New York Snapshot

August 7, 2011

Hi there,

I’m back.

And in New York City.

I knew I would appreciate this city, on many levels. Yet I didn’t expect to fall completely in love. The streets, the buildings, the trees, the parks, the food, the energy, the bar scene, the ardent (sometimes overwhelming) sense of city pride, the markets, the accessibility of it all – there really is no city like it.

My girlfriends and I are staying with our friend and her boyfriend, who have lived here for nearly 12 months. They live in the Lower East Side, which is a fantastic young, chilled area, borderline gritty – in a good way, of course 😉

We’ve been making our way around the city day by day, exploring keenly and every now and then relaxing in parks, laying on ridiculously lush, green New York City grass. Even the grass is spectacular here.

In the evening we tend to eat really late, which is nice – it makes your day even fuller. We’ve been enjoying a lot of the arts here too, such as Broadway (of course), Shakespeare, live music in bars and local poetry readings (wow, talk about feeling fabulously out of place!)

I will absolutely be doing a load of food posts and recommendations once I am home. But for now, pease enjoy this snapshot of our New York City travels to date.

Heidi xo

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  • Ben C August 7, 2011 at 9:16 am

    SO very jealous!

  • Michelle Chin August 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Lower east side? i was there. 🙂

  • Hannah August 7, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Ooh it looks like you're having such a great time! All that sunny weather…jealous! 🙂 x

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) August 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Oh these photos are wonderful!!!

  • Blithely Unaware August 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I am dying, dying, dying and SO jelly. Love these photos and can't WAIT to hear about you adventures in more detail. xox

  • Hannah August 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I can't even describe properly my love for New York. It's such a physical emotion for me – like the moment I step into the city, my body is filled and puffed up with elation tinged with panic, because I know my time there is limited. I yearn. Can't wait to read your adventures in more depth!

  • Heavenly Ingredients August 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    My number one place to go. I really want to go to Dean and Deluca. Have you been there yet?

  • msihua August 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Waaaa!! I don't think I will ever come back if I go!!

  • Leah August 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Im very jealous!!! I have always wanted to go to NY. Cannot wait for more NYC posts.

    Have fun lovely lady 🙂

  • Ashley August 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Aah, I had a glorious two weeks in NYC last year and this is certainly making me miss it!

  • Emma Stirling August 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Looks like you are having a ball. You must go back in the winter too…it's freezing but I think I like it more than summer fun. Have a bagel, pretzel, cupcake, slice of NYC pizza and powdered donut for me. Just not all in one day!

  • Lisa August 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Wow, NYC is sooooo high on my list. I'm loving your pictures, it looks so real, not guidebook but life.

  • Julia @ Boredom Abounds August 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Oh, it looks gorgeous! New York in Summer must be amazing!

  • The InTolerant Chef August 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Oh you lucky thing! Hope you have an amazing time!

  • Sherilyn @ Wholepromise August 10, 2011 at 10:23 am

    How wonderful your adventure looks. Oh New York – it looks amazing!

  • Martyna@WholesomeCook August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Gorgeous photos Heidi – I am so thrilled for you and your girlfriends to be enjoying the Big Apple in Summer. Looks like you are having such a great time! Safe travels!

  • Iron Chef Shellie August 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Amazing snaps, great cropping! Ahhh New York… one day I hope to see you. Looks like you are having amazing weather too!

  • cityhippyfarmgirl August 17, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Wonderful photos. Looks like you had a lot of fun!