My first business trip was a couple months ago. I was beyond excited, because not only was it my first business trip, but it was also my first time to New York! I extended my trip a couple days after all the biz was done so I could stay through the weekend and explore. I’m a Cali girl, and I don’t know many people on the east coast, so I set out to explore by myself, and had a blast.
A funny story from my trip: I had to leave my luggage at the hotel because I was early checking in and had to run to a meeting. When I came back to the hotel and went to grab my bags, I went to the storage area and gave the man working there my ticket stub. Another guy who was working there looked at me (with mild disgust) and the following convo ensued:
Me: Why…Yes! I’m from California.
Man (with now very apparent disgust): Ask me how I knew.
Me: …How did you know?
Man: Your attitude.
At this point I’m both intrigued and embarrassed. Was I rude when I handed the other guy my ticket? Do I sound like a Valley Girl? How embarrassing. I’m feeling bad and slightly confused and want to know wtf he means, so I continue the convo:
Me: What do you mean my “attitude?”
Man: You just came in here all…happy and stuff.
I couldn’t help but laugh. It was SO New York! I flashed him a sly smile and ended the convo by asking him, “What’s not to be happy about??” and running along with my bags.
Enjoy the pics!
Flat Iron Building
St. Paul’s Chapel
View from the top of Rockefeller Center
Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock at night
In an Empire State of Mind
The High Line
Imagine Mosaic in Central Park
Empire State Building
Rob Kardashian and Scott Disick. Lookin douchey, but still fun to see them.
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.
Thx JW :) I didn't post a pic of our The Shining-esque hotel, but maybe I should...
Monday 16th of July 2012
Bein' all happy an' shit is a good thing! ;o) NYC was awesome, except for the crime scene of a hotel. High line was very cool. And seeing le douches was also very cool... Glad you had a good time on your maiden voyage!
Sunday 15th of July 2012
Thx! I had a blast :)
Sunday 15th of July 2012
You got some really gorgeous pictures of the city! I love that place. :)