Well as promised here’s post about my trip, or should I say our honeymoon, to New York! I know, if you’re anything like me, that you all love to hear about amazing holidays other people have been on and don’t feel the slight bit jealous! On the other hand I may have had holiday envy of loads of people in the past 11 years since I last flew off for a break! So here goes…
We went for 5 nights and 6 days and packed very light with the intention of bringing lots back with us ✈️ I had my sights set in duty free, Sephora and MAC visits along with Bloomingdales, Macy’s and lots in between. In reality the hubby ended up spending more than me as I couldn’t decide on anything I wanted up until that last 2 days! And rather embarrassingly for someone who has a blog centred around beauty, the make up I bought hit a grand total of 0! I couldn’t make my mind up on what to buy, then decided I would visit the MAC store in the airport and well we ran out of time once we got through check in and security so I ended up with nothing. Damn my indecisiveness!
The trip itself was amazing. We did loads of sight seeing and far too much walking due to my reluctance to use the subway. I mean we’ve all heard horror stories haven’t we and I was scared to use the tube for months after my sister in law forced me to watch the horror ‘Creep’! Fast forward to our feet being swollen and sore on day 5 and me finally deciding the subway can’t be all bad and we managed to fit a bit more in.
We visited the 5th Avenue, Tiffanys, Times Square, Broadway, Rockefeller Centre, Central Park, The Natural History Museum, Grand Central Station, Bloomingdales (my mum calls it Bloomies – Friends reference – no?), Macy’s, lots more shops, diners, a steakhouse, the 9/11 memorial and on Christmas Day itself we walked down to the Brooklyn Bridge, through Soho, Greenwich Village, Little Italy and China Town. I loved Brooklyn – the area around the bridge was really cool but most of it was closed 😞
The food was amazing and after a feast of big breakfasts, burgers, steak, crab cakes, a truly amazing Mexican and a Chinese takeaway (for our Christmas dinner no less!), I have to say that I think the hot dog and warm pretzel from a street vendor outside Central Park stole it for me!
For those of you who haven’t been to New York yet, you must go! The scale and size of the city is something else. You can’t help but walk around looking up with your mouth open taking in the towering buildings above. Although it isn’t the cleanest city and some areas, like China Town, were downright skanky (sorry China Town) it is a place you must visit at least once in your life 😍
We would love to go back as we didn’t do everything on our wish list. I would say if you go – do your research, take a guide book and plenty of spending money!
Sooo many photos but here is selection for you 😊