“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.” – A quote that I think is so true. I am so lucky to be able to see this much of the world and that is why I’ll take you with me on my exciting journeys!
It’s Thursday again, which means it’s time for my first real travel post! This time I’m telling you all about my favorite spots in the Big City of New York.
As I’ve told you in my last post, I have spent three weeks in one the coolest cities in the world; fashion and career capital New York City! While strolling through downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn I came by some cool neighborhoods and pretty areas. So, if your planning to go to the city soon, let me name a few…
Read on for my New York City hotspot selection!
SoHo Mercer St – Brooklyn Bridge at the park during the 4th of July independence celebration – Frozen Yoghurt @ Pinkberry – Sunday brunch at The Butcher’s Daughter – Strolling through Central Park – Inside of the cute Magnolia Bakery
If you go to SoHo – which definitely is my favorite part of New York – you should go shopping on Broadway, but also take a left or right from there. You’ll find yourself on Mercer St, Broome St or, for example, Lafayette St and see the cutest stores such as Dash, Rag&Bone, Balenciaga and more! Besides that, the streets are so pretty and it’s hard not to fall in love with this part of the city!
- Magnolia Bakery – If you love Sex and the City (who doesn’t??) and want to taste the famous cupcakes? Take a visit to Magnolia Bakery, which is located on Bleecker St in West Village. While enjoying your delicious cupcake, you can sit in the park just on the other side of the street or go out on the streets and wander around with the beautiful architecture around you.
- The Butcher’s Daughter – This lovely, green little restaurant is located on the border between the areas of SoHo and Nolita. You can have a lovely breakfast or lunch here such as toast with avocado spread, yoghurt with granola, almonds and fruits and some lovely juices or shots! The best time to go there is in the weekend to have brunch, you will find yourself in food heaven! Haha
- Pinkberry –If you love frozen yoghurt, this is definitely thé place to go to. You choose your flavor of yoghurt and toppings and your all set. In my opinion it’s the best frozen yoghurt place they have!
- Central Park – Of course this place is on the list, because what better place to escape the city (while still being in it) then to relax in the park? Its known for it’s lovely, romantic bridges and the big Zoo. So one thing’s for sure, also here you won’t get bored.
- Brooklyn Bridge Park – Just on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge you’ll find yourself in such a completely different environment. This park gives you the best view overlooking the island of Manhattan, which is just perfect during sunset! Make yourself comfortable with a lovely picknick or just a drink and enjoy the view: you’ll love it!
The perfect tourist:
Well, once your in New York City it’s hard not to play the tourist and of course there’s the things you do that’s on everyone’s list, like the view from the Top of the Rock and shopping on 5th Ave, but I have another place you should visit. Carrie Bradshaw’s house! It’s located in Greenwich Village, just around the corner of Magnolia Bakery. So, where to find these spots in the Concrete Jungle?
- Magnolia Bakery: 401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
- The Butcher’s Daughter: 19 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012
- Pinkberry: locations throughout NYC, check here: http://www.pinkberry.com
- Central Park: several entrances. Check here: http://www.centralparknyc.org
- Brooklyn Bridge Park: Check here: http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org
- Carrie Bradshaw’s house: 66 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014
Well, I hope you enjoyed reading this and will use the tips for when you make your trip to New York Make sure you tune in on Sarandipity next Thursday, because I will be back with a travel report all the way from the tropical Caribbean…
Big kiss, Britt