From Head to Toe
H&M Top | Gap Denim | Amazon Shoes | Longchamp bag
Dear _____ ,
There are quite a few lessons that I learned while spending a day in lower Manhattan.
Lesson #1: Make sure to come prepared with a wide array of outfits for every type of weather.
Over the course of one week I went from wearing t-shirts to a rain coat to scarves and wishing I even had gloves. You never know what mother nature is going to throw at you in a city like this! This particular day I was with a friend and I swear we walked over 20,000 steps that day from one spot to the next. We chose Butcher's Daughter for lunch because I have heard there have been some celebrity sightings, possibly Jake Gyllenhaal! After brunch we made our way to the Brooklyn Bridge, and quickly found out this might not have been our best decision.
Lesson #2: Do not go to the Brooklyn Bridge when the sun is out in the city.
We approached the walkway and felt like fish swimming up stream through the crowds of people and street vendors. We figured if we just kept moving eventually it would get better and it did, we were able to snag a corner of the bridge for a few pictures and enjoy the sun while getting to people watch a little bit too.
Lesson #3: Do not go to the restroom at the Starbucks near the bridge, find one further away.
This was probably our biggest mistake of the day, not going to go into too much detail but basically everyone on the bridge ended up over here and it is not a pretty sight to see...
Lesson #4: Make sure to wear comfortable shoes!
I wore flat booties that I had ordered on Amazon, luckily these were very comfortable for a day walking all over the city but towards the end of the day my feet started to get a little sore so I would not be that girl strutting around in heels through the city.
Lesson #5: DO GO SEE THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE!
Even with the crowds and the nasty bathrooms and sore feet it was still an amazing day! If you have never been you definitely need to make a trip. Feeling the vibration of the cars zooming past below and having the New York Skyline to my right and Brooklyn to the left is something quite special. You won't believe till you experience it for yourself.
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