#OCinNYC | Summer’s Coming!

June already? Hello Summer! Funny how this definitely won’t be the summer that I first imagined when I moved to New York last September. It’s hot, sticky and sweaty just as it was when I arrived, but there are no outdoor parties, gatherings and no tourists whatsoever. However, we have…

New York, I’m Sorry

New York, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for complaining about your smelly Subway trains. I’m sorry for moaning about my morning commute. I’m sorry for not eating more of your dollar slice pizzas. I’m sorry for not visiting Central Park as much as I should. I’m sorry for being freaked out…

#OCinNYC | An April Spent Indoors

Well this is going to be quite a depressing monthly round-up, isn’t it? Oh how I wish I could have written about all of the things I had planned in April. I was due to finally see James Arthur live, and also Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi for the fifth…

Living in Isolation When You Have Flatmates

It’s my sixth week of working from home. During the past six weeks, I’ve moved apartment and started living with new flatmates. In a way, I’m glad this pandemic has happened now and not when I was in my final year of university. I was living by myself and only…

#OCinNYC | The Miserable Month of March

March is usually one of my favourite months of the year. St. Patrick’s Day, my birthday, and I would usually have a lot of concerts thrown in there too. This March was a lot different. The Coronavirus took over New York, I began working from home for the foreseeable and…

#FridayFive: Five Brunch Spots in West Village, Manhattan

Brunch used to be a staple in my weekly plans in New York. Now though, not so much. I did visit a fair few well-known places in Manhattan before isolation began however, and there will be a time when I am visiting these places once again. Some I had high…

The Impact of Coronavirus for a J1 Trainee in NYC

I hadn’t really planned on talking about the Coronavirus on my blog as we see and hear enough about it on our social media feeds and on the news. But it’s hard not to talk about it when it’s affecting every single one of us on this planet. In most…

#FridayFive: Five Things to Know About Living in New York

I’ve been meaning to write a post about the things that I’ve come to realize since moving to New York. It was a huge culture shock for sure, having never actually been to visit the city prior to my moving day. New York is very, very wonderful, but it’s also…

#OCinNYC | Halfway There!

Although February is the shortest month of the year, it was a very jam-packed and busy one. The end of February also marked my six month anniversary of living in New York! Can you believe I’ve been here half a year already?! It feels like just yesterday I was writing…

#FridayFive: Five Broadway Shows to See

I always meant to write a post about the shows I saw on the West End in London during my placement year as I think I racked up a total of 10 different shows in the space of 12 months. I love the theater and thankfully I’ve been able to…