Tag: travel

Why You Should Embrace Your Singleness

Why You Should Embrace Your Singleness

We grow up in a society where relationships are romanticised and it’s almost an expectation that we should at least be working on getting into a relationship in order to find success and happiness. Especially for women, being single is still greatly stigmatised and unfortunately many people 

Can I Survive LIVING In New York City?

Can I Survive LIVING In New York City?

Without a doubt, New York is such a dream destination for millions of people! After living in Queens for a year and a half and spending most of my time in Manhattan I think I’ve grasped a fair deal of what life in New York 

Get To Know Me Tag

Get To Know Me Tag

I’ve always enjoyed reading and watching these “Get To Know Me” tags so I put together some questions I found on Pinterest and gave it a go just for fun. The questions get a little random but I’m sure you’ll definitely learn something new about me either way.

Let’s get it started-

  • Would you rather trade some intelligence for looks or looks for intelligence? 

Trade looks for intelligence and maybe give me a little more common sense too !

  • If you had a warning label what would yours say?

Warning: Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.

Keep out of the reach of negative energy.

  • If you were another person would you be friends with you?

I think it would take a while to get to know me properly but after a couple margaritas I don’t see why not hehe.

  • Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? 

Because everyone’s been begging to know the answer to this question haha- apparently I’ve been wearing shoes that are a size too small for me which is why I would always take forever to get them on and off. That isn’t an issue anymore. 

  • What is your favorite drink? 

Iced coffee but I mostly drink water.

  • Mountain hideaway or beach house? 

Both sound perfect to me. At this point in quarantine I’d take any, I’m not being choosy. But preferably that beach house please and thanks.

  • Hair colour? 

My natural hair colour looks black but it’s a very dark brown. 

  • Do you wear contacts? 

Yes. My physical vision is terrible but I think I can see through you pretty darn well. 

  • Favourite dessert? 

This is so hard because I have a big sweet tooth but one of my favourites is Tiramisu. 

  • Scary movies or romance?

I’m always in the mood for a good thriller but romance has always been at the top. 

  • Summer or Winter? 

Summer forever! I just wanna be a beach babe.

  • If you were a man for a day what would be the first thing you do? 

Eat as much as I want without being judged and go out shirtless whilst I’m at it. 

  • What is the weirdest thing you find attractive in a person? 

Veiny arms…but not too veiny…this is so weird.

  • If you got stuck in an elevator and were forced to listen to only one song what would it be? 

Diva- Homecoming album by Beyoncé. Perfect to put on my own personal performance as  long as I’m trapped in there alone. 

  • What do you miss? 

Going outside!!!

  • First thing you notice in a new person? 

Their confidence and how comfortable they are within themselves.

  • Favorite style of clothing?

I haven’t really found my signature style I just enjoy experimenting with various looks. I’m super inspired by 90’s fashion, edgy outfits but also chic and feminine styles. One of my favourite things about travel is actually putting together different outfits that fits with the scene of the country I’m visiting. 

  • Favorite book?

The Great Gatsby for sure. That just made me super sad because it reminded me how we all thought 2020 was gonna be about fancy Gatsby parties but really we’re all just stuck at home and summer is cancelled. 

  •   Favourite movie?

La La Land. I could watch this movie on repeat. I love everything about it- the jazz, the dancing, the setting, the characters. Unpopular opinion but the ending is my favourite part.

  • Current relationship status? 

So cliché but in love with meeeeeeeee 

  • Favorite vacation? 

My first vacation alone with just a friend was actually to New York and so far that was the best trip I’ve had- then just a few months later I moved here and have lived here since. 

  • Last book I read? 

The Analyst- I found this in a random bookstore back in England for only £1 and I honestly couldn’t put it down. I love mystery novels with an intriguing and totally unpredictable twist.

  • Do I ever get good morning or goodnight texts? 

Never. Ever. Ever. Ever. 

  • Hugs or kisses? 

I’d rather you didn’t touch me 🙂

  • Who is on your mind? 

Wouldn’t you like to know…

  • What does the most recent text that you sent say? 

“What do you mean?” Sorry it’s nothing juicy.

  • Favorite part of your daily routine? 

Honestly right now I don’t even have a routine.

  • Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? 

Definitely a combination of both I’d say 51% introvert 49% extrovert. Sometimes I’m so outgoing other times I’m the complete opposite. 

  • How many children do you want and why? 

I want a cat.

  • Would you rather only be able to shout for the rest of your life or only be able to whisper for the rest of your life? 

Whisper. I don’t want everyone hearing my personal life, not that I have anything to hide… clearly…

  • Would you rather always be underdressed or always be overdressed? 

Turning up overdressed never hurt nobody.

  • How do you think that you will die? 

Making friends with a serial killer in the Bronx because they seemed cool and friendly but little do I know…

  • What are you afraid that people see when they look at you? 

This HUGE spot on my face right now. I think this is supposed to be more of a deep question so in that case I’d say I’m afraid of people seeing me as insecure or lacking personality.  

  • If you could get on a plane tomorrow to anywhere where would you go? 

Dominican Republic so I can dance Bachata all day and all night. 

  • Are you living a meaningful life? 

Well that just got disrespectful! Let’s leave it here. 

Thanks for stopping by


Capturing London- A Photo Diary

Capturing London- A Photo Diary

So I’ve been gone–for a while. After many months away from blogging, I’m finally back and better with brand new content on the way. I recently moved from the UK to New York back in December and things have been pretty restless as expected. (More 

New York Bucket List- A Beginner’s Guide

New York Bucket List- A Beginner’s Guide

For a crazy wild place like New York it’s no wonder that planning a trip to NY can become a little overwhelming. To make it a little easier, I’ve created a bucket list for first timers.  Greenwich Village Located in Lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village is 

Why I Love New York

Why I Love New York


Where. To. Start. 

After spending two weeks immersed into the New York tourist life, I don’t know if I’m qualified to exclaim my love for New York but needless to say I have completely fallen for what it has to offer. 

Although my reasons appear to be endless, I have managed to compile the top reasons as to why I am drawn to this magical place. 

  1. The People

I had been told by many that New Yorkers are rude and unfriendly-even said by a couple New Yorkers themselves! However not once could I say this was the case. If I ever needed help there was always someone who took the time to lend a helping hand. Now thats not to say that everyone can be trusted but I really felt safe and comfortable in my surroundings which is always reassuring.  

  1. The Diversity

New York is recognised for its vast diversity but it’s not until you get there that you realise you can always find a piece of home no matter where you go. Difference is accepted and individualism encouraged. Not only can you engage with people of various cultures but New York offers infinite amounts of delicious food from all over the world. 

  1. The Creativity

When i imagine New York, I think of Instagram-able locations and scenes belonging in an art gallery. So it’s clear to say that New York oozes creativity from the inside out. Just from wandering around Times Square, New York is bursting with imaginative and artistic people full of talent and vision. From Broadway shows to dancers on Subway platforms and musicians showcasing their passion at every corner. If you’re a performer, or just someone looking to be entertained, then New York’s the place to be.

  1. The Confidence

I love that New Yorkers aren’t afraid to compliment a stranger on the street and not want anything from you. When they appreciate something they will say it. Similar to my first reason, it’s not rare to find yourself having conversations with strangers about almost anything! 

  1. The Seasons

Now I don’t really want to mention the weather 🙄 but as I’m British I think it has to be done 🤷🏻‍♀️. England just doesn’t know what season it’s doing half the time so each morning we’re faced with the problem of deciding whether we’re wearing a jumper or bikini. We then have to open the curtains and look outside whilst simultaneously checking the weather forecast a billion times before coming to the answer. Phewww that’s a long process 😅. Anyway, New York sees the crisp orange leaves of Autumn/Fall to the crazy winter snowfall and then welcomes in a warm Spring and hot Summer.

  1. The Adventure

New York is a place where you can never stop exploring. When people think of New York, it’s the norm to picture the enormity of Manhattan’s skyline and envision the overwhelming streets of the city that never sleeps. However, New York isn’t just about the city; Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens all add to New York’s personality making it one of my favourite destinations for adventure. 

So many people aspire to travel to New York to admire its magnificence as the city of dreams. However, to add everything up, I love that it’s just regular people living their ordinary lives that together create the extraordinary New York. This is why it’s earned it’s place as one of the best cities in the world.

Have you ever visited New York? If so what was your experience like? 

Let me know in the comments! 

Thanks for reading 

Ciao, Leah x