Weekend Travels Part 2

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Ahh, New York the concrete jungle where dreams are made of. If you can make it here you can make it anywhere so they say. New York is probably one of my favorite places to visit in the U.S. I don’t know what it is, but there is just something special about New York. My favorite time to go to New York is during the holiday season because so many movies from my childhood where filmed there and the magic of Christmas time is everywhere.

Day 1

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Day one was reserved for shopping or so I liked to think of it. Of course I had to stop by one of my favorite stores, Zara. I believe I counted three of them stationed all over New York while I was there. Although this isn’t the one I shopped at I still had to take a picture because I love the store that much and there was a nice car in front of it. The Zara I shopped in was the one on 5th Avenue. I found one item that I had been eyeing online, but never decided to get it until then. I’m the type of person who loves coats and jackets and I know it’s the middle of summer, but I couldn’t help myself and this particular coat was half off! It was a black short sleeve structured waist coat. I know that it was 85 degrees outside but I loved this waistcoat and fall would be coming soon anyways.

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After the shopping adventure I went exploring around Grand Central Station and came upon a market that I didn’t know that had existed there. Everything looked so fresh, it reminded me of the markets I’d walked through in France the previous spring. While I was there I bought a baguette, a green apple, and a wedge of Brie cheese to snack on later.

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As you can probably tell my face is as shiny as the lights in Times Square, sadly we can’t all have the perfect matte face in summer. I wanted to try my hardest to look like a natural New Yorker, but because of the hot weather I looked more like a sweaty dog than a sophisticated New Yorker. Times Square at night can be overwhelming because of the amount of people, lights and noises, but it’s still something everyone should do sometimes in their life.

Day 2

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Thanks to Gossip Girl the Upper East Side is my dream borough of New York. I can only imagine what the inside of some of these homes must look like. The upper East Side has an elegance thats like walking through an old movie. I can imagine seeing Blair Waldorf striding down the street in her signature headband and elegant, preppy outfits.

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When ever I get the chance to go to New York I always stop off at the ever so famous pastry house Ladurée. This place is a chic woman’s dream. With its aesthetically pleasing atmosphere and picturesque interior, one cannot help but take loads of pictures while also trying to order a box of macarons. Out of all the macarons I have tasted (which is many) Ladurée has never ceased to impress me. My personal favorite is the raspberry macaron, which is the bright pink one in the picture above.

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It really was the perfect Sunday morning after going to Ladurée, I went window shopping on Madison Ave. and walked through a fresh market while on my way to the Natural History Museum.I loved walking down the streets and taking in all the city could give me.

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I finally arrived to the Natural History Museum, but had to wait outside in a long line. Thankfully there were trees to stand under so I wouldn’t get sunburned…again. The wait was worth it because this is one of my favorite museums to visit. I’m the type of person who likes museum because I have an interest in History. In high school my favorite subject, besides art, was history. The museum was so big that I couldn’t finish it in a day and my poor feet were starting to feel the walking I had done that day and the day before.

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I am triumphantly showing off my pretzel next to a Theodore Roosevelt Park sign because I got a pretzel from a street cart and because it was on a bucket list of mine. I know it sounds silly to put “buy a pretzel from a street cart” on my bucket list, but it was something I wanted to do and who doesn’t love a good soft pretzel?

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While I was staring in awe of the view from on top of the Empire State Building, this little guy came in and about landed on my head! Who knew pigeons could fly this high? Either way I couldn’t help but take pictures of him because…well…why not?!

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As the day came to a close I had one last New York coffee at Café Grumpy in Grand Central Station. I love it when the baristas put a design in the coffee, I feel that a lot of more love and care went into the coffee. I drank my coffee and reminisced my short trip in New York City and I hope to come back very soon.

 

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