New York Photo Diary – Part 1

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Greetings from New York!

I had planned on doing individual day photo diaries but because I’ve been cramming so much in I’ve been so tired that Wednesday evening for me is the first time I’ve had to sit down and do anything.

I arrived in New York Friday evening and the weekend was taken over by Warped Tour (post coming soon) and heading to Woodbury Commons Outlet Malls so there’s pretty much no photos in here from those days.

These photo galleries are a brief snapshot of what I got up to from Monday – Wednesday although I have deliberately left out anything to do with food as I am going to do separate posts on places to eat and places to get treats from, so there will no food envy here. Of course, there has also been a lot of shopping which hasn’t been documented here (look out for haul posts coming soon!)

Enjoy looking at the first half of my trip!

High Line Walk

This is an old unused train line which runs through a portion of Manhattan and offers quite walks over the top of the roads. Great views and Chelsea market at one end is one of my favourite places.

high line

high line

high line

chelsea market

chelsea market

9/11 Memorial Tour/ Museum

I’ve been to the memorial before but the tour was so interesting and it was lovely hearing some of the stories of the people who risked their lives to save the lives of others during the tragic event.

911 museum

911 museum

911 museum

911 museum

911 memorial

911 fountains

911 memorial

One World Trade Centre

Due to long queues I never managed this before but it had some stunning views of the city.

1 world trade centre

1 world trade centre

one world trade centre view

one world trade centre view

one world trade centre view

1 world trade centre view

1 world trade centre view

1 world trade centre view

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

Again something I’ve been meaning to do for ages, but it really was very busy!

brooklyn bridge

brooklyn bridge

Star Wars Discovery

This might well be one of the best things I did throughout my trip. This exhibition showcased some of the original costumes from the Star Wars movies and it was incredible to see. I booked for 930am and was one of only two people in there that early so worth getting out of bed for

star wars discovery

storm trooper


star wars


chewie and hans solo

princess leia

darth vader

star wars robots

Museum of Modern Art

Such a great museum with a lot of interesting exhibitions including some Warhol and Van Gogh paintings.

van gogh



museum of modern art

andy warhol campbells

andy warhol


Museum of Sex

We popped along to have a nosy around the museum of sex and it was incredibly interesting with some really good exhibitions.

museum of sex



School of Rock

This was such a sensational show. Now you probably all know the movie (if you don’t then go watch it now!) But the incredible thing about this is that the kids play all their own instruments. The young kid playing guitarist Zack is one of the best players I’ve ever heard. Definitely worth a watch when it arrives in London later this year.

school of rock

Bite Lip Lab

I won’t talk too much about this as I plan to do a separate post but I had a custom lipstick created from scratch specifically for me.

bite beauty lab

bite beauty lab

bite fragrances

Sunset Rockefeller View

I’ve done both the Rockefeller and Empire State (with the former being the better view!) but I had never done it at night so at 10pm I headed up to the top of the rock for some stunning views.

empire state at night

rockefeller centre

rockafeller at night

sunset view

new york at night

Times Square and more

suicide squad

suicide squad

times square


tim burton bar

July 14, 2016
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  • Reply LaaLaa

    Amazing photo diary. It makes me want to go even more seeing a different side than the usual scenery x

    July 14, 2016 at 7:32 am
  • Reply Claire @ Country Mouse Claire

    Wonderful – we are off to NY in September, I am loving planning for it!

    July 14, 2016 at 8:26 am
  • Reply StressedMum

    I am so jealous of you, I really want to visit New York. It looks like you had an amazing time and can not wait to see your follow on posts x

    July 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Milly

    Love your photos! I’m actually off to NYC in August for work, haven’t been for over ten years so really excited for it!

    Milly |

    July 14, 2016 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Liz Mays

    What a beautiful job you did of capturing the city! I haven’t yet been to the memorial, so I’m really glad you shared what it’s like.

    July 14, 2016 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply North East Family Fun

    OMG you packed SO much in – I would love to see the locks on Brooklyn bridge and visit Ground Zero to pay my respects.

    The Star Wars exhibition looks fab – my family would love it, reminds me of the star wars exhibit at Madame Tussauds London x

    July 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Hannah Wood

    Such a good post and you have put so much work into this and it shows, have to say would love to go someday.X

    July 14, 2016 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Reclusive Fox

    Love your photos, I’ve always wanted to go to New York 🙂 I especially want to visit the Nintendo store there.

    July 14, 2016 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply The London Mum

    I went to New York when I first found out I was pregnant and because my mind was all over the place I didn’t really get the chance to enjoy it as much as I should have. I’d love to go back and do it all over again and really take it in. Your pictures are beautiful. x

    July 14, 2016 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Jenni Grainger

    Wow what an incredible trip so far, stunning photos. My partner would love the Star Wars exhibit x

    July 14, 2016 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply Jess | The Indigo Hours

    Wow, it looks like you’ve been super busy and fit loads in so far! Looking forward to your food/where to eat post 😀

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    July 14, 2016 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    How utterly wonderful! Enjoy the rest of your trip! 🙂

    July 15, 2016 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    One of my favourite things to do in NY is to walk across Brooklyn Bridge. Plus, I really like spending time in Brooklyn.

    July 15, 2016 at 8:04 am
  • Reply DannyUK

    I am getting definite envy looking through these photos! New York is top of my list of places to visit and this only makes me want to go more than ever!

    July 15, 2016 at 9:24 am
  • Reply Hannah

    Wow! You have been busy! We ran out of time to do the Highline walk when we went to New York but i’ll definitely be on my list when we next go back.

    July 15, 2016 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Culinary Travels

    Absolutely amazing! I would love to go back to New York. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Loving all your photos too.

    July 15, 2016 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    Just amazing and I cannot wait to hear all about the custom lipstick you made x

    July 15, 2016 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Susanna

    Oh my, you’ve been proper busy! New York’s on my bucket list & I’m super envious of you right now!

    July 15, 2016 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Oh wow – I am so jealous. I would love to go to go New York one day x

    July 15, 2016 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    I can see you are loving New York. I can’t wait to visit next year hopefully.

    July 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Kacie Morgan

    I went to New York with my college years ago and it was great fun. For me, the highlights were The Rockefeller, Times Square and Museum of Modern Art.

    July 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Elanor

    Fantastic post! You’ve really covered a lot and your pictures show a great range of things to do – I’m kinda sad I won’t be going here for my honeymoon after all! 🙁

    July 15, 2016 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Melissa Zia

    wow! such amazing photos of new york 😀 I have always wanted to go to new york on holiday 🙂

    July 15, 2016 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Glad you could still make photo update/post. This is a mix of arts and skycrapers. Looks like a perfect day to explore New York.

    July 16, 2016 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Laura

    Oh wow, New York looks amazing. Ive never been but would like to go one day xxx

    July 17, 2016 at 12:23 am
  • Reply fashion-mommy

    Wow! You managed to do so much in your time. The 9/11 tour is so touching.

    July 17, 2016 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply sarah Lea

    Wow!! Amazing photos and it sounds and looks like you are having a wonderful time!! I’d love to visit New York one day – It’s my dream. The 9/11 memorial/museum is somewhere I’d love to visit, too. Look forward to more of your new york posts 😀 xx

    July 18, 2016 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Natasha Mairs

    Wow!! looks and sounds amazing!! What is with all the headphones on the fence? Can’t wait to see you foodie post

    July 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply mummyslittlemonkey

    Love, love ,LOVE New York! It’s been years since I’ve been, so you’re making me completely jealous. Is it weird that your skyscraper photos gave me vertigo?!

    July 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Sarah@WhimsicalMumblings

    Oh my gosh. I am jealous.
    Your photos are amazing, and those views. It looks just as I imagined it would. ^_^ Those skyscrapers though! I think if I actually saw them, i’d be terrified! Haha

    July 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply mummy M

    Wow, the photos are amazing. looks like you have had an amazing time!

    July 21, 2016 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Molly houghton

    I’ve never been to New York but seems like you had a great time and saw some great things! Some great photos too!

    July 21, 2016 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Wow – it looks amazing, brings back all the memories of when I was there! H x

    July 26, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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