Our First Time: New York Photo Diaries

Sorry for the late post, friends! This past weekend, my boyfriend and I went to New York together to celebrate my birthday and we arrived home late last night. Since I didn’t have much time to write a post for this week, here’s a behind-the-scenes look of everything we did while we were there.

We started our trip with a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (also known as the MET)

At the MET, we visited the Heavenly Bodies exhibit. As the theme for this year’s Met Gala, it was super interesting to see all the pieces they had within the collection.

The weather was fantastic (and super hot) when we visited, so we ate lots of ice cream while we were on vacation.

We also visited a couple of super cute places to grab some bevvies. This place was called Cha Cha Matcha and specialized in matcha drinks!

It felt like there was beautiful architecture every corner we turned! Here’s in the stunning ceiling at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

We took a break on the High Line – a small park that’s above the city! It was such a great place to relax and enjoy come nature, all while staying in the city.

This was taken on one of our many walks through SoHo; one of the coolest NYC boroughs. 

The Apartment by the Line – a studio shop disguised as a live-in apartment! Located in SoHo, this chic and trendy shop is place to discover and purchase some of our favorite things in the intimate setting of a home. This place is totally #InteriorGoals!

Here’s another spot in SoHo that we ended up having an amazing brunch at. Our friends also went to New York the same weekend as us, so we met up with them almost every day to grab a bite! If you’re going to SoHo any time soon, definitely try out the brunch at The Butcher’s Daughter!

We were loving all of the street art in NYC as well. This mural was outside of Little Skips, the coffee shop in Brooklyn that we frequented pretty often during our stay.

We obviously had to play tourists too and see some of the spots that everyone recommended. We went to Times Square, Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty and of course, the Top of the Rock!

We also definitely made time to see the Oculus at the World Trade Center (especially after seeing so many pics on Instagram!)

We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge (and I swear I almost got blown away by the wind…). We basically walked everywhere… we did almost 20,000 steps per day!

We randomly took a walk through Little Italy and they were having a street festival at the time. Since it was Memorial Day Weekend, there was a lot going on in the city – so there was lots to see and do!

We obviously needed to snap some pics in front of the Dumbo bridge in Brooklyn. The street was actually pretty packed with everyone trying to get a shot of the bridge, but luckily we found ourselves a spot of our own! 

These were taken at the NoMo Soho Hotel, where we had my birthday dinner. The food at NoMo Kitchen was absolutely delicious and both my boyfriend and I loved the food! It was a great last dinner in New York. 

We had such a great baecation in New York and can’t wait to go travelling again soon for my boyfriend’s birthday! Thanks so much to everyone that gave me recommendations and sent some love my way on my birthday. Stay tuned on Instagram for more pics from our trip!

With love,


    1. Omg that would be amaaazing!! Thanks so much for sending some love along and I’ll be sure to check out your blog!!



  1. I loved this post Hillory! You’ve literally done more stuff in New York during your vacation, than the entire time I’ve lived there, lol. I still haven’t been to Dumbo my gosh… its see if I can fit it in when I goto New York again in August.

  2. Oh wow – this is such a lovely post!! I love the look of New York and the vibes are just beautiful and so calming. It’s so nice how you shared different spots you visited and there’s something for everyone!

    I love it and need to get to New York as soon as possible!

    Layla x

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