we were, sat 48 stories above the New York skyline, enjoying the ever-changing view thanks to the revolving floors. We turned a whole 360 degrees in just 1 hour!
What an experience!