New York City
Yes, we had the chance to experience one of the craziest Halloween parties in NYC at the famous McKittrick Hotel. Listed as one of the top five places to go during Halloween in the city, I can tell that we had loads of fun!
After hours and hours of preparation (including creepy make-up made by our professional Halloween make-up artist Emilia) we entered this crazy place which was decorated like a haunted house, with several floors and little tunnels. The people inside the hotel were supposed to lose each other and the organizers of the event did a great job since our group of almost fifteen people totally split up because the place was so confusing. Really scary and I felt like in a movie. Draculas and ghosts were dancing above our heads while the guests were swinging their skeletons to groovy beats. It was hard to capture the ambiance in pictures but this here gives at least a little bit of an idea. And for all of you who got curious – just go there next year and check it out on your own, it’s worth it !
First week in New York City – CHECK!
First week of internship – CHECK!
First week of getting used to it – CHECK!
It´s been one week since we started our new life in the city. Everything is so different from New Paltz, and sadly a little more expensive. First things, first. Moving in. We arrived to the new place, we bought the food and installed ourselves. It is a very beautiful neighborhood and nothing like living in New York City. We started our internships which have been amazing! A lot of new things to learn and experience from the American culture. I really recommend you to first walk around and start getting to know the place. We all arrive and can get a little crazy with the shopping and the amazing restaurants, but believe me there is no need to. You live in the city were you have everything at the moment, there is no need to buy everything in one stop when you can buy one thing a day. Walk around, sit on the parks and enjoy it! It really has been a beautiful experience!!! I am amazed by it!
Let me know which places you recommend visiting!
Brunch: a meal that combines breakfast and lunch and is usually eaten in late morning. This defined our weekend.
During this past weekend we decided to go and visit the city. We arrived on Friday afternoon and left on Sunday evening. All of our weekend was about brunching. We knew that NYC was best known for their 24hrs brunches, so we decided to try it out.
On Saturday morning we decided to walk around and see which place looked the best. We were around the East Village were we saw a Mexican place called “La Palapa” that said CHILAQUILES!!!!
We did not even think about it, and we just went immediately. Chilaquiles is one of Mexico typical plate, and they were delicious! The salsa was so good, I could have eaten all day long. As a Mexican I totally approve this restaurant as being 100% typical food. It tasted just like home, they even had Cafe de Olla with piloncillo! I can´t find more words to describe how good it was.
On Sunday morning we decided to go and taste one restaurant called Cafeteria in Chelsea. We saw it on Instagram the night before and it looked so good that we decided to see it by ourselves. It was amazing! I order coffee, a croissant with homemade jam, and an avocado toast. I can´t even explain in words how delicious it was! And the best part, it´s 24hr!
Our weekend was over, but am pretty sure there will be lots of other amazing restaurants to try! Let me know which other places in NYC are worth going!!
So this Friday I went to New York to do my first Interview for The Orchard that is owned by SONY music entertainment. I was nervous and excited for the interview, and I was also going to the city by myself, which was kind of scary. When I got there I went straight away to NoHo where I was having my interview. Since I got there early I went for breakfast at this cute restaurant, Lafayette, and the breakfast was amazing. The area was really calm, not that much traffic, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. After my interview I took a stroll down the 633 Broadway, glanced at the architecture and went shopping a little. I had such a great time, and I really felt a different experience to be there by myself, taking in every minute of it. Before I went back in to Manhattan I grabbed some dinner at frech&co, which was really good. On my way to the busstation I went through Time Square, which was different from the last time we where there. I was by myself, looking at all the skyscrape and realized that I am actually moving in to the city in just a couple of weeks, which is insane, and I can’t wait. I really recommend going by yourself, the experience is really different and so much fun, cause you are really take in everything that you see and it is amazing. Can’t wait for us to move there.
Well that’s all for me this time, see ya later!
It has been a strange week with snow, sun and monsoon-type rain here in New Paltz. I really liked the snow but I was chocked when I woke up the next day with a 25 degree difference in temperature (from -13c to +12c in 24 hours!!). For Gaby’s birthday we had around -20 and windy. Was literally too cold to function!!
So today was the big day when I finally got to go to NYC for some interviews. I had my first interview at 2 pm and I think it went pretty good. It was very casual and the prospective supervisor seemed really nice. It is a position in HR and I think that it could be a great way to learn the “ground work” of HR.
After training for our interviews with Martha and Jeff I am a bit surprised that both interviews today were so casual. The first interview took about 50 minutes and it was more of a conversation than anything else. I like it and it makes me feel more comfortable but I think I was expecting an interrogation…? The second interview was also very casual, we talked for about 25-30 minutes and I think I had the same amount of questions as he did. I really liked the position and he was great but the competition feels sky high. Well well, I guess I will know if I went through to round 2 next week 🙂
That was all from me for this time! 🙂
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Visiting the Museum of Modern Art for the first time was one of the most impressive and exciting experience of my first week end in New York City. It was snowing outside and this made my visit even more magical.
The collection is fabulous…to me it’s a real must see if you stop into the city!