NEW YORK CITY TRAVEL DIARY | THE VIEWS

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NEW YORK CITY TRAVEL DIARY | WORLD TRADE OBSERVATORY

 

“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey”. Pat Conroy


I’m so excited to share the final post from our American adventures.

In my last post, I wrote about the Grand Central Terminal, Central Park, fabulous 5th Avenue, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and Wall Street. 

Today I want to share our amazing experience of the One World Trade Center Observatory.

The adventure starts from the second you enter the lift. As you ride to the top, you get to watch over 500 years of New York City evolution in under 60 seconds. This breath-taking ascension uses floor-to-ceiling LED technology to surround you with an immersive virtual time-lapse unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

 The Main Observatory is based on the 100th floor and it delivers panoramic views in every direction, Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the surrounding waters from an entirely new perspective. I couldn’t possibly put it into words so I hope the photos do it at least a little bit of justice! NYC looks incredible from this position.

We stayed for dinner at the One Dine restaurant on the 101st floor, which was also an unforgettable experience. If you’re ever in New York you really should take time out to visit the WTC as it’s truly an immense experience – and for us was the perfect end to day 2 of our stay in NYC.

For the outfit, I chose a dress from C/MEO Collective which I paired with a pair of very comfortable sandals from River Island Phelix Tie Up Low Block Heel and the Swarovski crystals and an evening clutch bag.

On day 3 of our stay in NYC we took a ride to the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets which is a large outlet center located in Central Valley, New York. We (I) only spent a few hours shopping but again it was a successful trip for me, not as much for my wallet though.

For the outfit, I chose a very comfortable Quiz Floral Culotte jumpsuit.

After we recovered from hours of walking and shopping we had a lovely dinner at our hotel at the Michelin-starred Al Fiori.

Day 4 we visited the Statue of Liberty followed by a quick lunch in Tribeca. Tribeca is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan known for its old industrial buildings, many now turned into residential loft space. By many criteria, Tribeca could be considered the best place to live in the city. Cobblestone streets are lined with trendy boutiques and restaurants. Tribeca is a combination of industrial sensibility and simple sophistication.

 In the evening, we headed towards Time Square to see the Book of Mormon. It was so nice to do something different as opposed to sightseeing and shopping. We really enjoyed the play while sipping champagne and it was such a nice way to end our trip to NYC. 

 

For the outfit, I chose a Lipsy Sequin Lace Shift Dress, Furla handbag and a pair of flats suede shoes from Accessorize (initially I planned to wear a pair of glamorous heels but comfort won over the look)

As I mentioned before, seeing New York has been a dream of mine for a long time and it sure did not disappoint. I cannot help but start imagining the next time I will visit and honestly, I just cannot wait!

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31 Comments

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    Layla Sprinkles
    October 16, 2017 at 8:09 am

    This is such a beautiful post and the photos are absolutely stunning!!! Love this!!! 🙂

    Hope you have a great start to the week!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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      Elegant Duchess
      October 17, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      thank you Layla! have a fab week yourself xx

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    Angelie Pangilinan
    October 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I love your black details! Every detail of it! It looks so sexy yet super classy!

    Angelie // What Men Like in Women’s Clothes

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    BRITISH HERITAGE | TWEED JACKET AND BROWN HUE
    October 5, 2017 at 6:29 am

    […] this Ralph Lauren bag that I purchased during my recent trip to New York City, read more here and here and a pair of fabulous Karen Millen nude […]

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    March Happy Thoughts
    October 2, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Very cozy! I would love to visit it soon 😉

    https://marchhappythoughts.blogspot.com/2017/10/vietnamsaigons-night-markets.html?m=1#more

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    citybrewed
    September 28, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Your trip looks amazing! Love your outfits 🙂

    xx
    Ellie
    http://www.citybrewed.com

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    topknotchonline
    September 28, 2017 at 8:01 am

    oh my word, I have such travel envy right now. Amazing photos and I love your outfits too. Right now it feels like your life is 100x cooler than mine – I’ll have to keep this post in mind if I ever get so lucky to take a trip to NYC!!! Will keep an eye out for your posts in the future xxx

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    Alison
    September 28, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Stunning view and stunning you! Fantastic lookbook and interesting info!

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    Cecily
    September 27, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    wow these pictures look amazing and it sounds like you have a really fun time in NYC !

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    Stylehue
    September 27, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Your trip seems amazing! You look so classy in the black dress, and I went to the same outlet this Summer.
    I found so many amazing deals!

    Xo
    http://style-hue.com

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    Esther
    September 27, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Darling, these pictures are stunning. I love NY and I would like to leave for NY straightaway. 🙂
    You look stunning. Have a great week.

    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com/en/little-black-dress/

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    gail
    September 27, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to NY!

    http://www.thequinoxfashion.com

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    photosbycris
    September 27, 2017 at 2:37 am

    You look amazing in every image. All the outfits are stunning. I love NYC and your post has brought some amazing memories. Thank you so much. Have a beautiful day. xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/novotel-on-collins-melbourne-my-winter.html

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      thank Cris. NYC is such a wonderful city. I hope to go back there one day. xx

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    Magda
    September 27, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Stunning views, love your floral jumpsuit!

    http://www.gloryofthesnow.com

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    kathrineeldridge1
    September 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    These photos of New York are incredible! Dying over your elegant chic dress.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you Katherine! I love this dress, it’s so elegant and comfortable xx

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    Cathy
    September 26, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Such a fabulous trip, makes me wanna go to NYC right now! The food looks out of this world ! I only repeat what others have already said but you look fantastic in all the outfits!! I love that jumpsuit!
    Love xx

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 26, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you Cathy for such a nice comment. I love seeing you back xx

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    Amy
    September 26, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Wow the views are stunning, great photography! Your outfits are fantastic as always! That black dress is elegant as ever and you look incredibly beautiful xo

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 26, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you Amy, so lovely of you. Xxx

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    jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    September 26, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    You look stunning in all of your outfits! It looks like you had fun!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you Jennifer! We loved NYC! So many great memories xx

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    Hannah Loveday
    September 26, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I am so jealous, New York is at the top of my travel list! It looks like you had a lovely time and the views are incredible.

    Hannah | thediaryofhan.blogspot.co.uk

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 26, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      thank you lovely, love your Glossy Box review xx

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    violettedaily
    September 26, 2017 at 9:16 am

    The World Trade Center observatory is wow! I hope you had a great stay!

    http://violettedaily.com

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    La Bijoux Bella| by mia
    September 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Beautiful and absolutely elegant as ever … the look that would launched a thousand ships! 🙂

    🍂🍁LA BIJOUX BELLA 🍂🍁| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 26, 2017 at 9:19 am

      thank you lovely for such a nice comment 🙂 . have a fabulous day xx

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    Sarah Wells
    September 26, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I can’t wait to go now – your posts are so inspiring hun

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 26, 2017 at 9:19 am

      thanks Sarah! NYC is fantastic xx

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    Paul Fuggle
    September 26, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Awesome photos

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