Saturday, 11 February 2012


Pants: Joe Fresh (find a similar pair here)
Boots: Kolding, Ecco (find it here
Watch: Couturier, Tissot (find it here)
Scarf: Joe Fresh (find a similar one here
Sweater: Jacob (find a similar one here)
Belt: Borrowed from my dad (find a similar one here)

Today is my last NYC post! I've only been home a couple of days and I already miss the excitement of the city. On Sunday morning, Daniela and Alex and I all got up early and made our way to Harlem to see the amazing gospel choir at Mount Neboh Baptist Church. Daniela had read online that this was one of the best places to hear gospel straight from the source and she was definitely right!
The church was in such a pretty neighbourhood and the architecture was really beautiful. I was so impressed by how nicely all of the churchgoers were dressed. Most of the men were wearing three-piece suits and the women had the most amazing hats. It was such a welcoming and positive atmosphere and the music was amazing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in gospel music!
After listening to the music at Mount Neboh, we headed back downtown to hit up the Chelsea Flea Market. What a cool place! The vendors had such a huge array of items for sale. You could buy anything from a vintage fur coat, to a two dollar necklace, to a 1920s issue of National Geographic, to a vintage children's toy. It was so cool to be able to walk through the aisles and see all the amazing treasures that people had collected over time - it was like being on the show floor for The Antiques Roadshow! I ended up buying a chunky beaded necklace and two little gold buttons, which I will hopefully be able to make into a bracelet.
Last but not least, we walked through the Chelsea Flower Market. Even though it was mostly closed up for the afternoon, we poped into the little flower shops and looked at all of their plants. There were these crazy plants in one store that were growing out of the wall! It seems like no matter where you are in the world, flower shops all have the same smell - it's like the smell in a butterfly sanctuary or the 'rainforest' part of a zoo :) On our way back to the apartment, we bought a little yellow tulip plant as a thank you gift for Daniela - thanks for letting us invade your apartment all weekend!! 

This trip has really reminded me that it's so important to set up little adventures for yourself. Whether it's driving to a local conservation area or flying halfway across the world, it's so nice to keep things interesting. Even though I'm living at home in suburbia this year, I'm going to make an effort to shake things up. Did you go on any adventures lately? Share them in the comments or send me an email!

Talk soon,

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