I Heart NYC

I just love New York!  So I’m here, giving you all my opinion of life in New York from visiting on vacation to a local’s perspective.  New York is huge and densely packed, so I wouldn’t suggest cramming a lot of things in at once.  There’s so much to do, so much to see!  But, if you’re short on time or just want to get a full gust of it in one sitting, by all means go for it.  I can say that I visit pretty often now that my sister moved to Brooklyn; I hadn't seen her in a while so it was great to see how she's livin'!  I honestly am so impressed at how she does it all, just getting to another part of town is exhausting.  After all, the American Dream is all about trying to do big things, right?

 This and the above Photos are by the amazing,   Coyd    |  Overalls  H&M

This and the above Photos are by the amazing, Coyd  |  Overalls H&M

The first thing you must know about NYC is that you are never alone.  There are literally millions of people all around you, so taking a stroll down the street could spark all new sorts of conversation with people you may never see again in your life.  Everyone moves with purpose and intent which I love.  There is no waiting in line at a Starbucks to decide if you want foam no foam, or soy vs. skim milk.  You must know exactly what you want, get it, and get out.  That is so me.  Maybe, because patience is a virtue I have yet to master.  

  Photo by,    Coyd      |  Denim from  Express

Photo by, Coyd  |  Denim from Express

  Photo by,    Coyd       |  Denim from  Express

Photo by, Coyd  |  Denim from Express

Inspiration is all around you.  Everyone has a day job and a hobby that takes up just as much time to me a day job.  The vibe inspires me so much so that I have this crazy dream of being able to live and work bi-coastal with my husband.  Call me insane, but I’m a dreamer of massive sorts and won’t let anyone tell me different.  Ask, believe, and receive!  Anything is possible if you work hard enough.

 This photo and the following were taken by The Visionaire,  Virgil Parker

This photo and the following were taken by The Visionaire, Virgil Parker

Yes, New York’s cost of living is high but some areas are more affordable than others.   I used to think NYC was all around pricier but with San Francisco’s influx of tech stardom I now think its about the same or more than NY.   The major difference would be BUGS, that’s all I’m going to mention about that.  It’s not really a problem here. 

 

In The City That Never Sleeps, I love that there is always something happening.  

Tips: #1 Have Fun! Don't get caught up on an agenda or set plan, try to make time to wander around.

#2  Get some SLEEP. Get it!!!!

#3  This is for overall wellbeing.  Stay hydrated, I cannot express that enough!  Why?! Makes us look younger, controls appetite, and improves brain function getting rid of things your body doesn't need.   I want to hear about other people experiences with recent travel or your favorite places to go for "stay-cations" so please feel free to comment below :)

xoxo- Chantelle