I landed in Newark, NJ to meet up with my Best Friend first since she lives relatively close to there.
You can see I am less then impressed with my 6:30 am Flight
Since it was so early I felt a little spoiled to have a mostly empty airport and tram car all to myself. It was like having a private high speed train driver. He was very friendly and not full awake either.
I like to take photos of my feet when I travel to show my apprehension of traveling by myself. I grew up traveling by myself a lot internationally to visit my oldest brother when he lived in Korea.
Yup It's a New York Street still super bustling and it's barely even lunch time. I think we got into K-town around 11:30am
We did stuff that night I don't quite remember what..... I think it was shopping but it wasn't the most important thing in the trip.
This was made up of tons of tiny little plastic people. It was just so random and yet poetic to me.
This Sculpture on the way out just caught my eye and I had to get a picture of her. I have many more on my flickr. It was just haunted and vulnerable but the face looked like there was a secret.
After we had been wandering the Garment district we went to this Macaroon cafe and also picked up some lychee and other goodies to munch on while we rested our poor feet.
I was in Awe at night when we passed by this famous clothing store in SoHo whose name totally escapes me now..... Anyways the rows and rows of antique singer machines was so lovely
This is the crazy eyed Raccoon that stands outside of one of my favorite Japanese bar food restaurants Kenka in St. Marks.
Lastly we come to my purchases.
Gorgeous washi tapes from KinoKuniya Japanese Bookstore by Bryant Park.
So that was NYC in a nutshell.
The Funny thing which I think a lot of my friends didn't expect was that I came out with almost not clothes. These days there is almost nothing clothing wise in NYC that I can't get on the internet so I didn't want to waste my money on something I could buy elsewhere and with cheaper taxes. I focused on stuff that I know I would have a hard time purchasing anywhere else. Also I had my sights set on getting things specifically for the wedding such as an array of white paper lanterns as decoration for the reception. Lately NYC has been more about meeting of friends and eating some unique foods or places that I don't have here in Columbus.