New York Diary

On September 22, Beginning Boutique intern, Kate ventured to America for a 2 week soiree in the Big Apple, NY. Here she documents her adventures.

I had high expectations of New York, home of the atypical fashion editor and high society girl.

Upon touch down at JFK, I was overcome by a wave of nervous energy. A particularly energised taxi ride en route from the airport to Manhattan did nothing to quell my nerves. My accommodation in Chelsea – a quaint studio apartment – was perfectly located between Greenwich Village and Midtown, within walking distance of the subway (and Barneys Coop – as I later discovered).

I had compiled a list of must-sees prior to leaving Australia, but threw the list aside in favour of wandering the streets of a different area of the city everyday. I star spotted in the Village, admired the view from the top of the Rockefeller Centre, saw the XX, Delphic and Temper Trap live, biked around Central Park, ate some delicious food (bagels for breakfast were a favourite), met wonderful new people and shopped ’til I dropped (Zara was visited and revisited almost daily).

The weather was all over the show, from steaming hot weather to freezing cold nights. Rain set in from time to time, so style was thrown out the window in some circumstances. On the whole, NY girls were sporting lace-up boots, long skirts with oversized knits and floppy hats.

Here are some happy snaps from my time in NY..

So long Brisbane.. Hello New York!

The art lining the streets of Nolita could rival that of Melbourne’s laneways (especially the “art” created by passers-by in the subways, as seen left)

Bikes were as commonplace as pigeons in the city centre

Admiring the bright lights of Times Square. Note to self next time I travel: Avoid Times Square on weekend nights for fear of being trampled by swelling masses of tourists.

My travel companions – Diana Mini lomography camera & High-top Converse

Spring Street Soho & a knitted installation outside Acne Studios on Greene Street

Stealing glances at the Chanel window displays (I dared not venture inside). Although I did allow myself to look in Acne which proved worth my while

La Esquina – the Mexican of my dreams

The obligatory New York sights – Statue of Liberty & Brooklyn Bridge – both viewed from the water on a beautiful Autumn day

Andy Warhol at the Museum of Modern Art

Sampling the infamous Red Velvet Cupcake from Magnolia Bakery (Worth the hike? Not really!)

My new Rag & Bone jacket was worn to death.

I bought some gorgeous new things, including a very special Alexander Wang handbag. Stay tuned for my next post documenting my New York City purchases.

I can’t wait to visit New York again, it’s an amazing place with an electric energy like nothing I’ve ever experienced.


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