New York City

I returned from New York City on Sunday, and went straight to school the next morning to endure a packed week of play rehearsals, art classes, tests and various other time-consuming activities of higher education. With not even a day to recover from the jet lag and reflect on my week in New York, it all feels like a wonderful dream.

We spent our days in art galleries and wandering the city streets. Most of the time I was in awe that I had made it back to a place I had idolised in my head for the last three years, and couldn't contain my delight, offering my peers golden insights, such as 'I LOVE THIS TOWN!' 

It was different to how I remembered it, but magical in an entirely new way. I saw revolutionary works of art, ones I never fully appreciated on a screen or in pages of a textbook. I met amazing people, each with their own charming New York story to tell. I spent an evening at a ritzy gentlemen's club on the Upper East Side, mingling with people each with a different claim to success, and the next on the floor of the YMCA eating Chinese Food without any cutlery, crying with laughter - both were unforgettable. 

The thing I loved most of all, was that I felt so at home. I felt comfortable among the masses of people pacing down the streets with purpose and intolerance. I felt untroubled waking up to the view of the towering glass buildings each morning. I was content.

When we got in the car to leave for the airport, I told myself it was time to go, it was good that I was leaving. I was tired after all, and New York is an intense place to be. Except as soon as I turned around to see the skyline getting further and further away in the distance, my heart broke. We're going the wrong way, I thought. 

I miss it already, but I know I'll be back. I think of it now as a glimpse into my future.










 I have many more New York stories to tell you, so look forward to those over the next few weeks.

-LEXI

21 comments

  1. New York is such a beautiful place and I wish to visit someday! But the 10 hour flight scares me since I'm not such a fan of flying!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. You should! I know it's quite long, around 7 hours from London, but definitely worth it.

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  2. I'd absolutely love to go to New York, hopefully I'll get there in the next few years :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  3. Hoping to one day visit this place, or maybe live there. Really nice post :)

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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  4. wow, the pictures look amazing, I know you had a great experience there! I really want to see which museums you visited ^^

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    1. Thank you! All to come in my next posts, don't fear!

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  5. So happy to hear that you've enjoyed your time in New York! I lived there last year and seriously enjoyed every single minute of it. The city is just so full of amazing places, people and things to do :)
    Love from Berlin,
    Charlotte Luisa | bycharlotteluisa.com

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    1. Ah I'm so jealous, I'd love to live there.

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  6. Wow I love the photos!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  7. How awesome that you connected with the city- love your shots!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. What beautiful pictures, glad you had a good time!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  9. So jealous! I've never been, but I am making it my mission to visit soon! Great photos!

    Katie | Willow + White

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  10. Love that feeling when you first arrive in NYC! You suddenly feel like you're in the greatest city in the world and its especially gorgeous in winter xx
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