Central Park xoxo

17.11.14

Since I have come home from New York, so many people have asked me what was my favourite part of the trip. Besides the fact that I got to meet some of the most inspiring people including some of my favourite bloggers, I have to say that Central Park was the best place to hang out.

It’s so magical to have such a beautiful big park in the middle of a super crazy city.

I am definitely a country girl at heart so I just loved escaping the city streets and wandering through the park, both by foot and by bike.

I was so delighted to get to shoot an outfit post there with photographer Emily Malan.

Erika and I literally laughed the whole way through this shoot which made having my photo taken so much easier! Yay! I lived in flat shoes in New York. I wear heels so often at home but you just cannot wear heels around this city so these Forever 21 shoes (similar here and here) were just so handy.

My top is Topshop who by the way have the coolest sequins right now and my jeans are Zara (similar here and here). I borrowed Erika’s leather jacket (similar here) as I couldn’t pack my own, bag is Bershka and my hat is Penneys/Primark (similar here and here)

I also adored Williamsburg which is pretty easy to get to on the subway from Manhattan and is such a cool part of Brooklyn. It’s really quiet out there too but there is such a great atmosphere and the people there are so stylish. I visited the rooftop at The Wythe Hotel for drinks at sunset, I ate delicious goodies at Bakeri and I shopped at Space 98, Artists & Fleas and Beacon’s Closet. I could have hung out in Williamsburg for the whole two weeks.

We ate our way through the two weeks. Eating is probably my favourite thing to do to be honest..oink!

I LOVE finding new places to eat all the time…

My guide to eating in New York:

  • Brunch: Norma’s NYC at Le Parker Meridien – you need to see their menu!
  • French Fries & Prosecco: The Standard Plaza, Meat Packing District - there are no words for their french fries!
  • Comfort Food & Cocktails: Delicatessen in Soho – Cheeseburger Spring Rolls. I died.
  • Coffee and Sweet Treats: Maison Kayser at different locations (Get the almond and chocolate croissant) & Bakeri in Williamsburg
  • Deli Style Sandwiches: The Grey Dog Soho
  • Ice-cream: Pop Bar in the West Village - create your own gelato on a stick!
  • Burgers: Five Leaves in Williamsburg
  • Mexican (My Fave): Dos Caminos in Meat Packing District 

I have a busy week ahead of me of college work to catch up on…oh reality!

Have a great week guys,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

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Tuxedo xoxo

15.11.14

Tuxedo | Zara (similar here and here), Shirt | Dunnes (Similar here)
Jewellery, Shoes & Clutch | Parfois

I do love a good tuxedo suit. I also love this tuxedo jumpsuit and this dress too.

I feel like I will just be living in black for the next few months…for a change!

Photos: Johnny McMillan

The past two weeks have been such a crazy adventure but now my New York trip has come to an end. It’s time to go home and start a new chapter… I am feeling SO inspired after this trip. I met some really interesting people and visited the most beautiful places.

My husband Denis came out a few days ago and we rented bikes and cycled through Central Park which was just the best! It’s definitely a must if you are visiting. Prepare to wrap up super warm though this time of the year. It’s pretty chilly!

Once I am home, I will do a full New York post guys,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

 

 

New York Dreams xoxo

10.11.14

Johnny McMillan Photography

I have fallen in love with New York City.

I have been here for a week now and I still have another week to go so I am so beyond excited to see what other adventures this city is going to present me with. I spent the day today in Williamsburg in Brooklyn which is just the best place to hang around and people watch – I think it may be my favourite part of this city.

I also had THE best burger in the history of ever at Five Leaves. We watched the most incredible sunset from the rooftop of the Wythe Hotel which is a must if you are visiting. This city wears you out as it is just SO fast-paced compared to what I am used to at home but it is so full of adventure and opportunity and I just love that. I am always seeking out my next adventure and New York has them on every street corner.

Photos by Johnny McMillan

Jacket | H&M, Knit | Zara, Jeans | River Island
Shoes, Earrings, Watch, Sunglasses & Bag | Parfois

Before I came over I shot this outfit with Johnny McMillan outside one of my favourite places to eat and get coffee in Cork – Orso. 

I also shot an outfit post today with a super sweet New York based photographer, Emily Malan, who I met last year at London Fashion Week. It was so great to catch up and shoot at the quintessential New York spot – Central Park. You might have seen some (#NessaDoesNYC) photos on my Instagram today?

Keep an eye out for that post during the week!

Have a good week guys,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo