March 27, 2013

NYC trip! (2 months later)

     *A tiny bit of blog business before I start this post: there's still time to ask me a question that I will answer in my first and upcoming vlog!*

     Last night I finally picked out a cover photo for the Southern Belle in Training Facebook page, and the picture that I chose was from my January 2013 trip to NYC, which I then realized that I had never shared any pictures from! I think it was because the trip was at the end of my Christmas break (And I was going through a "lazy spell" where I was barely blogging, haha.) and once getting back from New York I had only two days to pack up all my stuff and head back to school for my spring semester.

     Anyways, New York is one of my favorite places to visit! This was my first trip in about two years. But since my dad is from Long Island originally I have some extended family that still lives there and during my childhood we'd go visit every year or two. The last time I was in NYC was my junior year of high school: my cousin got married at the Plaza Hotel (Yes- THE Plaza). It was the most beautiful and elaborate celebration ever and just like the weddings on the WE-TV show Platinum Weddings. You can read more about my cousin's wedding here, but without further ado here are the pictures from my long weekend in the city with my dad!




     The first picture is the stage that Taylor Swift (and others) performed on for the New Years' Rockin' Eve TV special! We arrived in the city on the night of January 1st, and the city official still hadn't taken everything down. Below are some of the gorgeous leftover Christmas decorations at our hotel! This was our third stay at the DoubleTree Times Square! It literally right in the center of everything, and one of the most beautiful hotels ever. I'd highly reccomend it! Our room always has a great view of the lights and action in Times Square.
   
     Next up pictures from the sights that my dad and I saw! Getting to drive by the beautiful Rockefeller Center tree and visit the Forever 21 flagship store were highlights. My poor dad- we visited Forever 21 twice in one day and I must have spent over three hours in there combined! Also- the Chanel purse that I'm using in one picture is real, courtesy of my mom; who originally got it from my grandma- it's vintage! Is there really a better place to use Chanel than in NYC?!












     Next are a few photos from my great-uncle's house in Brooklyn. He's lived in the same house for over half a century and has the most charming living room ever. Take a peak!







      And lastly, before heading out of the city we visited one of the Victoria's Secret flagship stores. I was thrilled because they had all of last year's swimwear on clearance which never happens in their regular stores! I got an adorable bathing suit at a great price. :-)




     Have you been to NYC before? What was your favorite memory of your trip?


     xoxo Miss ALK


     P.S. If you can I'd appreciate any prayers/good vibes/thoughts for my huge French presentation that me and friend B have to do in our French class today!

9 comments:

  1. I have not yet been to NYC and I dream to go during Christmas time to see all the pretty decorations.

    Good luck on your presentation!

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    1. That is the best time to go! Thank-you so much!! :-)

      xoxo Miss ALK

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  2. looks like so much fun, girl! :) praying for ya when you do your presentation! :) lovely pictures--i loved seeing bits and pieces of your trip. :)

    xx.

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    1. Why thank-you Mikailah!!

      xoxo Miss ALK

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  3. New York looks amazing at that time of the year! I would give anything to go there, you're so lucky! :D Oh and good luck in french ;)

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    1. It was beautiful! And thank-you!!

      xoxo Miss ALK

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  4. This looked so awesome! I have to add, I love your hair! gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Kelsey! I had it permed back in September and it has faded out a lot since then, creating the loose wavy texture that I have now. :-)

      xoxo Miss ALK

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  5. Looks like you had fun! I would love to go to New York one day

    Life of Ally

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