With New York transforming into a winter wonderland overnight it seems fitting to thaw things out a bit with some treasured moments from a lovely Saturday afternoon in Central Park. After having several days of rain we decided to make the most of the newfound sunshine with a picnic in the park. Turns out that we were on the same wavelength as a good chunk of New York inhabitants that day.
Whilst the leaves were still slowly returning to the majestic tree limbs the lush pops of green and cherry blossoms really were a sight for sore eyes. Despite the considerable crowds that day (including cute couples recovering post flight with luggage turned headrests in toe) there was still a calming atmosphere in the park as we enjoyed our Mexican picnic (Burrito Box does some showstopper corn chips with salsa and a delicious, albeit over packed burrito!) surrounded by the Manhattan skyline. Walking off our Mexican feast was a delight by the lake lined intermittingly with cherry blossom trees. Ending with watching the cute model sailboats float peacefully at the Conservatory Water.
A tranquil moment within a city bursting with energy.
LOCATION: Central Park, New York City
Photography by Christie Moore
Kicking off my Big Apple series with one of my favourite New York landmarks, The High Line. The last time I was in this amazing city, which has long had a piece of my heart The High Line was still under construction so it was wonderful to finally experience this walk one sunny spring afternoon. Spanning over 30 blocks this freight rail line turned park is a perfect example of public spaces done well (as opposed to when they go horribly wrong as discussed here). With spots to stop and meet with friends (or have some quality alone time) and postcard worthy vantage points that are second only to the Top Of The Rock in my opinion. Let’s just say if I were a New Yorker I would definitely incorporate this walk into my daily routine.
Architecture has long been a strong source of inspiration for me so it goes without saying that the vast amount of symmetry and lines reminiscent of my favourite print on the buildings, city streets and art works below had me right in my happy place. Inspiration really is all around if you are open to looking for it.
LOCATION: The High Line, Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.
Photography by Christie Moore and Max Rowan
J.Crew Striped Tee | Assembly Label Femme Denim Jacket | Karen Walker Sunglasses
J.Crew Striped Boatneck T-shirt | Lack of Color Fedora | The Fifth Watch
When every day feels like the weekend you know you’re in holiday mode!
Photography by Max Rowan