Tuesday, 21 January 2014

New York, New York!

My last day in New York was like an attempt to fit everything else we wanted to do in one day, of course this meant we was rushing around everywhere and getting lost. We started off the day at a design studio in Soho, where we where told tips about the industry and of course we was showed the work of the graphic designers who work there, it was all wonderful and a great experience to see and actual studio in New York that would be amazing. Then we headed to the High Line, which was a really lovely walk. We then headed to Chelsea Market, which again was amazing, from little cupcake shops to delis, it was such a lovely place to see. 

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Somewhere In Brooklyn

Thursday we spent the day in Williamsburg and Brooklyn, it was really lovely to see a different side of New York and I loved all of the graffiti and stickers. It was really nice to take a look around some vintage shops as these are the sorts of places you can't go to in another country as they are all so different. 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

These Streets Will Make You Feel Brand New

A second day in New York, I woke feeling extremely tired from how much I did the previously day, we started the day at breakfast at a fast food place called Wendys, it was typically american food and not really that nice, I was already getting fed up of the fast food after just one day. So we headed to the subway, my first trip down there, it was rather scary as we had no idea which one to get on and where it went, we eventually figured them out though.

We visited the Meatpacking district, Chelsea and Soho, looking around at designer shops. 

We then headed down to get the ferry to Staten Island, and we saw the Statue Of Liberty, it was really wonderful.

We then went back to Times Square and did a bit more shopping, even though it doesn't seem like we did as much as the first day, there was a lot more time spent just walking around and looking at different things and different places. It was a really nice day. See you soon, Sarah, x

Monday, 13 January 2014

Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made

There are so many things to say about New York and I think I am just going to take it a day at a time really. So I arrived Monday and was so tired so we only had a quick walk around, it was so cold I can't actually believe it! The next day we woke up early and ready for the day ahead! We had a bit of time before going out on a group activity and so we headed up to Macy's and had a look round. It was a beautiful store and you can imagine how much money could be spent here. It was nice to see and I bought a Macy's oven glove.
Then as our group activity we went to the Fashion Institute Of Technology, here we went to a 'sort of lecture' with a women from the Perfume course there, she taught us about different scents and basic information, it was very interesting to see the laboratory and to see their style of teaching, compared to ours. We also went to the museum there and saw the 'Trendology' exhibition, which was beautiful.
Heading down to Fifth Avenue, this is full of designer shops, it's great to view all the visual merchandising and to have a little shop, Tiffany's was such a stunning shop, and of course there is the apple store completely made out of glass heading underground for the store.

Next up was Empire State Building, Oh wow! This was a truly beautiful experience, and probably my favourite of the whole trip, if you ever visit New York, this should be at the top of your list. The view is incredible and it's basically just a wonderful thing to see! 
With Times Square being down the road from our hotel, it was only right we had to go here (every night). This is a wonderful place to go to shop and sightsee, I really don't think that any pictures give it justice, because you really need to be there, the coca cola sign was my favourite, and of course a trip to M&M world was on the map as well as Hard Rock Cafe and many more!
 Then we see the famous red steps, it was very cool walking to the top and having a look round to take some photos, it was such a perfect experience.

We had dinner at Mcdonalds with the extra large portions and the day was a great success, I can't believe how much we got done in each day whilst we were there, it has to be the most tiring trip I have ever been on, but of course one of the best. I will be posting an outfit post in-between each New York post to keep things even, but of course that only means more posts than usual. Hope you enjoy these posts and your week, see you soon, Sarah x