I’m so provincial.

I’ve never left my native land, Canada, in my entire life. Though I’ve often dreamed of travelling, issues of time, or money, or just a sense of unreadiness have kept me close to home. But the time and opportunity has come for me to grow up and take baby steps outside of my borders…

So I am taking my first ever solo trip to… New York City! Next Sunday night I will be on the overnight bus to the center of the universe.

This trip is perfectly timed for the convergence of the fashion blog universe, at the coutorture launch party, how exciting! This is the ultimate chance to meet two of my fashion-blog heroes, almost girl and verbal croquis! All dreams collide!

I’m looking forward to attending Zoe’s big night at the Gen-Art finals (see her entry here… so incredible), shadowing Julie as she covers fashion events, and gawking like a tourist at the bigness of it all… I really want to visit the Met and see AngloMania. I know there’s a million other things to see in NYC but if there is any must-go locations for a fashionophile, let me know.

10 thoughts on “trip”

  1. I wish I could meet up with y’all, it’s just lack of time for me. Ohhh, I’m so tempted. How long are you going for? You might like the FIT museum, the Cooper Hawitt design museum, and you also see Bergdorf, which is like a museum. And you must go to Soho no doubt. Oh, and the garment district for a walk around, if you want to get fabrics and trim. Go to Paaron Fabrics, the address is somewhere in my blog.

  2. yay for NYC! I agree, you have to hit Paron, and Mood too… heck, hit the entire garment district. And you have to go to the Prada skirts exhibit, etc, etc, etc…

  3. AHHH IT IS GOING TO BE SOO COOL! EYYYY! Like every blogger in the tristate area is coming! Our guest list is insane! Spread the word!

  4. Danielle,
    Canada has a population of around 32.4 million people. NYC is big in population for sure, but I think your numbers are off a wee bit. According to Rand McNally (2005), NYC’s population is 8.1 million. The state’s population is 19.3 million ranking it the 3rd most populous state in the US.

    Do enjoy your visit to NYC. Wear very comfortable footwear.


  5. Looking forward to meeting you. Funny,I never thought of buying fabric. Mood is an institution, but you might find MoMA more interesting… The FIT museum is also good, but I don’t know what is exhibiting now. I say just wander around and eat well. The rest will take care of itself.

  6. When in NYC, you must try to eat just one meal from the plentitude of street vendors. They offer a variety of fares, although some of the “coaches” with built in ‘char grills serve some awesome souvlaki and Middle Eastern staples. Don’t worry about sanitation issues.They are well policed and I don’t know anyone who has died from eating NYC “street meat”.
    If that doesn’t turn your crank, try the famous 95 cent Hotdog emporiums like Gray’s Papaya. US sliders are so much tastier than CDN dogs. They use much better chemicals in them.
    Have fun.

  7. How exciting! You’ll have a fab time in New York- there is so much to do. I’m dying to see the AngloMania exhibit at the Met too.

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