sex and the city

If I can make it there

The city has its intrepid way of figuring out a story for itself. That’s maybe why it was so hard to get started on writing a story about the city. But finally, my fingers started to literally point out the emotions I tried to keep locked in for so long and here it is: my own version of the American dream.

It all started on a warm August night when we arrived by cab in the big apple. The same big apple I had been raving about for so many years, the one I’ve dreamed about since watching Sex and the City and the adventures of a wild PR called Samantha that gets up in the morning with two thoughts: to make cash and to make love.

The first glimpses of the city seemed very promising and as we headed towards our hotel directly across Times Square, things looked amazingly bright around here. Our first night included a hot dog delight and a walk around some blocks of Midtown (42nd to 48th and Broadway, to be precise). The following days would bring a touristiquey perspective to the setting as we moved throughout the whole city on a double deck bus. And it was great, and it was grand, and it was not like Sex and the City, but rather like Girls. Fine with me.

What to say about the rest? The top of Empire State Building was cloudy, yet amazing. My passionate department store shopaholic sense still needs to develop, since I am definitely more into one brand at a time than 10000 at once. Got my first Guess shoes, my first Levi’s jeans, my first Dooney & Bourke bag (and nobody in Vienna has a clue what that is) and…my first collection(s) of VS lingerie. The rest lies in the details.

From the Central Station to Madison Avenue to Union Square and to the High Line, I tried to soak in as much information about the city as I could, while still obliging myself to stay focused for the future. My refusal to visit both the Met and MoMa will probably be the reason why I’m planning on returning in 2013, maybe for more than a week next time, to check out these big points of interest. Still, I was delighted in my own book-reading student way by the famous, yet quiet Bleecker Street, which housed us for my early birthday lunch and late birthday presents. We got Pizza at John’s (and next year we’re getting one at Lombardi’s, promise) and celebrated with wine and meatball spaghetti my turning of age. I’m 21 baby, legal in the States!

And then came THE Manhattan. That cocktail I had long been craving for, served with just a slightly bit too much Bourbon, that will always remind me of the first taste I’ve had of New York. Fruity, yet very rough at times, it’s a place to be and a place to get lost from.

It’s up to you, New York, New York.

fun&the sun

Se spune ca intre orele 11 si 16 nu este recomandabil sa iesi in soare, iar in cazuri de forta majora trebuie luate masuri de protectie: palarii, sticle de apa plata, vestimentatie corespunzatoare. Avand in vedere faptul ca sunt o copila cuminte ce “s-a ars” la propriu nerespectand aceste reguli simple de conduita pe vreme calduroasa, am decis sa savurez o mini-vacanta a la Andra intr-un loc in care ma retrag de obicei atunci cand am chef sa fac tot ce-mi trece prin cap.

Asa ca mi-am luat laptopul, revistele de femei si-o carte in limba germana (pe care vreau sa o citesc fiindca am primit-o cadou la “”decernarea” diplomelor de limba germana – DSD II pentru cunoscatori) si dusa am fost. De 4 zile ma simt in elementul meu intr-o casuta calduta, dar prevazuta cu ventilatoare in fiecare camera. M-am uitat la toate episoadele din serialele la care mi-ar fi placut sa ma uit pe clasa a XIIa, m-am desfatat cu noul Sex and the city (ruleaza la cinema Arta din Sibiu saptamana aceasta), am citit o mica parte din articolele pe care le aveam bookmark-enite si…ma simt ATAT de bine!

Fiecare persoana are modul ei propriu de a se relaxa, iar uneori poti incerca sa rememorezi activitatile ce iti fac cu adevarat placere pana sa te hotarasti sa dai bani buni pe Spa-uri sau shopping spree-uri. Eu am decis sa profit de ultimele saptamani pe care le mai petrec in tara!

Tie cum iti place sa te relaxezi?

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