new york city: days 5, 6 & 7
Sunday, 8 May 2011
Day 5: salmon and cream cheese bagel from Devon and Blakely Bakery on our way to the Grand Central Terminal / first ride on the subway to go downtown / Staten Island Ferry: Statue of Liberty, terrific views of Manhattan, very very windy. On the way back, the most hysterical conversation of the trip between myself, Robyn, David, Donna and our tutor Rob / a taxi ride to Parsons where I was due to meet up with my Parsons partner Maya, who was ridiculously lovely. I also watched some menswear presentations which were pretty amazing / Robyn and I decided to release our inner British geeks and went to a Harry Potter exhibition in Times Square: it was incredible and I almost almost bought a deathly hallows necklace but it was much too expensive / Bubba Gump for dinner: brilliant interior, amazing waiters, Forrest Gump quiz, yummy yummy stirfry and warm cookie with ice-cream and cream for dessert / 'treat' myself to another Sephora lipstick / Snafu, again: more pool, some coronas and mango martinis. The couple we played against at pool were c-razy.
Day 6: Designer of the Year presentations at Parsons: we interview an extra person today and I get to meet Myrtle whose collection was inspired by Angelica Houston and was extremely beautiful. I also get to interview Maya officially and she shows me her collection up close - I was particularly taken by an amazing leather jacket, a lace and leather combo top and her beautiful starling migratory print dress / after a long walk to Wholefoods, a few of us eat lunch in Central Park for the last time: ratatouille, chicken and squash curry, basmati rice, raita and yams / after some primping and pre-drinky times, everyone on the trip heads to the Hudson: my long-awaited steak (which was heavenly), another chocolate cake, some beers and our sad faces which we found to be hysterical / Snafu: Team R (Rosie, Robyn and Rob) beat Team D (David and Donna) at our last pool session, Robyn and I pose for the obligatory men's bathroom shot and my friend David dances on the bar, much to our applause!
Day 7: Robyn and I bid farewell to our beloved room / Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty had just arrived at the Met so we all went to see it - completely incredible. Seeing his collections up close is a supremely different experience to seeing them online. I was particularly taken by the fresh flowers dress and every single accessory - what a genius / Robyn and I spend the longest time in the rain in search of a cab to take us to MoMa and when we arrive, we fly around like mad people because we were very quickly running out of time: originals by Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Matisse, Picasso and Salvador Dali / my first and last NYC meal: a $3 hot dog, which was delicious / bye bye New York!
I'm extremely lucky to have been to so many amazing places but NYC is definitely one of my favourite locations now. These posts I've done don't even do it justice and like I said before, to see more pictures you can add me on Facebook. I hope you all get the opportunity to go someday because it's bloody fantastic.