Here we are running a muck on the big piano, right here in the big apple

Sorry Perth, you just do not cut it

This is what dreams are made of

New York, New York

I've developed quite a crush.

It was always number one on my "things-i-can't-wait-for" list. Three days into our time here, the Big City has lived up to every one of my expectations, and is well on its way to stealing my heart.

Historic streets lined with yellow cabs, views that make you feel like you're on top of the world, and a culture no words could justify...

I mean, seriously, who could resist?

I've even become fond of the hotdog stands on every corner. And i don't really like hotdogs.

We've jam-packed our days with all of the must-sees; the Empire State Building, New York State Library, ice-skating at Rockefella Centre, Ground Zero, the Brooklyn Bridge and (my personal favourite) a Sex and the City tour... but this place offers so much, i know i'll be left wanting more.

As expected, i've been snapping like a maniac so i'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.


Orange peel

Obsession confession. I have fallen completely and utterly in love with the colour orange... and it is slowly taking over my wardrobe. Fav item is my latest purchase - a TRF blazer from Zara in LA.

LA forever

I have started to chip away at my jetlag with a decent sleep last night. Probably... actually, definitely not as much as i should have gotten, due to the fact that LA is simply too much fun.

See below for evidence... how cool is our hotel pool

It's okay, you can be a bit jealous.

My Bucket List

Upon embarking on this trip, a good friend of mine suggested i compose a 'bucket list' of random things i want to get done here in the States.

This also doubled as an excellent way to curb my boredom on the flight over (WIN!)

So! this is what i came up with. Feel free to make any further suggestions of things i should try and do - within reason ;)

1. Finish a supersized McDonald's meal
2. Meet someone famous
3. Put a bet on red in Vegas... and preferably win something
4. Go to a baseball game in New York
5. Go ice skating in New York
6. Run all the way up that hill Cameron Diaz dances on in 'The Sweetest Thing'
7. Pass all 'midterms' and 'finals'
8. Do a kegstand at a frat party (note to self: excessive completion of no. 8 may counteract no. 7... eek)
9. See a wet t-shirt competition in action on Spring Break, Cancun (sorry, mum!)
10. Go to bulk college basketball and gridiron games

These bad boys are definitely all within reach. Wish me luckkkk!

Catchya Australia

Day 1 of our Adventure

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