It feels like I arrived in New York only minutes ago and that I’ve been here forever. And although I have another 9 months or so to explore, I’m already suffering from FOMO. How can I justify staying in to watch Gilmore Girls when there is so much to see at my door step?! Despite the FOMO, I’ve spent most of my time so far in class or tying myself in knots trying to organise a mobile phone and bank account (and cheques (!!) because apparently they are still a thing here). Now that I’m slowly starting to get on top of all this life admin, I’m dipping my toes into the many things New York has to offer.
I’ve walked the High Line (see above and below) and had delicious vegetarian pita at Taim in the West Village. I also walked across Brooklyn Bridge, wandered through the Brooklyn Bridge Park (and Please Touch the Art) and stuffed myself silly at One Girl Cookies. The great coffee tour of New York 2015-16 has also kicked off. So far I’ve been to Culture Espresso (delicious, crazy packed but a welcome break from Macy’s), 71 Irving Place and Baked (great caramel pound cake but I ordered a flat white off the menu and the barista asked me to explain what I meant. Yikes). I’ve had avocado toast at Little Collins and started making a daily pilgrimage to Joe. I think you can say things are looking up on the coffee front. I’m getting the hang of the subway too and soaking in summer before classes start and winter arrives.
There hasn’t been a whole lot of cooking happening – a couple of batches of muesli, roasted vegetables and a delicious chickpea pasta is about it so far – but I’m looking forward to doing more when things cool down. Back soon. Xxo