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{photo diary} A 'Fantastic' NYC Visit

  Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,, 
Last week I took a mini trip to New York City for some Fantastic Beasts fun. I was in the city  from Wednesday evening to Sunday afternoon, but I worked from a hotel on Thursday and Friday. The trip was in two parts. Part 1: Help out a friend at the premiere. Part 2: Visit with friends in Jersey City and go see the film at Carnegie Hall with one of my best friends.

I was reminded how much I love the Harry Potter fandom. The world premiere of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was held in New York City. While I wasn't invited to the premiere this time around, I went anyway to help MuggleNet with their social media. It was a cold evening and I spent a couple hours with my arm held up in the air recording the fans waiting for actors to arrive. When J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne made there way over madness ensued. I was even interviewed by Warwick Davis for an upcoming documentary he's doing! I'm not used to being the interviewee so that was an interesting experience!

Flash forward to Saturday and a perfect New York day. My friend and I had a lazy morning and then he and I headed out to lunch at Pure Thai Cookhouse. We arrived 5 minutes after they opened and it was already almost full. The food was delicious, I had some vegetable spring rolls and chicken pad thai. YUMMM. After that we headed to Bibble & Sip to see if they had any fun desserts left, sadly they just had their famous cream puffs (which I'm not a fan of.) We ended up at another bakery where I got a french macaron and hazelnut and chocolate mousse sphere.

After that we met up with a few other friends and then took a walk through Central Park before heading to Carnegie Hall to see the movie! It. Was. FANTASTIC. I wrote a spoiler free review for my Harry Potter site.  Don’t forget to get your tickets to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ahead of it’s release on November 18th - or tonight in some areas!!

I didn't take any outfit photos but here are some pictures from the weekend.

Crazy purple couch in the sitting room of our hotel!
The black carpet
Warwick Davis interviewing fans for a documentary. I was next!
This is the THIRD time I've been this close to Eddie Redmayne without meeting him. I've been a fan since he modeled for Burberry YEARS ago. One day I'll be able to say Hi! Ha ha.
Taken while briskly walking off the black carpet
Room service!
Vegetable Spring Rolls at Pure Thai Cookhouse
Chicken Pad Thai at Pure Thai Cookhouse

Times Square all dressed up for the movie!

Delicious desserts!
Central Park views
Central Park views
Carnegie Hall
It's almost time!!!!!!!!

Patiently waiting in line

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.


  1. That sounds like such a fun and exciting experience - I'll definitely have to check that movie out!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. Sounds like a great little trip! So cool you got interviewed, I hope you make the final cut. Glad the movie lived up to your expectations as well!

  3. What a fun weekend! That Thai is making me hungry, and that hotel looks super chic..
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  4. It looks like such a fun weekend! (Well, any weekend with a good movie and Thai food is bound to be a great one!)


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