9 Two years

I feel like I've been in NYC forever and like I only arrived yesterday all at the same time. The City has a way of doing that to you - simultaneously making you feel like a seasoned New Yorker as you power walk down whatever street you're on, only to turn into a tourist as you stop and stare at the Flat Iron Building for about the 500th time. I feel like I could write a novel about what I love about The City, and how we're trying to take advantage of our time here - but better just to show you...

... our beloved West Village - it's all about charming cafes, beautiful buildings, lazy mornings at home, quirky doorways, Washington Square Park, spectacular sunrises and the distinctive shape of water tanks on every rooftop. I loved watching the leaves change in the fall/autumn and seeing the vibrant pops of colour on the street as I wait for blossoms to burst into flower this spring.

oh... New York. Don't these photos make your heart beat a little faster? The Chrysler building is the prettiest sky scraper around, the Flat Iron the most interesting, the Brooklyn Bridge is a marvel of engineering and the Empire State is the most iconic of them all - I love looking out at it from my West Village window - in case I ever forget, it's a reminder that I'm living in the most incredible city in the world.

... it was a year of wonderful celebrations - my gorgeous sister got engaged, we went to a beautiful wedding in New York, a best friend's wedding in Melbourne, birthdays in high places (like at the top of the Hancock Tower in Chicago), Independence Day on our rooftop, our first Christmas in the city and balmy summer nights as an excuse for (more) champagne.

... and travel. We saw some amazing places in (and out of) the US.  I never get tired of seeing Manhattan from the plane, I'd like to move to San Fran, we explored Costa Rica, spent time in Chicago, visted Niagara Falls, New Orlearns (and here), Toronto and went riding in California.

... and lastly - the beaches. We saw some spectacular ones in the Bahamas, CaliPerth, Gold Coast, Montauk and Miami to name a few.

In a word - amazing. Thank you for sharing our fun times with us, here and on Instagram @hopeinhighheels. It's been wonderful sharing your lives all over the world too!

From New York, with (lots of) love xox


Eve.H said...

Hi there, I just can write wow. What an incredible incredible time you spent these past two years. I admire you and Anna from lifesshinyprettythings how you both can live as if every day is your last and then pass all your experiences to us readers. So thank you for sharing all your amazing adventures with us. :)
xx Eve.h

Eliza Jane said...

Oh wow. I love your photos, I love your tidbits about them, and I always love your blog posts :) I am jealous and inspired by your last two years. x

Making Me Smile said...

They are absolutely amazing photos! I hope you have them framed all around your apartment. You've given me so many photographic ideas for when I come back to NYC in July. Happy 2 years!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Two years and many adventures! Love the photos! Hope you've been well sweetie.

Rowena @ rolala loves

paisleysummer said...

What great memories. Hope you make many more x

Punctuation Mark said...

I'm so happy I've been able to meet you during this time... Cheers and lots of love from CR!!!

Ann said...

What a perfect way to catalog
your New York adventures.

Sunny & Star said...

You take the most amazingly beautiful pictures. I love seeing these places through your.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

You've captured the very essence of each place you've been to. I follow your Instagram feed religiously. Post more.....pretty please!!!

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