Like characters in a novel, film or a play, we have defining moments. I think I had my first defining moment in Manhattan last summer. I like to believe that spending my summer there changed me. It organized my priorities, defined my aspirations, affected my style.

I love everything about Manhattan, from its yellow taxis, to the packed metros, to well dressed people always in a hurry, to cupcake shops and sandwich/salad bars, to absolutely 0 free space.

Photos taken by me from the top of Empire State Building in July of 2008.

Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes.



In the streets.

Taken during my trip to London in the summer of 2008.