Sunday, 27 April 2014

New York, New York!

Time to dust off the cobwebs here again - I really need to stop making excuses and get back on the blogging bandwagon! 

A lot of stuff has gone on in the past few months, including making a big step and moving in with my boyfriend and I've also become a mother to a 10 month old kitten!

Anyway, the biggest thing to happen in 2014 so far was my trip to New York in March. I headed over to the Big Apple for 3 nights for some serious shopping!

We were travelling on the 9:30am flight out of Heathrow, so check in was at 6:30am - I had driven up the day before and checked into a hotel near to the airport to get some proper rest.

Once we had checked in, we made our way to the Upper Class Clubhouse to enjoy a Full English breakfast and some Virgin Red Head cocktails!
I have never travelled in Upper Class before, and in all honesty, I wasn't too impressed with the old suites that we had for the flight out. I felt very claustrophobic being cooped up, but then again, the food and service was outstanding!

When we arrived into New York we were greeted with a sheet of snow on the ground and very cold temperatures! At one point it managed to get down to -12 degrees! Never again will I complain about the cold here in Wales.

As we were only in the city for a few days, we tried to pack in as much as possible. I would highly recommend the open top bus tours! We paid around $60 for a 4 day ticket, which was amazing and the tour guides were great - one of them we actually ended up having for about 4 lots of our tours.

One of our first stops was Ground Zero - I had visited the site back in 2008 when they were still excavating it all, but now it is completely different.

One of the most touching things that I saw were flowers which are placed on people's names on their birthdays. 

The new Freedom Tower was built just off of where the old Twin Towers were, and I must say they did a great job with it!

Times Square was also a must-see and in all honesty, we spent the majority of our time here shopping! Everything is so much cheaper in the US compared to the UK.

We also took a ride on the Staten Island ferry to take a look at the Statue of Liberty. The island has only recently opened back up after the storms last year.

The skyline from the ferry was amazing and the Freedom Tower looked perfect!

Just a sneaky photo of me trying out the new Upper Class suite on the way home! It's a pity that I didn't get to make much use of it as all I did was sleep!

All in all, I cannot wait to head back to New York! I think next time I go it will be in the summer, as the cold weather was something I had never experienced before and hopefully never will again!

I currently have no holidays planned now until September, so will be back on the beauty and fashion bandwagon shortly!



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