Photo Diary | NYC Part 1

Guess who's back.. back.. back again... I am finally home from my New York City trip. NYC gave me the inspiration I needed to get focused on my career goals. I stayed at the Roger Hotel on Madison ave in Mid Town. It was the perfect location, walking distance to Times Square (tourist overload) and close enough to the Upper East Side. The first night started with Times Square and let me tell you it is overwhelming. Be prepared to weave your way in and out of crowds. Nonetheless Times Square is something you do once and you are over it. 

The next day I spend in the Meat Packing district. It was surprisingly nice. I fell in love with Chelsea Market, it has a nice vibe and amazing food. My expectations for shopping in NYC were not high due to (my apartment bills in the back of my mind) but I did manage to pick up an Alexander McQueen scarf from his store. I have always wanted one and thought this was a special enough occasion to splurge on something nice before I head back to college. After wondering through the MeatPacking district I headed for the Upper East Side. I biked through Central Park all afternoon and burned enough calories to eat a box of macaroons from Ladurée. All the food I repeat "all the food" I ate was delicious.      I also went window shopping at Tiffany, Cartier, Barneys New York, and Louis Vuitton. I considered purchasing a Givenchy pandora bag or a Louis Vuttion bag but I told myself to wait till Christmas. All in good timing I say!

Then I spent the following day in Soho. I had brunch at Le Pain Quotidien. After brunch I did some shopping. A lot of the same shops you would find in LA but I was surprised by the great finds I found. I visited the usual; Alexander Wang, Acne, A.P.C., Sam Edelman, Frye, Rag & Bone, and I.R.O to name a few. I picked up a pair of really cute Frye boots (I'll do a separate post later) that I found unexpectedly. 

Early the next morning I found myself aboard a boat, observing Manhattan from a distance. It is quite a site to see. Had lunch at Bouchon Bakery near the Rockafeller Center. Place worth trying in NYC.
Soon enough I was back in the Upper East Side visiting MoMA (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and the Guggenheim. I swear you could spend days in both museums. MoMA and the Guggenheim was a breath of fresh air from the usual Getty Center and LACMA you would find in LA.

Part 2 to be continued....

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