New York

New York Photo Diary

@christianconfidentialIf you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, then you know to expect a photo diary (almost), every time that I travel. I love creating these type of posts because, it allows me to relive my travels whenever I want and also encourages me to seek beautiful moments wherever I am.

Sigh, where do I even begin.. I love New York and this trip really made me realize how much I’ve missed it! It’s honestly one of those cities that awakens me no matter what season, reason for visiting or the length of time I’m there. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was visiting New York for World Pride with Mastercard, which was such a cool experience on its own.  Even though this was a work trip, I did have some free time to explore the city, eat some good food and do a little bit of partying!

As always, I snapped a few photos along the way and have linked some of my favourite places I visited throughout this trip.

A lot of changes have been happening (AGAIN  haha) in my life and I’ll be back to share them with you shortly! Honestly, 2019 has been the year of change for me and although it hasn’t always been pretty, I finally feel like something amazing is on the horizon for me. If any of you guys are dealing with uncertainty or having a difficult time adjusting to change, just know that it’s only temporary and if you hold on a little longer you’ll get through it and be better for it!


Places to eat: L’AVENUE at Saks | BALTHAZAR | SOHO HOUSE New York | NOMO SOHO

Places to party: 1 OAK | UP & DOWN | ACME | THE BLOND 

Place to stay: NOMO SOHO 

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Fashion, Lifestyle, New York, Travel

New York City w/ Adidas Originals

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetA few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to head out to New York City for the global launch of the NMD sneakers by Adidas Originals. Two days in Soho, learning about kicks, a party and having free time to explore my surroundings sounds like the perfect Break From Toronto,to me. New York City | Christian ConfidentialNew York is that magical city where no matter how many times you visit there will always be something new to discover. The NMD shoe was inspired by street culture and New York was the perfect place to launch it. Whenever I search for street style inspiration the first two places that come to mind are New York and Paris. The NMD was designed for the the wanderer, the urban traveler, someone that appreciates the old but is always looking for what’s next. I don’t know about you but it sounds like these sneakers were made for our generation. This is the first release from the NMD series and from the looks of it, things are about to get real LIT. Check out some of my favourite snaps and a few of my recommendations next time you’re visiting Soho.

Stay: The Roxy Hotel | Exercise: SoulCycle | Lunch: Sanctuary T | Dinner: Stanton Social (the chicken & waffles are so good)|Drinks: NOMO SOHO (great atmosphere) | New York City | Christian ConfidentialNew York City | Christian ConfidentialNew York City | Christian ConfidentialNew York City | Christian ConfidentialNew York City | Christian ConfidentialNew York City | Christian ConfidentialPhotography by: Shayna Desir & Christian Thompson for

Until next time,


Lifestyle, New York, Travel

Jeff Koons ‘A Retrospective’ Exhibit

Jeff Koons A Retrospective | Travel With Christian - New YorkJeff Koons A Retrospective | Travel With Christian - New York
n the month of October I got the chance to spend a few days in one of my favourite cities, New York. Knowing-beforehand that it was going to be a short getaway I had a very short but important to do list while being there. 1. A quick visit to Barney’s – who am I kidding, there was nothing quick about it, I was in heaven! 2. A short walk to the New York Public Library – ever since I watched “Sex And The City” the movie and Carrie referenced the library as ” The classic New York landmark that housed all the great love stories”, I’ve been obsessed with it. I’m a little bit of a hopeless romantic and something about that line has just stuck with me…sigh. 3. The Jeff Koons ‘A Retrospective’ exhibit that was being held at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art. Luckily for me, I was staying at the Waldorf hotel which was coincidently walking distance from all of my ‘Must Visits’.

The Jeff Koons exhibit was breathtaking.. I was there during the closing weekend of the exhibit which may have made the energy in the museum that much more exhilarating. The Exhibit covered pretty much every floor of the museum except one. It housed everything from his early works to his most recent. The thing that I love about his work is that it can be enjoyed by everyone.. children, teenagers and adults it transcends age and in some way bridges the gap between different generations especially with his Celebration Series. Here are a few of my favourite pieces from the showcase – I hope you guys enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. xo #TravelWithChristianJeff Koons A Retrospective | Travel With Christian - New York

The Balloon Dog (Yellow) – which is from his Celebration Series has to be my favourite from the exhibit. Koons derived inspiration from his personal life when it came to this piece specifically. His son was heading back to Rome which would enable them from consistent contact with one another and in order to show his son that he was always thinking of him he created this piece.Jeff Koons A Retrospective | Travel With Christian - New YorkJeff Koons A Retrospective | Travel With Christian - New York

Katy?! Katy Perry…Is that you?! I had to do a double look! 🙂 Jeff Koons A Retrospective | Travel With Christian - New York

The Gazing Ball – represents an act of generosity … | & I obviously couldn’t leave out Michael & Bubbles (1988)Jeff Koons A Retrospective | Travel With Christian - New York

I’m not really sure why but this advertisement spoke to me in comparison to his other work in the same category. The only thing that I can say is that this image is very different from the type of advertisement that I would’ve imagined for a brand like Hennessy to have commissioned in a good way though.Jeff Koons A Retrospective | Travel With Christian - New YorkPopeye – I couldn’t resist!