(Or, if you can't get your cherry blossom fix in Japan, head to Brooklyn instead)
So, the recent, devastating, events in Japan that resulted in an early homecoming for M, also meant that my flights to Tokyo this April were redundant. What else to do when both of us had leave booked, and refunded money from the original flights, but book to go to New York instead?
That's right lovelies, this time next week M and I will be heading to the airport for a week in NYC.
I. cannot. wait.
Super, super, super excited, even more so since discovering this on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website, an online map devoted to updates on the blossom status of their resident cherry trees. Sad to be missing out on cherry blossom in Japan, happy to have found a second best. I think I am possibly more excited about this than the breakfast pancakes, the bagels, the Speakeasy cocktails. Possibly.
Anyway, I haven't been to New York since the week I turned 18, on a Sixth Form art trip, and before that not since I was a child, so, if you have any New York tips, must sees or fabulous places to eat or drink, then do share! M has also been before, and we have done all the big touristy sites, the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty, but any hot tips for tiny bars serving a mean cocktail, or breakfast diners serving to die for stacks of blueberry pancakes, then do tell...