New York was just the most wonderful place to have spent Christmas, my birthday and New Year. To sum it up I think my family almost covered every single 'touristy' sightseeing thing to see and do in New York and we even managed to see the ball drop on Times Square despite the fact the streets were absolutely packed. The shopping was incredible too - over the 10 days I managed to visit all planned department stores (Bloomingdales, Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks and Macy's) and even picked up a range of things for my Christmas/birthday and some things in the sales too. My brother was constantly moaning at how all I wanted to do was shop but honestly, I didn't do that much! New York is always somewhere I had dreamed about visiting but couldn't quite picture how it worked or where proportionally everything was. I am left with some lovely gifts/souvenirs (say hello to all my tacky 'I heart NY' merchandise) and some
freezing lovely christmassy memories of such a magical city. I'm also officially 18 so i'm off out for some cocktails this evening with the girls... who knows where we'll end up! Below are my Instagram snaps of the trip and I have planned a series of posts over the next week so check back tomorrow for more photos (and lots of outfit posts finally)!
The hotel lobby, view of downtown Manhattan and the Empire State from 'Top of the Rock', me posing by a LOVE sculpture, Rockerfeller Center tree, me in Times Square, Times Square, my brother and I on Christmas morning in Central Park, my brother and I on the big screen in Times Square, 'The View' revolving restaurant on top of the Marriott in Times Square, shopping, my new Michael Kors watch, Christmas tree in the hotel lobby, a little OOTD, Bloomingdales, naughty few 'Little Brown Bags', Marc by Marc Jacobs purse from the Bloomingdales sale, view from Empire State at night, my Tiffany necklace, Louise Nevelson sculpture in the Financial District, view of Manhattan from the boat, view of New Jersey from the boat, Museum of Natural History, Elephants at the MNH, amazing Bear exhibit at the MNH, myself in the snow in Central Park, Iridium/Stardust Diner for lunch, gorgeous neon Acne jumper, my dream dress - by Thakoon, almost bought this neon Marc Jacobs jumper, bought this Theory top reduced to only $19 in Bergdorf Goodman, posing with an 18th badge on my birthday, ginormous birthday breakfast, Snow Monkeys at Central Park Zoo on my birthday/NYE, birthday/NYE dinner at Iguana in midtown, fireworks at midnight from 7th Avenue, waving goodbye to Manhattan.