We had a little lie in today after our big day yesterday. Once we were all ready to go, we headed to the New York Public Library, to recreate a photo my Mum had taken of her in 1986. She was also 20 when she visited New York, so it was a really special moment for me.
Moving on from that blast from the past, we made our way through Midtown Manhattan and was stopped by this amazing and colourful artwork that was covering the whole side of the Louis Vuitton Store. It was none other than the work of Virgil Abloh (Creative Director at Louis Vuitton). This stunning piece of art was enough to stop traffic and really adds colour to a beautiful city, an attraction you guys really must see if you get the chance to go to New York in the next few months. Once we had popped into a few more luxury store like Gucci, Tiffany’s and Tommy Hilfiger, we headed towards the Museum of Modern Art. Once inside we approached the ticket desk, and by luck a man who was a member of there gave us free tickets and saved us all a lovely $14, if you are reading this, Mr MoMA man, thank you so much, you helped a few broke students out!
We saw exhibitions that included Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and none other than Vincent Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night oil and canvas painting.
Once we felt we had absorbed enough culture to fill a lifetime, we decided we wanted to watch the sunset from the top of the Rockefeller Centre so had about an hour to kill so we made our way to a few more stores, met a guy who worked in Hollister called Kevin. He was super chatty, really funny and was really interested in the British humour and where we were from, don’t worry we showed him a bit of British banter and sarcasm. Although he it was really nice to talk to him, he almost made us miss the sunset, with all of his YouTube recommendations and flirting advice. So after saying goodbye and sprinting towards the Rockefeller we finally made it, quickly bought our tickets and made our way to the 67th floor where we just caught sunset, although the weather wasn’t really on our side we managed to catch the last but of the sunset but stayed until it got darker so we could see all the lights light up the city beneath us. The view was spectacular despite it being 0 degrees.
We then decided to finish our day at Ellen’s Stardust Diner for dinner. Now let me tell you, if you want dinner and a show, and love Broadway musicals or musicals just in general, please come here! I can’t recommend it enough. It is so entertaining and we spent a good 2 hours here. The food was really good, and the staff were so full of energy and their voices were amazing, definitely one of the highlights of my trip.
Fast forward to now, where I am currently sitting in bed, having made a quick stop at Target, stuffing ourselves full of american candy. What a way to end a jam-packed day, Day 4 coming up next.