Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Big Smoke

Well, after 5 months on the road and what seems like an age since we took these grassy photographs in Portland, we made it to New York City. The past few days have been filled to the brim with Craigslist apartment hunting, Central Park trotting, fire escape beer drinking and eating some of the best food we've had since hitting the States. I've wanted to live in New York since I visited in 2008 so i'm pretty chuffed to finally be here.

Today we found the Brooklyn apartment of our dreams, it's in a big old warehouse with a lofted bed, has two huge rooftops with Manhattan twinkling in the distance and is conveniently located next door to a pickle factory. However the real icing on the cake is that i'll be a stones throw away from two of my very favourite bloggers, Liz and Emily!

I can't wait to see what this big old city has in store for us.


  1. It sounds hugely exciting, your apartment sounds wonderful!

  2. Ah, sounds so exciting! Congrats, your adventure is inspiring.

  3. this is so exciting! congratulations on finding a great apartment. :)

  4. Aah, I want to visit New York so badly! I have never been to the east coast. Someday soon I will have to visit! (Seriously, it's got to be soon). When that day comes, we should most definitely meet up - sad to have not been around in the blogging world when you swept through SF!

    Also must say, your style is so amazing and unique. You've really given me inspiration for hiking-wear. I pretty much always wear dresses and skirts when hiking around, but you've made me want to make it even more glamorous!

    1. You should visit! I fell head over heels in love with the place on day one. If you do make it here i'd love to meet up. Your blog is beautiful, as is every single item in your etsy store, swoon!

      Thank you so much. I had so much fun playing around with old timey hiking outfits, I love looking up photographs of women hiking in the early 20th century, so many stylish outfits. I kind of miss my hiking garb now that we're in the city! xx

    2. Yes, will let you know when!

      I'm reading about one of my heroes right now, Alice Eastwood, a botanist of the late 1800s / early 1900s. The descriptions of what she used to explore in are so great - she would roll up her nightgown to create bustle, because it was unheard of for a lady not to wear a bustle, so great!

  5. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. How long are you guys staying in New York? Our flat mate ( and best friend) is moving there in the Spring so we are planning a trip over there when he's settled. Would be so lovely to meet you. xxx

  6. congrats!
    I am in the middle of trying to find a new apt in brooklyn - so I know your trials with the whole craigslist bit.
    So excited you are finally here!


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