Wednesday, 5 September 2012

New York, New York! : Day 3

Our third day in the Big Apple started off with breakfast at Applebee's - yum! On our way to Grand Central Station we happened to walk past the New York Public Library ... otherwise known as the library where Carrie was meant to marry Big! Obviously I had to stop for a photograph on the steps outside. It was the closest I could get to being Carrie Bradshaw without buying a bunch of flowers to thrash over my boyfriend's head...


The sheer size of Grand Central is unbelievable - I felt like a tiny ant in this great cavernous room. And the mural on the ceiling is something else. My photos don't do it any justice at all - I suppose it's something you have to witness with your own eyeballs to really appreciate.


After Grand Central our aching feet carried us to the zoo in Central Park. I didn't even know there was a zoo there until I googled "things to do in Central Park" a few weeks ago! Madagascar makes so much more sense now. ;)


The zoo only charges $12 and although it's quite small we spent at least an hour admiring the various birds and beasts. My favourite was the swimming polar bear! At lunch time we opted for a classic New York hot dog while wondering around Strawberry Fields - Yoko Ono's peaceful memorial to the legendary John Lennon.

I wore... New Look top // Sugarhill Boutique skirt // Eclectic Eccentricity cleopatra necklace // Mulberry bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunnies // H&M sandals
 The Americans loved my beehive and necklace - I was stopped a good few times in the streets about them!

 After a cocktail refuel at the boathouse we nipped back to the hotel for a quick change and dinner, and then headed to Broadway's Minskoff Theatre to see The Lion King!
I wore... an Inlovewithfashion dress // H&M sandals & hair cuff // Eclectic Eccentricity handchain (c/o) // my gorgeous new (McQueen look-a-like) LYDC clutch
My feet were in bits from all the walking so I opted for flats all week!
I can't recommend the Lion King enough - if you go to any musical this year you have to make it this one! We were absolutely in awe of the show from the opening scene, right through to the final curtain call! The set was stunning and the costumes jawdropping! The entire cast put on an amazing performance. I don't even have the words to describe it! An absolute must see. We paid $149 per ticket and I can honestly say it was worth every penny! (cent?)

Yet another beautiful fun packed day in the big city... I'm suffering from post holiday blues just thinking about it. Hope you'vee all been enjoying these last few days of summer!
Christy
xx

3 comments:

  1. You're making me so jealous, it's one of my dreams to visit new york! I bet it was everything you expected and more! x

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  2. Ahh so jealous! Looks like you had a fab time. I've seen The Lion King in London about three times, love it! xxx

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  3. aww amazing!! so so jealous, one day! love your top and dress too very pretty! xx

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