Monday, November 30, 2009


I have gone to my aunt Ann's house in Rock Hill for Thanksgiving for 21 years. This was a big change to stay in New York and have Thanksgiving here. My mom, aunt, uncle and cousin came to NYC for Thanksgiving. My mom was here for almost a whole week! We did so much this weekend. I showed them everything I knew to show and then my cousin, Elizabeth, who has lived here for 3 years showed them around too. She always has the coolest places to take me! I love walking around the city with her. I was terrible at taking pictures this weekend, but I got a few of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and then one of all of us on our stroll through Central Park. I had a great week/weekend, but missed my dad and brother!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ugly Betty

I work on 39th and 7th Avenue and Ugly Betty happened to be filming on 29th and 7th today! It was interesting to watch. They were filming America Ferrera walking down the street over and over and over. She is very pretty and a lot tinier than I thought.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Roxy and Erin from The City!

I met Roxy and Erin from The City tonight! They were both really nice!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Work Day

I’m trying to remember to have my camera ready everywhere I go. I found these elves on motorcycles at Union Square on the way to Jodi’s store the other day.

Since the time has changed this is now what it looks like when I leave work. My mom and I have the worst sense of direction. I have been here for almost a month now and I still have to think when I get to 7th Avenue which way do I turn. I know to go towards the lights of Times Square, so it makes it easier!

Monday, November 9, 2009

2nd Weekend in NYC

Jamie, my roommate, has been telling me I need to eat New York pizza, so for her birthday Saturday we ate pizza for lunch. She swears Totonno’s is the best pizza place in our neighborhood. We all split the pizza in the picture. She was right it was very good.

Saturday night we went out for her birthday and then I went to a place called Ship of Fools where a bunch of Clemson Alumni were watching the Clemson game. My friend, Krystal, has a friend Bryn that started the Clemson Young Alumni group. They get together for all the games. It was a lot of fun, but I will definitely have to find somewhere else to watch the Carolina Clemson Game, but I have heard there is a Carolina bar downtown somewhere!

Sunday was an adventure. I did laundry for the first time since I have been here. I was thinking it would be similar to washing clothes in Manning, my freshman dorm. It was nothing like that. The machines were smaller, Amanda wasn’t there and you can’t leave your clothes and come back. I do not plan on doing it again until my mom comes for Thanksgiving. It really wasn’t that bad after I asked a million people how to work the machines and where everything was. I will be a pro next time! After that, I met Bryn at Union Square and we went to the Young Designers Market, which I had heard a lot about and was dying to go to. It was very interesting. I got this ring. I can’t put up pictures of the other things I got, because they are all Christmas presents!

Next we went shopping at Mango, where I got these cute leggings! Then we went to TOPSHOP!!!! I will do a better blog post on that later, because that places deserves it’s own post.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Brittany Came to Visit!!

One of my best friends from Clemson, Brittany, came to visit me for my first weekend in the big city. We had such a great time. I was so sad for her to leave Sunday. Saturday she was dying for frozen yogurt from forty carrot at the top of Bloomingdales. I hadn't even had time to go to the 59th street area yet, so I was very excited to see the 9 floor Bloomingdales! We split a sandwich, so we would have more room for dessert! Then we went across the street to Dylan’s Candy Bar!!! For those of you that watch Gossip Girl, this is where Rufus bought all that candy for the trick or treaters on last weeks episode! I have thought about that place every day since we went. I want to buy everything in there. After exploring the 59th street area we headed downtown to Union Square, my favorite part of NYC so far, to get our Halloween costumes. We decided to be rock stars and found everything we needed from Forever21, which was ridiculously packed. We had to wait in a 20 minute line just for a dressing room. Brittany has lots of friends from high school living here so we went out in Soho with all of them for Halloween. We first went to her friend Sammy's apartment, where Leighton Meester use to live!! I wish I would have taken more pictures. People were so dressed up in the strangest costumes! Sunday we watched the New York Marathon. We walked all the way from my apartment on 85th street to 31st street, where the bus picked her up. We stopped a few times to do some shopping! I can’t wait for Brittany to come back!!

Restaurant in Bloomingdales where we ate lunch

Our delicious vegetable sandwich

Frozen yogurt we got 2 days in row. Day 1, Brittany got plain yogurt with granola and blueberries and I got Butter Pecan and Chocolate. Day 2, Brittany got (I can't remember but something similar to day 1) and I got chocolate with oreos!

Dylan's Candy Bar
Brittany and employee

These are favorite candy of celebrities and their signatures. I only took pictures of my favorites that we could find.

Penn Badgley and Blake Lively

Rachel Bilson

Mary Kate and Ashley

Brittany and me as Rock Stars. I promise my stomach was not out all night. I don't know why it looks this way in the picture.

Brittany and a few of her friends

Shoes that made the costume. Brittany wore ones with gold sequins all over.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Jodi Arnold's First Store Party!

I am finally moved in to a bedroom!!!!!! I am done sleeping on the couch and living out of a suitcase! Since I was able to unpack, I found my camera cord, so I can finally post again!

Jodi opened her store first Tuesday. We had a party at the new store Thursday! It was so much fun! That was my first time seeing it and it is so cute! It is a pop-up shop open through December. There was a great crowd. We had sushi, which I tried for the first time since I was so hungry, and cupcakes from Crumbs that are to die for! Jodi let me pick out a dress for the party and then she got the lady that sews in the office to hem it for me too! Come by the store and shop! It is located at 56 University Place. I am hoping some celebrities come in to shop while I am working!

View from outside

cupcakes from Crumbs

Vicky made all the artwork and it is for sale too.

Danielle, marketing/PR intern, my new Mint dress and Jenna

Hannah, another pr/marketing intern. One of my best friends from home, Margaret, is one of Hannah's best friends from Washington and Lee!