So, when the opportunity to visit the city for a whirlwind 24 hours popped up, how could I say no? No amount of jet lag could lure me away, and with the promise of the new British Airways x The White Company collaboration to provide upmost comfort (we’re talking mattress toppers and quilted duvets in their Club World people)- it would be hard to resist. And, although the city is by far one of my favourites- it was the journey and flight that excited me too. Despite being a bit of a nervous Purvis when it comes to flying, the thought of a little more than six hours tucked up, playing everything from Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, deciding on a three course meal to attempting to watch a film (what is it about the sky that has me nodding off so quickly)- meant the journey was almost half of the fun.
Fortunately for us, the next morning we narrowly avoided jet lag- meaning a leisurely 8am wake up call followed by French Toast and a mountain of granola (the U.S know how to spoil us on portion sizes) and setting off early to rack up as many steps and see as many sights before heading home. With our first pit-stop being a busy Brooklyn Bridge, followed by a lengthy stroll around a magical Greenwich Village- where the temptation to point out the Friends apartment and Carrie Bradshaw’s flat comes almost like a reflex- it wasn’t long before our stomachs were growling and we headed across town to The Sosta.
Before long it was time to dash (naturally not before squeezing in a Sephora and Reformation trip) and we were on the bus bumbling back to JFK. Although it certainly wasn’t long enough, and I’m wishing I’d booked another night- it was the perfect mid-week adventure and the perfect chance to catch up with one of my favourite ladies (all whilst feeling perfectly relaxed, rested and ready for a big Bonfire Night too)!
Many thanks to British Airways and The White Company for such a magical trip!