Being a New York born-South Florida raised child consisted of trips back and fourth visiting family periodically. Every trip included the “look how big you got!” from the great aunts and “what are you up to nowadays” from the older cousins. This trip was no different, but with the additional excitement of finally introducing my boyfriend of 5 years to my family and sharing the news that I’m moving into my own place next month! (own as in my name on the lease…eep!)
The High Line, NYC.
Our first stop in the city was a NYC tradition for me,
That evening we were able to catch
(P.S. stole this perfectly patched denim jacket from my god moms closet)
@oliviapw x @simoneyshot
I knew going to New York that I wanted to meet up with a photographer and try to get some lifestyle/street shots. After posting on
Photos by Obanzai- 3 kinds of small appetizers of the day ($15)
NYC is known for having some of the best sushi restaurants in the country so of course we had to indulge. Another old time favorite and every NY trip MUST is making reservations at
Nigiri Set- Chef’s choice of eight Nigiri and half roll ($60)
Each piece of sushi is handmade with fresh (and still warm) sushi rice, a small dot of Wasabi under the fish, and Soy Sauce brushed lightly on top. The fish simply melts in your mouth like butter.
Central Park was on our top priority list for the trip, but we never even considered biking it until we saw the bike rental right outside of the park. Let’s just say…we were GAME.
I would have to say that this bike ride was the highlight of the trip for me. We got so lucky with a GORGEOUS day, and when I say gorgeous I mean just perfect. Just hot enough, with a cool breeze, birds chirping…you know, the whole nine yards. I really used this time to be present and enjoy the incredible nature that surrounded me.
All in all, this was such an enjoyable trip for me, especially being able to share it with my best friend and boyfriend. Definitely planning a trip back sooner rather than later.
If you have any recommendations, or questions about my trip comment below!