Exciting news, I’m off to the Big Apple next week! I’m heading to the
US for two
weeks, stopping off in Charlotte, North Carolina to visit some family friends before
heading to Manhattan
for 10 days. I’m making the trip to suss out some Spring Internship/Work
prospects, plus of course there will be time for exploring and shopping!
Last time I visited
York was 2007 so it will be wonderful to head back.
I’ve got a whole list of things I hope to see and do whilst I’m there, several
involve my all-time favourite show Sex and the City (Carrie’s apartment,
Magnolia Bakery), plus some touristy things I didn’t get around to doing last
time, like the Brooklyn Bridge and The Empire State Building. Courtesy of my favourite
coffee table book, Taschen’s New York,
I’ve got a list of cafés, delis and restaurants I want to visit (Dean &
Deluca, La Bergamote Patisserie, Momofuku and Shake Shack). Not sure how fun
dining-for-one will be but I’ll give it a go. And of course, since here in Australia we are truly starved of any decent
retail therapy (perhaps Melbourne
you are the exception), I’ll certainly be doing some shopping! 5th avenue
I’m on my way.
I’ll be in the
USA for Thanksgiving so I’m looking
forward to seeing how this age-old American tradition transforms the country.
Perhaps I’ll have a turkey lunch! Plus I’ll be in Manhattan for the lighting of the Rockefella
Christmas tree – can’t wait!
I’ll keep you posted on my travels.
Photo by Taschens.