Moving to the states means that you can officially start celebrating Thanksgiving, YAY! Another bullet on my bucket list. It is a day for giving thanks for the blessings, and your supposed to be with your family. And if you don't have a family in USA? Gather every single international person in New York without family and have hell of a thanksgiving dinner/party. Thats what I did 2014 at least, it was so much fun! 2015 I went to Philly with Amanda to be with her "Family" and it was super cozy. I am glad I get to celebrate at least 2 more thanksgivings (a day where everyone just eats) here :) xx
Yesterday Bryson Tiller had his after party at the Gilded Lily. Not one of my favorite spots but it was a lot of fun!
Enjoy your evening, I'm buried with assignments and presentations xx
Brooklyn Bridge is obviously also on my Bucket List and by now I've been on it many times. Luckily my first time on it was with my 2 best friends, Malin & my sister <3 I would recommend you to chose a day when the weather is decent because it's kind of windy there and you want the view to be the best it could be. Brooklyn Bridge is another MUST in New York - Spider Man, Fantastic Four, Sex & the city, The Siege, I Am Legend....well the list goes on. Brooklyn Bridge is on of New York's most recognizable landmarks.
Thank God it's Friday! Intense week, and today isn't an exception. Luckily tomorrow I will be able to go bowling and have some fun with my friends. Hope y'all get a great weekend! Xx
I had been craving Persian food for so long but I hadn't heard about any good spots. Then, 3 different people recommended Bijan's in Brooklyn! So me and the girls had a very cozy dinner there with good food, wine, and a dessert from heaven. Xx
Before I moved to New York City I made a bucket list of 100 things I HAVE to do. I have already managed to cross many things off, but I still have a long way to go. I thought I should share some of them with you, in no specific order.
No 100: Get my very own apartment
I have received so many questions about my apartment so I thought I might as well answer some of them now! It was impossible to get an apartment in New York while I was still living in Sweden, the reason being that I didn't know anyone here! So, I moved here with no where to live, crazy I know! My friend Ronnie was kind enough to let me stay with her for two weeks until I found a place of my own.
In America, if you are bying a car or an apartment, they look at your credit points. Me, a swedish girl with 0 credit points, had a hard time finding someone who was willing to let me get an apartment. After 10 days of intensive looking, I finally found a great apartment in Harlem. I went to look at it, and it was perfect. However they told me, If i did not get a broker I would not even be considered a candidate. So... I got a broker.
At this point I was pretty excited, but then they said CSN is not considered an income and I would have to pay the rent upfront. Okay I thought... 3 months upfront is not that bad. BUT no.. I ended up paying ONE YEAR of rent upfront, 4 MONTHS of security deposit, and 15 PERCENT broker fee...
So basically we payed 190 000 Swedish Kronor just to get the apartment, and... it was worth every penny. Firstly, I saved a lot of money by paying 1 year upfront (I did not know that at the time). Because at that time the dollar was at 6,7 kronor, now it is almost at 9 kronor. So I saved money on paying 1 year upfront. Secondly, I love my apartment. It has two bedrooms, a big living room ( Big for New York), kitchen, and bathroom. I also have a fire escape that I use as a balcony, and a rooftop where I can tan or just hang out on the evenings with a cup of tea.
Do not let my horror story scare you! Now I know that it is absolutely not that hard to find somewhere to live but they took advantage of me, and they usually do with a lot of international students. There are many groups on Facebook etc where people post available rooms. However, if you want an apartment of your own and not just a room at someone else's apartment, you have to be prepared to pay upfront!
I love love love The Wall Street Journal, which is a business focused newspaper based in New York. Major advice if you're into business (and fashion/lifestyle)!
Good morning btw,
I'm on my way to school. On a Saturday you might ask? Yees, a big group project is coming due and we need to be 100% prepared. Have a good Saturday xx
SoHo is one o f my favorite places in New York City. The name is short for "South of Houston" and its located in lower Manhattan. SoHo is great, not only for its shopping but also for its uniqueness. Love strolling around in SoHo, go to McNally Jackson Bookstore (which has the best scones by the way), do some shopping at Broadway Lafayette, Eat some Burgers at SoHo Park Burgers garden, and then have a drink at the James Hotel Rooftop Bar.
SoHo is a must see if you ever come to New York! xx
Oh wow...These 3 months! I wish all of you could have experienced these months with me. I had the time of my life! The people I've met! These months probably gave me confident for life haha. EXAMPLE: I was at Marquee one night that The Weeknd was hosting. Cash, The Weeknd's manager, told the security guy to come and get me. They kicked out the only two girls that was in the VIP area and brought in me and Amanda instead. It was just me, Amanda (the only girls besides Abel's girlfriend Bella), The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Bella Hadid, and the entire XO crew. We partied with them aaall night. Ellinor went home before we went to marquee because she was tired, she probably regrets it now haha!
A few days later the Justin Bieber story happened, which you already know of, that night also gave me confident for life haha. We ended up partying with him for a week.
I also met another big star during these 3 months that calls me once a week to invite me to LA, but.. he is married.
I struggled in school that quarter, probably because I was having so much fun doing other things. BUT, I managed to get straight A's anyways. I proved to myself that I can have fun and still manage to succeed in school.
I wish I could show you everything I experienced and tell you all the stories, but somethings aren't meant to be revealed. xx