This past weekend I got to go to NY! Now I used to go when I was little but this time I finally got to visit as an adult and by myself. Have you ever gotten a feeling of knowing you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be? Well I have because as soon as I stepped out of the airport, I immediately started crying (tears of joy) and smiling. I was genuinely happy to be in New York City.
The hustle and bustle of the city is exactly how I imagined it to be. Now I was totally unsure if I should call a taxi or just use my Lyft app and what do you know I called a Lyft haha. I stayed in Harlem at a friend’s place and his family was so hospitable. I got to take a nap after I arrived because I was exhausted from waking up so early to catch my flight and b being a last minute packer. That night I went to a restaurant called Melba’s and had the BEST chicken and waffles with strawberry butter. Honestly, my life was changed haha ! It was delicious !
Friday was my busiest day ever and of course everything that could go wrong went wrong. I woke up and prepared for my photo shoot. I waited for the make up artist to arrive to my friend’s place and around 12:30PM she sent me a message saying her Uber had got into an accident. Now she informed she was okay but they wanted her to go to the emergency room as a precaution. Now here I am stuck without make up and I’m freaking out because my shoot was at 2PM and I had a 45 minute drive to where I needed to meet my photographer. All I’m saying is shout out to MAC for squeezing me in last minute and giving me a bomb look. FYI my shoot got pushed back until 2:30 but I was still late. My shoot went amazing and then I was off to the Adriana Sahar, Matte Brand and Sweet Talk Swim Show.
The show was supposed to start at 5PM and well, unfortunately we did not get inside until 7:30PM. I know you’re probably asking why didn’t I leave and it’s only because I was dying to see Adriana Sahar’s collection. Due the show starting so late I missed the Fashion Week Online Gala and I was upset at first but I saw my first show and I was front row. The show was beyond amazing and all three designers showed out! After the show, I ended up at Five Guys because I didn’t get to eat all day nor was it even on my mind.
On Saturday, I got to go shopping in Soho with two of my friends and it was so beautiful to me with all the stores and the architecture of all the buildings, I just loved it. The negative part of it was that it was very touristy, but it was still fun. That night I got to spend time with my Aunt Shawn and Uncle James at this very intimate restaurant called Belle Harlem. It was good to spend time with them because I haven’t seen them in years. They, also, took me to a bar in Harlem that they’ve been going to for years and even that was a great time! I barely even sleep that night because my flight was so early the next morning. I can definitely say I had a successful trip to NY.
I can’t wait to go back!