I was in London for almost exactly 12 hours after I returned from the South of France before flying to New York City. Going from the quiet and sunny French fields to the heart of downtown New York was a major change of scenery. In terms of a two week Summer break, I definitely got the best of both worlds.
One of my favourite things about New York is that each time I go there it feels different. I’m fortunate that I’ve been able to visit several times growing up, so each time I return with new interests and new ideas about the world. The city is, of course, also ever-changing. What is the main factor of its permanently fresh feel, however, is that each time I stay somewhere different. For example, in the last couple of years I visited once with a group of art students where we stayed uptown in the YMCA, another at a midtown hotel with my family, and this time, downtown in a Soho loft with my Dad.
While its a small island, a few streets in New York City will take you somewhere that has an entirely different vibe. This was my first trip where I’ve spent most of my time downtown, which I really fell in love with. Soho had an effervescent atmosphere while still possessing a neighbourhood feel. There were few tourists, it was bursting with energy and being in an apartment made it really feel like I was living there. I would happily move there tomorrow.
Jumpsuit – Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses – Rayban
Shoes – Superga
Bag – Fiorelli
There was a mix of high end shops with local restaurants, cobbled streets and busy intersections. It was a version of New York that I really felt at home in. Especially walking down in my new sunnies – a city essential in the Summer. Other essentials include comfortable shoes like these white trainers which I’ve been wearing non-stop. And of course, a jumpsuit offers an easy outfit choice and effortless cool.