Happy Friday!

How is it already the end of September? Its crazy that its October next week and that I’ve already been home for 2 weeks (insert sad face here) On the plus side it’s my 20th Birthday next week!!! Its cray to think that I’m going to be in my 20’s… But i’m so excited for it.

This weeks post is the first Friday Favourites since before I left for New York, so todays post includes some of my purchases from New York!!

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YSL Handbag

Yes while I was in New York I picked up this beautiful YSL Handbag! I had been looking around at a few different designer bags over the months leading up to my trip, my first choice was a Prada Bag but then I spotted the Classic Kate Monogrammed bag and fell in love with it. I waited until I got to New York to see all the colours in person before I made my final decision, initially I opted for the Black with either a gold or silver chain strap but then I spotted the Dark Anthracite with the black chain and my decision was made.

Classic Medium Kate Monogram

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Madewell Shoes

Okay I’m not going to lie I went a bit crazy in the Madewell stores, I literally could of came home with every thing in the shop… I didn’t but I did however come home with tones of tops and a couple pairs of shoes. First off is The Barlow Mule, I love them so much and I’ve already wore them so much since I bought them, they are defiantly paying for themselves. The Second pair is The Billie Boot, I love how versatile these are they go with almost everything & I love how the heel isn’t too high which means they are so comfortable for walking around.

The Barlow Mule
The Billie Boot

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The Hopefuls

This was surprisingly a great book. The plot of the story sounded so good but I was worried it might end up being a bit slow and too heavy on the politics but I was so wrong. I really enjoyed it and it turned out to be such an easy read, definatly one I’d recommend for anyone going away on a trip!

Speaking of Books on the flight home I began reading The Girl on the Train, I was more than half way through by the time I landed in Aberdeen. It was so so good and that twist at the end I did not see that coming… I can’t wait to see the film!

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These are some notebooks I picked up in New York, the Kate Spade ones I picked up from Barnes and Noble are super cute
especially the one with all the books! And the sweets I found in WHSmith here in Aberdeen, these are the only American that I’ll eat as I don’t know if it’s just me or is the chocolate in American just not as good as the chocolate here in the UK.

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The last post in my New York City guide.. Todays post is all about some of my favourite places to visit in New York. I miss walking about the city so much, this trip I tried to walk as much as possible whenever I could. On foot is defiantly the best way to see the city.

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Central Park

No trio to New York is complete without a visit to Central Par, because it really is one of the best places to walk for hours without realising it. A visit to Bethesda Fountain & the Malll are two musts as well as a picnic in Sheep Meadow and walk around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. I visited the park almost everyday & I miss sitting people watching, reading, even walking for miles through the park.

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5th Avenue & 6th Avenue

Rockefeller Centre, The Empire State Building, The Flatiron Building, Madison Sq Park, The Plaza and Shops all the shops.. What more reasons could you need to take a stroll up 5th and 6th Avenue.

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Brooklyn Bridge / Dumbo

Dumbo in Brooklyn has some of the best views of Downtown Manhattan & a great place to spend the morning. Just a short walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo is filled with small coffee shops, bookstores & riverside views of Manhattan.

Entrances for Brooklyn Bridge at … Beside City Hall in Lower Manhattan

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Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge is one that most people don’t know about. The same as the Brooklyn Bridge the Manhattan Bridge is just a short walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan, Just without the mass amount of tourists. And it takes you right into China Town on the Manhattan side.

Read more about it here

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The High Line

The High Line located in Chelsea is a great place for a walk, it elevated above the city & gives great views of the city.

Entrances at… Gansevoort & Washington Street : 14th,16th,18th,20th,23rd,26th,28th & 30th Street : 30th Street and 11 Avenue:

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Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village is one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in New York City, from the apartments, to the tree lined streets, the coffee shops & the small little stores it has it all. On top of all that Greenwich Village is also home to Washington Sq Park, Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment in Sex & the City and of course The Friends Building.

Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment.. 66 Perry Street and Bleecker Street
The Friends Building.. Corner of Grove and Bedford

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Museums

New York is home to some of the greatest museums, this year I manages to visit a few more than I have in the past. Getting the chance to visit the Whitney Museum, The Metropolitan Museum and The Modern Museum of Art. All three are great museums, I particularly loved the MOMA as it was filled with both beautiful art work & a series of sculptures and photography pieces which I loved.

The Whitney Museum… 99 Gansevoort Street
The Metropolitan Museum… 1000 5th Avenue
The MOMA… 11 West 53rd Street

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Broadway Shows

While in New York seeing a Broadway Show is a right of passage. There is something for everyone’s taste & some of the best shows in the world, located all around Times SQ. I went to see Les Miserables & Chicago and they were two of the best shows that I have ever seen.

More Places to Visit

The Freedom Tower, Yankee Stadium for a Yankee’s Game, Chrysler Building, China Town, Grand Central Station , Battery Park and Wall Street.

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This time round I wanted to eat out more, I had a long list of places I wanted to try. Granted most of the places were bakery’s but why go to New York if you’re not going to eat all the sweet treats.

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Magnolia Bakery

First on the list is my all time favourite Magnolia Bakery. They make the best cupcakes, so light & fluffy. Another special of Magnolia Bakery & a must try in my book is the Banana Pudding. They also make these amazing cinnamon sugar muffins.. so good!
A must visit in New York!

Locations on.. Bleecker Street : Rockefeller Centre 6th Avenue + More

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Bills Bar & Burger

One afternoon after walking for miles looking for food I stumbled into Bills Bar & Burgers. I’m not usually one for eating burgers but I went for the 3 mini sliders with a side of sweet potato fries. It was the best meal I had the whole trip it was so good! I defiantly recommend it to anyone visiting New York.

Locations at … Rockefeller Centre : 22nd 9th Avenue (Chelsea) : 85 West Street.

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Jacks Wife Freda

I know this one is on almost everyones recommendation list I know but it is seriously a great restaurant. I went for the famous Avocado on Toast, it was topped with Tomato Jam with made it taste even better. It was really busy so expect to be waiting for a few minutes for a table but it’s worth the wait.

Locations at… 224 Lafayette Street

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Dough

Another bakery one, I’d see Dough on a few Bloggers recommendation posts & decided to give it ago. There were so many flavours to choose from, I went for the Hibiscus and a Chocolate one. I’ve had better donuts but these were still pretty good!

Locations at… Bed Stuy Brooklyn : Flatiron Manhattan

Big Daddy’s

My apartment was right above Big Daddy’s so I went down for breakfast one day & tried their pancakes & bacon. So yummy & they have plenty of options & serve breakfast all day win win!

Locations at … Gramercy Park : 2454 Broadway West 91st Street

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Black & White Cookies

You get these New York speciality in a few bakery’s across the city but they are a must try when in New York.

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Soho Park

My favourite little restaurant in Soho, somewhere I always head back to overtime I’m in NYC. Its a great stop for a quick lunch bite & the decor makes the place even more special.

Shake Shack

Even though they are famous for their burgers I’m obsessed with Shake Shacks Hot Dogs.. They are amazing. I stopped at the Madison Square Park location multiple times for lunch.

Locations at… Madison Sq Park : The Fulton Centre

So here is my list of my New York Food recommendations! Any more that’s not on the list I’d love some more recommendations.

Aimee x

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I did a lot of shopping this trip, a lot of shopping so much so I had to buy another suitcase to get all this stuff home. Theres no hiding the fact that New York is one of the best places for shopping. I have made a small guide of some of the best places to shop in New York. There will also be a food & places to visit guide coming this week to.

Madewell

First on my list is Madewell as this was probably my most visited store while I was away. From shoes to basic tee’s Madewell has pieces for every style. I loved their basic t-shirts and the cosy sweaters which I stocked up on for winter.

Locations at .. 486 Broadway (Soho) : 115 5th Avenue : 1144 Madison Avenue : 69 Gansevoort St

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Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market is a great one for Unique pieces filled with food stalls, small market places and Unique shops. You can find some great stuff here, I particularly love the Artists & Fleas market as it’s full of home made jewellery, vintage items and a great record collection.

Located at .. 75 9th Avenue

NBC Experience Store

The best store for all things TV show related, most of you will know I am obsessed with all things pop culture so there’s no doubt this is one of my favourite stores in NYC. Filled with merchandise from all of NBC’s greatest shows. I bought far too much from this store coming home with merchandise from shows such as Friends, Seinfeld, The Office & Late Night with Seth Meyers.

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Hello

I have been feeling really unmotivated this past few weeks, thats why there hasn’t been a post in about a week. I have no motivation to write blog posts or take photographs.

Which is strange because New York usually makes me productive and really motivated, but while I was there I didn’t have any motivation to blog and that has stayed with me now that I’m home.

Tomorrow I start university, which I’m looking forward to, it feels like the first day of school all over again. And this week me and my mum are going to see Chicago on Tuesday night.

This week on the blog I have all the round-ups of the best places to shop, eat and visit in New York, so look forward to that..And I’m also not giving up sharing New York photos as you can see above even though I’ve been home more than a week.

Aimee x

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