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Monday, August 3, 2015

NYC Travel Diary


New York, New York, you're a hell of a town ♥ Although I only live a 45 minute plane ride away from this beautiful city and have visited plenty of times, it always seizes to amaze me how NYC never loses it's magic. Every time I come here I always discover new things that makes me fall in love all over again...are we still talking about the city? haha. I sound like I'm writing a love letter but it's true! It's just so different from where I live (boringville aka Rochester) and right when I step foot in NYC I'm filled with energy, inspiration, and feel like I could take on the world!

As you already know, I was traveling with my blogging bestie Holly for our first blog conference. We were literally counting down the days until the trip and then when the day finally came...right at 7am Holly texted me and said our flight got rescheduled! :( Half the day was spent on the phone with customer service and we finally got the next earliest flight which was at 5pm when we were originally supposed to be there by 11am. *Sighs* By the time we got to the city it was beginning to get dark so we got settled into our lovely hotel and headed out to get some dinner and explore the neighborhood. 


On the second day, I attended Her Conference and then the 7 For All Mankind after party so Holly and I were pretty exhausted. That doesn't mean though that we're not going to take advantage of being in my favorite neighborhood...SOHO! The architecture, the restaurants, and the overall vibe in Soho always keeps me coming back for more. It has the hustle and bustle that NYC is known for but without all the tourists. 


First we headed to Delicatessen for some good old comfort food like the mac and cheese and truffle fries. Seriously I would go back to NYC right now just to eat this again: 


Once we got our energy back, we went shopping at stores such as Aritzia and Zara and I spotted some new items to put on my wishlist at Club Monaco: vintage Chanel crossbodies. Ugh, the grey one is everything if only my wallet agreed!


On our last day, we went to the Top of the Rock aka the Rockefeller building which has always been on my bucket list yet I never had time to go on my past trips. I highly recommend booking tickets online so that way you won't have to wait in line. We went at 10am so there wasn't many tourists either but we did struggle with getting the right "blog shots" at certain points haha. Nonetheless, the view was breathtaking and was the perfect way to begin the day. 



Afterwards, we didn't plan anything else for the rest of the day so we decided to just do some more exploring. First we headed to Rockefeller Center and then got some lunch over at Shake Shack. The wait was so freakinggg long and then we had to wait for a table (typical NYC) but the burger was worth it!



Then we decided to do some more shopping so we headed to 5th Ave and ended the day with dinner at this lovely restaurant at Bryant Park. 



After a long day of exploring non-stop, I was left exhausted from the trip but incredibly happy with way everything turned out. I was sad to leave but I know that I'll be back sometime soon!


Thanks for reading! 


-Ruya
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