NYC: Nobody Mapped Oblivion

(Dress: American Apparel, Bag: Coccinelle, Shoes: Topshop, Ring: Colette Malouf, Fragrance: Elizabeth & James


What defines us? This question is a large part of one's journey of self-discovery. Is it where we come from? Is it how we react in our most challenging times? Are we defined by the decisions that we make everyday?  What I am discovering is that the contrast of both good and bad times allows us to decide who we are and what we want in life. That is why we must experience everything. Our experiences make us strong and we must not forget them, for even if they are not all pleasant, they have helped us in someway.  I have been struggling with this question for the past month; one thing that I am sure of is that I will define myself. I will not let others tell me who I am or where I am going. 

NYC: Silver Lining

(Dress: Zara, Shoes: Zara, Bag: Coccinelle, Rings: Asos, Lips: Loreal Paris, Fragrance: Elizabeth & James

The week is almost over and soon these days will become memories. However much like Italy.... I am not ready for this week to finish. I want to continue living in the present... I want to continue writing this story. My wish to freeze time does not mean that I am not excited for what the future holds... I know this year is going to be amazing; the feeling is a bittersweet mixture of reluctance and excitement. 

"And I was your silver lining
As the story goes
I was your silver lining
But now I'm gold " 


NYC: Inspired.


I am inspired everyday. Even in my lowest moments, walking the Soho streets always widens my perspective and refreshes my attitude. Watching the people stroll by and peeking into their stories is insightful in my own life. The moments they create remind me of my own memories. I remember myself as the girl sitting quietly reading a book in Washington Square Park, cleansing her mind of any problems that threaten to ruin her peace. I remember myself as the girl sitting on the staircase in the shadows, listening to nostalgic songs reflecting on her life and her cherished memories. I recognize myself in each one of these girls.... experiencing different stories and all traveling different paths.... each experiencing the shades of solitude in a big city.


NYC: Holding Onto Heaven

(Dress: Nu, Bag: Coccinelle, Rings: Asos, Lips: Loreal Paris, Fragrance: Elizabeth & James

 I had an amazing night at Pure Food and Wine. I don't know what they put in the water, but it definitely sparked intellectual and deep conversations. I overheard life stories being told and new discoveries at every table. After enjoying a dreamy orange blossom sponge cake decorated with elderflower... a transformation occurred. It might have been the touch of strawberry ice cream on top that did it.... but my jet lagged confused self had evaporated.... I had adopted the insightful attitude of the surrounding English major Vegans. My walk back through Gramercy was the perfect finish to the lovely night. The golden hours sun was shimmering on the pavement and the all the lights sparkling with excitement....and I fell in love with New York City once again. 

NYC: Drift Away

 (Top: American Apparel, Jeans: Zara, Bag: Coccinelle, Lips: Loreal, Fragrance: Elizabeth & James

I absolutely love the High-line. It is a lush treasure that blends perfectly with the concrete city... a beautiful escape. I could spend hours sitting in the deck chairs soaking up the rays, watching the Hudson shimmer under the midday sun. 

 I am discovering new places and meeting new people. Every winter New York goes into hibernation... the streets lose all color and the city becomes a blur of concrete and slushy snow. Now that Summer's beauty has reached the Soho cobblestone and brought back the life to NYC, there is no better time to be exploring. While most New Yorkers flee the city once the temperature rises and the tourists come out, I don't want to be anywhere else. Summer is the most interesting time to be in New York.... the tourists make the city interesting... always new people to meet! The environment completely changes; relaxation sweeps the area, calming the city that never sleeps.

"Something extraordinary
Something real
To fill my days and nights with something
That I can feel"