New York Day 2
After a good nights sleep I was up and ready to go at 7:30, I went and got myself a Starbucks from down the block and headed off for the day. It was -6C and I very stupidly only took note of the indoor tempriture when getting dressed so found myself a little bit chill walking around.
Since I only had a few days in the city I went a little overboard the first few days and did a lot of things all in one go. I decided to head to Grand Central Station first and then to 5th Avenue. Whilst searching for beautiful storefront and Christmas decorations I stumbled across the Empire State Building, I didn't even realise I was in the same area having left my map at home and having no data.
I made a rookie error in not realizing that if it was already pretty windy at street level, it was going to be 10 times worse at the top of the building. This made it increadably hard to take any photos but I tried.
Being a huge Gossip Girl fan, I'd be scared to find out how many times I've watched the series from start to finish, I wanted to make sure I went to as many Gossip Girl features places as I could so I also stopped by The Palace hotel where some of the characters lived in the first season. They had an amazing Christmas tree in the court yard around the side of the building (the entrance most featured in the series).
After storming a few very expensive stores on 5th Avenue I headed back to the apartment for an outfit change and a bit of a sit down. My feet were killing me from walking around 10K in heeled boots, another amateur move. After recharging my batteries and letting my feet stop throbbing I headed out again to Time Square. Picadilly Circus in London is my all time favourite spot to sit and people watch so you can only imagine my excitment about Time Square. I then walked up to Rockefeller center to see the tree and rink in the evening along with the Christmas light show on Sacks 5th Avenue.
Having felt like a little bit of a scruge before I arrived in New York I can feel a little of festive cheer starting to set in now.