MANHATTAN

manhattan  new york, ny // 

I've had an obsession w/ this city ever since my grandmother took me to see a christmas carol on broadway as a child. so much so, that for my 9th birthday, I begged for a black & white portrait of the nyc skyline that was out front of a local art shop in my hometownnaturally, I got it 💁 and now as an adult, I'm so grateful to have it because the shot features the twin towers.

my jersey city apt is 15mins away from downtown nyc, so I'm constantly finding excuses to eat at new restaurants and try different cuisines, see art installments & smell fresh blooms at botannical gardens, or even just as expected, shop my way through various boroughs.  

since thursday, I've walked close to 20mi throughout the meatpacking district, LES, DUMBO, williamsburg & the bronx. 

throughout alllll of that exploring, learning & obs sweating, all I could keep thinking about was how I finally have everything I've been working towards these last few years. & it's all thanks to the energetic hustle & bustle of manhattan's streets that test my patience, challenge me & then bring me back to life. 

I know some people chase waterfalls and waves to feel calm, but me, I'd rather get lost on buzzing aves for peace any day. w/e the vibe is that makes you feel most calm, use it however you have to because it's easy getting caught up in the day to day, preventing us from taking a second to:
stop, reflect & recharge & what an important thing to forget to do. x

28 comments:

  1. I am dying to visit the big city! It's definitely high on my list of places to visit. One day...
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  2. I love New York- my mom and I went a few years ago for Spring Break and I'm already wanting to go back!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com 

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    1. definitely - so much to do, so much to see! x

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  3. This was so fun to read! I live in New York right outside of the city, and it's definitely one of the places that never, ever gets old. Love your perspective on the city that never sleeps!

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    1. it's almost that much better to live in a place where we don't only get to experience it first hand, but we get to see it from the outside in! x

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  4. I love New York its my favourite!!

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  5. Love NYC! I haven't been in so long and I'm dying to go back.

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    1. you have to definitely make it back here! if you ever need any recommendations, let a girl know. x

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  6. I love NYC, haven't been back in a few years, need to do it!

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  7. I think we're twins! I begged for a black and white skyline photo too! My mom got it, but she totally rolled her eyes lol.

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    1. great minds, gf - glad I wasn't the only child begging for artwork lol! x

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  8. Omg I love New York! It's seriously my favorite place in the world.

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  9. Totally get the step tracker thing! I have an incredible obsession with my FitBit now going on 4 years & it has really kept me on track xx

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    1. I've been contemplating getting one, so hearing that you still love yours after 4 years makes me want it that much more. x

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  10. I spent a weekend in NYC once and I absolutely loved it! I don't know if I could live in a big city, but living right outside of it would be amazing! :)

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  11. It's so cool that the hustle and bustle is bringing you so much energy to focus on your life. Love your pictures!

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  12. Love NY - its time I return - your post has got me thinking.

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    1. definitely make your way back here gf! x

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  13. I was just in Manhattan this past weekend - I re-fall in lovelovelove with the city every time I go!

    Coming Up Roses

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    1. it's the easiest place to fall in love with, isn't it? x

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  14. I visited NYC for a social media conference in June! It's such a fun place to visit with so much to see and do! Can't wait to visit again.

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    1. yes, definitely make your way back because there are always new things to do & see! x

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