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I ♥ NYC

24 August 2008
I think to say “I love New York City” is an understatement for me – I wish I lived there! I just love everything about the Big Apple; the life, the food, the shops, the culture…NYC is the center and epitome of diversity and fashion (emphasis on fashion). I simply cannot see myself anywhere else… Anyway. Yesterday was an amazing day with the girlies! It was amazing to spend the day with them, shopping, eating, and walking around the city before some of the girls go off to college (I will miss them oh-so-much!!)

For Lunch: We ate at the Chelsea Market, where there were various little cafe-like shops or stands in the building. I suggest the Italian food…it is simply amazing! There’s also a milk bar inside with, no lie, the best milkshakes. It’s a bit pricey for a little cup of it, but it is totally worth it! I suggest you try chocolate covered strawberries: it’s made of fresh milk & strawberries & fudge…with each sip you can taste the flavors distinctively – first its the strawberry, then the chocolate.

Shopping: There was a tiny Marc by Marc Jacobs store around Bleeker Street (and by tiny I mean very, very tiny!) with all of the specialty items or stuff on sale. Everything was über cheap =)! Watch out for sharp elbows poking around and grab what you want even if you’re not sure you want it, just in case. I bought a basketweave tote in yellow for only $19; I already have an outfit planned for it, and it is perfect for school, shopping, or just lugging around a bunch of stuff! (the red tote isn’t shown). Later on, we explored little these street markets with adorable dresses, bags, jewelry, & sunglasses on display for pretty reasonable prices. Attempts at bargaining were made, flirty Starbucks guys with free samples took pictures of us, contemplation of buying things, were all part of our little adventure. My second purchase of the day was a black bag similar to the Balenciaga City bag – I love it! I’ve been eyeing it for quite some time, but wasn’t willing to part with the thousand something dollars (well, my parents were not willing to spend it).

xoxo

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. 24 August 2008 9:27 pm

    I havent visit NY, I know some day I will!

  2. Janice permalink
    24 August 2008 9:38 pm

    haha marc jacobs bag =]
    i hope ta mere approved the bag?

  3. Little Bow Prep permalink
    24 August 2008 9:59 pm

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love NYC as well.

  4. fash permalink
    24 August 2008 10:27 pm

    ahhh, jealousy seeping through my veins! i can’t wait to eat my way through the big apple.

  5. Katie permalink
    25 August 2008 12:09 am

    I love new york, it’s so busy and alive

  6. ♥ Marta ♥ permalink
    25 August 2008 7:47 am

    I really enjoy visiting New York….it has the greatest shopping and night-life. I ‘m not sure if I would ever move there,though :S … It sounds like you had quite a wonderful weekend 🙂

  7. Imelda Matt permalink
    25 August 2008 12:58 pm

    just remember to keep writing for yourself, if you don’t you’ll get bogged down in all the necessary noise! What’s not to love about a day that involves bargain buys and cute boys taking your picture?

  8. THE HOUSE OF STYLE permalink
    25 August 2008 1:52 pm

    loving your purchase! the bag is chic
    x
    Marian

  9. Blicious permalink
    25 August 2008 3:30 pm

    i just got back from NY and i LOVE it! 🙂

  10. AlicePleasance permalink
    25 August 2008 3:59 pm

    I hope you went to the Magnolia Bakery too! It’s just beside the Marc Jacobs store on Bleecker…

  11. April permalink
    25 August 2008 4:27 pm

    thanks for the comment! I hope I have as much fun and success as you in the city! I adore NYC and if I could, I would move there, Right. Now. Hopefully I’ll be going to college there next year :] That would be a dream come true!

  12. Nadine permalink
    25 August 2008 5:53 pm

    I hope I can go to NY some day, too!

  13. 25 August 2008 6:24 pm

    You have a very nice blog here, I really like it! Oh and thanks for the comment on mine 🙂
    Hope you’re having a fabulous day!

  14. Danz permalink
    25 August 2008 6:42 pm

    It sounds like you had a great time and you returned home with some fantastic purchases!

    New York is a glamorous mystery to me. I’ve never been but I think, over time, a kind of romanticized view of what it must be like there has formed in my brain from everything I’ve seen and heard about it. I hope if I never get the chance to visit that I won’t be disappointed.

  15. Ida permalink
    25 August 2008 8:00 pm

    Never been there but feeling like visiting it now:)) It’s really important to be happy about where you live.

  16. Zuri permalink
    25 August 2008 8:04 pm

    Whoaaa; I am so jealous of your Marc Jacobs bag I will definitely be checking out that shop out aysap lol…& I'm also lusting after the Jimmy Choos on the side of your profile I just saw them in Vogue & fell in love.

  17. Rora permalink
    25 August 2008 8:28 pm

    thanks for commenting on my blog!
    i’ve never been to N.Y but it sounds great! linking you :]

  18. Sara Millionaire permalink
    25 August 2008 9:51 pm

    Thanks for your comment! I’m going to link you from mine, if you don’t mind!

    I love that little tote, so cute. Looks like you scored!

  19. fashionlauncher permalink
    25 August 2008 9:57 pm

    Thanks for the sweet comment in my blog! 🙂
    You should go for your dream once you discover what it really is! I will move to NYC asap 😉

  20. Michelle permalink
    25 August 2008 11:41 pm

    I LOVE YOU DARLING.

    let us do it again. i’ll try to find more and more things for us to do, shop, eat. :]]]

  21. TheMinx permalink
    26 August 2008 2:23 am

    this is a really cute post, and I like your style. I live in the New York area too, so I see where your influences come from. Would you like to trade links?

  22. GlossyChic permalink
    26 August 2008 5:28 am

    i’m so jealous about the marc store!

  23. Mimi permalink
    26 August 2008 9:18 am

    I want that MJ bag 😦 and the balanciage…wow!

    thanks for your nice comment
    cheers.

  24. Elouise permalink
    26 August 2008 11:28 am

    I really can’t wait until I visit New York…
    cute blog :]

    x

  25. Jillian permalink
    26 August 2008 6:48 pm

    I know they’ve been around for a while but I still love the Balenciaga bags! I’m adding your blog to our list over at Sophista-Funk!

  26. Modelizer permalink
    27 August 2008 4:44 am

    I hate hate hate hate what Marc has done to bleecker street and I hate the gag gift shop where everyone thinks they’re getting a good deal on crap that cost him a dollar to make! I think there are much better things to spend 19 bucks on that aren’t crappy or total label whoredom.

  27. Therese San Diego permalink
    27 August 2008 12:38 pm

    Hi! Thanks for the comment. I’m drooling over the Balenciaga bag in this post! ;-D

    Lovely blog. Would you like to exchange links? 🙂

  28. 4 September 2008 11:10 pm

    I have never been to NYC =( It’s very sad, I NEED to visit! Sounds likee you had a great time!

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