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New York: My Day In Pictures

New York, New York. A city so nice they named it twice.

FROM MORNING…

 

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Chrysler Building

102nd Floor, Empire State Building

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Betheseda Fountain, Central Park

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Epicerie Boulud, The Plaza Hotel

TO EVENING…Tribeca Grill
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New York is always a good idea.

N x

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Nom Wah Tea Parlor, New York

“I wanna wake up in a city that never sleeps…”

It’s happening right now, I’m in New York, one of my favourite cities. I feel alive here, energetic, weirdly safe, ecstatic and at home. Working here many years ago and being a frequent visitor since makes it much easier to slide back into local life.

I never get tired of seeing the landmarks, of not even trying to contain my excitement at the steam coming out from the grids in the street and of being on a constant search for the latest restaurant to try.

Which leads me to my latest find thanks to my lust and a constant yearning for Chinese cuisine. Let me introduce you to Chinatown’s first Dim Sum parlour since the 1920s.

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Not much of the decor has changed, I’m talking mosaic tiles, vintage posters, and seating. The vibe is awesome. You rock up and wait for a table, there are no reservations. We only waited five minutes but if you had to wait longer, it is well worth it!

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The menu is extensive and offers something for everyone with each dish averaging around the $5 mark.

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A word of advice, you need to go here hungry and I mean almost salivating hungry!

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Pan-fried noodle in superior soy sauce

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Chinese greens in oyster sauce

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House special roast pork bun

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Shanghainese soup dumplings and Sui Mai

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Spring rolls

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Fried crab claw and fried sesame balls with lotus paste

The food is to die for, tasty isn’t the word, neither is divine or heavenly. Each item is de-lish!

The service is awesome, quick and timely. The staff are friendly and you feel part of the vibe. I couldn’t recommend this restaurant enough. It proudly boasts pictures of celebrities who have visited, it is an all-rounder of excellent food, service, location, decor and I love the fact that the owner Mr. Wally Tang has been cooking here since he was 16 in the 1950’s. How awesome.

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This gives my favourite Singapore restaurant Din Tai Fung a run for its money, sorry guys!

An amazing New York find, one to add to your list!

N x

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Things I Believe In This Week: Red Lips, Podcasts & Leather Jackets

“Own who you are.”

A wonderful and direct message sent my way this week. Self-doubt and worry are common in this crazy and awesome world we live in but it’s important to remember that each one of us has our own style, thoughts, dreams, and goals. It’s what makes us unique, it’s individuality.

It’s easy to be influenced, swayed by others opinions and it’s easy to be sucked into pleasing people and comparing ourselves to others. Sometimes we want what we can’t have or want to be like someone else but it’s important to remain true to who we are and what we want. We can, of course, be inspired by others and be influenced by welcoming others thoughts as potential suggestions to help us form decisions or admire others style in order to have options to define our own…see where I am going with this?

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

~Oscar Wilde

In my rediscovery this week of understanding what makes me tick I made a list of things which make me happy and a list of goals, both short and long-term with no holds barred, no limits and including both tiny and huge items. I realised that there are many things on both of the lists that I take for granted, things that I sometimes do which I don’t realise makes me happy and there are things I am not doing which I could, in order to add more happiness. Have you ever made any of these lists? How did it make you feel? I have been referring to both lists all week to remain focused, remember my essence and to continue owning who I am.

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Photo Cred: Juliette Leufke / Unsplash

Some of those things include:

RED LIPS

The colour red is energising, it’s also associated with strength and passion so there’s no surprise that on wearing a red lip we feel confident, strong-willed and well, god damn awesome! I used to think to wear a strong lip was restricted to nights out but it is now a regular look. And most recently, daily.

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Photo Cred: Kui Ye Chen / Unsplash

PODCASTS

I’m constantly absorbing information, reading articles and disappearing into a book. But what about when I’m on the go, I can’t exactly walk down the street reading a book so I’ve subscribed to some podcasts to keep myself entertained and to keep that mind of mine active. A couple of my favourites include:

  • Stuff You Should Know (I now know all about champagne!) run by Josh and Chuck who discuss everything from how the Secret Service works to how ketchup works. A great download!
  • Ladies Who Lunch with Ingrid and Cat who chat through anything from how to be honest with ourselves to balancing independence and validation. A perfect boost available at any time of day. A real winner.

Get those earphones in and disappear for a while, I highly recommend it.

LEATHER JACKETS

I love how my leather jacker transforms any outfit I wear, it can add both a more relaxed or a vamped up look. And it’s a perfect fall accessory, an in-between weather jacket. This teamed with a red lip, white t-shirt and tailored pants…B E A UTIFUL!

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Photo Cred: Mariana Vusiatytska / Unsplash

What are the things you believe in this week?

N x

So hey you, yes you…I want to thank you for reading my post. Whether you’ve stuck around since the beginning of my journey or whether you’re new to my blog, thank you for reading and supporting. I genuinely appreciate it.

 

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