Summer in New York City | USA Travel Diary

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I spent all of June 2018 soaking up summer in New York City. My third visit to the Big Apple included surprise concerts in the subway, pounding the pavement between Broadway shows, rowing boats in Central Park and sheltering in the shade of the West Village. To me, the city is never more exciting than in summer – the sun sparkles on skyscrapers, the nights are warm and the possibilities feel endless. (Sorry to tease you with delayed summer footage in the depths of winter now!)

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Date: June 2018

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20 Replies to “Summer in New York City | USA Travel Diary”

  • Cristina Francisco says:

    You really captured the vibrancy of NYC 😊it felt as if I were walking there again and enjoying everything this amazing city has to offer. I think a trip to the Big Apple is definitely in my plans for 2019 ✈️ 🧳

    • Matilda says:

      Thank you so much Cristina! I’m hoping another trip can fit in my plans for 2019 too 😍 x

  • AnaElisa says:

    I love New York City so much and I miss it even more. Thank you for this.

  • Angela Giona says:

    Omg Christina Aguilera!!!! 😍😍

    • Matilda says:

      So cool! I went to a taping of The Tonight Show and they told anyone still in the city to come to a ‘secret performance’ the next day. We waited at 30 Rock and were taken down to the subway while they filmed one of their busking bits with her! 😄 x

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  • Isobel Iris says:

    Could be have a Lily Rose Depp makeup bag? x

  • Alexandra_Salamanda says:

    What Broadway shows did you see?

    • Matilda says:

      Oh gosh, I was very lucky to see a lot of theatre on two visits to NYC last year Alexandra! It’s my absolute favourite thing to do 👏 Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen a few times, Angels in America, The Band’s Visit, Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, Come From Away, Waitress, Mean Girls, Pretty Woman, Anastasia, and The Lifespan of A Fact, a brilliant play starring Daniel Radcliffe! x

  • Phoebe says:

    I’ve always wanted to go here it looks beautiful 🤪

  • Lori says:

    I just moved here in August and I love it so, so much. Videos like this only make me love it more! That said, be warned that July-September feels like a perma-sauna and, as someone with bangs, I look perpetually disheveled in the summer. I’m so glad you had a blast!

    • Matilda says:

      That is so exciting Lori, so glad you’re loving it! I’m contemplating a move myself 😄 There’s just something so intoxicating about the city so I keep coming back for more x

  • gretchen says:

    Cool! Did I see a glimpse of Fire Island? And, how serendipitous to see Jimmy Fallon and Christina Aguilera!! 💫 And, a cameo?? 🤗 Of all the cities you’ve traveled, what are your top 3 favs? 🤔 Sorry for the 100 questions! 🙊 Thanks for another fun video! ❌⭕️’s

    • gretchen says:

      Aah, the secret is out, it’s The Tonight Show’s doing…still very cool! 🤣There are still so many places I have yet to visit, but I’m with you on London and Vancouver for sure! I also loved Dublin and would love to visit Lucerne, New Zealand, Iceland and some of the lovely cities in Scandinavia. Locally, I’d say Seattle, Boulder Co, Burlington Vermont and Nashville. You’re right, it’s too hard to choose!! ♥️

    • Matilda says:

      Thank you G! No I haven’t visited Fire Island, this was all filmed in Manhattan. I went to a taping of The Tonight Show and they told us about a ‘surprise performance’ the next day which ended up being those two busking in the subway, so not a compete coincidence! 😂 I love asking people that question too, but gosh I couldn’t pick a top 3… My top 5 would be London, NYC, Paris, Vancouver and Istanbul. But closer to home, I love Melbourne too! What about you? x

  • Holly D-N says:

    Ah I went to New York this summer and this brings back so many memories! Love it💕✨

    • Matilda says:

      Thank you Holly! That’s why I love making travel videos – they can take you straight back to a moment and memory from a trip 😄☀️ x