Lazy days across the river

15 January 2010

My US geography has been somewhat lacking at times (I used to think New York was a city in New Jersey, this made some work colleagues laugh) but in the two-and-a-bit weeks I've been here, it's all making a lot more sense.  For those of you that may still be confused like I was, Manhattan is  basically an island where most of the tv shows and movies are set, with bridges leading towards the outer boroughs.  I remember Brooklyn being described as a whole world away in the Sex and the City episode where Miranda moves there, but in reality it was a surprisingly short journey to see a different kind of vibe.  I managed to negotiate the seemingly foreign subway route with a friend and before we knew it, we were wandering the quieter streets and seeing a more relaxed pace of life.

Swallowed by a scarf

Another fashion book I want to add to my collection 

Is it strange that I'm fascinated by external staircases?

Being the spontaneous yet forgetful people we are, we didn't bring a map, yet somehow headed towards Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg where there were plenty of boutiques and quirky shops  to amuse ourselves for a few hours.  It's pretty residential here, yet there's everything you need scattered around and gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline by the riverside. 

This shop was like a more reasonably priced APC with a decent sale, stupidly lost the business card I took; will definitely try and go back

Bought this quirky tree necklace in another random boutique

I'm looking forward to another weekend filled with more exploring and of course some shopping; I  guess my weeks are forming some kind of pattern now.  The weather is also not  too bad; in comparison to what I've experienced, the 6-8˚C degree weather we're expecting feels like a heatwave!  It's nice to be in positive figures again...  I'm loving any suggestions you may have  as to where I should go (I'd especially like to know of decent restaurants or bars) so keep them coming!  I shall be your virtual tour guide.

Have a great weekend!



  1. The necklace reminds me of Mulberry's branding. Cute though, I like!

  2. I am going to catch a plane right now and hang out with you in NYC.

    ...I wish!

    Glad you're having fun exploring!xx

  3. man, ny just reminds me of sesame street wayy too much!
    have fun exploring

  4. That necklace is amazing. I'd love to go exploring like that, i think its the best way to see a city x

  5. wow what an amazing necklace!

    and thanks for your kind offer x

  6. its so exciting and interesting travelling around and discovering new places.
    you wanted to know about the new english band and id have to say one of the biggest bands are mumford and sons who have been around for a bit but are hopefully gonna be big this year. also delphic are destined for big things. ill be posting about the new bands i hear of and like all the time. i should really make a group emial to send around of new british bands around! oh and check out my last post which was all about the BBC sound of 2010. really great bands are on that list cya x

  7. did you find Beacons Closet when you were in Williamsburg? its a good vintage shop

  8. i love your outfit - especially those boots! & all the layering :)

    new york looks sooooooo amazing! i'm fascinated by external staircases too haha! wish i had one!

    ♥ Hannah



  9. Love your Coat..and i gt to get that book too now..

  10. Yay you're in New York!:) I love the necklace, random boutiques are the best


  11. i am SOOO fascinated by external staircases!!!

    ARGGG you make me want to go back sooo baddd!!!!!

  12. i love your coat! Haha I have no idea about the boroughs either!
    you're making me so excited about coming to NY!

  13. i wish i was in new york! it all sounds amazing. if i go i will definitely be looking at your blog for ideas of where to go!