Next Travel Destination: NYC

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Oh New York! You have got me dreaming. I’m sitting in my writing corner with the afternoon sun warming the right side of my face. It’s winter in Australia but it sure doesn’t feel like it. I know I have been rather distant from my blog (although never distant in my mind). I always knew it would be hard balancing this and my full time job. I am happy to say that I do love my full-time job and feel very blessed to be where I am.

Nonetheless it was time to start thinking about annual leave and our one year wedding anniversary (seriously time goes way too fast) and there was only place that Arden and I had in mind: New York, New York! So from the 5th September that is where we will be for two whole weeks. Two weeks of exploring Manhattan by fall, chasing the sun everyday to find the best view to capture the sunset, visiting all the beautiful art galleries and museums, hunting down the local coffee shops, shopping until my husband drops (because I won’t haha) and luckily enough popping by NY Fashion Week! Some friends also might be in the area so it will be great to explore the city with them.

One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years. Tom Wolfe

Whenever I tell anyone we are going to New York for two weeks they freak out. “Two weeks? That’s way too long. You’ll get bored.” Bored? Really? Bored in New York City? How is that even possible. My current list (version 1) of to do’s is as such:

  • Explore Brooklyn
  • The Bronx
  • Rockefeller Centre
  • Manhattan
  • Museums e.g. MOMA
  • Soho District
  • State Library
  • Empire State Building
  • 5 Boroughs
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Potential: Hamptons + Canada
  • Jacks Wife Freda Cafe
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Bike ride through Central Park
  • Wall Street
  • Hillsong NY
  • New York Zoo
  • Queens
  • Brooklyn Flea Market (Fort Greene)
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Baseball game
  • Hudson River Park
  • Broadway
  • Times Square
  • The high line
  • Flatiron District
  • Upper East Side
  • Manhattan Zoo
  • Met Centre
  • Metro Museum of Art
  • Helicopter ride over NYC

And that’s not even the full list yet. So I am very confident that we will have more than enough to do and see in the Big Apple.

My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests. Writing books begins in talking about it, like most human projects, and in being close to those who have already done what you propose to do. Walter Kirn

Here are some inspirational photos that are getting me way too excited about our upcoming trip (sourced through the internet).

Do you have any recommendations on NYC must sees? How was your experience there?

Love A x

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