There are places that are best visited with your significant other (when I was in Florence with one of my friends we spent a good portion of the time talking about how great it would be if we were there with our boyfriends instead). And there are places that are best visited with your girlfriends. New York is one of those places. It’s even better if your girlfriends are NYC-enthusiasts who know the city inside and out. And it’s beyond compare if one of your girlfriends spent the last month working at Thakoon and the last week working New York Fashion Week.
Visiting NYC with my girlfriends changed the entire city for me — I went from having little interest in it (yeah, yeah, it’s the centre of the world, blah blah blah) to being head-over-heels for it.
Or should I say… head over 5-inch Alexander Wang heels, which is what my friend Laura (that’s her in pink) wore…
…to walk across this bridge. I’ve always thought the best way to get to know a city is to walk it (although biking a city is amazing too) and NYC — like these boots — was made for walking.
We didn’t get to all the places we wanted to because we’d sleep half the day (those Ace Hotel beds are comfy!) and have long, lazy lunches at places like Eataly and Lovely Day. We never made it to Amarcord or Tokio 7, both vintage shops that were recommended by a vintage-loving stylist, but we did spend an awful lot of time under the city’s whispering lights.
Which is why Stumptown Coffee became my best friend. Man, I can’t wait to go back. I’m trying to convince my ladyfriends we should make it an annual trip — the redeye from YVR to JFK isn’t that bad.
[In the top picture I’m wearing a J.Crew jacket. In the fourth I’m wearing J.Crew jeans, Cougar boots, vintage scarf and jacket. In the last picture it makes no difference what I’m wearing, does it?]
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