I decided I wanted to go up to New York City back in January so I booked my flight for May when I had a few days off. I like to go up there a few times a year – I lived there briefly just out of college and I really love the city. Sometimes Chris joins me and we were just there in December for our anniversary so I figured I would go alone this time. I told my friend MJ I was going and she hadn’t been to NYC in years so she decided to join me.
We talked and laughed the whole flight and I knew it was going to be a fun trip! I always love to fly into JFK so I can take the subway into the city. MJ was fighting it and she was still fighting it AFTER we swiped our MetroCard and headed down to the platform! But I won and we hopped on the train. MJ has one of those new suitcases that wheels in any direction. She let go of it and didn’t even notice it has started to roll around the train on its own. While we were deep in laughter and conversation a man across from us kept saying “miss! Miss! MISS!” and finally we looked and MJ’s suitcase was rolling out the door onto a platform! It was hilarious and we thought that was a funny start to our trip.
MJ and her rogue suitcase:
We hit the ground running – MJ wanted to hit all the big stores that she loves – Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu, etc. I love to look at that stuff but I’d rather spend my money on shoes.
Chanel had tons of feather looks I loved:
We then checked into our hotel and I was really hoping for a Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) sighting. I love Gossip Girl! In the TV series Chuck actually owns the Hotel Empire.
Our hotel was right across from the Lincoln Center and I loved how at night the stairs lit up with upcoming events and messages. It was rainy so you can see my umbrella in the top of the photo!
A fun shot of us in the hotel lobby with the iPhone’s Photobooth App:
By the way I packed light for this trip (trying to save room in my suitcase for shopping!) and I didn’t even bring a camera. All of these photos are taken with my iPhone and it did a pretty good job!