New York, New York

I tried desperately not to be a typical cliche tourist with wide-eyed, open-mouthed, and camera-clutching excitement…But I think I am allowed to be that way at least for the first week of living in New York.

This is the first time I have ever visited the city before and it truly made me feel like this is the place forĀ me. I loved the diversity of the people, all the great (and surprisingly cheap) restaurants with all kinds of cuisines from around the world, and how unique everyone was – no one was scared to rock MC Hammer pants, a crop top, and purple lipstick in the daytime. It made me really want to take a lot more style risks. There was also a lot more greenery than I thought there would be which made the transition from Grand Rapids to NYC a lot easier. The Gramercy area is wonderful because it feels so massive but at the same time so small with its constant liveliness and tree-lined streets and parks.

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