New York Trip 2016

My exciting trip to New York City began a couple days early when my mom and I decided to make it a "girls' trip" for just the two of us. So, after school that Friday, we hopped on a flight to NYC. I made sure that I did all of my homework on the plane so that the rest of my trip could be spent having fun... homework always comes first. 

It was really late when we finally arrived in New York at the beautiful Marriott Marquis Hotel in the middle of Times Square. We quickly checked into our room, and even though we were both really tired, I was too excited to sleep with all of the bright lights shining right below our window. So my mom agreed to take me down to walk around Times Square for a few minutes. The sights and sounds were so much fun! We even did a little midnight shopping. Did you know that Forever 21 stays open until 2 a.m. in Times Square?

The next day, we spent the entire day shopping and exploring the city. We visited the largest Macys in the world where I met a really nice family that make and sell macarons. I got to try New York style pizza and OMG... it is my new favorite. That night my mom surprised me with tickets to Matilda. The special affects were incredible and the majority of the show was performed by children my age. Thanks Mom!

The next morning started very early. First up, was hair and make-up by Make-up by  Missy. Then my little sister queen Ayva and I were whisked away to meet up with the rest of our sister queens at a New York studio for our photo shoot with Kathy Whitaker. I was so excited to see everyone. My day was full of singing, dancing and laughter. During a break from the photo shoot, my sister queens and I make a quick Musically video , enjoyed more NY pizza and were showered with more gifts from our amazing director. (Thank you Ms. Nikki).  I even got to do a photo shoot in Central Park with some of the biggest balloons I've ever seen in my life. It was fun to give those balloons away to some kids in the park after our pictures were done. I really felt like a super-star!

That night was all about The Lion King. Everything about this show was awesome! From the costumes to the music, there were times when I didn't know which way to look because there was something going in in every direction. Rafiki was my favorite.  During the show, I lost a tooth and the tooth fairy made a special delivery to NY that night. After the show, we all went to The Sugar Factory where we  were treated like royalty. We also were able to celebrate my sister queen's birthday a few days early.

My last day in New York Ms. Nikki treated us to lunch and a city tour. The highlight of the tour was walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. I could see the Statue of Liberty from the bridge. After our tour, it was back to the hotel to get ready for the Sherri Hill fashion show. Once we arrived at the show, I couldn't believe that I was able to meet some of my most favorite celebrities. When the show began, I was blown away by the new line and picked out several dresses that I want my mom to get me. I felt like a celebrity sitting in my seat watching the show, Thank you to Ms. Nikki, Mr. Keith Pittman of Lasting Impressions Formal Wear and the amazing Sherri Hill for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Definitely one I will never forget.

Although it was really hard saying goodbye to my sister queens, Ms. Jessica and Ms. Nikki, I can't wait until I'm with them again.


Blake Hart

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