Monday, 23 August 2010
I'm going to New York in September. Very exciting! I've already started making a mental (soon to be actual) list of things to see, do and buy.
I've been to NY once before, aged 16 on a school art trip. We attended a lot of galleries, went to the top of the Empire State Building, visited the Statue of Liberty (but couldn't be bothered to walk to the top) and stood on the viewing platform of the World Trade Center. I accidentally dropped my watch off the side and a security guard had to get it for me. He was not impressed when he saw it was a Flik Flak.
A lot has changed since then but I'm looking forward to going back. Strangely enough I'm flying in on September 11. Bad vibes. I'll be staying with a couple of native New Yorkers and am hoping to see a different side of the city. It will also be very pleasant to indulge in the odd cocktail!
Please share your suggestions for places for me to go and items I absolutely must buy! I cannot wait to have a rummage in drug stores for US-only products! Definitely getting some Cetaphil cleanser. I'm in two minds about Cover Girl, now that I know they test on animals. I can't condone that.
I will definitely be purchasing some Victoria's Secret joggers – mine are pretty much the most-worn item in my wardrobe (embarrassingly enough). I don't leave the house wearing them though (well, only on really bad hangovers). Can't wait to hear your insider tips!