I love New York – the city has such a great vibe with so much going on and incredible shopping! Whilst I still prefer living in London, I am always happy to spend some time in New York! For a start, the buildings here are magical and very well maintained thanks to things like Local Law 11. SuperStructures explains New York City’s Local Law 11 much better than I ever could! We arrived in New York on Saturday 29th August (flying in from New Orleans) and stayed till 3rd of October. At the same time some good friends from London and Moscow were in the city as well so we went out quite a lot
New York highlights & things we have done:
Saturday night: Straight after landing and checking into the hotel, we went to a Jazz Bar to meet with some friends. The music was quite experimental but good. Afterwards we to No 8 club. We had a table upstairs in the REC room which looked a bit like an old school living room which lots of records in shelves – quite a cool style. Also the music was good with mixes from 90s music to the usual club songs.
Sunday: We went to Soho House for brunch with some of my London girls. After a tasty brunch mixed with some cocktails we headed over to the High Line.
Later during the evening, we met the girls in the East Village at Bua Bar. Afterwards we crossed the street, entered a somehow dodgy fast food shop, walked through an indoor telephone cell and ta-dah, arrived at a secret cocktail place called Please Don’t Tell. Once the London girls went back to the hotel, we met with the other people in a rooftop bar of the Gansevoort Hotel.
Monday: We decided it is time to do some relaxed (sort of) sightseeing and walked the entire way from our hotel in Chelsea, through Little Italy, China Town, over the Brooklyn Bridge, to Brooklyn. In Brooklyn we took a taxi to the Wythe Hotel’s rooftop bar and then later on went back to Manhattan (Taxi – not walking!) and had another cocktail at 230 Fifth’s rooftop bar.
Tuesday: We hadn’t done any shopping so far and there was still a little bit of place in my luggage (and I needed a dress to wear at the wedding in Cape Cod that we attended the following weekend). So, on Tuesday we spent quite some time in Macy’s and other shops around. I just love shopping in New York. They just have some unbelievable stores which have some of the best fashion in them too. Their shopping district is definitely one of the best ones that we’ve been too. I wish we’d got around to doing some SoHo shopping though as we’ve heard that it is meant to be really good. I just can’t believe we didn’t get the chance to buy as many clothes as we wanted to. The last time I went to New York I bought a whole luggage full of clothes – this time I couldn’t really do that given we are still going to travel for a few months.. Well, we will come back next year – just for shopping
In the evening we met a good friend of mine from the UK (who now lives in New York) for dinner at Buddakan. Totally loved this place!
Wednesday: Too much going out and I got a cold… So on Wednesday I stayed in the hotel watching crime series all day. In the evening we went to the cinema at the Times Square and watched The Gift.
Our hotel was in Chelsea on the 29th street / 5th avenue, the Marther Washington. It was a really cute 4* star boutique hotel with a unique style. So staying in on the Wednesday wasn’t so bad at all
Below some photos that I took. My camera does not fit into my evening-bag, so below are mostly photos taken during the day.