Sorry for the Wait

It’s been a while since I last posted. 4 months, to be exact. And I feel the need to share a bit of why it’s been so long.

It’s officially been a year since I graduated from university. I didn’t have a job waiting for me, and I had no clue how I was going to get the one I wanted. I decided to get a part-time job in the retail industry. I figured that it would be good to have some kind of work experience, since I had never had a job before.

I spent so much time working that I was either too tired to put the little energy I had left into things I actually wanted to do, i.e. writing my blog, or I didn’t have time. I liked making money, but months into the job, I quickly learned that this job wasn’t ultimately what I wanted to do. I love fashion, but I don’t want to work in this corner of the fashion industry.

I’m in a better head space now. It has been so hard for me to just sit down and focus on certain things, such as this blog, because I haven’t had the spark that I originally had. Everything I wanted to do would feel like a chore the closer the time came to complete the task.

This feels like a new beginning, and I’m looking forward to what the future has to offer.

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Where Have You Been?

School. For the past week and a half, school has been kicking my butt. I’ve been wanting to post, but I had to get through hell week and finals week. Finally done! I have more time to work on posts and other things for the blog now. New post soon.

Best,

Kelci

Back at It

Hey there! I’m excited that Apple of My Eye is back. Sorry for the lack of posts last semester. I didn’t expect my semester to go the way it did, but my studies had to come first. I really missed blogging about my city adventures and can’t wait to go on my first one of the semester.

Thanks for reading and look out for my first post!

Best,

Kelci

A Walk Down Super Bowl Blvd

The NFL events staff put a new spin on the NFL Experience and temporarily renamed Broadway “Super Bowl Boulevard” from 34th Street to 47th Street. It started last Wednesday and ended on Saturday. I didn’t get to go until Saturday, which was unfortunate because it was packed. There was a lot of foot traffic and confusion. There were so many people that if you were able to participate, or get to, any of the various events, you were lucky.

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The Super Bowl Blvd. sign (taken by me)

Each day, there were a few NFL players there to sign autographs. There was an XBox One station. The Toboggan Run, which was a huge slide they had in Times Square, and the only thing people had to pay for.

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The Toboggan Run (taken by me)

I think this was a wonderful idea, but it would have been even better if they had a way to accommodate more of the people who came, especially on the weekend.

A couple of my friends and I not only went to Super Bowl Blvd but also made our way to lower Manhattan. One World Trade Center looks quite nice.

1 WTC and I (taken by me)

Side note: Apple of My Eye turned 1-year-old yesterday! Thank you for checking out my blog. It really means a lot. I look forward to the great things that are happening very soon!
Until next time.

All of the Lights

Turn up the lights in here, baby. Extra bright, I want y’all to see this…

I really do, Rih. Haha. Manhattan is beautiful during the holiday season, and if you get the chance to see it, I’m sure you’ll understand it. Christmas is my favorite holiday, which makes me love the city’s holiday look even more!

I recently went to Dylan‘s Candy Bar for the second time and got to see how ready for Christmas they are. The amount of candy there is unbelievable. So. many. options. Here are a few snapshots of this wonderful place.

Yes, that’s a red velvet chocolate bar on the right. (taken by me)

(taken by me)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen this much gum. Photo creds to my friend, Felicia.

Last week, I went to 5th Avenue for an assignment. I always look forward to what displays the stores on this particular avenue have to celebrate the holidays. Here are pictures of some of them:

Fendi. (taken by me)

BVLGARI. (taken by me)

Bergdorf Goodman. (taken by me)

Tiffany & Co. (taken by me)

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Cartier. (taken by me)

Salvatore Ferragamo. (taken by me)

Until next time.

DASHing Through Manhattan

Hello, Apples! My schoolwork has made it harder to find time to write new blog posts for you all. 😦 The holidays are creeping up on us, which means a handful of things for me. Finals week (bleh), spending time with family and friends, a long break from school, and unfortunately, a long break from NYC. 😥 But this wonderful place and I will be reunited in late January.

I’ve been craving fries a lot lately, and I’m not sure why. I searched for fry places in all of the boroughs and found some cool places to try. When I mentioned my search to one of my close friends, she recommended Pommes Frites to me. A small place in NoHo that sells wonderful Belgian fries. The interesting thing about this place is that it has about 28 different sauces other than your regular ketchup and mustard. If you’re a fry lover, I strongly recommend you pay this place a visit if you’re in Manhattan. Sorry I don’t have any fry pictures. 😦

I saw some cool graffiti on my way to SoHo.

(Taken by me)

(Taken by me)

(Taken by me)

DASHing through SoHo was fun. One of my friends had her heart set on going to DASH, the Kardashians’ store. The employees were very nice and the products were cool. Most of the products there cost a pretty penny, so if you’re willing to spend the money on the Kardashians’ chic fashion items, I recommend you check it out.

Me in DASH for the first time. Photo creds to my friend, Jasmine.

 

Until next time.

DUMBO

No, I’m not name calling. I promise! DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is an area of Brooklyn I didn’t know existed until it came up in one of my web searches for NYC spots. The online reviews I read said it was a nice place, so I decided to check it out.

 I thought DUMBO was nice. As soon as I left the subway station to start exploring, I saw walls filled with beautiful graffiti. I love graffiti, so this made me excited to see what else this area had to offer.

(taken by me)

(taken by me)

All I can really say about the view is that it was amazing!

My view of downtown Manhattan from Brooklyn (taken by me)

The Brooklyn Bridge at sunset (taken by me)

I made this particular trip to DUMBO to take pictures for my photography assignment, but I had been wanting to go for a while. The only downside of this trip was having to look for places to eat. There are not many there, and those that are there are not as close together as they are in Manhattan.

Here are a few more shots I took.

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Until next time.

Chelsea

I went to Chelsea with a friend of mine hoping to go to Red Mango since they had a special for the month of March: $2 16 oz. smoothies until 2 PM. The Red Mango in Chelsea is one of those places you really have to look for because you’ll miss it if you don’t. We weren’t able to take advantage of this deal because the Red Mango in Chelsea was closed. Surprisingly, there wasn’t a note or sign posted that said why it was closed. We decided to go to Pinkberry and walk around Chelsea and the Flatiron areas.

A busy Chelsea street (taken by me).

(Take by me)

We stopped by Buffalo Exchange to see if there were any new goodies to buy. Unfortunately, neither one of us found anything we really liked. We eventually got to the Flatiron Building and snapped some pictures. We saw a sign with history about the small area in front of it (General Worth Square) and decided to read it. The few times I’ve been in the Flatiron District, I never noticed the sign. It was a short history about General Worth and his military career. General Worth’s monument is the 2nd oldest in New York, according to NYC Parks.

General Worth Square (taken by me).

The Flatiron Building