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New York, It's Been Real

By September 23, 2012 , , ,

This week is a special week. Because it marks 2 years since I made New York City my home. I can honestly say that I’ve loved every minute of living here. I know how clich├ęd that sounds. But can you believe that I initially was not excited about moving here? I had some reservations about how life would change for me. But it really just took a few months to adapt and get into the swing of things once I moved. New York City has a way of integrating you into herself, into making you one of her own so that you know that this is where you belong. Moving here has led me to some pretty awesome friends who are like family, given me some life-changing experiences, and taught me about who I am. So thank you New York for one hell of a ride so far. It’s been fun, crazy, psychotic, exhilarating, confusing, overwhelming, joyous, and adventurous. I hope it never stops. 


To celebrate my 2 years, Urban Mantra is hosting a giveaway! We wanted to share a piece of New York with our readers. Say hello to this lovely coffee table book: New York Fashion Week: The Designers, the Models, the Fashions of the Bryant Park Era. Since there is no New York City without the fashion, we thought this book would make for a unique giveaway (and appropriate too, considering that NYFW just ended!). This book is a collectible featuring photos from what is called the “Golden Era” of Fashion Week, the Bryant Park Years (before NYFW moved to the Lincoln Center in 2010). It’s a hardcover book with over 300 pages of picture, stories, and exclusive interviews with famous fashion designers. 
Entering the giveaway is easy. Please leave a comment below to say you’ve followed and then actually follow us! You have 4 options for following: Twitter @urbanmantra1, Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin', and/or Instagram (@richat81). The winner will be announced on October 7! (Please note that as much as we’d like to open this giveaway to our non-US readers, this giveaway will have to be limited to our friends in the US).

Thank so much for reading and we look forward to your comments!

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12 comments

  1. Love your blogs, my dear!! All the best :)

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  2. Great information on your blog.
    Haley www.instyleforless.org

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  3. The book looks interesting, I live in India though:)
    Its great that you completed two years in NYC!

    Shubhi's Revels!

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  4. Already following you on Twitter and Instagram! Would love to win this! :)

    Dhruvi
    http://stilettosandsequins.blogspot.com

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  5. Following in every way possible - :) And now onto the more important topics - drinks soon?!!! To celebrate this 2 years!

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  6. Great blog. Following you on twitter. Hope you can follow too if you like my blog.
    www.instyleforless.org

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  7. I lived in NYC for an year and honestly I'm head over heels in love with this fabulous city! It reminded me of my home city back in India, only 100% bigger, busier and louder(wink)!
    Lucky you to be able to call NYC your hommie, girl!
    An amazing giveaway! Following you on GFC (Juneli#52)!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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    1. Hi Juneli! Yes, NYC does indeed remind some of Bombay with its hustle and bustle. Thanks for following! :)

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  8. Super informative and engaging blog by someone who really knows how to make the most of NYC! Really enjoy reading it. Happy 2 year anniversary:)

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    1. Aww, thanks rats! You're one of my most supportive readers! Really appreciate it! :)

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  9. 2 yrs in NYC! lady, thats my dream! i worked in NYC for 6 mnths n i miss working there now every single day :)
    already following u on GFC, twitter and bloglovin.
    ~ashy
    thezingofmylife.blogspot.com

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