I can’t express how much I absolutely love New York City. Perhaps it’s because I’m from Chicago, which many say is very similar to New York in terms of landscape, architecture, food and weather, but I think it might also have to do with my love of fashion, art, Olivia Palermo and the ability to find the best of the best within 30 minutes. New York is in some ways the most important city in the country, or maybe I’ve just been in Los Angeles for too long. NYC was actually at the top of my list to start my career after college but because a good friend had hollywood dreams I choose to start my life in the anthesis city. But I’ll take any excuse to visit, or manically stalk cute Instagram locations on social media, and therefore I have created a guide for where to stay, eat chic, and take all the good pics. I've created this list with most of the areas in Manhattan in mind, however, I will admit I have favored the Upper East Side a bit from my two visits so far. Call me old fashioned but I think there is something so classic about the UES that feels very rich in culture and history. I love all the beautiful museums, the cute coffee stand at Sant Ambroeus, the prestigious townhouses, the lobster rolls in the basement of the Plaza, the proximity to Central Park, the sophisticated Polo Bar, the lovely flower cart outside the Mark Hotel and all the well groomed poodles trotting around like they own the place, or at least more important stock options than you do. But the rest of the city is booming and I could totally imagine myself walking around Soho after eating brunch in Greenwich at Claudette's, meeting the girls for insta-worthy cocktails at While We Were Young, and admiring the Le CouCou bar during a romantic dinner (the long white candlesticks got me). The museums in New York have some of the very best collections and I would love the chance to make Broadway shows my new movie theater extravaganza equivalent. So here is my sill very immature list of all the wonderful I love spots in New York City. Enjoy!

{ photo by Diego Farfan }



{ Le CouCou }



{ The Met }





Upper East Side
Greenwich Village
Flatiron/Chelsea/Gramercy Park
West Village
{ Soho }

Lower East Side & East Village

Until Next Time NYC!!


1 comment

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