Empire State of Mind

Empire State of Mind
Concrete jungles where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do.
— Alicia Keys, Empire State of Mind

One of my favorite places in the world, is New York City. I love big cities, I love going to different parts of the city and noticing the similarities, I love the glowing lights in the nighttime and the huge billboards everywhere. I love everything about it (except the traffic of course!) I'm staying in New Jersey at the moment, and lucky me, I'm 20 minutes away from Manhattan, so today, my mom, my 2 sisters and I took a day trip to the city.

During our daytrip, we briefly stopped in the New York Public Library, we went to Manhattan, we went to the Carlos Bakery, we saw Wicked on Broadway, we went to the Upper East Side to go shopping, and we went to the Village for dinner. Every place we went to was so unique, so beautiful in its own way.

Carlos Bakery in NYC!

One of the coolest parts of our trip was the fact that we got to meet Grace from Cake Boss! It was so cool to be there, we also saw her husband Joey from the show! The actual food was so yummy, the cannoli's were delicious.

Our next stop in NYC was requested by my younger sister: Madame Tussauds! It was so much fun, each wax figure was so detailed and real looking, it was so silly and fun, very entertaining.

The highlight of the day, was seeing Wicked on Broadway. It was my first Broadway show, such an unforgettable experience. Everything from the acting, vocals, lighting, special effects, set design, costumes, etc. was spectacular and exceeded my expectations. All the actors and actresses are so talented, it was a show to remember.

The end of our day was more chill and relaxed. We went to Sushi Samba, an amazing Sushi restaurant in the village for dinner. It's a fusion of Brazilian and Japanese. They have a beautiful rooftop area for dinner with plants and nice lighting and a beautiful view. Not to mention, the sushi tasted great. We took a few photos and had lots of fun.

Our day in NYC was amazing, I love everything about the city and I hope to go back soon. Thanks for reading! Comment below how your summer is going so far. Outfit from Hollister, Sunglasses from Topshop.

My name is Farah and I'm a part time blogger, full time student. Whilst balancing school, family, friends, travels, and my own passions, I write lifestyle and beauty posts. Be sure to check out my blog and leave comments! Thank you! x