There is no way to even begin to tell you about all of my amazing experiences thus far, but what I CAN tell you are some very important tips I have learned when it comes to life in the Big Apple.
For The Ladies:
1. If you're going to wear heels for a night out on the town, be prepared to smile and fake it because your feet will start to hurt about an hour into it and all you'll really want to do is sit down and cry. My suggestion? WEDGES.
2. Just because he is 25, a chef, and slightly resembles a younger version of Mr. Big... doesn't mean he won't show up to your first date completely plastered. (Yes, this really happened).
3. You may tell yourself you're just going to "window shop"... but that's never how it ends up. EVER. If you really want to avoid spending $368 on a belt (that you just HAD to have) at Bergdorf's, then I suggest you leave your card at home. Better yet, freeze it.
4. Want to get your tan on? Grab your book, ipod and cooler and soak up the sun at Sheep Meadow in Central Park.
5. Wedges> Platform Pumps. I just have to make this VERY clear.
For the Interns:
1. Leave EXTRA early in the morning, you never know what unexpected situations you may run into that will result in you being late. Like the not-so-rare train delays.
2. Bring a jacket. Although it may be hotter than hell outside, the AC in your office may be set to arctic blast. And that is something you should be prepared for. Teeth chattering is NEVER hot.
3. Take time and get to know the other interns. The day always goes by quicker if you're in the company of friends.
4. Carry around a notebook at all times, no matter how nerdy it makes you feel. Trust me, when you're supervisor starts giving you instructions at the speed of an auctioneer, you'll thank me.
1. Download all NYC apps and bookmark the top NYC guide websites
2. Be a tourist. Even if you live here. There are infinite things to do, places to see and pictures to take in this city. If you're bored, it's your own fault.
New York City is like one big playground, and if you're IN it, then LIVE it... because you are in one of the most amazing cities in the world. Cheers to that :)