Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NYC with Julien!

Salut, tout le monde! C'est Sabine!

Wow, I have a lot to tell everyone. My terrible cousin is back in my life, but that's another story for another post. This post is more exciting, though, because in January, Julien visited New York City with me! My brother currently attends grad school at NYU and works in the city, so I have a free place to stay. I've really missed my brother, so I was happy to be able to spend time with him. However, I didn't get to spend as much time with him as I would've liked because he and Julien got food poisoning and were out of commission. My first day in the city, I spent some time with Inky's friends and had an absolute blast. We went shopping and ate dinner at AGPNY.

I thought the Gabriela window was super cool:

After dinner, I took some typical touristy pics at Rockefeller Center...


...and in Times Square.


The next day, my brother and Julien were feeling much better, so we explored the city and saw Viana (aka Moana) in English. My brother hasn't seen it, and I felt that he was missing out. Julien and I changed that, of course. Julien and I also took an obscene amount of photos in Bryant Park. Check them out!







Of course, the pics with Julien in them are my favorites!







I hope you enjoyed our photos! I promise tons of new posts in 2017.

A la prochaine,
Sabine

Saturday, January 7, 2017

First for Everything

Bonjour! C'est Aurélie! Ça va? Oui, c'est affreux que je n'ai pas écrit.

I hate to say it, but I have been busy, and that's why I haven't written. Furthering my ballet career has taken a lot of time and energy. Last year was rough. Between school and ballet and an argument with Sabine that almost destroyed our years-long friendship, I just haven't had the energy to blog.

In October, I went to NYC for the first time and had a blast. I went for ballet-related reasons, I was fortunate enough that Inky and her moms let me stay with them.

I had to be touristy and get my picture taken in Rockefeller Center.

When I went, it was the time of year when Inky takes her holiday photos at the Lincoln Center fountain. I didn't have any holiday wear with me, but I did have several pictures taken by the fountain,




I took some photos with Inky. I don't really fit in since I'm in my casual clothes!


Lincoln Center is probably my favorite place in the city since it's home of the NYC Ballet. This shouldn't shock anybody. 

You have no idea how badly I'd love to see a ballet by the NYC Ballet!!!! I'm going to try to go one this summer. 

It was a beautiful day, so we took a walk through Central Park. It was so relaxing and much prettier than Lille's Citadelle park, I love the Citadelle, but I walk there all the time with Sabine.



It was a wonderful trip, and I hope to return and visit Inky again. I also would love to meet her friend Coral, who is as obsessed with ballet as I am.

Bisous,
Aurélie

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Return to New York

Salut, tout le monde! C'est Sabine!

I don't even have an excuse for not blogging, so I'm not going to give one. However, we hope to back to blogging regularly, and although Sandrine hasn't finished talking about her NYC trip, I'm going to blog about mine. I just got back from the city on Sunday. I'm still feeling jet-lagged, but all is well.

So, what would any trip to NYC be without the obligatory Times Square photos? I might look like a tacky tourist, but I can be one since I'm from France.


Inky was out of town, but I got to hang out with her cool friend Sol in SoHo. SoHo is one of the coolest places in the city; it almost reminds me of my own hometown, Lille.


Here I am with Sol. Isn't her coat so pretty? I'd love to own one in black.



I had a great short visit, though I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked! Maybe next time! For now, stay tuned to see the rest of Sandrine's NYC trip photos as well as Aurélie's.

Bisous,
Sabine

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

AGPNY!

Salut, tous ceux qui lisent ce blog! C'est Sandrine!

In May, I went to NYC for ballet-related reasons, but I also had some fun. I'm just getting to this now because I've had a lot going on. I basically came back to France with a suitcase full of makeup from MAC and Sephora. I did a lot on this trip, but I thought AGPNY should get its own post.

Of course, we had to stop at AGPNY. I didn't get any clothes because all their clothes are ugly. I almost got a new ballet leotard, but I decided to spend my money on makeup.

I should've had my hair done, but of course, I didn't because I styled it so nicely myself. I'm not the kind of person to put my good work to waste.

I should really be a star, OK? I've considered creating my own YouTube account for hair and makeup before, but ballet takes up most of my time. Wouldn't have it any other way, though.

This display was cool, but Lea's clothes are so ugly. They are too bright and not edgy enough for my taste.

AG thinks girls only like pastel shades of pink and purple. Purple is my favorite color, but AG purple usually makes me gag.

American history...something I don't know too much about. I can tell you all the presidents of France's Fifth Republic and random stuff about our revolution.

Yeah, well, that was AGPNY. Same old, same old. Been there, done that. I can't wait for the new store to open. It looks really freaking cool. 

I didn't get anything, but wait until you see what Inky's friends got in my next post!

Have you ever been to AGPNY?

Bisous,
Sandrine

Monday, July 4, 2016

Let the Storm Rage On!

Salut, tout le monde! C'est Sabine!

This is so embarrassing to admit, but I'm just now posting about the massive snowstorm that struck when I visited Inky in NYC! With the bac and other obligations, I've been so busy!

So, when I visited in January, Elsa decided to cover NYC in way to much snow. Fortunately, Inky had some snow clothes that fit me, so we decided to go out in that disaster. I don't like the snow or anything about winter, but I wanted to experience this storm that blanketed the East Cost.

First off, it was really deep.


I'm not going to lie; the snow was kind-of pretty.


I took this cute photo of Inky, who is way more outdoorsy than I'll ever be!

I was going to take a WARM shower when I went inside, so I decided to just go for it and make a snow angel!

That was quite the experience. Because of it, my flight back to France was delayed, and I had to miss school. I really hope Elsa doesn't come to town again if I visit NYC in the winter.

What are your thoughts on snow?

A tout!
~Sabine

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Calm Before The Storm

Salut, tout le monde! C'est Sabine, et j'avais toute de la chance. En janvier, j'ai rendu visite à Inky. Oui, je suis allée à New York! J'avais aussi un entretien parce que je voudrais peut-être étudier à NYU.

So, what did I do while I visited Inky for the second time? Before Elsa blanketed the East Coast in snow, I had a great day. I first had my interview, which I think went well. I had a couple of English fails, but I still did well. We did plenty of walking around the city, and we did make that obligatory AGPNY stop. I saw this model who looked just like my best American friend, Lilly. It was the creepiest thing ever. She didn't seem too creeped out when I pulled out my phone and showed her a photo of Lilly.

I also explored Lea's (the GOTY 2016) world. Her rainforest house was cool. Inky told me it reminded her on a place her moms stayed when they went to Costa Rica. Now I want to go to Costa Rica...and practice my Spanish.

One of Inky's friends was getting her hair done, so we took this photo while we waited. Yeah, I'm not one who likes getting my hair done. That's Sandrine's territory. She got hers done when we visited in September.

Inky's mom and her mom's friend were celebrating their birthdays, so we got to eat in the cafe. This strange girl named Toni joined us. She seemed similar to this girl named Lorraine we met in September.



I look so exhausted. It's called jet lag. I was having so much fun that I forgot how tired I was until I sat down.

As obnoxious as Toni was, I did love her dress.

After dinner, I went to a Broadway show- An American in Paris! Weird Toni went to see Jersey Boys and wanted me to go with her. No thanks! The snow started coming down lightly after the show let out, so I took some quick selfies in Times Square, America's Number One Tourist Trap. I still love it, though!


Just wait until you see what Elsa did! Post coming soon!

~Sabine