Adventures in New York City with Nicole October 2018

If you didn’t see my post a few weeks ago about being the official Food Fanatics Live photographer, you can check that out here. Part of the fun is getting to travel to new places! In 2017 I was really motivated to go out and do things but with 19 shows, it got less and less exciting to walk around alone.

I had never been to New York before and who knows when I would have the opportunity to go back soon so at the last minute I asked Nicole if there was any way she could come with me. I also warned her it was going to be the quickest trip. We only had a few hours to explore before I had to shoot a VIP party Tuesday night and then all of Wednesday I would be shooting the last FFL event of the year. But I think it was worth it :)

After lunch, our first stop was Times Square. I am glad we got to go but it was not as exciting as movies or photos make it out to be. Time and time again I think I am proving to myself that the less touristy things are where I love to explore!

Our hotel was super close to Times Square so as soon as we were done snapping a few photos we made out way to Central Park. That was worth it. I absolutely love movies and TV shows and so many have been filmed here: Enchanted, Maid in Manhattan, Gossip Girl, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, 27 Dresses, 500 Days of Summer, and more! I could go on. So I was geeking out just a bit when we got to see some of the places these movies or shows were filmed. Nicole reminded me that A Troll in Central Park was also based off there ;) I kept teasing her that the only movies she could think of when she thought of New York were cartoons!

Central Park was incredible. And we only got to see a little bit of it. If I lived in New York, I would want to go there everyday. There was so much going on, so many beautiful places to hang out, a zoo (which is one of my all time favorite past times) and street vendors! I would happily explore Central Park again.

One of my favorite parts was the Boathouse as seen in 27 Dresses. We decided we would get drinks out by the pond. As soon as we sat down it started to rain a little over the pond where you could actually see the rain falling! It was magical. Then a rainbow appeared about the boathouse. Definitely the highlight of the trip for me besides getting to go with Nicole :) We had an amazing time and I can’t wait for our next adventure!