I was in NYC with my dad for what literally felt like a minute. I had so many plans about all these things we were going to do, food to eat and places to see but there's only so much that you can fit into one NYC minute. We set out to go to Brooklyn one evening to watch the sunset over the bridge. After waiting in the rain for a taxi for about an hour (new york taxis are a myth), that plan sort of went down the drain. We ended up in Williamsburg where we had dinner at the famous St. Anslem. The food completely lived up to the hype. We also planned to go exploring the cool Williamsburg scene after our meal but it was so dark, cold and rainy that we ended up just going home to sleep.
These photos are from the next day when I set out nice and early to catch as much daylight as possible. I started my morning at Bubby's in Tribeca- my favourite brunch spot in the city so far. I then headed on to 5th Avenue for some window shopping. The crowds were ten times more intense than Oxford Street and a bit too overwhelming. I took refuge in Bergdorf Goodman where I wanted to have afternoon tea but it would appear that my plan was a bit of a joke as there was a long ass queue and everyone stood on it seemed to have made a booking.
Determined to actually conquer one of my missions, I met up with my dad and we walked through a freezing Central Park. I couldn't help but feel like I was a few weeks too late as instead of being met with a beautiful autumnal Central Park, it was almost completely naked. We savoured the moment regardless and had some cute dad-daughter moments in the park. We planned to watch the sunset on the Top Of The Rock but after seeing the crowds surrounding the Rockefeller Center where I think the humongous Christmas Tree had just gone up, that was another plan which went to the dogs.
The trip was so short but I'll never turn down a New York minute! I'm happy even just strolling through the streets and taking in the atmosphere of the concrete jungle. There's a certain energy it gives off and there's something to be said about living in the moment and just experiencing what is right infront of you after you have made so many plans that can't be fulfilled.
Oh, before I forget, you must visit Patricia Field on the Bowery! It has so many unusual gems. I bought the coat I'm wearing from there. The trousers are Blank NYC.