A Sunday Kind of Love: Rooftop Dance Parties, Brooklyn Bridge Paparazzi & Extreme Cinemaing

After the aceness of last week I wasn’t sure my New York adventure could get any better…oh how wrong I was! On Monday we waved goodbye to The Lasertron’s (boohoo) and Gala & I then basically spent the whole week distracting each other. I’d love to move here one day, but if I did I fear neither of us would ever get any work done! We had too much fun doing things like this…

On Wednesday Christina, Alie and Marielle of Made U Look Photography flew all the way from California to shoot Gareth & me.  We shot in our apartment, on our roof and around the East Village where we are staying. It was seriously fun. These guys are the best!

The following day the girls were back, this time to shoot Gala & me. How honoured and lucky are we? Dancing on our apartment roof (again) and meandering around West Village (and squealing as we found Carrie’s ‘stoop’), the girls were all snapping away with various film cameras as well as filming a video. These ladies don’t do things by half so I hope you’re ready to see a lot of photos of my FACE!

Our final look was shot on the Brooklyn Bridge. Epic isn’t even the word…the view was just magical (prompting Marielle to squeal “Oh my gaaawd I can’t believe we’re here!” a number of times). Also I don’t think I’ve been papped by strangers as much…ever. People are shameless! They were snapping away behind the girls, with their DLSRs, mobile phones and point and shoot cameras…I wonder who on earth they thought we were?

Gala also filmed this cute video on Thursday using the 8mm app, isn’t it the best?

On Friday Gareth & I headed out to do some tourist ‘stuff’ but I have so say I didn’t really enjoy it. It all felt very cattle market to me…overpriced, long queues and stressful! I’ve much preferred just exploring the city ourselves and finding our own little adventures. It was cool to see the statue of liberty but ground zero left me a little cold. Did you know you can actually buy baseball caps and fridge magnets with the twin towers on them?

That afternoon , after a meeting with Anne Chertoff, a freelance wedding writer here in New York, I finally plucked up the courage to brave the subway on my own (I know, I’m pathetic!) and I’m pleased to report I got home in one piece! That evening Gala, Gareth & I (Mike was out of town) went to see Dark Shadows at the local movie theatre. The film was great but I think the audience was even more entertaining! I’ve never been to the cinema in The States….and boy, do they get ‘involved’. Whoops, cheers, screams, shouts…it was just like that scene in Scary Movie 2 (minus the murder). Very strange indeed but hilarious. I’ve been to gigs where the audience were quieter!

Today is our last day in New York and I’m so sad to have to go home. Whenever I visit America I fall more and more in love with it, although I think New York is my biggest crush yet. I will be back!

See you soon England, I have missed you. So what you been up to?

(You can see more of my NY snaps on my instagram here!)

13 comments

  1. That looks like soooo much fun! You all look so very glamorous! I think you’re going to push me into getting an instax within a month probably, haha.
    I know what you mean about the touristy stuff… it’s kind of an icky feeling.
    Yay, seeeeee you have to come to the US more often. ;P

  2. You’ve made me feel all kinds of nostalgic this morning! Glad you’ve had a lovely time. I used to love going to the movies out there. Took me a while to feel brave enough to join in but now I whoop along with the best of them!

  3. Post author

    Jules – its a wig! a real cheapy too, just £10 or something from stargazer. im gonna get more colours! so fun!

  4. Kirsty

    You look like you have had so much fun! I have always wanted to visit New York, can’t wait to see the photos x

  5. Hi!
    This is my first time visiting your blog and it looks pretty cool(:
    I’m glad you had a great time here in NYC!
    Rawrs, Evey

    bellaevey.blogspot.com

  6. lisa robin

    i was totally at that screening of dark shadows on 19th st. and saw you going up the escalator after the movie! i grabbed my boyfriend and said whoa i read her blog sometimes! he said the pink haired girl? :) small world. glad you had fun in my little city!

  7. Post author

    Lisa Robin- omg you totally should have said hi!!! Wasn’t it so funny?! Did you hear the girls who kept screaming at Ryan Gosling in the trailers?! So funny!!

  8. Faye Watson

    Hi Kat,

    I so love your site and want to say a massive thank you for showing me their are like-minded people out there – I’m getting married in 4 weeks and the wedding sites/mags out there are hideous?? Anyhoo, I’ve got a couple of questions for you…
    1. Where did you get that gorgeous headpiece from in the NYC shoot “sunday kind of love” – must have…
    2. Any suggestions as to what’s the loveliest time of day to get married in NYC – we’re getting hitched on the Brooklyn Bridge and can’t decide so thought I’d ask you.

    Big love

    Faye (soon to be Mrs Faye Fray, thought that wwould make you smile :)) xxx

  9. Post author

    Hey Faye – which head piece?
    And for time if day… dusky light is always great for photos so check out when sunset is and have your ceremony a few hours before then. Maybe like 3.30-4? That will obv be dependent on the time of year your wedding is happening. Good luck!

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