1. My fresh from the airport look, wearing a Rag & Bone hat, Muubaa leather jacket, J Brand denim blouse, American Apparel jeans and a lucite bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs / 2. A necessary Gelato stop after a heavy meat-filled lunch at Katz / 3. Heading out to a Samsung dinner in Tribeca, wearing out my favorite Sophie Hulme bag as a partner. / 4. Breakfast overlooking Mid-Town / 5. Finally visited the Top of the Rock, dutifully crossed it off as my number one tourist must-see / 6. Riding around Central Park during the Golden Hour, on a horse drawn carriage / 7. Watching Bruno Mars perform at the Cunard Building / 8. Touring Washington Square Park in leather pants and my Manolo Blahnik’s / 9. Spring has sprung on Bleecker Street / 10. A friend’s Mid-Century furnished apartment in Tribeca / 11. A Saturday morning properly spent catching up on Vogue Paris / 12. Exploring the new Galaxy S4. Wearing bracelets from Giles & Brother and Marc Jacobs / 13. A colorful street in the West Village / 14. Things commonly found at a New York photographer’s apartment: Brooklyn Lager, The New York Times Style Magazine, and a Leica. / 15. Outside the busy streets surrounding Tribeca Film Festival
What an incredible week. What initially started out as plans to write my second quarter mid-term paper on Monday morning quickly turned into a Tuesday night red-eye to Manhattan for the Galaxy S4 launch party…all before lunch. I think in the course of this month, this has been the third time while eating or ordering a sandwich that a spontaneous trip had come out of left field. Making me wonder if magical things only happen when I wine and dine. As a result, I hauled ass to the airport after class and threw into my suitcase anything black, cropped, turtleneck, cross body, second skin and leather and hoped for the best. This winter packing spree ended up being a disadvantage, as the weather was gearing up for spring, filled with sunshine and open blue skies. To be honest, I was so relieved to have taken a trip to New York outside of Fashion Week, that this had ended up being one of the funnest visits to New York up to date. Unfortunately spontaneous story-making doesn’t go hand in hand with blogging, so moments like singing Twista during Karaoke, post college parties holed up in penthouses with panoramic views of Manhattan, getting lost at the Tribeca Food Festival with a gang of six foot tall Australians and watching the legendary Rev Run spin turntables are some of the memories that go undocumented. & I think that’s where I’m going to strike my balance between being a blogger and living in real time. It’s those selfish moments when you’re having too much fun to actually whip out your phone to share it with the rest of the world.