Friday, 31 October 2014

New York I Love You

Saturday was put aside for shopping which we did lots of in the Soho neighbourhood buying lots of lovely things with my birthday money.

On Sunday we hoped in a cab and headed for the Brooklyn bridge, we got out just at the bottom of the bridge and had an amazing walk across the bridge. It was a beautiful day outside and a perfect time to head down to Dumbo in Brooklyn. Once we got into Brooklyn we walked the short distance into Dumbo and its was just breathtakingly beautiful. I loved it down there with the river and the carousel as well as the colour glass house that takes pride standing with the beautiful city behind it. From there we walked back across the Brooklyn Bridge and all the way up 5th avenue finally stopping a Central Park.  After our trip to Brooklyn we stopped by Washington Square park as I have wanted to see the park ever since I first watched Barefoot in the Park and Robert Redford walks through the park barefoot. As one last thing on my list we hunted down the Friends Apartment block all the way in Greenwich Village.

Our last full day in New York was the Monday so agin me and my dad tried for one last time to get tickets for the Tonight Show but again nobody in the que got in , but we tried so i went and bought a t-shirt anyway. So during the day we spent some time in Central Park and tried out Magnolia Bakery which have the best cupcakes I have ever tasted. Then from Strawberry fields in Central Park we walked 20 blocks to West 89th Street to find the Meg Ryan's house from You've got Mail then another few blocks until we found the bit in Riverside Park where they meet at the end of the film. After not getting into the Tonight Show we decided to go see the basket ball at Madison Square Garden which was a fun experience what with the delicious hot dogs Madison Square had to offer , to the celebrity sightings -Hank Azaria - and of course the Basketball.

On Tuesday we only had the morning left to do last minute shopping before we had to get to the airport to catch out flight home. One shop we stopped at was Prada and my mum and dad so kindly surprised me with a Prada Bag as a birthday treat. Then off we flew me with my Prada bag firmly griped in one hand and a box in the other we flew out of my favourite city in the world all the way home to Scotland luckily this time with no delayed flights or diversions.

Hope you enjoyed my stories of my Trip 
Aimee xo 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Late Night Showtime

On the Thursday we headed back to New York early in the morning as me and my mum were headed to go see the Late Show with David Letterman. For me seeing the Late Show with David Letterman was amazing because I love seeing how a show works. We sat in the audience and  the legendary David Letterman runs out and does a Q&A with the audience then off he runs again ready for show time. His guests on the show were Robert Duvall ( the Godfather, The Judge) he was there promoting his new film The Judge in which  he stars with Robert Downey Jr. and Elle Fanning ( Super 8, Maleficent) was also a guest on the show. What amazed me though was how smoothly everything ran there was no stopping to restart, no problems everything just went perfectly, after all they have been doing it for over 30 years.

Afterwords we met up with friends of my dads and went for Cheesecake at Juniors.

Bright and early on the Friday morning me and my dad got up and ventured uptown to the Rockefeller Centre to que at the NBC entrance for tickets for the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon . we began queuing at 5.30 am and we had to wait until 9am until we got standby tickets, which we had to then return at 3.15 in the afternoon to find out if we had gotten an ticket into the show. Unfortunately we didn't get in, in-fact no one who queued that morning got into the show.  A well maybe another time..

So in between queuing and waiting to find out if we got into see Jimmy Fallon we met up with my mum and sister and we headed up to the Top of The Rock. Defiantly a must do if you are ever in New York, we didn't do it last year so It was on my list for this year and it didn't disappoint. In my opinion it have better views of New York then the Empire State Building has. More because of the fact that you get great views of Central park as well as the Empire State Building and down town New York.  I could have spend hours at the top just starring out at the beautiful city.

Join me tomorrow for the final instalment of my New York posts 
Aimee xo 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Washington DC

On the 7th of October we hoped on a train and headed to Washington DC for a couple of nights and a day of sightseeing. We arrived in Washington late afternoon and we were pretty tired so we went out and grabbed a pizza from Custom Fuel Pizza - which were amazing so good that we had them two nights in a row , bad i know- and off we went to bed set for a fun filled day of exploring Washington DC.

The next day we walked from our apartments to the White House which seeing in person is amazing and it crazy to think that thats where President Obama lives. We then jumped on a Big Bus you and travelled through Washington hopping on and off at all the sights.

Many of the sights we stayed on the bus for such as Arlington National Cemetery, the Washington Monument, the Pentagon, `the Capitol and the world war 2 memorial. Although we stayed on the bus for some of the sights for most we got off and explored, one of my favourites was the Abraham Lincoln Memorial and the reflecting pool - featured in Forrest Gump but no we didn't go running thought the pool. We wondered through the streets of Washington and for being a city it is one of the most beautiful cities i have ever seen.

Come back tomorrow of part 4 of my New York Trip