Apple stores -5th Ave, New York and George St, Sydney
Posts Tagged ‘New York’
It just struck me that two of my favourite images of recent years are the photo of the Eiffel Tower at the top of this blog and the photo of the Empire State Building which at the time of writing was at the top of my Flickr stream.
Yet I haven’t been to the very top of either due to my lifelong fear of heights. In fact, I remained on the first level of the Eiffel Tower alone eating a baguette while my husband and kids went all the way up in 2007.
At least I made it to the Top of the Rock in New York in October, although we never ended up with a photo of all of us against the Manhattan skyline.
I was going to call this post Terrified of Dizzy Heights but only fans of the band DIG would understand.
Any diehard Sex and the City fans will already have seen this trailer for the sequel- again and again.
So, yet again I am about a week late with the post.
I intended to post the link the day it went online but…better late than never. Now I can play this again and again with ease
When the trailer was first posted at various sites and YouTube some people didn’t seem to know the song – it’s Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys.
The song was released around the time we got home from the US – and I quickly purchased it on iTunes. Played with a cupcake in hand, I can almost pretend I am in the Big Apple…apart from the fact it’s 40 degrees here and sub zero there!
May can’t come soon enough!
Posted in Food, Travel, tagged bagels, Broadway, Crumbs Bakeshop, cupcakes, FAO Schwarz, Magnolia Bakery, Manhattan, New York, Staten Island Ferry, Statue of Liberty, Tiffany, Times Square, Toys R Us, Travel, Yellow Cab on November 18, 2009 | 1 Comment »
What’s not to love about New York, the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps?
Is it possible to miss a city you’ve only recently been acquainted with? I think so. And I’m already saving to go back.
For reasons unknown I never had any real desire to visit New York and after September 11, assumed I’d never get there.
Then sometime in the last year or so (maybe after the Sex and the City movie?), I was determined I’d get there for my 40th, if not the actual event, then sometime that year.
Yet even as I started planning the trip in February, the itinerary consisted of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
As fate would have it the original trip needed to be postponed and in re-booking the flights, it cost no extra to add New York – just an extra six hours of flying.
People thought we were mad flying from Perth to New York non-stop with two kids in tow (as non-stop as you can get flying via Sydney and Los Angeles) but we made it, all 30-odd hours, and felt it was better to get the worst flights out of the way first.
New York is one of those cities that like Paris, instantly leaves its mark. We had to catch a Yellow Cab from the airport, despite some dude in a mini van insisting we’d never fit in one and should go with him.
Other things we had to do – eat bagels, visit Tiffany, hang out in Central Park, get dazzled in Times Square.
We didn’t make it across the Brooklyn Bridge or get to a Broadway show but we had a great meal and picked up bargain souvenirs in Chinatown.
In short, we fell in love with New York and were sad to leave after six days – even though we had two weeks in California to look forward to.
In coming posts I will report on my search for the perfect cupcake (a search that continues no matter what city I am in) and upload photos of the food and places that made an impression…
Wow, was it really September that I wrote my last post? I guess so. Insert feelings of guilt here.
We have now been back from our US holiday for roughly the same length of time we were away which is a depressing thought.
The first week back was dominated by jetlag, disrupted sleep, unpacking and regret about all the things we meant to do but didn’t (Broadway show), meant to buy but didn’t ($30 silver ballet flats with bows…), meant to eat but didn’t (why didn’t I go to a supermarket to buy Buffalo Wings sauce!?).
Posted here, a favourite holiday snap.
Now the holiday is truly over (and the Hershey chocolate bag is empty) and I’m back into the swing of work and life, time to make time to finally post photos on Flickr, put hotel reviews on Trip Advisor and generally reminisce.