Please Sir, Can I Have Some More

30.11.10


 ...some more time in the melting pot that is New York City. Some more time to wander around aimlessly, and stumble upon some beautiful cocoons. Time to get lost on the subway, momentarily find our way, only to get lost again. Last weekend, a couple of friends and I decided to take a quick trip to Manhattan. A few phone calls here, a couple of reservations there, and we were New York bound. Juxtaposing sleek skyscrapers with genteel brownstones nestling anything and everything. Sat at cafes eating cheesecake till  the wee hours, followed by early morning strolls through central park. Trips to museums and art galleries right after perusing long rows  of jewellery stands and huts selling bric-à-brac. Shops were crazy busy and sold out in most sizes, but I did manage to snag up a couple of vintage pieces. Got labelled little red riding hood. Returned to Toronto with aching shins and a bit of a fever. Definitely need a longer return trip soon. For now I'm in oversized knits alternating between dayquil and sipping all the tea my body can handle.

PS- I believe this is the post where I slip in  what I like to call new york's national anthem-isn't it so last year though? But methinks a song like that never really gets old, so here goes...empire state of mind

How was your weekend?
Bisous, 
Abi

48 Contributions:

Linka said...

I left New York when I was 5 but the song concrete jungle gets my so hype!! Love it!

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

i've always wanted to visit new york! these pictures are gorgeous.

Marinka said...

I have always wanted to see NY, your pictures are nice they make me want to visit ^^

Shanna Maren said...

Lovely photos! Hope I'm going to NY soon :)

My Own Strange Little World said...

Wow!! These pictures are amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!

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quelle said...

i love new york! i can never seem to get enough of it. maybe my next trip can be longer than a week.

hope you feel better soon!

Ginta said...

It sounds like a perfect weekend! :)
I really love the photo of you at the jewelry stand :)

bravegrrl said...

love these photos! what a great tartan cape!

simplychic said...

a spontaneous trip to new york...i love it!

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Natasha said...

Great pics! I hope to go to New York one day very soon xxx

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FashionJazz said...

These pictures are amazing hun! Happy Wednesday xx

Be your muse. said...

aww... NY city! just my dream! =) I'd love to go there!!!

so lucky you! =)

xx

Sally said...

Glad you had a fun trip! Feel better soon lady :)

Shoe Splurge said...

Love your pictures!

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amorim gabriela said...

Love these pics Abi! You are so beatiful! ♥

Amo ♥

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I love this post! A different look at New York than the usual pictures people post. Gave me a real sense of the place (I've never been there). Get well and go back soon!

Jude said...

Oh how I adore this! I lived in NYC almost half a decade and the parting was bittersweet, as I wasn't quite ready to leave (but work and school called). Thank you for this amazing dose of my favourite city - sigh. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!

Marella said...

Amazing pics!

Lena said...

My weekend was pathetic compared to your weekend:)
I envy you so much. New York is a wonderful and magnificent. Never sleeps, is in motion, he lives and is so eclectic. There could be everything. Everyone there looks like he wants and nobody is surprised. New York is a dream.

I really like this song. Alica Keys is unique.

Magical and amazing photos.

Amber Blue Bird said...

NY is a great place but you definitely need more time, I lived there for 6 years and that wasnt enough :)

Nina said...

the first 2 photos are so amazing, sounds like you are living to the fullest! :)

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Ramona said...

Oh, New York, New York!
So great photos dear!

xo Ra

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

Oh how lucky! Due to these photos I want to hop on a plane myself and get to New York. I've never been but photos of the place always make me crave a trip. Somehow I always end up on the West coast though...

Prutha said...

amazing pictures and a very well written writeup... sorry u dont feel too well... hope u get better soon..

xoxo

Spence. said...

Awesome photos! I'm going to New York in March and I absolutely can't wait! :D
x

Ria said...

These photos totally make me miss nyc. I see a trip in my future for sure.

pancakeSTACKER said...

New York, the city of dreams! Just like you, I can't get enough of it. I'm already anxiously awaiting the next time I can visit! How I'd love to hop on a plane and just jet over!!


Stop by again soon!
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Fleur Rebelle said...

beautiful pictures!

xx

superumi said...

you make me want to visit new york! amazing photos :) thanks for sharing.

xoxo,
superumi
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Emilie said...

Great photos!

Pervesely Perfect said...

Sounds so wonderful. Love the photos, you look beautiful as always.

Emma//

style-haus said...

ohhh how i love nyc. i wish it were closer for me...have to fly across the country to get there. sounds like you had an amazing time!

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What Was I Thinking? said...

Hehe, what a brilliant description of a trip to New York!

My weekend was spent ... wow ... I can't recall my weekend, I must have suppressed those memories :D

Skinny Hipster... said...

NICE!!!!

fashion junkie said...

Fabulous photos!

My weekend was not too bad. Looking forward to this weekend though. :)


xoxo,
MelRod

Mumbles said...

I've always wanted to go to NYC
it must be amazing,
I'm sure you had a great time... The pictures are awesome and you look so pretty
xx

♥ Marley

SucceedingatFailing said...

i want to go to new york so badly! looks amazing!

Veronika said...

Nice!!! It might be unbelievable but I wannna go to NYC as well So MUCH. Post more pics if you can. :) :)

Dodo said...

Great pictures! Perfect inspiration!

shoeless simone said...

I really love these pictures they are all so gorgeous!

-Shoeless Simone

J'Anns Boutique said...

Love NY

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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore New York - lived there for over three years, but I'm such a European girl at heart;-)

Rita said...

Beautiful pictures!
I love the kiss one, so beautiful!

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Sofie said...

Your whole description of new york is so gorgeous! It sounds like you had a lovely time. Is it very cold there at the moment? I was there in January and it was absolutely freezing! I hope to go back some time to be able to take my time a little more and do the sorts of things you mentioned.

and can I just say that shamefully empire state of mind was my theme song for while I was there ;)

Abi said...

Hope you all can visit!

@quelle: thanks girlie. I feel much better now. I also would love to go for longer than a week too!

@Emily: I have a feeling you might like it if you like Toronto. It's only bigger.

@Jude: You're welcome. Half a decade? That's a long time. I would definitely love to live there for a short period of time

@Lena: couldn't have said it better myself. It's a nice city. If you have great expectations, you might be a bit let down. But a nice city nonetheless

@Amber Blue Bird: 6 years?! I plan on returning but I don't think for that long. Maybe I'll just keep going back for short periods

@Tastes Eclectic Fashion: You should do it if you can ;) I would love to go to the West Coast though.

@What Was I Thinking? Hope you were able to remember this weekend more vividly than the last ;)

@Veronika: hehee! I'll have a look around my folder and post more soon.

@Fashion, Art and Other Fancies: I felt the same way. As much as I enjoyed my time there, it would never feel the same way like say home in London or even a trip to Paris

@Sofie: I did have a lovely time. It wasn't too cold when I was there which was towards the end of November. But I think they might have gotten more snow now. Heheehe. Empire State of Mind NEVER gets old!

Noelani said...

I adore your photography, hats off. Clean, artistic and stunning. And is that some Karen Walker I spy in the NYC montage? Is she at any galleries? Thanks for stopping by MPCC and introducing me to your blog.....Bisous!

Vanessa said...

Fantastic collection of photos and juxtapoition! Really captures a spirit.
xx Vanessa

Abi said...

@Noelani. She wasn't at the MOMA, which is the only museum I visited. I'm not too sure about other galleries though. It sure would have been nice to see!

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