New York City Travel Guide

I am so excited to finally be sharing this today!! New York City is one of my favorite cities in the world. I hope to call it my home one day soon. My love for it started in 6th grade on my very first trip there for my fall break and I loved it so much I go back at least once a year. There are so many things to do in New York that every time I go I get to see and do something new, but over the years I have found some of my favorite things. I always get asked about my favorite things to do so I thought I'd share. 



Uptown: The Polo Bar, The Loeb Boathouse, Serendipity 3, BG Restaurant, Jacob's Pickles, Norma's, The Plaza Food Hall

Downtown: Laudrée, Eataly, Jack's Wife Fredia, J.G. Melon, Balthazar, The Butchers Daughter, Cupping Room Cafe, Landmarc TriBeCa, Nobu, Cookshop

Many Locations: Serafina, Shake Shack, Sarabeth's, P.J. Clarke's


Uptown: Vince, J. Crew Collection, Bergdorf Goodmans, Tiffany & Co., Kate Spade, Tory Burch, 

Midtown: Rockefeller's Plaza (Anthropologie, J. Crew, Free People, Longchamp) 

Downtown: What Goes Around Comes Around, Byredo, Mansur Gavriel, Barbour, BirchBox, Anthropologie, Chelsea Market, Longchamp, Club Monaco, J. Crew, Rag & Bone, The Frye Company, Stuart Weitzman



Uptown: The Metropolitan Museum, The Guggenheim, Central Park (The Mall, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Fountain), Fifth Avenue, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, MoMa, 

Midtown: Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, New York Public Library 

Downtown: High Line, Flat Iron Building, The Whitney, One World Observatory, 9/11 Memorial, Washington Square Arch, Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park



Uptown: J.W. Marriott Essex House

Midtown: Marriott Marquis Times Square

Downtown: 60 Thompson, The SoHo Grand 





Uptown: Serendipity 3, Laudrée, Dylans Candy Bar, Levain Bakery, Serendipity 3

Downtown: Laudree, Nutella Bar at Eataly 





Uptown: Ralph's Coffee

Downtown: Balthazar Cafe






Joe & The Juice

Pressed Juicery

Juice Generation






Pure Barre

Citi Bikes





Fifth Avenue Store Front Windows

Rockefeller Center Tree

Central Park Covered In Snow

Radio City Rockettes

New York City Ballet Nutcracker

NYC weekend Recap

Happy Monday! Sorry this is going up late, but I got to sneak up to New York City again this weekend and this time I got to stay with my cousin Polly! 


She lives in the financial district, super close to One World Trade Center, above is the view when you walk out of her building. It was incredible seeing that everyday! My first night we grabbed dinner at P.J. Clarke's on the Hudson and it was so nice to take in the views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty while we ate. 


The next morning we went uptown to the Manus X Machina Exibit at the Met (my second time this summer) and it was just as incredible, I went last month you can see more pictures here.  


We tried Soul Cycle Sunday morning and I didn't love it as much as Party On A Bike but it still was a fun spin class. 

I had to go back to Balthazar and get my favorite almond crossiant. It's so good I went right when I got into the city and just before I left! And my friend Hannah met me both times! And while I was in SoHo I popped into J. Crew and picked up this adorable top!


On Sunday morning walked around Chealsa Market after having brunch at CookShop (so yummy) and of course ended up at Anthropologie and the Chelsea location was a dream! They had 20% off store wide to I had to pick up this top, way to cute to pass on. 


Hope everyone had a good weekend and Monday!

xx, Samantha