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New York in Pictures

 From April 4th – 10th, I had the pleasure of exploring New York with my two best friends. Check out everything we got up to, including my first ever meet and greet!

Saturday 4th March

Breakfast at Giraffe before our flight from Heathrow to JFK Airport

Meet my two best friends, Josh (@joshuaJohnDesigns) and Dominique (@Dominique_Devito)

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Touch down in New York, straight to our hotel in Chinatown/ Little Italy

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Our first taste of real American Cuisine…

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A quick tour around Manhattan before heading to bed

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Sunday 5th April

A morning stroll around the Lower East Side…

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Turned into a Hip Hop photoshoot

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We had no balance on the New York Subway, as Dominique demonstrated

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We arrived at Southern Hospitality – venue for the brunch!

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We met Alvanis (@alvanis) and Renise (@mizznaturebelle21)

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Good food and deep conversation with everyone that attended the brunch!

Greg (@mixedpresent), Tyeshea (@afrovocative), Dominique, Erika (@curlsandsports), Alvanis and Josh

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Thank you to the lovely Erika (@curlsandsports) who first suggested Southern Hospitality

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Much love to my New York ladies!

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At Union Square we met yet more natural beauties

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Monday 6th April

Bus tour around ManhattanIMG_3721

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Our first taste of Times Square
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Our first trip to Brooklyn
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Best Pizza in Brooklyn, as advised by our Brooklynite tour guide

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First night in our new hotel (there’s a reason why pictures of the first hotel have not been put up!)
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Dom and I just before our night in the ABC districtIMG_3995

Tuesday 7th April

The 9/11 Memorial
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Applebee’s

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Bus Tour around Harlem
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Malcolm Shabazz Mosque/ Educational centreIMG_4074

Malcolm Shabazz MarketIMG_4076

M&M world – me and my twinIMG_4086

Return to Times SquareIMG_4088

Grand Central StationIMG_4110

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Just before our night out in Chelsea

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Wednesday 8th April

Lunch in Little Italy
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Subway to BroadwayIMG_4196

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A school bus!IMG_4203

Ferry to Staten IslandIMG_4212

Closest we got to Lady Liberty (she’s tiny!)IMG_4224

Big screen in Times SquareIMG_4251

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Back on the bus for a night time bus tour
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…Things got a bit wet and wildIMG_4298

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Bubba Gump Shrimp as a reward after our ordealIMG_4348

Thursday 9th April

Tour around Harlem by Rhadames (@folliclefilm)
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Soul food buffet at Jacob Restaurant
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The Apollo TheatreIMG_4364

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Harriet Tubman MemorialIMG_4374

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Rosa Parks BuildingIMG_4381

Minton’sIMG_4383

A quick cupcake stopIMG_4384

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African shops in the Malcolm Shabazz Market

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IMG_4394These are just a few of the thousands of pictures we took. New York was amazing – the food, the history and the people made it all such a fantastic trip. Thank you to all of those that made our holiday so special. Until next time, New York!

With love from London,

Davina x

P.S. Vlog coming soon!

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