1 year in New York City!

Today, one year ago I was just a Swedish girl that was going to New York to live her dream. Today, one year later I know most of the city of my dreams like the back of my hand. Every day is though since I always miss my family and friends b...ack in Sweden but I do not miss Sweden as a country at all. New York has taught me SOOO much and I´ve met so many wonderful people here that I will never ever forget ♥ New York has been a part of my life and my dream since I was 9 years old and New York has made me who I am today, a strong and confident woman with a vision and a dream of success. Today me and New York is celebrating one year together!

Hoboken, New Jersey!

Oh shit! Have not been blogging in over a week!
My life is kind of a mess right now since I live at a friends place until monday before I can move in to my own apartment! :)

I´m also on spring break right now so I have been out and done stuff this week.. I actually took the boat over to Hoboken, New Jersey which was amazing!! I´ve wanted to go there since I first heard about it in Friends, because I liked the name of it.. Then since I moved here I have met so many people from Hoboken and everyone have told me to go there and I gotta syt that I really loved it! It´s like a little town and it´s really cute! It was just an amazing day! When I´m back on track in my own apartment and everything i´ll post some pictures! :) Also went to "The Cake Boss" bakery which is located in Hoboken.. Really liked it :D

Well, have to run out and make the city a little more crazy now! Will be back next week I think!


Woke up to 22 degrees and a big shining sun! :)

Awesome, it feels like summer in New York already, and you gotta love it!

Time to put on something summer like and then hit the town :) Have to go to the gym and work out and then look for shoes and a spring coat since the only coat I have is the one I´ve used all winter and I have to tell you, it´s kinda warm!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

St. Patricks weekend!

It´s been a good weekend!

I´m currently staying at my friends house since I can´t move in to my apartment yet and this weekend she had a friend from Baltimore over for St. Patricks day. St. Patricks was really fun! Lot´s of crazy shit happened and I felt awesome with my green nails and my green beads :)

Today we´ve been walking around in Harlem. It´s crazy that I´ve been living here for almost a year and today was the first time I saw the Apollo theatre and also for the first time really walked around in Harlem for real. Been up there before and I mean I used to live right where spanish Harlem starts but never actually just walked and looked around. Had some good Thai food for lunch as well, YUMMY!
The weather was wonderful as well so it was a really good day :)

Now i´m soo tired though since I barely slept anything last night. Time to be lazy!

Last few minutes...

Sitting here in the apartment, just a few more minutes before i´m closing the door for the last time.
It´s been a good apartment foor a year now. Will miss some parts of it and then there´s other parts that i ABSOLUTLEY won´t miss with it!

Have to vaccume one last time before i´m out of here. Bye bye 100 street and Lexington ave! (Upper east side/ Spanish Harlem) 


East side to west side...

Tonight will be my last night in the apartment where I´ve been living for one year, since I moved to New York. 
 Been moving little by little in Ikea bags by bus. I mean, I´m a student and can´t really afford a moving truck. Yesterday I filled a suitcase, which ended up REALLY heavy! I had blisters in my hand when I left it at the new place!!
I live on the fifth floor so I had to carry it down all the five flights by myself. THAT SHIT HURT! Good thing that I´m gonna live on the first floor at the new place so I didn´t have to carry it that far up!

Anyways, from tomorrow I will no longer be a "Upper East Side Girl" like Carrie, I will instead be a Upper West Side Girl" like Miranda (yes, i´m reffering to "Sex and the city" boys ;) No, really, from tomorrow until in about 2 weeks I´ll be a "Bronx-girl" since I´ll be living at a friends house until I can move in to my place... It´s gonna be me and J-Lo ;) "Vicky from the block" ;)

(Bye bye Upper East Side)

(Hello Upper West Side)

Lovely sunday in NYC...

It´s been a great sunday so far.

Met up a friend for our regular thai lunch and as usual it was SUPER GOOD!
After the lunch I walked to the gym and it took me probably about 15 minutes and the weather was lovely, sun and about 16 degrees, can´t complain. Worked out for about 1 and a half hour and then I got massage, SOOO NICE!

After that I bought a coffee and walked to K-mart and then I went home. It is now 5.50 pm (17.50) and the sun is still shining and the sky is clear blue, apparently the weather will be even better this whole week!!! I´m not sad at all ;)


I have never ever understood people who walk slow.... In this city everything is very fast and "speedy". But, of course there are people who walk like they just woke up. I´m always panicing when I walk behind slow people and of course they walk 3-4 people on a row so that you can´t pass them on any side!
The worst place on Manhattan is Times Square!!!! I don´t think anyone that lives here in New York likes Times Square. I kind of hate myself for saying that because I know everyone on Times Square are tourists and they wanna look at things (I was just like that all the times I was on vacation here before I moved here) but still.. You have to realize that you can´t walk on the sidewalk with millions of other people and then just stop and take a picture!!! I rarely go there because I always think i´m gonna get a heart attack when i´m there but the best Forever 21 is on Times Square so once in a while I just have to go there :/

Spring in New York!

FINALLY the spring has hit New York!
Today we´ve had 20 degrees (C) and it has been so nice! Sunglasses, jacket, a cute top, jeans and boots and yet I was sweating! Took a walk home from school which is about 5 kilometers and takes about 50-55 minutes (of course I walked on Madison ave.!!!) and everyone seemed so happy and satisfied!

On my way home I stopped by the store and bought some Strawberries again :) SO GOOD!

(This is how i´m celebrating the spring!)


Anyways, I have started to think more and more about mind control.
A few months ago a saw the documentary named "The secret" which from the beginning was a book. I loved it becasue a lot of what they are talking about is so true. It´s basically about controlling your own thoughts and ideas. You have to thinks as if you were already there.. For example, don´t think "if I ever get rich...." instead you should think "When i´m rich..." Control your thought and believe in yourself because if you don´t truly believe in yourself then who will believe in you?

Strawberry breakfast!

Yoghurt+roasted oats+ Fresh strawberries= A wonderful and healthy breakfast!

A new era begins...

There´s so much going on right now. I´m about to move, I am really focused on my training at the gym and it´s the 2 last weeks of this quarter in school... This quarter i´ve been totally unorganised and tired.. When next quarter starts I totally have to focus and work hard. I will be living in my own apartment and if i keep it up at the gym like I do now, I will also have a lot more energy (so it shouldn´t be a problem to focus). I feel it already actually! This week i´ve been at the gym 4 times and everytime I get home from the gym I just think about the next time! It´s so much fun!
 Well, I guess this is the end of an era and in a few weeks a new era will begin :)

Treated myself with some strawberries tonight, and it was SO good! :D

Here´s a picture of me from this weekend!

Molested on a crowded subway....

Yesterday I got molested on a crowded subway :/ I was on my way home from lunch and some shopping with a friend and the subway was so freaking crowded that no one could move and all of a sudden I feel a hand coming up under my coat and after that I feel that a man keeps pushing against me and his "friend" pops up against my butt. I couldn´t even turn around since it was so packed but I tried to move a little bit which I could and I could move so that my leg came in his area but then he started to rub agains my leg instead.. When he then got off the subway I could finally turn around, got eye contact with him and he gave me a big grin and then he blinked.. I felt so dirty!! Then when the subway started to move again I realized that I should have told someone about it of course. I should have told a police officer! I should have done SOMETHING! So annoyed with myself for not doing anything!


Had a crazy night last night with a friend and I think I got home sometime after 4. Totally passed out on the couch and woke up at 2 today and I was too hungover to move basically. New York nights cam be really rough!
Anyways, I decided that I needed to do something with this day so I texted a friend and asked if she wanted to join me to the gym, which she wanted :)
Went there around 4.30 and had a really good 2 hours workout!
I must say though that one of the best parts about working out is when you get home, sit down on the couch and feel good about yourself! :)

New York Celebs...

So, I live in New York. One of the worlds most famous city in the world and there are a LOT of celebrities here. I´ve seen many celebrities here but one thing I´ve been thinking of is "Which celebrities have seen me?" Like, what if I´ve been standing and waited for a green light to cross the street and Brad Pitt looked out the window from the backseat of his Escalade? I mean, that must have happened many times, maybe not with Brad Pitt but other celebrities...
It´s kinda exiting to think about it!


So, today I was at the gym again. I really like it because you feel so damn good afterwards :)
I have realized that the gym is kinda hot. I´ve seen a lot of cute guys there at the gym and they are standing there all sweaty working on their muscles, hubba hubba! Sure, I don´t feel that sexy when i´m that sweaty and disgusting but it´s kinda nice to check them out anyways ;)

Workout, hell yeah!

I had a great workout today I must say.. I did really good!
30 minutes warmup on the treadmill and then I focused on back and arms since I did stomach and legs 2 days ago. I think I will have some trouble tomorrow morning when I´m lifting up my coffee cup actually. I feel totally exhausted in my arms!

This was my lunch before the workout! That smoothie was REALLY good and it also made me feel full so that was good, just what I needed :D

Breakfast in New York, not on Tiffanys though....

Woke up just in time for "Live with Kelly" with guest stars Don Cheadle and O.C/Southland- star Ben McKenzie.

This is my breakfast, plain oatmeal which I love really much, a slice of oatbread with cream cheese and cucumber and a cup of coffee in the increadible SEXY cup (You gotta love Sex and the city!)
Have my international marketing class at 12.35 and then i´m hitting the gym so I have to have a good breakfast!

Fashion Ave/Madison Ave

So, I wrote earlier about the wonderful Madison Ave. with all the wonderful stores and big designer names. It really is my favorite avenue to walk home on and the should actually call it fashion avenue instead! Today I had a night class (have to tell you about a funny thing that happend while I was having my presentation later!)

Anyways, after my night class, that ended at 8 pm, I decided to walk home. As usual I walked on Madison ave and today I actually took some pictures!

 (This is from Michael Kors wonderful store! I want it all, but mostly the two bags on the left side and the sunglasses!)

Look!!! That white bag and those glasses! MY LIKEY!!!

Look at the creativity they have over at Ralph Lauren´s store!

Ralph Lauren always use their store windows to tell a story and not just show their clothes and that´s one thing that I love about them! I´m always so exited everytime I walk by and the window is covered and it says "Windows in progress". It always makes me think "What story will they tell next?"

That was just two of my favorite stores.. I´ll try to take more pictures next time!

So anyways, have to tell you this!
Today I had a presentation in my "multimedia presentations" class and my presentation was about "Sweden in America". Basically I was talking about Swedish things that are famous here in America.
(Btw, I hate having presentations and everytime I have to have a presentation it´s like I black out and don´t really know what i´m saying until it´s all over) In my presentation I had Pippi Longstocking, IKEA, ABBA, H&M among other things. I also talked about Robyn. I talked about that she was born and grew up in Sweden and then I said "and she had her real breakthrough when she released her song.. and then I started to SING in front of my class!!! "Do you really want me, am I really special, taking it so easy...." so i´m standing up there, singing for my class, during my presentation. And while i´m standing there it´s like i´m floating outside of my body and I watch myself and think "WHY THE HELL AM I SINGING FOR MY CLASS?!?!?"
Haha, soo funny! My sister just said "that´s so typical you!"
I´m wierd and I love it!

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