I’m finally getting back to reality after returning from a short jaunt to NYC. I spent just over a week there (and a few nights in Washington DC), tourist-ing as hard as possible (and shopping…shopping as hard as possible). By way of explaining my failure to blog over the past few weeks, I thought I’d share of few snippets of my NY adventure. New York is so big and wild and crazy and I feel like I only just scratched the surface of all there is to see and experience, so rather than a ‘what to do in New York’ post, I thought I’d just share a few of the more quirky, personal favourite moments.
I kind of want to live on the High Line. The High Line is essentially an old, disused railway line that’s been converted into a sort of nature walk in NYC…it’s a little hard to describe, but it’s unique, stunning and a definite must!
I made a special trip to Purl Soho to bask in the range of pretty, pretty, colourful yarns, and bought myself a couple of souvenir skeins.
One should always try and make friends with the locals when travelling…
I’m a huge fan of Van Gogh, and made it a bit of a habit to stalk him from museum to museum when in the States. I just barely kept it together when we saw Starry Night at MoMA.
Unfortunately, I don’t think good people of Australian customs would have let me bring this adorable cactus from the Union Square Green Market home with me, so I had to leave it in NY.
I thoroughly enjoyed a couple of afternoons spent relaxing in Central Park and taking photos with my fisheye camera. It also took a great deal of willpower to prevent myself from spending all my holiday money on Rifle Paper Co products whilst in NY. I managed to limit myself to just one notebook…sooooo preeeetty.
Washington had a very different vibe to New York, and also a propensity for cute wreaths on doors.
I hope you enjoyed those few photographic bits and bobs! Have you been to NYC? What were your highlights? Do you ever buy craft supplies as souvenirs? Do you have any tips on smuggling a cactus across international boarders? If you’d like to know about actually touristy things, do let me know in the comments and I’m happy to share 🙂