Endless Bliss | Happy Lifestyle Blog: my first trip to the big apple.

my first trip to the big apple.

toys r us new york city

When I was in 8th grade, I was in advanced art. Now, I don't want any of you to get the impression that I was actually really good. I was just okay. My favorite piece was a drawing I did of Chip from Beauty and the Beast. Sadly, after I moved from South Carolina, all of my artwork got lost. I get depressed about it sometimes. I still have Chip around here somewhere though.

Anyway, for advanced art, we got to take a trip to New York City! To be honest, that was the main reason I joined. I mean, who wouldn't want to go to NYC?! Even though we took a school bus (not a charter bus. A school bus) all the way there from South Carolina. I had so much fun. Now I already mentioned my first trip to NYC a few months back when I was talking about my friend, Ashley, but I thought the trip deserved some more recognition. Be prepared for some really cute pictures of me.

toys r us new york city

This was taken at Toys R Us. I don't think kids appreciate that store enough these days. We were pretty excited though. My favorite part was the Cabbage Patch Dolls Exhibit. I used to have a doll named Tiffany. This was the group I hung out with in NYC. Melissa, Ashley, and Emily. Notice my cute Sketchers. I was really stylin' back in the day. 

new york city

In the distance, you can see the Statue of Liberty. This was my eighth grade advanced art class and our teacher Mrs. Timmerman, or Mrs. T. About three of us look happy in this picture. 

mamma mia on broadway in new york city

We got all dressed up for a Broadway musical! We went and saw Mamma Mia. I was absolutely fascinated by the show. It was amazing. I was unbelievably happy when they decided to make a movie adaptation. 

As I mentioned, this was a trip for advanced art, so of course we did lots of artsy things as well. Unfortunately, I have no pictures of anything else (I was using a disposable camera after all), but I'll still share my fun experiences.
  • Metropolitan Museum and Guggenheim: What an amazing experience. So much gorgeousness. I would definitely love to go back. 
  • Radio City Music Hall: Our teacher was telling us that she had a huge surprise for us. We saw a poster that Mary J. Blige was going to be performing, and we were convinced that we were going to get to meet her. It didn't happen. We did meet a Rockette though. She was a freaking skyscraper and unbelievably gorgeous and super sweet.
  • Empire State Building: We stood on the top and looked at the view for awhile. It was so pretty. I don't care that it's tourist-y. I was in 8th grade so I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Still do. Don't know if I could handle the crowd all over again though. 
  • TRL! No, we didn't get to visit the studio or meet Carson, but we did see it from the outside. Unfortunately, they weren't filming that day, so we didn't get to see any of the action, but it was still really neat!
NYC is one of the most magical cities in the world. I don't think I could live there, but I definitely love visiting. 

-- tiffanykhyla.


  1. new york is the best place. and you were such a cute little thang

    1. I love NYC! And thanks girl. I was so awkward!

  2. New york is loveable , and this throw back is supah doopah enjoyable ;D
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  3. Woah such fun photographs. I can see a little Tiffany there!
    Areeba @ Aree With Umbrella

  4. I LOVE NYC! I just went not too long ago:) Love all your old pictures reminds me of childhood

    1. The city is so magical! I wish I lived there.

  5. I would love to visit NYC some day! I used to want to be a Rockette, but I don't think I have the coordination for that, nor am I tall enough.


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