Although I've travelled to New York City about a handful of times (some people will say that this is more than enough), there is always something new to see in this city. This time around, my trip down to NYC was to celebrate my five year anniversary with Terrance and to simply get away from the everyday. We had the opportunity to explore Central Park, the shopping districts and ethnic parts of the city, such as Koreatown, Chinatown and Little Italy. Even though the streets were often crowded, especially around Times Square, there was something so calming about walking around in the lit up city in the middle of the night.Read More
A continuation of our second day in NYC where we rode to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck which overlooked the city’s breathtaking skyline.Read More
This is the city that I've longed to explore and while we were there, there simply wasn't enough time to maneuver through this entire city that is just so large and full of life. On our second day, we traveled by subway for a light picnic over at Central Park, followed by a very brief cab ride over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It almost felt like we lived an episode of Gossip Girl, except we missed having lunch on the steps with Blair Waldorf. Although construction was a slight interference, it didn't hinder us from appreciating the beautiful and grand steps leading up to entrance way of the museum. While all the locals and tourists were crowding around the front, we found ourselves at a picture-perfect empty corner which others seem to have overlooked.Read More
Amidst the sky-high buildings, crowded cobblestone streets, and loud traffic horns, I found myself falling in love with a city so similar to Toronto, but yet so different. The 4-day adventure in NYC was short-lived, but it was one of the best moments I’ve ever lived and experienced. Our first stop was to the famous Chelsea Market, which is a collection of cafés and artisan shops in a Victorian-esque location nearby the Meatpacking District. If you are a lover of outdoor picnics, this market will have everything you need. Closer to the evening, we made our way over to the Grand Central Terminal - which is akin to our Toronto Union Station but on a much larger scale and beautiful beyond words - for an easy end to our first night and dinner at the Oyster Bar.