In August of last year, I visited the United States for the first time in my life. My mother is from NYC, so I’ve been curious and pretty desperate to visit ever since I was a little girl. Reality bore no comparison to expectation. It was the perfect combination of architecture, fashion and open spaces that I love so much. Central Park possessed views unlike anything I’ve ever experienced; the beauty of a Scottish park with skyscrapers towering over the treetops. The people were amazing – from the group of guys I danced with to Beyonce on the Staten Island Ferry to the hostel workers – everybody was so helpful, and very amused by my accent. I visited Canarsie in Brooklyn where my mother grew up, ate authentic Italian pizza and rode the Cyclone at Coney Island. It was the best trip of my entire life. The shopping was out of this world – my personal favourite spot was 34th Street. Despite my borderline idiotic fear of heights we went to the top of the Empire State Building, it was breathtaking.
Super excited to be returning here in a couple of weeks with my mum!