NYC Treasures

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As someone who loves books and old libraries, I have been meaning to go to the NYC Public Library for ages. I am glad to say, I finally made it! Not to mention, I chose the best time because it coincided with the Bryant Park Holiday Market.

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The library is absolutely gorgeous. It felt like an old European castle nestled into the craziness that is Midtown. I got lost in a maze of corridors and long hallways and, for a moment, forgot that I was in the Manhattan. C and I found that the somewhat complex nature of the layout (what with so many stairs) makes it fun to explore without a map. On various occasions we stumbled upon some hidden treasures; there was an old cast iron water fountain that C kept making us revisit. Unfortunately, we didn’t capture a photo :/

Afterwards, it was a blast shopping around in the Bryant Park Holiday Market! There are so many cute shops, and I found that there was a lot of stuff I wanted to buy…and did buy! There were tons of greats snacks and plenty of shops that had cute knick knacks to put it stockings! (my siblings and I fill stockings for my parents). I also found artwork for my apartment and an AMAZING chocolate shop! It’s call “No Chewing Allowed!” and I recommend going to the market just to buy these french truffles. They are absolutely incredible. I have already finished my box and plan to go back just to buy more. I also hope to go ice skating next time I go!

Lastly, I recommend you go to the Bryant Park Holiday Market at night. It’s so beautiful with all the shops and holiday lights lit up. I also think that NYC is at its finest in the early evening. You’ll have to go see the market for yourself because I didn’t take too many photos there… I was way too distracted by all the goodies!

P.S. I absolutely love this rain coat. Best. Purchase. Ever.

Sweater (similar here) // Jeans // Belt // Sneakers  // Rain Coat

 

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