I’m off to Manhattan for 9 days to explore and be inspired! Obviously, I’m totally stoked! We’ve rented a brownstone just North of Central park with every intention to become a “real New-Yorker”… ya right, like I’ll be able to figure out the metro. Is that even what New Yorkers call the subway? One thing I do know is I’ve been planning my packing list for weeks now- selfie-stick included. #noshame
I’ll finally be able to meet my first love: the Chrysler Building. eek! We met in my Modern Furniture & Architecture class last year, since then things have escalated pretty quickly and we decided to meet in person. I know, I know, you were going to tell me to be careful, weren’t you? I think I’ve got it all under control. Fun fact: When the architect, Van Alen, designed it, it was in rival with 40 Wall Street (now The Trump Building) to be the tallest building in the world! To make sure that it was considered the tallest, Van Alen had a 125 ft. spire secretly constructed inside of the building. The spire was delivered in 4 different sections and the bottom part was hoisted to the top of the building, then the other parts added in just 90 minutes! Then it was official-it was the tallest building in the world! Only soon to be beat by the Empire State Building a few months later. How secretive…
Anyways, since NYC is the ultimate fashion and design hub, a girls gotta prepare! I’ve online shopped my heart out and picked up a few things here and there. These are a few items that made the cut and will be making the trip with me, and a few I need to pick up over the next few days!
I’ve been keeping a Pinterest board full of the sites I’m dying to explore and to see for myself! Follow my Fascination with NYC board, and please link me to your “wanderlust” boards!