Taking on the Big Apple October 17, 2014 12:30
Hey everyone! This is my first time to write on the blog, so I’m pretty stoked.
I just got back from New York City, and let me tell you, it was amazing! Food, drinks, walking, a lot of walking, and FASHION! That is what my trip consisted of—and of course some touristy things as well. New York is my all time, favorite city, which is exactly why I want to move there as soon as I finish school; this may have to do with the fact that I’m studying fashion media. New York is one of the biggest fashion capitals of the world, and it definitely shows.
As soon as I arrived in the city on Friday night, I saw those felt floppy hats everywhere I looked. And you know what that means, I HAD to have one. My mom and I sat in Time Square on Sunday night and people watched for about 20 minutes, and what didn’t we see? There are so many different styles and trends that people are rocking in the city which makes it all the more exciting. Trying new styles and wearing a new outfit can make you feel like a completely different person. I absolutely loved it. Another big trend I saw in the city was wearing dresses with over the knee socks or leg warmers with low heeled booties. As I try out these new looks, I suggest you do to, and let us know what you think about them.
A little more about what I did and some hidden treasures of New York that you absolutely have to try! If you like bagels and coffee for breakfast the most under the radar place to go to is Tompson Square Bagels. I have been to NYC over 10 times and I had never been here. They have any type of bagel and cream cheese flavors you can imagine. My friend and I got two different ones to share because we just couldn’t decide which to get. One of them was a french toast bagel with nutella cream cheese and the second one was a whole wheat bagel (keeping it on the healthy side) with birthday cake batter cream cheese. I’m pretty sure they were the best bagels I’ve ever had. The Highline area of New York is my new favorite spot in the entire city. Make your way over to the Standard Hotel for happy hour on the rooftop that over looks the entire city. Even with all the amazing food and restaurants in New York, don’t forget to save some room for the pretzels on the sidewalk stands–there’s still nothing better. And who could forget shopping on 5th Ave!
Brunch: Tompson Square Bagels, Sarabeth’s (Central Park Location), Bagatel
Lunch: Eataly, Balthazar, the Plaza Hotel
Dinner: Max Brenner, Tao, The Spotted Pig
Touristy Things: Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Central Park, The Statue of Liberty, Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge
Different Locations: Soho, Tribeca, Meat Packing District, Chelsea Market, The Highline, Alphabet City, Brooklyn
Shopping: EVERYWHERE!! 5th Ave especially
If you have never been to New York and you love to eat, drink, or be surrounded by fabulous people all the time, this needs to be your next vacation. Just be prepared for the fast paced life and hustle and bustle. Until next time! Next Stop: Miami, Fl.
xoxo – Lexi