Moments and Momentos from NYC. It doesn’t have to be Expensive!

New York City, moments and moments, pretty pinteresting, scarlett musings

New York City, moments and moments, pretty pinteresting, scarlett musings

When I told my girls that we would be going to NYC, the first thing my youngest said to me was, ‘Oh, the shopping mama!!’. And I thought, ‘Uh oh‘! Especially knowing that right now the Canadian Dollar is at a low point conversion. There is so much to see and do and buy in NYC, you could easily drop $100K in just one day of shopping. What I really wanted to teach them about going on a holiday, is that it isn’t really about the dollars you spend, but sometimes rather the kitchy, fun and more silly momentos that can stay with you for a lifetime. When I went to NYC in 1994 for the first time, it was with my Interior Design classmates on a fun trip/tour of the city. I made a photo album when we got home with pictures and tickets and other momentos. I still cherish it to this day. I’ve been inspired by one of my Blogcademy teachers, Shauna Haider, to take better photos overall for my blog, Instagram and other social media channels. Photos that inspire are much prettier, aren’t they?

Here are some of my favourite Moments and Momentos from the trip:

New York City, Moments and Momentos, scarlett musings, pretty pinteresting
Ticket stubs, maps and programs can be scrapbooked or collaged for a fun memory. Pencils in fun NYC colours are little reminders of a trip every time you use them.
New York City, Moments and Momentos, scarlett musings, pretty pinteresting
Macrons from Laduree were so yummy that we went back twice. The beautiful boxes and tissues are lovely reminder after only crumbs remained from the treats.
New York City, Moments and Momentos, scarlett musings, pretty pinteresting
We came across a cute T-shirt printing shop on Canal Street, and I couldn’t resist: I let Isabella get New York City Bitch, printed on a t-shirt.
New York City, Moments and Momentos, scarlett musings, pretty pinteresting
Of course, photos are always the best way to remember a trip. I tried to take detail shots of things that evoked emotion, like this flower left beside a name at the 911 Memorial.
New York City, Moments and Momentos, scarlett musings, pretty pinteresting
My dog is the farthest thing from a NYC police dog – but she reluctantly is wearing the kerchief we bought her…
New York City, Moments and Momentos, scarlett musings, pretty pinteresting
These 3D glasses from the New York Spring Spectacular Show, are sitting on my desk; a fun memory from the show.
New York City, Moments and Momentos, scarlett musings, pretty pinteresting
These 911 Memorial bracelets were by donation, and I am glad we got them. The girls also got bracelets for dancing at Broadway Dance Center.
New York City, Moments and Momentos, scarlett musings, pretty pinteresting
Remember Spirograph? My daughter bought this for herself at the Metropolitan Museum Store….it has provided some fun creative moments so far.
New York City, Moments and Momentos, scarlett musings, pretty pinteresting
A $10 holograph iPhone case, bought from a street vendor. For the iPhone 6 that I will be buying soon…
New York City, Moments and Momentos, scarlett musings, pretty pinteresting
Ah, the Snowglobe. This is a little tiny one and won’t be spawning a collection – but a cute moment nonetheless.

What Momentos do you like to bring back from vacations?

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