Say, What is your favorite City?

So, do you have a favorite city?  Or maybe I should ask this first…..are you a city person?  I always find it interesting how people subscribe to different ways of living.  Some loving the hustle and bustle of the city while others can’t seem to survive with out large amounts of space and rolling green hills.  As for me, I love both.  I call myself an inbetweener, because I’m usually kind of in the middle on a lot of things, including the whole city vs. country living.  In my perfect world I’d have both.  A beautiful big white home in the country and a modern apartment in the city.  There is just something about being in the city that makes me feel alive and totally energized.  Inspiration doesn’t seem to be so hard to come by, in fact, it’s more like inspiration overload.  But the truth is, I don’t think I could do city life 7 days a week with a brood like mine.  And I do like wide open spaces.  I love bright blue skies with no end in sight and I love, and long for, a slower pace of life.    What about you?

And back to the original question, what is your favorite city in all of the world?  And why do you love it so?  Chicago has my heart because it is home.  It’s skyline can’t be beat, it’s clean, has beautiful greenery and the food is always good.  But if I had my pick of cities to get lost in, it’s always a toss up of Paris or London for me.

And speaking of cities….I’m off for a weekend in NYC for the weekend.  Mr. la la and I just rang in 15 years and are headed to the New York to celebrate.  I’ve only been twice before and I’m hoping to fall more in love with this city on this visit.  Do you have any recommendations?  Anything we must see or do?

xo . t

(images : FlickrSkona Hem)



  • bonnie
    Commented on September 13th, 2012 at 5:42am

    I just spent a weekend in Nyc…my fourth time. I think it might be my favourite city because everytime I go I discover something new and amazing. Although I love Sydney as well mostly for the sheer beauty of it.
    Suggestions for NYC…the Highline walking path and if you are going to a Broadway show “Once” is the best!

  • Trina
    Commented on September 18th, 2012 at 8:26am

    Bonnie- so funny you said Once because than a friend brought it up and I remembered the movie….we went and it was great! We were going to do the Highline but didn’t make it. Next trip for sure! xo . t Oh and I hope to one day see Sydney!

  • Mary
    Commented on September 13th, 2012 at 7:04am

    I’m a ‘tweener too. I love where we live, because it’s surrounded by farms and our backyard is a little league field. But I also love that we are 20 minutes away from Fenway Park, and we get to go see the Boston Symphony every year. I love the balance.

    My favorite city? Well, Boston for sure. Outside of home, though? There are several that hold a special place in my heart. New York. San Francisco. Paris, but of course. Prague is like a fairy tale. I think I’d go with San Francisco – and lucky for me, I’m going for a visit next week!

  • Jennifer Kecor
    Commented on September 13th, 2012 at 10:51am

    I have to say I share your view on the whole thing. In between. That is why Salt Lake City is so great. The best of both worlds. But I do love San Francisco, and the European countryside is just amazing and so different from the U.S.

  • Dee
    Commented on September 13th, 2012 at 11:51am

    hey Trina! great post! I am exactly the same. I love the city and I love the country. I have a cottage up north, that is my home in the country. I usually spend weekends there. BUT most of my time is spent close to the city…for work. Have a great time in NY and happy anniversary! WOW 15 years!

  • Annie
    Commented on September 13th, 2012 at 12:18pm

    I like a little bit of both as well. NYC, though I know I’ll make many enemies out of saying so, is simply wayy big much city for me. I get incredibly stressed out when there. Chicago actually happens to be one of my favorite cities– I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, so we too many trips there when I was younger, and it truly is a fantastic place. More manageable and less intimidating than NY, but still… exciting. Seattle, where I just recently moved, is also quickly topping my list.

  • Brandi
    Commented on September 13th, 2012 at 1:00pm

    I’m chiming in from the lame capitol city of Baton Rouge, with a vote for Boston, Massachusettes. Be still, my heart. I love it there.

  • melissa
    Commented on September 13th, 2012 at 11:23pm

    first and foremost, i hope you and the mr. have a WONDERFUL time in NYC! soak up every bit of that energetic city.

    and as for your question, i’ll gladly adopt your title of inbetweener. i crave city and country equally. thankfully, i do have both living where we are…country most days with big doses of my favorite us city {san francisco} at least 2-3 times per week. now, come and visit me.

  • ginger from the style of being
    Commented on September 15th, 2012 at 1:35pm

    I’m a big city girl who likes to visit the country. And I live in neither. But I would move to NY tomorrow if I could. The rythm is faster and grittier than any other big city I’ve been to. I love London for its history, and Vancouver for its homage to nature, but NY reigns supreme for creativity and sheer pluck. Have so much fun! I’m too late to recommend any places to go, but it matters not. The best thing to do in NY is wander and stumble upon adventures.

  • Colleen / Inspired to Share
    Commented on September 19th, 2012 at 3:43pm

    I LOVE thinking about this. I go back and forth all the time. My husband loves the country, but I tend to like the city because I need things to do and people to see… right now we’ve chosen a happy medium in a suburb but we’re also contemplating a change of scenery. I imagine it changes so much when kids come into the picture, too!

  • Trina
    Commented on September 24th, 2012 at 10:12am

    I know…it’s so hard to decide. I’m happy with being close enough to a big city but I’d love to be able to walk to a coffee shop or fancy little grocery store. One day. Some day! xo . t

  • Jaclyn
    Commented on September 20th, 2012 at 1:37am

    I’m an inbetweener too. I have to love my current home of Sydney but Boston & Cape Cod can’t be beat in the summer…

  • Trina
    Commented on September 24th, 2012 at 10:11am

    Sydney has to be so gorgeous. I have never been to Boston or Cape Cod but I’d love to visit one day! xo . t

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