Afternoon Bliss in Chelsea, NYC

New York City is one of those places that I love to visit but wouldn’t want to live in. Are there any places like that for you? There’s something stressful about the crowds of people and the way buildings are packed so closely together. Having to navigate the ocean of people can be overwhelming sometimes (most times, honestly) but there’s always something new and exciting for me in the city so I look forward to my visits. This time, I went back to a familiar neighborhood to spend a quiet (as quiet as NYC gets) afternoon. 

IMG_2095.PNGI don’t know what it is about Chelsea. Honestly. Ask me and I won’t be able to give you a worthwhile answer. I just like to hang around the neighborhood. My love affair started with the High Line – an abandoned above ground railroad track turned into a park of sorts. My favorite way to describe it is that it looks like a hanging garden.VSCO Cam-1-15.jpgVSCO Cam-1-14.jpgI love it when people take something that might have otherwise been useless and turn it into something beautiful. Walk, read a book, watch the sunset, have your first kiss, whatever, it’s a great place to spend some time in NYC. It’s also completely free. You can keep your coins in your pocket, and avoid that NYC tax this one time.5FFF3DE6-903A-46ED-8DDE-40ABA2C6DC94.JPG511514BA-05E2-4B90-BA58-122D51670E0A.JPGOn the High Line’s path, I bought a hibiscus flavored ice pop. The weather wasn’t hot at all. In fact, it was a bit chilly, but if you advertise hibiscus flavored anything, I’ll be there.VSCO Cam-1-13.jpgVSCO Cam-1-12.jpgWith half my ice pop left, I got off the High Line at 34th Street between 11th and 12th Ave and crossed the street to a gem that had been hiding from me in plain sight – Hudson River Park. E49990C4-EC6F-43FB-AFB0-92633CEB0C1C.JPGVSCO Cam-1-10.jpgThe Hudson River Park led me to the Chelsea Pier.VSCO Cam-1-8.jpgVSCO Cam-1-6.jpg5EA90F92-EA8E-40EE-B87B-FCC2BDA5F05F.JPGFrom the pier, I walked to Chelsea Market mainly to try the boozy milkshakes from Creamline. This one was mixed with amaretto and topped with honey. It’s only because I was walking on the streets with it that I didn’t lick the cup’s contents.VSCO Cam-1-3.jpgChelsea Market is another great place to pass time, especially if you’re hungry. It’s really one huge food court sprinkled with things like bookstores and artisan shops.VSCO Cam-1.jpgI walked around a few shops and managed to convince myself to buy items I didn’t need like grapefruit tonic water, which I’ll admit was worth it. VSCO Cam-1-2.jpgVSCO Cam-1-4.jpgVSCO Cam-1-1.jpgAt around 6 pm, my feet let me know they would appreciate it if I sat down, so I hopped on the E train with my milkshake and headed back across the Hudson River to New Jersey.VSCO Cam-1-11.jpgHave any of you visited NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood? What were your thoughts? If you live in Chelsea, I’d love to know what to get up to the next time I’m here. Leave me a comment to let me know.

*This is one of a couple of photo + photo essay series that will focus on any of my day-long travel experiences. Enjoy!

As always, 

thank you for reading. 

All photos shot and edited on iPhone 6S+

same footprints, different sands




  1. Ufuoma says:

    So, notification gang ah! Lol.
    I feel the same about NYC. LOVE to visit but just wouldn’t want to live there except circumstances demand. Also Toronto. I just love living in relatively small cities but being close enough to the big cities. That way I can enjoy both without drowning in them.

    Enjoyed this photo essay + girl you are rocking that haircut. ❤️

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    1. Tiesé says:

      Ayy! Haha.

      Yep! I’m the same!!. Definitely more of a quiet suburb kind of girl. Visits to big cities here and there are just perfect for me cause I can run back to my haven. Haha.
      Thank you so much, girrlll! ❤ ❤


  2. Maya says:

    I’m from London, so am very much a city girl but definitely appreciate visits to quiet(er) parts of cities, especially if it’s by water!
    “New York City is one of those places that I love to visit but wouldn’t want to live in” – YES to this

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    1. Tiesé says:

      Girl I love cities by the water! Probably my favorite kind of places to visit!!


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