Exploring City Island, The Bronx

At the beginning of this week I had a day’s holiday to use as I turned my 4th of July three-day weekend into a four-day weekend. Since it was a scorcher of a day, we had thought about heading to The Hamptons area to lounge on some beaches and explore…

#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…

#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…

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…

#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…

#FridayFive: Five Breakfast Spots Around Jersey City, NJ

It’s not quite the Jersey Shore, nor is it Manhattan, but just across the Hudson River, there’s this quaint little part of New Jersey encompassing Newport, Hoboken, Grove Street and Exchange Place. I myself, live in this area and must say Hoboken is one of my favourite places across New…

#OCinNYC | Bringing in the first month of 2020

A new month, a new year and a new decade. We won’t get into the whole new year, new me thing because we’re into February now and as we all know New Year’s Resolutions don’t make it to this point. If you do want to know what my goals are…