NYC

HEY GUYS! 

LONG TIME, NO BLOG!! WE HAVE BEEN SUPER BUSY WITH THE SUMMER POP UP IN THE UK AND WE ARE COMING TO THE END NOW, WHICH MAKES US SAD, BUT ALSO SO GRATEFUL AND INSPIRED FOR THE FUTURE!

THIS TRIP WAS SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR A FEW MONTHS BEFORE IT BECAME A REALITY AND TRUST ME WHEN I SAY, IT'S ALL ABOUT DEDICATION AND PERSISTENCE! 

ANYWAYS ONTO THE TITLE OF THE BLOG - NYC - OUR FIRST LEG OF THE TRIP WAS A QUICK 2 DAYS IN NYC (SOMEWHERE I HAVE NEVER BEEN BEFORE). IT WAS CRAZY EXCITING TO GO SOMEWHERE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND EXPLORE IT ON MY OWN. I'M A WALKER, A LOOKER, A PHOTO-TAKER, A GAZER, A FOODIE - AND WE ALL KNOW IT'S HARD TO DO ANY OF THOSE THINGS UNLESS YOU'RE WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE. SO IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE (GOSH, I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN SAYING THAT EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST MONTH - BUT IT'S TRUUUUUU). 

I STAYED IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOTEL ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE (CAN I GET A HELL YEAH FOR PARENTS WITH CONNECTIONS?) - NO BUT SERIOUSLY - THIS PLACE WAS MAGICAL! 

DAY ONE STARTED OFF REALLY GREAT (IT IN FACT DID NOT) - THERE WAS TROUBLE WITH THE PACKAGE GETTING FROM THE US TO THE UK WITH ALL.MY.STOCK.FOR.THE.POP.UP. BUT AS I ALWAYS DO - I HANDLED IT. *INSERT THUG POSE* 
THEN WHEN I LOOKED AT MY PHONE IN THE MIDST OF THE SHIPPING DRAMA, I NOTICED THAT MY SCREEN WAS BLANK AND HAD A LITTLE WHEEL - ALL THOSE WITH APPLE PRODUCTS KNOW THAT'S NOT A GOOD SIGN! SO AFTER THE SHIPPING PROBLEM BECAME TERMINATED (YASS) I HEADED TO APPLE IN THE BIG APPLE - 2HRS LATER IT WAS FINE. 
OKAY - SO NOW I AM 3HRS LATE FOR MY MEETING WITH AN AWESOME NEW COMPANY WHO I PLAN TO BE WORKING WITH SOON! (NOT SAYING ANY NAMES YET SOZZ). THE MEETING WAS AMAZING AND I AM SUPER EXCITED FOR WHAT'S TO COME! 
AFTER MY MEETING I HAD SOME TIME SO I DECIDED TO WALK TO SOHO AND VISIT THE GLOSSIER SHOWROOM (MY EYES JUST LIT UP WHEN I SAID THAT X.X) IT WAS AMAZING - SO INSPIRING TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH A SPACE - GOT ME THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE AND WHAT I WOULD IMAGINE A TRU PHYSICAL LOCATIONWOULD LOOK LIKE.... 
AFTER THIS I DECIDED TO WALK.FROM.SOHO.TO.THE.HOTEL. 1HR40MINS LATER I WAS AT THE HOTEL, SWEATING AS YOU CAN IMAGINE BECAUSE IT WAS HOTTTTTT. ANYWAYS GOOD EXERCISE! 
TOOK A LONG BATH AND DECIDED TO HAVE A WALK AROUND TO FIND A COOL DINNER SPOT - I WENT TO FIG AND OLIVE AND IT WAS GREAT! HELLO FREE BELLINI AND DESSERT - I WAS A HAPPY GIRL! 
 

DAY TWO WAS SPENT WITH A MORNING OF WALKING AROUND - I WENT TO TIME SQUARE AND HAD A WALK AROUND CENTRAL PARK. 
TIME SQUARE - NOT REALLY MY THING - 
CENTRAL PARK - SO MY THING - 
I WAS SITTING DOWN ON A BENCH WHEN I REALIZED THAT THE BENCHES HAD LITTLE SIGNS FROM PEOPLE WHO SPONSOR THEM, AND I WAS SITTING ON MIMI'S BENCH (MY NEPHEW CALLS ME MIMI) SO I SNAPPED A PHOTO BUT IT DIDN'T ACTUALLY CLICK IN MY BRAIN UNTIL I GOT BACK TO THE HOTEL AND WAS LOOKING THROUGH THE PHOTOS. HOW CRAZY THAT I SAT ON THAT BENCH OUT OF ALL OF THEM!! 
ANYWAYS, I HAD TO CHECKOUT EARLY. SO I HAD LUNCH AT THE HOTEL AND WAITED THERE UNTIL IT WAS TIME TO HEAD TO THE AIRPORT AND CATCH MY FLIGHT TO LONDON! I THOUGHT I LEFT EARLY WITH LOADS OF TIME, BUT I ACTUALLY LEFT JUST IN TIME BECAUSE, WELL, NYC TRAFFIC. 

OVERALL IT WAS A GREAT TRIP TO NYC AND I WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK AND SPEND A BIT MORE TIME THERE AND EAT MORE FOOD AND SEE MORE COOL PLACES - BUT I AM SO THANKFUL AND HAPPY THAT I GOT TO EXPERIENCE IT AND SEE ALL THE SKYSCRAPERS THAT I AM NOT USED TO AT ALL!!

HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS I SNAPPED! ALL BUILDINGS A COOL THINGS - NO HUMANS, SOZZ. 

ENJOY X

Emilee Troulan