While in New York I got to meet up with Batsheva of Cynical Duchess! We’ve been following each other’s blogs for ages now so it was great to meet in person. She was the first person I’ve met from the internet and I’m happy to say there were no knives involved. We got along really well and had a fun day exploring Manhattan despite the gross weather. Be sure to check out her blog because she is just as funny and nice online as she is IRL, and always comes up with creative and interesting content. And she’s also petite, standing at 5’0 – yay for team petite! I wish I could meet all of the blogger friends I’ve made here. Sorry if that sounds creepy.
Of course, we had to do a shoot. We chose an Alice in Wonderland theme, because who doesn’t like Alice? Batsheva went for a classic Alice look with a blue & white pinstriped skirt and the cutest accessories: a straw hat and round white sunglasses. I did a modern look with my Alice in Wonderland t-shirt (I’ve had it for about 10 years now!). I added some baby blue with my bomber jacket and backpack. I originally wanted to wear a skirt but it was too cold so I wore my lace-up jeans instead. They seemed more Alice-y than my ripped blue jeans, which were my only other pant option.
We met up in Soho and wandered around there for a bit before going to Washington Square Park. Kirill and I had only been there at night, and Batsheva hadn’t been there before either. Most of the exploring that we did was new for all of us, which was nice. Batsheva was living in New York for a year before going to university and she said she still had plenty of things she wanted to see. I feel like you could live in New York for years and still not see it all.
About a block after the park we came across the cutest little lane with ivy-covered houses. It’s supposedly private but the gate was open, so we went in anyway. We didn’t get in trouble and a tour group even came in while we were there so I’d say it’s safe for the public to enter.
We ended our day by walking through Greenwich Village to the Chelsea High Line. We didn’t go very far on the High Line (which is a old railroad track that’s been transformed into a walk/park/garden thing) because the rain and cold was starting to get to us. Instead we had lunch at the Chelsea Market. It’s a pretty big public market with lots of cafes and shops and a great spot for hiding from the rain.
Check out Batsheva’s post here! And if you’re ever in Vancouver and want to hang out let me know 🙂