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New York Itinerary

December 2, 2017

Trying to plan a perfect girls getaway? Look no further than NEW YORK CITY!!!! Since this was our second visit here, I thought I would share some highlights (a perfect itinerary for a girls weekend).

1. Walk around Central Park and boat ride on the lake (The Loeb Boathouse)

2. Top of Rockefeller Center. The view is stunning!!!!

3. The Flatiron building. Bonus: It’s located by the restaurant Eataly!!

4. Brooklyn  (The first photo is the view of the Manhattan Bridge from a street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Next, walking on the Brooklyn Bridge.)

5. The National History Museum. This museum is HUGE and you could spend a day or two exploring. If you watched Night at the Museum, you will love identifying the different characters and artifacts from the movie.

6.Enjoy a play!!! For my first show in New York, we were able to secure opening night tickets for the fabulous Rockettes…..phenomenal.  The choreography and costumes put us in the Christmas spirit.

7. Pick a fun hotel! Decide the area you prefer to be closest to. For us, it was Central Park and 5th Ave. We stayed at Le Parker Meridian with a wonderful view of Central Park and a great little bar, perfect for late night chats and a glass of wine.

 Our favorite time to visit is November. The weather is chilly so you can wear all your cute layers BUT hopefully no snow yet.  This definitely makes it easier to walk/drive around. Also, the department stores are decorated for Christmas and The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is delivered.

Restaurant recommendations, two of my favorite are Sarabeths and Eataly. Leave any of your recommendations in the comments for my future trips!!!!



Fashion Travel


November 28, 2016

Our last stop…Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Have I mentioned my love for New York? Each area is so different and a photographer’s dream. While I enjoy living in Orange County, I long for a variety of local spots for photoshoots. Tempted to move to New York City for it’s endless photogenic buildings within walking distance. Yet, I am NOT a big city girl.

I’ve included photos from my walking tour of Dumbo and my new favorite ride, the SeaGlass Carousel. Being skeptical of paying $5 for a kid’s ride, I was not disappointed. It was a magical carousel. You need to experience it to understand.  Loved the melody it played.  Would so enjoy falling asleep to it each night!

This concludes my final post from my girl’s trip with Larissa. Although this being my first trip to this city, it certainly will not be my last.  So glad my initial impression included Fall in Central Park. The icing on the cake was having everything decorated for Christmas.  Such a perfect trip!!!




Photography Travel


November 26, 2016

Enjoyed sightseeing in New York. First stop was the unique Flatiron building in Manhattan. Although interesting to look at, more important is the delicious establishment next store. EATALY!!! Known for its Italian markets and seven restaurants, I wish I could of tried them all!  The food is authentic… actually better than half of what I consumed in Italy.  My appetizer was Prosciutto con Mozzarella, with an entree of  house made potato gnocchi with tomato sauce, smoked ricotta and parsley. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

 Next stop was Top of the Rock where we enjoyed a breathtaking 360º degree view from 70 floors up. Such beautiful clear blue skies!

Such a picturesque trip. Can’t wait to come back!!






November 17, 2016


Before Fall ends, I’m trying to visit as many places possible. It’s my favorite season, yet Southern California is forever stuck in summer. Of course, New York is a prime destination with its gorgeous Central Park. My first day in the city was spent walking around it until sunset. After hours, we barely covered even half of the park. Wouldn’t you love  this Central Park in your neighborhood?



Sweater: Madewell // Jacket: Burberry // Fur: Zara // Leggings: Alo // Boots: Stuart Weitzman