So I have been home from the concrete jungle for about 72 hours now and I’m already back on the road. This time instead of north, I’m heading west. Way west. I’m headed to a place with more sunshine and less people. I’m packed and flying to Hawaii to see D!! ALOHAAAAAAAA!
After a month of subways, skyscrapers, and shopping, I’m really looking forward to some R & R. However, don't get me wrong, the city was great. As close to heaven for me as you can get. July went entirely too fast.
For everyone who doesn’t know, I spent the last month in the city doing an internship in a fashion showroom. I learned about buyers, line sheets, steaming, ironing, collections, wholesale/ retail pricing, markups, and the proper way of merchandising. Every part of it was a dream come true. I got to spend a summer in the city, and to me that was something you watch in an episode of sex and the city, and far from the reality of my everyday life.
I mastered the subway (can proudly say I didn’t get lost once), thank you iphone. I stayed in the NYU dorms and was fortunate enough to meet kids my age from all over the world coming to the big apple looking for the same things as I. Around every corner was a new adventure lurking or a new lesson to be learned. I would wake up and remind myself that I had something to be excited about, I was doing a fashion internship in the city of my dreams!
I also became a pro at hailing taxis
Here’s a little insight for everyone who might be wondering what a typical day looked liked for me. I would wake up at around 8 and start the typical girl routine. Straighten my hair, makeup, try on what felt like a million articles of clothing in just different variations. I’d leave around 9:20 after breakfast and perfecting my outfit. Then catch the subway going downtown. Sometimes if I was early enough I’d stop by Dunkin Dounuts on the way to get a bagel or a few munchkins. I’d work until somewhere between 5- 6:30. After work I’d usually do some kind of activity like shopping on 5th ave, top of the rock, soho, dinner in the meat packing, or go for a central park stroll.
I have a gallery full of pictures from the month but I’ll try not to bore you too much.
My roommate and I at NBC studios!
My favorite J. Crew in Rockefeller plaza!
Broadway with my roommates! I am aware of how short I look.
4th of July at South St. Seaport!
How have you spent your summer so far??