One World Observatory

Back in September my friends all surprised me for my birthday with tickets to go to the One World Observatory and let me tell you it was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. I didn’t get to book my visit until late December and I ended up making it part of a sort of ‘treat yourself’ day after I finished finals.

I’ve been to the Top of the Rock a few times (see photos here and here), so I wasn’t expecting this experience to be much different, but boy was I wrong. Every moment of your time at the observatory is a magical experience, starting with the elevator ride that shows a time lapse video of the history of New York City. We lucked out with a very clear day, so you could see not only all of Manhattan, but also the other boroughs, New Jersey, and the Statue of Liberty. It felt so special to be looking down on the NYU campus (look for the Washington Square Park arch in my photos below!) and I was even able to find the roof of my apartment building.

To really take in the view and experience everything the observatory has to offer I highly suggest getting a drink at the bar. While definitely a bit pricey it was the perfect way to extend our time at the observatory in a spot where there weren’t ridiculous crowds or screaming kids.

Of course, I also had to take the typical shot sitting by the windows looking out at the city. The observatory doesn’t make it easy though. They’ve put little metal city skylines on the edges, which are quite literally a pain in your butt. Definitely one of those ‘do it for the gram’ moments 😜.

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  • Had the laziest weekend at home and feeling ready to start the week 🙌🏼 My new Sunday night ritual includes meal prep, lighting a few candles, watching Patriot Act on @Netflix (SO good!), and crawling into bed super early... am I old yet?? What do y’all do to get ready for the week?
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Plus I have an exciting ANNOUNCEMENT! 🙌🏼Next Wednesday (one week from today!) I’m hosting a night of shopping & hanging at @mejuri’s store in SoHo from 6-8PM! Head to my stories for all the details! #finecrew #mejuri
  • 🏙 Feels like I’m always leaving NYC these days... I ❤️ traveling on the weekends during the summer, but part of me is ready for fall 🍂 and all cozy weekends at home that comes with it... Anyone else?!? Or I am just crazy? 😂 #whenwearnyc || 📸: @katemcreynoldsblog
  • Summer Sundays ☀️🦀 Had the perfect Sunday of brunching & wandering Williamsburg, but accidentally left my phone at home so here’s a photo from a few weekends ago 😂 Thinking I may need to do more weekend phone detoxes!
  • TGIF 👏🏼 Walking into the weekend like... how can a short week feel so long?? 😂 Exactly 3 weeks til I’m back on ACK and I’d like to fast forward please! .
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