Let’s play a game of Never-Have-I-Ever…..been to these cities
Here’s the next place of the #TheCityLineSeries featuring my 2nd favourite and 2nd most desperate-to-go place in the world, New York City!
I fell in love with New York firstly because of the movie Sex and the City! The way Carrie Bradshaw described it as the city of dreams, a way to find yourself. I found it to be a place full of hustle and bustle, the serenity of Central park, quaint little bakeries with the most amazing confections, sky scrapers, fancy brand’s hoardings, Times square, the delis! Though I am not a coffee person, I wanna hold a cup of coffee from a New York coffee shop and hustle down the busy streets wearing a fancy label’s trench coat! As Carrie rightly mentioned, women come to New York for two reasons, labels and love!
The next instance when I dreamt of going to New York City was after watching Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. I wanted to explore the city just like Kevin did! Hop, skip and jump down to Rockefeller center, see the wonderful lights of the city from the Empire State Building, swirl at Times Square and stay at the fancy Plaza Hotel!
The one which show which almost everyone wants to live through is F.R.I.E.N.D.S and that was pivotal in bolstering my desire for the City of dreams! I don’t think I’ll have to elaborate on this any further because Rachel has marketed Bloomingdale’s and Ralph Lauren enough. Monica has spoken all about the wonderful restaurants. Phoebe has told us it’s completely fine to run like you have nothing to lose in Central park and to love Pottery Barn! Ross has explained everything about The MET to Joey and that sure has made me want to visit it. Chandler has told us that it’s perfectly fine to “Mooo” in crowded places and not to forget gorging on the delicious cheesecake from Mama’s Little Bakery. Joey has told us nothing can beat watching a Knicks game from the front row and the PIZZA and sandwiches of New York!
Being the foodie that I’ve been, the movie Julie and Julia intensified my inclination and I have fancied eating from The Magnolia Bakery, (While I have eaten at the Bangalore branch, I want to try the real deal!) trying sundaes at Serendipity 3, baked pretzels from a street cart, bagels for breakfast, cronuts for a pre lunch snack, surfeit my cravings for cheese through a big slice of New York style pizza and finishing it by sipping on thick chocolate milkshake from a local deli, and not to forget I must buy a falafel from a guy that looks like Ross!
Moving on to fashion and style, I’ve never reallyaa identified myself as someone who is very stylish or even remotely good with dressing up. Hats off to all of you out there who have got it figured it out! But when I watched The Devil wears Prada, I found myself furiously nodding with Anne Hathaway’s character throughout the movie. The movie showed everything from florals to animal prints, groundbreaking trends to faux leather shoes, simplicity to subways and teaching us what cerulean is! P.S. I learnt what size 6, 14 and 10 meant only because of this movie.
There are many more movies, books and shows which have made me love this beautiful city. Movies like 27 Dresses, The Intern, Maid in Manhattan, English Vinglish, Little Manhattan, are so heartwarming. A recent read was the book Still Me by Jojo Moyes portrays New York in a refreshing manner. Shows like How I Met your mother, wizards of waverly place, Brooklyn nine nine, Gilmore girls, have shown us more and more of the city and it’s different sides. and someday I wish to experience this wonderful city in every way possible!