An Open Letter To New York & NEW Video

An open letter to my favourite city in the world; New York City & a new travel blog! Words by Hayley / Picture by Kat… 



Last month I visited New York with my favourite lady; Kat. Primarily we were there for work but we spent so much time wandering the city until our feet were sore, taking it all in. I've always, always, always loved New York - there's no real way to describe it, but I need to tell you the city makes me feel...

I first visited New York about 7 years ago, I instantly fell in love with the city - although, it's funny because I knew I would love it before I'd even touched down. New York to me; through stores, and songs and movies - is such a magical city. The moment I arrived the magic came to life, it lit a fire inside my belly and I knew I had to go back one day. I returned one year later in February; the city was covered with an icy blanket of snow and I can't describe how beautiful it looked, it took my breath away.

There was around a 6 year gap from me visiting the city and the whole time, I'd been itching to go back. I'd travelled to so many beautiful places within those 6 years and loved each one of them, for a completely different reason. But they never quite made me feel full; the way that New York did. New York to me feels like home; it's like that feeling when you touch down after a trip abroad, or when you go home and your mum has cooked a roast dinner. That feeling of being content, of being complete. As of yet, there's nowhere else in the world that makes me feel quite like New York does.

Last year after a split with my ex, I'd made a pact to myself; to move to New York for 3 months, I was going to continue my blog whilst there, meet new brands and bloggers oversees, the thought motivated me more than anything. I wanted to live out my dream so bad. To be fulfilled in a way that I didn't know was possible before I'd been. Around this time I'd started full time blogging, I threw myself into it 110% and before I knew it six months had slipped by, and I met Ben and the idea kind of slipped to the back of my mind. To move to New York one day, is still a dream of mine, one that I know I will get to live out, it just needs to be the right time in my life to carry out my dream.


Is there anywhere in the world that makes you feel like this? Have you been to New York before? Did it make you feel the same as me?


    • Hayley 20th October 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Thank you lovely! You HAVE to – it’s my favourite place in the world! x

  1. Jessica Riley 16th October 2016 / 5:06 pm

    Ahh! I am so excited! I go to New York for a couple of days in April and I just can’t wait!

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    • Hayley 20th October 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Ah YAY – have the best time lovely one! x

    • Hayley 20th October 2016 / 3:17 pm

      It’s such a lovely feeling isn’t it – knowing that you’d love to go back somewhere and live! x

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