Alright, time for some travel blogging! It has been a while since I’ve travelled and I thought it was about time to get away for a bit again.
Last week I shared my adventures in New York with you. After my friends left to go back home I took the train and travelled from New York city to Montreal. A trainride that takes 10 hours and drives past tons of frozen lakes. An experience that is what I can tell to most relaxing ever! Since it just turned spring and it’s still freezing outside there aren’t any leaves on the trees nor green grass or flowerrs. That kind of made the whole scenery a bit grey and dead, but the sun was out and the lakes are amazing! I started reading ‘Into the Wild’ a story which I’ve seen the movie they made from a couple times. A book that inspires and make you overthink society and materialism over and over. Together with some Bon Iver music and a cup of tea I thought this train ride was just perfect!
So my friend and I were having drinks in Amsterdam after a concert we went to. After a couple glasses of wine we started sharing our fantasies about destinations we wanted to go to in the near future, not being to serious about it. The next day both kinda hungover we individually thought it over, having this fanasie stuck to our brains we looked at eachother and both said the same ‘Wtf let’s book a ticket to New York and we’ll just see how to make it work moneywise!’. And that’s how we ended up in the Big Apple last week.
We decided to go as 3 besties and stayed in this tacky but well known place ‘The Roosevelt’. Got a good deal trough hotwire and it’s situated right in the centre of Manhatten. Perfecto! Now I can tell you about all the stuff we did but I’ll just share you our conclusion about New York and have you make it happen yourself one day.
Go to Brooklyn, Williamsburg and the Meatpacking district to eat, drink coffee and gin tonics, wonder around, shop and enjoy the relaxed and young atmosphere these neighbourhoods have to offer you. Walk past the headquarters of Vice, get fashion inspired by locals biking past you and enjoy the view over Manhatten from the waterside. Go get dinner at Mogador and 5Leaves in Williamsburg. The highline is a must, together with ConeyIsland on a sunny day and don’t forget to try the fried oreo’s. Hop on the metro and get out in Soho if you want to upgrade your wardrobe with some nice items from Urban Outfitters, Topshop or American Apparel or maybe some cool sneakers from ‘Kith’. Little italy and Chinatown are definitly nice to wonder around and have a nice lunch or dinner.
What about all those famous attractions like te statue of liberty, wall street etc? Well let’s just say we saw them from a distance but there’s much more interesting stuff to do than standing in line to walk over a bridge or go see a statue. We had a blast being in this city and hopefully we can go back someday when it’s a bit warmer and the treees have leaves on them!
Up next? I decided to hang around America for a bit longer and go visit my friends in Canada as well, so next will be Montreal followed by Ottawa. stay tuned!
Last weekend I attended the London Tattoo convention together with my Canadian friend Elyse. We worked all 3 days but made sure we were also able to check out some artwork done by the best tattooist from all over the world and get ourselves some drinks at night. Have to say it was a great experience. Wasn’t really sure what to expect, but it’s really inspiring looking around. There are some many different sorts and ways of tattooing. Most people are tattooed all over from head to toe, but still it can be very interesting if you’re not covered in ink, to look around and get inspired. The building by itself is a great experience to work through as well. London has such great architecture if you love old dock buildings!
Here is a small photo report of our experience. I spotted some real cool graphics, fashionable men (tattooed obviously!) and painful situations as well!
I tried to take some pics on the go, turned out we didn’t have that much time to do that. But we found I perfect stop to do a random on the spot photoshoot just before getting ourselves some nice wine around the corner of a launderette…
More stories and pics will be posted soon! As well as the art work Liam Sparkes and Valentin Hirsch did for me last weekend. Stay posted!
#01 Sunset in our new home #02 vintage flower shirt #03 our ‘indoor stairs garden’ is doing pretty well #04 Fresh salmon with homemade pesto genovese pasta, zucchini, rocket, pine nuts and tomato’s #05 Frank Ocean concert #06 Homemade vegetarian pizza with goatcheese #07 Bleached my hair, I’m a redhead now! #08 I made indonesian saté and sajoer beans #09 So many b-day’s this month! #10 Pitch festival #11 the morning after in Amsterdam trying to wake up with a cup of tea #12 ready to chill out in the Westerpark #13 English Sangria, perfectly fresh and sweet for a summer day #14 yinyang #15 Organic bracelets
This is the third photoset of the pressphoto shoot Mmarlie and I did for DJ and Producer Cursed P. Two of these photo’s (nr 1 & 3) where also featured in an exhibition. MOTI, the Museum of the Image, here in Breda organized an exhibition featuring work made by people from Breda or about Breda. We send in 4 photo’s of which two (nr 1 & 3) of the previous post as well. See here the first and second set.
Concepting, shopping, styling, shooting and editing all done by Marlie and me.
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