NYC Day 1

I’ve never been to New York City before. It’s been number 1 on my to-do list since moving to America 3 years ago, and this past week was the first time I finally got around to getting there. I’ve been kicking myself ever since that I didn’t make the effort to go earlier…now I only have 1 1/2 years left to venture back to this beautiful city.

If you’ve seen my NYC Day 1 Style post, then you’ll know that I kind of failed as a fashion blogger in my first day in the city. My outfit wasn’t as ‘on-point’ as I had hoped it would be, and I ended up with barely any pictures (or blog-worthy style ones anyway).

I also kind of failed as a travel/life blogger too. Clearly it was a good trip all around.

But that’s the thing. It was a good trip. It was a great trip. I had the best time, I’m officially in love with the city and my first day was a huge success. And I know this in part, because I don’t actually have that many (awesome) pictures.

Now this may sound counter-intuitive, particularly coming from a seemingly new blogger, but bear with me.

I love taking photos; I love being able to capture certain moments or beautiful places, buildings and things I see and remember them forever. However, I also love enjoying my surroundings and taking everything in through my eyes, and not through the lens on my phone.

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I did come away with some photos from the day, but they were more spur of the moment “wow this is cool, I want a picture to remember this” pictures, and not “oh hold on, this is perfect for my blog, let me spend 5 minutes getting the angle, lighting and focus just right”. I think both photo-taking approaches are
completely valid, and I love to indulge in both. But this time, on my first day in NYC, I was too overwhelmed and too excited to stop to think about my blog.

 

So I apologize for neglecting you. I was out enjoying the greatest city in the world.

However, I would still like to share my experience with you. SoΒ here’s a collection of my favourite pictures and moments from my first day in the Big Apple. Hopefully they reflect exactly how majestic this city is, and how much I love it.

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Of course, we began in Times Square
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And headed to The MET to live out my Upper East Side dreams

 

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We didn’t have the same poise as Blair did on the MET steps

 

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Back to Times Square

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I’d love to hear about your favourite places or adventures in New York. IΒ definitely plan on going back in the not-to-distant future and would love some recommendations!

Wilbs
XO

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. No place like NYC!!! Seems like you enjoyed yourself!! Some of my favorite places to eat: Beauty & Essex (don’t let the outside pawn shop look fool you), Blue Fin (inside the W hotel), and I love the breakfast from Eventi hotel)..just to name a few! LOL. I’d also suggest seeing a Broadway musical if you haven’t already. Looking forward to future posts about your trips to NYC.

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    1. alwayswilby says:

      Definitely I’m already trying to scheme how I can get back there asap πŸ™‚ Ooooh, thank you, I shall definitely try to check those out in the future. I know, I really wanted to go see Les Mis or The Lion King but we weren’t organized enough to get good tickets in advance, but it’s definitely on my to-do list πŸ™‚

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      1. Awesome! You have time…New York never sleeps. πŸ˜‰

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        1. alwayswilby says:

          Haha exactly! I figured it’s not going anywhere anytime soon πŸ™‚

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  2. Genia Simok says:

    Looks like you had a blast?

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  3. Genia Simok says:

    In New York right now! This place always excited me.

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    1. alwayswilby says:

      Ah so jealous, I only just got back and I already wish I was still there πŸ™‚

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  4. Great post! I’m actually New York right now as well

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    1. alwayswilby says:

      Thank you! Oh really, I left on Thursday 😦 but I already want to go back! How long are you there for?

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      1. I got here yesterday and I leave Monday! I don’t want to leave

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        1. alwayswilby says:

          Ah I can imagine! That city is amazing!! Are you just there for a holiday? I’m so jealous lol

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