Monday, 4 April 2011

jumping for joy in central park

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This was the first day in New York, when everything was bright and freezing, and I walked around in a "am I really here?" sort of a daze. A lot of people told me that it's their dream to go to New York, but I have to say, it was never my dream. I always kind of wanted to go, but not the way I wanted to go to London, or Berlin, or Buenos Aires (two of those three I still haven't been to). But New York really surpassed my expectations. I walked around, clutching my coat around me and cursing that bitter wind, but feeling all the time that this place was really cool. I would 100% spend a summer there (my brain is in overtime trying to figure out how), but in the meantime I'm going to live it all again through these pictures.

More to come, especially since the next day was the debut of our (Albert's) new toy...

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Sorry vegetarians... but this pastrami sandwich is one of the reasons I can't join your ranks. It was so melt-in-your-mouth good. Mind you, for $16, it should be.

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vintage coat, charity shop scarf, Warehouse jeans, Pepe jeans blouse, old black cardigan, H&M sunglasses, Camper shoes

28 comments:

dimi said...

Really great photos!! And you look so happy in them! I'm glad you had such a nice time my dear! Oh New York, New York...!

Xavi said...

Cuando no te lo esperas y una ciudad te da una sorpresa agradable, siempre es una sensaciĆ³n bonita.
As always, nice Pepe jeans blouse :)

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

BUENOS AIRES! That is at the top of my list. I want to go to Argentina so badly. My boyfriend went in college and I'm so jealous.
Love your pictures! :)
Tell Albert hi! and that his camera is awesome!!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Xavi: I'm glad you like the blouse... because I wore it A LOT on that trip (carry-on luggage) ; D

chantilly said...

summers here in nyc are icky :( humid, sweaty, blech. come back in the spring/ fall!

xo

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that marroon jacket is seriously stunning!!


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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Chantilly: I thought I was going in the spring. Hehe. I've lived in humid places before so I can imagine... but I imagine the city comes alive with everyone lolling on the grass etc.

LikeSpinningPlates said...

Heyy! I've been following Cocoa Marie's blog for a while and when I saw this meetup picture of all of you looking super cute nd jumping, I needed to check you out! I love your style and I also live in the NY NJ area! I'm now following you =)
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Tanvi said...

Looking AWESOME! Glad you are having so much funnn!!!! P.S. The top in the last pic is too cute! :)

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Michal said...

You look so adorable. I'm glad you're having such an amazing time!! You should live in NY! Then I can visit! ^_^

Amber Blue Bird said...

you look so cute and so happy. Love that Pepe jeans blouse. Very french city chic

Laura said...

your coat is adorable!!! i love it!!!!
and all that sandwich really made me hungry right now :)

-laura
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CAITLIN said...

i really want to go back to new york, but i need to have money when i visit :) i want to do it right! the past couple of times i went were with school trips in high school (band/chorus) so we had a great time for free and saw all the major sights, but didn't actually EXPERIENCE the city because we were so chaperoned... maybe it's because i've always lived so close the the city that it hasn't really been a place i've been desperate to visit (since it would be so easy to do so, it never happens), but i've always wanted to live in brooklyn. it just seems like the most fascinating sorts of people move to new york--what company i would keep!

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Oh, you are just too cute! I'm happy to hear you were able to have a great time in new york despite the freezing cold! It was so great meeting you Saturday! Come visit again in the summer! :D

ageofvintage said...

love your blog !

Virginie's Cinema said...

What fabulous pictures! That jumping one = priceless!

Love the shades you are rocking girl :)

Virginie

CessOviedo said...

{insert swoon here} ... NYC is so dreamy, running around central park is on my bucket list, so glad you are having a great time!

Cess O. <3
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Lesley said...

that pastrami looks amazing haha! as do you of course! i love that purple coat <3

Monique said...

That pastrami sandwich looks so yummy. I had no idea this was you first trip to NYC. So glad I was able to make a cameo appearance. You will love Berlin and Buenos Aires. I'm a huge fan of both cities. Berlin in the summer makes my heart go bumpety bump. Hands down my favorite. I love your floral scarf paired with your sweet floral blouse. * London is one city I'd really like to visit.

Terri said...

The picture of you on the bridge is excellent. I have only ever visited NYC once, for a week, 30 years ago. I remember feeling overwhelmed by the crowds on the sidewalk in a dizzying way, but i was able to find my way around fairly easily.

Anthea said...

Love these pics and your outfit is gorgeous as always. I'm looking forward to more of your NYC posts :)

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Annebeth said...

I just wanted to let you know of course I don't have any problem with people deciding for themselves who they want to hang with, nothing feminist or anti-feminist about that. It's just that you shouldn't let prejudice guide your decision or notions about women.

I get sick and tired of relationship talk too :D

and you look wonderful like always! and thanks for your profound comment :)

Rachelous said...

Lovely photos :) Man, I really want to go back to NYC! Loving the print on your shirt x

Collections said...

That pastrami sandwich looks sooooooo delicious. Love the jumping for joy pic.

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Diana said...

you should go back in the spring its beautiful!!! this is so exciting that you got to visit new york :) :) i'm so happy you enjoyed it!! and did you go to carnegie deli?? their pastrami is sooo good!! loving these pics xo

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Stef / Diversions said...

Awesome - that sandwich even looks good to me (after nearly a decade of being veggie the husband and I still freak people out when we geek out over our favourite meats LOL)

My blog reader is bloated right now too - don't worry about commenting about all those posts btw silly! ;) Although maybe I am only saying that and I secretly keep a tab so I can reciprocate (what a tounge twister) comments in exact numbers.. sometimes I wonder if some people do that :D

sojourned in style said...

the jumping pose looks to fun! cool jeans. my mouth is almost drooling for that sandwich, looks yummy.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I'm happy to hear that, despite the cold snap, New York exceeded your expectations. I'm always awed by places that manage to do that... how in an instant you feel overwhelming comfortable and at ease regardless of your unfamiliar environment.