It was around this time last year that I first visited New York. I always thought I'd like the place - I'm a big city person at heart, so the hustle and bustle as well as the ever-changing food and cafe scene, multiculturalism, rich history and the city's significance in so many disparate fields ranging from art and literature to fashion and finance, really appealed to me.
A mere seven days spent in the city was all it took for me to decide I need to move there someday.
New York photographs beautifully, and below are some shots I took from my trip last year. Mind you, a picture might say a thousand words, but these photographs don't do New York justice.
Travel there and experience the incredible city for yourself if you get the chance.
Below is a list of places I managed to cover during my trip. A full-length New York travel guide is in the making, so stay tuned.
- New York Edition: understated luxury meets contemporary minimalist design, the brainchild of Ian Schrager who pioneered the luxury boutique hotel industry.
- The Quin: book the terrace suite for a balcony that overlooks Central Park.
To eat & drink
Restaurants & Dessert Shops
- Maialino: delightful Italian cuisine.
- Buvette: this little French bistro and wine bar will transport you to Paris. Get the "steamed" eggs (which they make using the steaming wand of an espresso machine!)
- House of Small Wonder (Brooklyn): a small eatery inspired by European gardens, offers western dishes with Japanese influences. Order the tsukune (chicken meatball) rice.
- Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream: burnt honey vanilla (one of my all-time favourite ice cream flavours) and green tea pistachio are a match made in heaven.
- Toby's Estate & La Colombe: to get your caffeine fix.
- Chalait: for green tea-themed food and beverages.
- Greecologies: better known for selling Greek yoghurt, this cafe also offers beautiful coffees and green tea beverages. Well-worth popping in to take a look at the stunning Grecian interior too.
Looking forward to 2018.