I’m spending six weeks traveling through Ireland/Sweden/Poland/Iceland/NYC visiting friends and clients and bakeries. You can read about past travel adventures here or learn how I manage long-term solo travel here and here.
Oh, New York. You charmer! You really pulled out all the stops this time, didn’t you?
I quite like New York City. But this trip? I loooooooved it. My college roommate lives in Manhattan with her charming husband and two awesomely snurffling dogs, so any time I spend there is sure to be stuffed with great conversation, amazing food, and poking through boutiques we can’t afford.
And it’s always lovely!
But for some reason, this time was nigh-on perfection.
Blue sky days. $22 mani/pedis. Bagels and Pinkberry and Shake Shack and pretzel croissants and roasted Mexican corn. Pawing through Kate Spade bags. Emma Watson spotting. Dean and Deluca deli treats. Eves-dropping in the Jonathan Adler store (Mom to 9-year-old “When we redo your room, do you want this footstool in blue or yellow?” Said footstool was $700.) Reading F. Scott Fitzgerald in the park. Watching rollerdancers on the sidewalk. Seeing my NZ bestie not once – but twice! Drinking limencello on a 23rd floor rooftop. Dancing to 90s era Whitney Houston in a hipster basement club. Being mistaken for a local (it never gets old!). Strolling through the High Line at night.
I’m not sure that I could ever live in New York long term, but gosh it’s lovely.
Have you ever been to New York? What do you love/hate about it?