the lights are so bright, but they never blind me.

last month i went to the city i’ve always wanted to visit: New York City!Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 5.04.23 PM

i ran off the plane, that July 9th…

it’s been on my bucket list to see Taylor Swift in NYC, and since Layna and I both had never been before, we decided to just go for it this summer. since Taylor didn’t have any shows in NYC, we saw her in New Jersey, but hey, i think that counts 😉IMG_9501

we took a suuuuper early flight, so we were in New York by about 8am! after taking a bus and subway to Manhattan, we found ourselves in Times Square (where we were staying), dropped our bags off at the hotel (we stayed at the Row NYC) and then we were off to get some brunch and explore.

i’m just going to share pictures of the rest of our trip with some captions for some of them. enjoy<3 (recap of concerts will in a separate post 🙂 ).

day one:

photo 1

Taylor’s apartment 🙂

photo 2

Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 5.04.53 PM

Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 5.04.35 PMone of the things we wanted to do whenever we came to NYC was eat at Serendipity 3 (as seen in this movie). we decided to make reservations so we wouldn’t have to wait and that was a great choice. honestly the food was just okay (really pricey) but the frozen hot chocolate was delicious. i got the peanut butter kind, and if i ever went back i’d try the regular for sure.Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 5.05.09 PM

view from the Empire State Building 

day two:photo 4

Central Parkphoto 5

11695895_10153447991372246_411474095731833608_nPlaza Hotelphoto 2Grand Central StationScreen Shot 2015-08-02 at 5.05.20 PM

concert night one!

day three:Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 5.18.43 PM10440748_10153447991362246_4721069338152042084_n


Nick Jonas as a surprise guest for night two!

day four:IMG_9471

One World Trade CenterIMG_94799/11 Memorial IMG_9483IMG_9487the closest we got to the Statue of Liberty 😉Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 5.18.56 PM

NYC was amazing. i’m pretty sure i was running on adrenaline and caffeine the entire time. no shame. can’t wait to go back<3



5 thoughts on “the lights are so bright, but they never blind me.

  1. NYC is one of my very favorite places in the U.S. (if not my favorite – though the PNW is a wonderful area too) I’m glad you had such a great time and were able to check it off your bucket list! 🙂

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