I’m back in NYC!
Each fall, my husband and I, try to fit in a quick weekend get away, to one of our favorite spots, New York City.
I love NYC in the fall, the weather is usually great, and the city is so beautiful.
A city where the possibilities are endless, one could spend days on end visiting the fabulous museums, parks, tourist attractions, shopping, theater and dining. I thought it would be fun to share a day in the life, as I zip up my boots and head out on foot, through some of my favorite neighborhoods. A walkable city, some of my best memories have happened upon accident, while wandering around, through tucked away special spots, and side streets.
There are countless places to stay, I happen to favor the SoHo Grand, HERE. I love being immersed in culture, dining and interesting people – straight out the door of my hotel.
The SoHo Grand centrally located, if you want to get out, and explore the surrounding neighborhoods.
We arrived at the hotel around 7pm. We checked in, unpacked, and headed out by foot, to Balthazar, for a late night dinner. Balthazar is a great spot, for brunch or dinner. If you have not been, it’s for sure worth a stop. Always busy, and full of life, at 11pm on a weeknight. If you can’t get a table, the bar is always fun and social. Pull up a seat, and order off the same menu.
My favorite dish is the mussels with a glass or two of Sancerre.
Brrr, it was chilly this particular evening.
I was happy to have brought my fur vest!
Details on my Banana Republic faux fur vest, and Lysse vegan leggings can be found in this ASB post HERE
Outfit above, also featured on:
I like to hop around the city in the morning/afternoon time, then back to SoHo to recharge, with a cup of coffee and snack, before hitting the streets once again. Today, we headed to the Meatpacking district to visit the Chelsea Market, and to stroll the Highline.
Chelsea Market is loads of fun for anyone who loves food, art and eclectic things.
This trip, the festive decor was already emerging for the upcoming Holidays.
The fish market is amazing,
I love the pop-up art stalls, featuring independent designers.
I’m kicking myself that I didn’t purchase this fabulous belt,
made of zippers, and totally one of a kind – what was I thinking?
I love Verrier art, which I am sure, is of no surprise, to any of you!
Pink, girly, and whimsical, oh-la-la! Every piece is so fun!
How fun would it be to wallpaper my closet, in these prints?
Back outside, a view from the Highline.
My hair, was NOT cooperating, on this trip. Once back in SoHo, my first stop, was to swing into the Birchbox flagship store, for some needed hair advice.
These gals know their stuff. The store feels pink and girly. They offer a makeover salon downstairs.
Need I say more?
At their suggestion, I picked up this blow out creme,
This stuff works wonders!
Here I am with new hair.
Anyone else happier, when the hair does, what it’s supposed to do?
After solving my hair issue, I headed up to Nolita, to see what was new. I took the time, to wander the streets of Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth. This area is full of little boutiques, quirky restaurants and bars, up-and-coming designers, and cobblestone streets.
I came across ‘Bag’, the type of gem, I love to discover, while wandering the cobblestone streets.
How often to you see she shop owner in the window, creating their own products?
I wandered around Nolita ’till it was dusk, then headed back down the crowded street of Broadway, to pop into Top Shop, before heading back to the hotel. The super sized store is amazing, and oh so fun.
Top Shop is always pretty wild!
It’s all about faux fur, wrap coats and blanket scarves this year!
Across from TopShop, is Pearl River HERE.
The first Chinese- American Department store, this fun neighborhood store is truly and adventure!
I picked up some hoodies for the kids at American Eagle Outfitters (they offer exclusive NYC merchandise in both the SoHo and Times Square locations), then headed back to the hotel to clean up for dinner.
At least I thought I was done, until a window display at 575 Broadway, jumped out at me!
Ooohh, this is new, so I had to go in for a quick peek!
After passing through ready to wear and a sea of faux fur, thru the cosmetic area – these shoes called to me from afar;
Everything I am loving now; snakeskin, green and black – gold buckle, and oh, can we talk about the fabulous heel?
I had to try ’em. Darn, they were comfortable too!
Could he wrap them up for me?
Oh, yes you can sir, thank you very much!
Back at the hotel, I gave my new hair cream a try, and we headed to a favorite dinner spot of ours, the Waverly Inn HERE
The people watching here is fantastic and the overall experience one for the senses.
Rick and I at the Waverly Inn.
It was such a nice and cozy for a crisp NY evening, we decided to walk home.
We couldn’t resist a few macaroons, from Laduree, before heading in for the evening.
Another adventure awaits us tomorrow, good night from NYC!
PS A few more mentions:
Second Time Around – super fun, chic and affordable consignment chain in NYC. I loved the East Side location on 7th. Worth a visit if in the area.
Mathilda – if you get a chance to see it, DO! It’s fabulous!
The Lion – an old-world feeling restaurant, tucked away on 9th Street.
Marie’s Crisis Cafe- a fun sing-along bar. We ran out of time, but it’s on my list for next time around.
Everyman Espresso – best latte, across from the Soho Grand
Boathouse for brunch in Central Park. You’ve probably been, but if not – worth a visit.
And the list goes on and on..