Two weekends ago, I made my way across the border to the States for the first time in my life. To say I was overwhelmed is an understatement. Not only did I get to see a whole new country, but I also got to see one of the closest people to me in the world, whom I haven’t seen in 2 years! A bit too long if you ask me…
Here’s my beauty and I (: Her and I are wearing makeup courtesy of yours truly, using the Urban Decay Naked Palette.
We spent the first day in Virginia and went out for a night on the town in DC. Dinner was at a Thai restaurant called Rice. Can I just say that I may have experienced the best Thai food I’ve ever tried? Definitely. On the second day, we did a bit of sightseeing and I got to see some beautiful Cherry Blossom trees (picture up top) in front of the White House (which, FYI, is so much smaller than I expected it to be!). The tree was trying to be stylish, you know, being pastel pink in colour and all. Following the trend for this Spring.
We also walked around M Street in Georgetown and met up with an old high school friend, Lea. Last time we saw each other was at our high school prom in 2006! We had lunch at a very funky and stylish restaurant called Serendipity (there’s also one in NYC) and then had some delicious cupcakes at a place called Baked and Wired. I had the red velvet cupcake. Noms.
I did treat myself to some Kate Spade, but shhh! Don’t tell anyone!
On the third day, we took a MegaBus to New York. Being in New York gave me this weird feeling in the pit of my stomach, and no, it was not a bad one. Do any of you have a bucket list? I do, and living in New York for at least a year is on that list for me. I just can’t describe the feeling I got when I stepped off that bus at 9:30 in the morning and took in the city for the first time in all its glory. The weather was beautiful, and the sun was out. Even a couple of hours into our day of walking around Times Square then Soho, I still couldn’t believe I was there!
I got to see one of the places I’ve always wanted to see in real life. Seeing it on TV alone was just not cutting it for me. It could well be a dream for me to go there someday. I give you Parson’s The New School for Design. If only I could have met Tim Gunn and the lovely Heidi Klum, it would have made everything even more perfect!
I also came across this lovely man who was sewing me a dress, as well as the Fashion Walk of Fame
Guido wedding anyone?
By the time the day was over and we were making our way back to the bus stop, we were pooped! We got back in to DC at 3 am and even though we were exhausted, we didn’t sleep till 5:30 am!
My best friend had to go in to work on my last day there. Don’t you guys hate Monday’s? Boo! Nevertheless, another friend of ours was nice enough to take me out to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory in Tyson’s Galleria. Can you say nom noms? Yes, that good. I had the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, which was dee-lish! We then drove back to DC to catch ms. bestie after work and she drove me to the airport. I was so sad to leave but life was on the other line and I couldn’t keep it on hold for much longer!
Just a little update on one very awesome weekend I had (:
Keep an eye out for my next post. It’ll be the birthday edition!
Happy traveling xx
PS. Notice my unhealthy obsession with Instagram? Yeah… I know… It’s awesome!