I don’t know what it is about New York that makes a California girl like me swoon.
Maybe it’s how the skyscrapers don’t just touch the sky, but reach for the stars. You can’t help but wonder if you can do the same.
Or how Central Park is not just a park: it’s a forest. When you look up, there’s a canopy of trees that tower over you. Go during the fall, and you’ll see an array of rich shades of yellow, orange, and red.
Or it could be the fact that a horse drawn carriage and a yellow taxi can be spotted side-by-side: a reminder that fairytales can be found in the real world if you look hard enough.
Or maybe, just maybe it’s how New York natives treat their bodies as a canvas. Natives take fashion very seriously. Style is a form of self-expression as well as convenience. On my recent trip to the city that never sleeps, I decided to adopt the clothing culture. In order to stay warm, I opted for an oversized oatmeal sweater from H&M. Under it, you can see a black tulle skirt from Forever21 peaking through. My black and cream frilly socks pick up on both the oatmeal and black to pull the whole look together. My light brown Steve Madden oxfords are perfect for walking down the city streets because they’re extremely comfortable (and adorable).
For me, New York is all of those things and so much more. I have left a part of me in the Big Apple that I will only get back when I live there someday.
New York may have stolen my heart, but it has also given me so much: from walking down Time Square, to riding in a horse-drawn carriage through Central Park (and taking the pictures featured in this article by my lovely friend Sacha Irick), to having a frozen white chocolate with edible sprinkles at the iconic restaurant, Serendipity. The culture, food, and memories obtained in one day should hold me over until my next visit.
So “start spreading the news, I’m leaving today,” but don’t worry New York, I’ll be back!
Keeping it Krischic,