20 Things I Learned & Loved In NYC, LA & LDN

travel-11. Watching the glittering lights of the NYC skyline from my hotel Exploring a deserted downtown NYC on Thanksgiving: No cars! No people!travel-33. Seeing Central Park in autumn for the first time felt majestic – it was so Wearing a jumper with axes on it instantly makes people refer to you as a lumberjack!travel-55. Walking The High Line can be fun (and lead to gorgeous photographs!) even when it’s snowing and FREEZING The best time to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge is at golden hour – wow!travel-77. This street in Brooklyn charmed me something silly – it’s quintessential #makeyousmilestyle, isn’t it?travel-88. Shopping at the Brooklyn Flea for the first time was an exciting I’ve always been keen to see NYC dressed up for Christmas, so I couldn’t resist a snap of this tree stand on the sidewalk. Just needed snow and twinkling fairy lights to complete the scene! Oh, and mulled wine, Oh deer! Arriving back into London from Los Angeles in December leads to serious sunshine withdrawal!travel-1111. A red door with a green wreath? The best way to decorate for Christmas!travel-1212. Cold, crisp and clear days make for the best days to buy a Christmas I think I need to move to California because there’s so.much.colour!travel-1414. How gorgeous is this cactus? SoCal has given me a renewed love for Blue skies and 28 degree temperatures in December are a total novelty (or anytime of year!) for this Brit This setting made me want to sing: “my head is a jungle, jungle”.travel-1818. I loved the linear stripes and colour on this wall in West I made a new doggy pal while in LA and it turns out he has the *best* taste in books…!travel-20

20. Homemade mince pies make for a well spent festive Sunday.


  • Reply The kentucky gent December 15, 2014 at 2:12 am

    This is a beautiful photo round up Will! There’s something great about learning new things while traveling, that’s for sure.

  • Reply Bea December 15, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I love the picture of you in Central Park…!

  • Reply Suzy December 15, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Great post, Mr. B! The houses in Brooklyn made me smile a lot. 🙂 x

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 15, 2014 at 7:59 am

      @Suzy – I was so excited when I saw it that I had to ask my taxi driver to pull over! 🙂

  • Reply Serena December 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    NY is my dream since I was a little girl… one of my dearest frind lives there… maybe one day I could catch up with him 🙂
    Your photos are absolutely amazing… some reasons more to travel to that dream city!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      @Serena – Thanks for the kind words about my photos! You must get there one day if you can – it’s my favourite city in the world! 🙂

  • Reply Emma Jayne December 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Wow..sunshine + colour = happiness! Looks like you had a fabulous time in America. Pics look great too and haven’t been to NYC, which is pretty high on my list of places to visit 🙂

    Emma Jayne

  • Reply Amanda December 16, 2014 at 1:50 am

    wheres the, “oh deer!” Sweater from?

  • Reply Sam December 17, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Beautiful photos! And lovely jumper 😀

  • Reply Mindy December 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    haha, it’s so funny to watch this “serious” dog reading best book 😀

  • Reply Bethany December 19, 2014 at 9:35 am

    It was 28 degrees in LA? I’m so jealous! 😀
    Great pictures

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily December 22, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    What a fabulous year you’ve had Will! See you very soon in 2015for a very overdue local catch up and a very late litle prezzie still here for you and T. Wishing you both a wonderful Christmas in your cottage. xxx

  • Reply Originalsteve December 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Those pictures of NYC are beautiful! I would love to visit at this time of year.

  • Reply mary beth December 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Hi Will, just want to drop you a line and let you know a local library has agreed to have me present a Color Workshop in the spring with up to 20 people. Small potatoes, I know, but this is big for me and I’m excited. Never spoke in front of people ever, so this should be interesting. Making notes and of course using my Bright Bazaar book for inspiration on fun color palettes to put together so it won’t be a big snooze. Looks like even that cute pup is inspired by your book. Wish me luck, dear mentor! Happy New Year to you and your husband 🙂

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      @Mary Beth – Congratulations! I hope it goes we’l; enjoy it! Happy New Year! 🙂

  • Reply Tokyo lab January 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Ohhh your doggy friend is so cute!!! Happy New Year Mr Bazaar!

  • Reply Eija January 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I would love to get that ax sweater for my husband – love it! Where did you get it?

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