So… New York is always a good idea, even during the holidays! I just came back from spending a bit over a week in New York and I must say that it was the perfect plot twist to bring 2022 to a close. I haven’t been back to New York since the pandemic and trust me, it’s been long overdue. I was supposed to be there for Fashion Week in September and at the last minute I had to cancel, so this time around when the opportunity presented itself, I said yes without hesitation.
I stayed in East Village, and made my way around the city to all of my favourite pockets (Midtown, Soho, Meatpacking District). There’s something about New York that just brings you out of your shell and let’s you embrace new things – which I absolutely love! On my first night in the city, I trekked to Madison Square Garden (solo) to watch the Raptors play against the New York Knicks. I’ve been to basketball games before but never solo and never in New York. It was such a cool experience and we won, lol.
I ate a lot of good food (L’Avenue at Saks, Miss Lily’s, Nobu), discovered some new places (The Nines, Gemma at The Bowery hotel, Pineapple Club), got a palm reading, saw the new Whitney Houston movie, met up with some friends and so much more!
As always, I took pictures along the way and had to make a Photo Diary. I left my camera at home this trip and shot everything on my iPhone 13 Pro and I must say I wasn’t let down once. I’ve had the 13 for a while now and the various camera lens options has to be my favourite feature. I get so many compliments when I shoot with the macro lens, it really captures the details like no other camera phone. That being said, keep scrolling and enjoy some of the images I took along the way!