New York City. The only three words in the world that would conjure up a tidal wave of glamorous pictures and give you a tingle of wanderlust down your spine. Contagious exciting vibes literally bounce off every awe-worthy photo of the City of Dreams, with its Starbucks coffee shops, yellow taxis, bright lights and busy New Yorkers.
New York has always been at the top of my travel Carpe Diem and my life would be complete if I ever get a chance to discover this amazing city. It has practically everything : classic musicals in Times Square; chic and upscale luxury boutiques (think Chanel, Tiffany's, Christian Louboutin, Prada and Jimmy Choo etc) in shopping districts like SoHo, Madison Avenue, Manhattan and Fifth Avenue; department stores and style emporiums in the likes of Bergdorf Goodman's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney's and Bloomingdale's; flea markets and delicious street fare in the streets; amazing flora in the form of Central Park (which turns into a winter wonderland in winter); utterly scrumptious signatures like New York-style cheesecake and pizza and a melting pot of other cuisines like Italian, Asian and Middle-Eastern as well as top-tier haute cuisine restaurants; not to mention the breathtaking paranorma of the New York city skyline.(That was a huge mouthful!)
To me, New York is like the place to be for everyone : from the modern princess to the foodie, the arts and culture junkie to those who just want to soak up its magic. It's energetic, city-that-never-sleeps vibe really sets it apart from other major cities, where everything there is happening and there's always something interesting going on. It's a vibrant, brilliant mosaic of different cultures and personalities, filled with people from all walks of life and no matter who you are, you would definitely find something to fall in love with in New York.
"One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years."- Tom Wolfe
"Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual."- Angela Carter
"It is often said that New York is a city for only the very rich and the very poor. It is less often said that New York is also, at least for those of us who came there from somewhere else, a city for only the very young."- Joan Didion
"For me, New York is comfortable, not strange."- Karl Lagerfeld
"New York ladies all look immaculate." - Zac Posen
"I get out of the taxi and it’s probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the postcards, New York."- Milos Forman
"I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, “There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is. That’s it.” - Robert De Niro
"There’s something so romantic about being broke in New York. You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money, and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you, of the two, the latter is far better."- Amy Poehler
"I didn’t know the city at all, but I was so happy to be in New York I cried. I was so excited."- Greta Gerwig
"There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless."- Simone Beauvoir
"When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie." - Ryan Adams