Top 10 Things To Do in New York

Hey Flashers!

I’ve just got back from a once in a lifetime trip to New York City! Home of the Empire State, Central Park, Queen B and Jay-Z (Who by the way was not lying when he said these streets would inspire you!).

Initially I was on business with my clients, performing a specific role on behalf of their brand but after a few hours I sort of decided that I could totally get the best of both worlds… Because why not? A little work and a whole lot of play. It’s NYC bro!

Here were my Top 10 favourite things to do:

  1. Katz’s Deli, Houston. A Jewish deli est. back in 1888 is a NYC icon. Predominantly famous for two things; Their killer pastrami sandwich and their scene in “Where Harry Met Sally”. DO YOURSELF A FLAVOUR!

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Cableways & Mountain Views

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Monday kicks off tomorrow, and needless to say I’m not looking particularly forward to it. If it contains a jug of Gin, accompanied by Eggs Benedict, then we’ll talk.

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It’s not as rude as it sounds. I’m not making a mockery of it either. In fact, I’ve been looking forward to going to Stonehenge ever since I was a kid. I feel like it was a massive let down though when we first arrived. We were drenched in rain, I was massively ill and my parents were driving me insane.

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When I was a kid, ‘Hook’ was possibly one of my favourite films. The Peter Pan story in general, was always a favourite in any case.

When I heard the news about Robin Williams, it had really upset me. I remember my mum having a proper tissue blow-out over Princess Diana, and in some ways, this was my version. Robin Williams, for many 90s kids was a hero. We grew up with him. I love film, and for me, majority of my favourite films had Williams’ in them, from Good Morning Vietnam, Aladdin, Dead Poets Society, Patch Adams, Bicentennial Man, Flubber, Jack, the list goes on…

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Disclaimer:
I’m venting… 

We’re all headed into that final stretch of the year. That, “OMF! If I don’t take leave between now and December I am going to lose my shit.” If it happens to be that you’re in the fire-line, then I really do apologise. It’s not personal.

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We met up with the vet on one of the main dirt roads for tea and biscuits while simultaneously getting a debrief on how they’ll be sedating the two rhino expected to be found that morning. While that was happening, we were trying our best to get warm and concentrate on what he was saying with the sound of a cowboy chopper pilot coming in for a dusty landing.

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There’s been a lot going on lately but it definitely has not been boring. I was fortunate to be asked to join the Castle Lager Boucher Legacy Experience a month ago. It’s a great initiative (and I swear I’m not just saying that or was I paid to say that) and I’m glad I had the opportunity to participate in the experience.

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I love Cape Town… But I can only handle it in small amounts at best. Once I’m there on the other hand, I love every moment of it. I took a trip down recently with the @TheHeroEmporium and we got up to some pretty rad little adventures.

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Holy Vintage Rust Buckets!!

This weekend I figured it was time to start making my house a home and for me, I’ve always taken caution to the details. Friday I got stuck into my room, I really should have taken a before and after picture because it went from disgusting to dashing in just 3 hours. It was like watching an episode of Hoarders.

So on Saturday I set out to find myself a storage solution and maybe if a little summin’ summin’ popped into play then I’d consider it. I’ve been wanting to do the whole pallet thing but was and still struggle to find any but I did however find the most incredible wooden crates. The only sensible things was to purchase them. BOOM!! So storage was less of a problem now. Walking around this little treasure island always makes me happy.

This scrap yard *SLASH* Antique warehouse is filled with exciting things. DIY enthusiasts will lose their minds in this place. I know I did! They have everything from kitchen cupboards, sinks, vintage military uniforms, camera’s, gramophones,  typewriters, beds, headboards, wooden window frames, vinyl, tables, chairs, hardware, tools, clothes and so much more… Its definitely worth a trip!

You see things and ideas come rushing through!! Here’s a look at a few photographs I snapped to show you into my rustic vintage haven…

Vintage Vino Bottles
Vintage Vino Bottles
A View Over The Side Of The Scrap Yard
A View Over The Side Of The Scrap Yard
Vintage Luggage Trunk with Pink Paisley Interior
Vintage Luggage Trunk with Pink Paisley Interior- Will Buy & Restore.

I can safely say that my day was productive!!