Postcards from New York

What are you looking at? View on the Brooklyn Bridge by evening – Central Park with a touch of skyline – Coney Island Wonder Wheel- High Line art – Skyline view after just leaving the port – Skyline from afar – Central Park –  Brooklyn Botanical: entrance to the rose garden – Times Square… ofcourse.
(When I wrote this…) We just arrived in Washington and as K is unpacking his suitcase I could not leave it to steal his macbook for a moment. Gosh, am I happy be out of New York. Maybe happy is not the right word, “relieved” would be better. I have a hard time dealing with big crowds and as we were walking squeezing our way through places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square, there were often times I just couldn’t handle the heat and crowd anymore and would just breakdown. Crossing the island of Manhattan in three digit temperatures probably didn’t help much either, haha. I enjoyed the quiteness of the Staten Island mall and certain parts of Central Park, the fresh Starbucks coffees, impressive skyline views and airconditioned metros. 

And I don’t think I have to say how much fun we had shopping. I scored some great deals at J.Crew, Francesca’s and Old Navy that I hope to show to you all soon. I also got a gorgeous Madewell dress that I am going to hide in my closet for a few more months. I want to save it for fall as the jewel and mustard tones are perfect to wear that time of year. After our five days in New York it’s only right to say that I won’t have to do much more (or maybe any) shopping to get my wardrobe fall-proof… . 

I can’t wait to see what Washington has in store for us. We are now off to do a little late afternoon exploring around the mall area. I’ll share the pictures and stories on DC later on. Hope you guys enjoyed the photos! Have a nice da-ha-haaaay! Just a Bon Jovi moment.
 Nikki
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  1. 18 July 2012 / 17:17

    I totally feel you on the crowds! I get the same way…hate it!

    So glad you had fun shopping though, can't wait to see your finds! 🙂

  2. 18 July 2012 / 17:37

    My husband and I plan to one day make a trip to New York. There's no specific thing I really want to see just check out the atmosphere and rush of everything. Though I think I'd be more like you and not do so well with the crowds and heat.
    Your photos are lovely! 🙂

  3. 18 July 2012 / 18:02

    I didn't realize you had a trip to the US planned! I totally hear you … NYC in the summer is MISERABLE. In the fall/winter however, it's magical. 🙂 I hope you have a safe trip and enjoy Washington! It won't be any cooler, but hopefully it will be a little less crowded for you. Great pics!

  4. 18 July 2012 / 23:07

    New York can get a little overwhelming. I'm glad you were only a visitor and not living there!

  5. 18 July 2012 / 23:20

    I just love your blog Nikki what beautiful pictures and style!

  6. 19 July 2012 / 04:18

    I'm only a little jealous of your adventure. Just a little.

  7. 19 July 2012 / 14:37

    Have a great time in D.C.! I interned there at C-SPAN this spring, and it was a great place to be…so much less stressful than NYC! P.S., cute blog!
    –Jenn

    http://apopofstyle.blogspot.com/

  8. 19 July 2012 / 18:23

    Leuke foto's! Ik ben ook in NY geweest een aantal jaar geleden 🙂 Geniet er nog van! ♥

  9. 19 July 2012 / 20:03

    prachtige foto's, ik ben dol op New York. Central Park is inderdaad een fijne plek om te zijn:) Kan je uren doorheen wandelen of zitten!

  10. 19 July 2012 / 23:34

    Gorgeous pictures! I'm excited to see about DC too!

    Sounds like you had fun, though the crowds seem a trial. Can't even imagine the crowds….

  11. 20 July 2012 / 01:11

    Wow, your photos are so gorgeous, you've definitely captured the city well.

    I suppose the crowds can feel overwhelming if you aren't used to them, and sometimes can be downright annoying, but it's still a pretty great city.

    Glad you at least managed to get in some shopping!

    Chic on the Cheap

  12. 20 July 2012 / 02:10

    love these pictures!! as an american i'm sad to say i've never been to New York so i'm waayy jealous of your little adventure. 🙂

  13. 20 July 2012 / 07:05

    i absolutely love new york. it's amazing

  14. 20 July 2012 / 10:26

    Oh wauw, ik ben jaloers! Geniet er nog maar van! En ik snap ook wel dat de drukte je soms te veel wordt, in Londen had ik dat ook, die stad kon ik ook maar met kleine dosissen aan, te intens!

  15. 21 July 2012 / 01:46

    Beautiful photos and your shopping sounds fantastic!

    I think I would have the same problem with the crowds in new york – I get very anxious in large crowds.

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

  16. 21 July 2012 / 11:59

    wonderful pics! really beautiful x

  17. 21 July 2012 / 20:51

    Awesome photos Nikki! I'm so happy you had a marvellous time!

    Wren

  18. 22 July 2012 / 09:39

    Wow Nikki, zo'n mooie foto's! Ik wil ook zo snel mogelijk eens naar New York, dat is echt mijn droom citytrip!

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