12 November 2012

Suitcase. New York, New York

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 New 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 caf├ęs, 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.