New York: the city that never sleeps. I usually end up in NYC about 2-3 times per year, but 2016 has brought more trips than normal. Whether they’re planned out – or spontaneous ones at 10 o’clock at night – there’s always new places to discover within the city. It is by-far the most diverse area I’ve ever been to and I constantly find myself stumbling onto new neighborhoods.
I put together a city guide a little while back but wanted to send out another edition with some new spots. Some of my favorites still remain (I’m looking at you Joe’s Pizza) but I’ve added some new ones that will swiftly become my ‘must sees’ for next time.
– Joe’s Pizza, Pizza (East Village) | Must Try: Pepperoni Pizza Slice
– Chloe’s Soft Serve (Union Square), Healthy Breakfast/Dessert | Must Try: Soft Serve Fruit (Banana is my fave!)
– by CHLOE., Vegan Food (West Village)| Must Try: The Classic Burger
– The Park, Brunch (Chelsea)| Must Try: Homemade Doughnuts
– The Smith Restaurant, Bistro (Midtown)| Must Try: Mac + Cheese
– Tacombi, Mexican (West Village) | Must Try: Tacos
– North River Lobster Company Nighttime Cruise | Cruising is free and there are drinks and food on board. It’s first-come/first-serve with seating, but you can stay on the boat all night if you prefer! Each trip is about 45 minutes and takes you out for beautiful views of the city. We loved it so much we ended up going twice.
– Bleecker Street | This area of the city is definitely one of my favorites. I love walking through the brownstones to the adorable storefronts; inclusive of the NARS Bleecker St location, Magnolia Bakery, FRESH, diptyque, and more.
– Meatpacking District | I love the neighborhood feel of the Meatpacking District. The buildings are mainly brick and are filled with tons of little shops. You can spend the day diving in and out of restaurants and picking up some gorgeous pieces from shops like Alice & Olivia, Joie, Kiehls, and Rebecca Taylor. BONUS: The Museum of Ice Cream recently opened there!
Typically when we go to NYC in Fall it’s all black errthang. However, summertime is a bit different since the temps are high and you’re exposed to the elements all day. For me that means breezy fabrics, comfortable shoes, and layers for air conditioned spaces. Here are some of my key NYC Summer staples:
What are your favorite NYC spots? Are any of your favorites the same as mine? Be sure to let me know in the comments below if so! I’ll also be sharing more snaps of my trips on Instagram so be sure to follow along.