I recently wrapped up a quick getaway to New York City over a long weekend. This was my fifth time in the last 12 months and to think I had never made it here before 2013! I’m incredibly lucky that this time around I brought along by my sister who’d been to New York before as a small summer trip. I immediately signed up to be her tour guide – a chance to visit New York should never be wasted, am I right?
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The highlight from this trip was all the food which I’ll write about and post separately. I was so thrilled to play tour guide and bring her to some of my favourite places in New York. Since I didn’t want to blow up our budget due to the less than favourable exchange rate (CAD$1.2-$1.3 for every $1 USD), I was being cognizant of not spending money on the “tourist traps” and instead using my past experiences, advice from friends and of course, blog posts about New York, I was able to take her to explore a bit of New York, and its highlights without having to spend too much) money.
Admittedly, visiting New York in the summer is probably a poor a decision – walking around all day made it an exhausting and taxing trip as someone who prefers to walk around and take public transit everywhere.
A lot of the places we hit up were on my list of 10 Things to do in New York Anytime of the Year, and although we were both sore and exhausted by the end of each day, I couldn’t be more thrilled about how productive each day went!
I think this trip also reminds me of how much I dislike travelling in the summer because the heat can really suck up all your energy within 10 minutes of being outside! Plus I dislike being in crowded spaces for too long so I was pretty much eager to get a respite from the heat and constant battle of getting through the throngs of people.
Finding the Bite Beauty Lab as well as the Birchbox HQ almost did me in, but knowing that the Sephora points event was coming up and knowing that I was planning to splurge a little meant that I walked as quickly away from it as I possibly can. One of my favourite surprises going to Sephora was not only the new makeup, but the free wifi!! I no longer have to stuff myself with unnecessary calories at Starbucks, but I can now enjoy free wifi while browsing the various amazing selection of beauty products at Sephora!
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