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31 Mar 2015

NEW YORK LAYOVER

New York. All my life I've been hearing about how awesome NY is, how cool, how inspiring, how diverse. The city had a lot to live up to, in my eyes. I was very excited about this trip, as was Jarv, who had lived and worked on Wall Street for a year and was one of the first to tell me that I had to go. But with only 24 hours in the city before flying on to our next destination, we wondered how we could cram everything we wanted to do, see and eat into one day without missing out. Well, of course we would miss out, you just can't do New York in one day - but I have to say, I think we took a pretty good run at it.

Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || British Airways First, LHR to JFK
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || British Airways First, LHR to JFK
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || British Airways First, LHR to JFK
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz hotel on Wall Street, New York
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz hotel on Wall Street, New York
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz hotel on Wall Street, New York
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz hotel on Wall Street, New York
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz hotel on Wall Street, New York
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Andaz hotel on Wall Street, New York
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || ABC Kitchen by Jean-Georges, New York
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Wall Street, New York
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || subway, New York
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || New York skyline at the 9/11 memorial
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || New York skyline at the 9/11 memorial
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || New York, Katz's Deli
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || New York, Katz's Deli
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || New York, Katz's Deli, matzo ball soup
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || New York, Katz's Deli, pastrami galore
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || New York city in the snow
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || New York skyscrapers

This is how we spent just under 24 hours in New York:

Sleep: the Andaz hotel on Wall Street. It's young, hip and convenient, plus the room we had was fantastic. There was so much space, a 360 degree rotating cabinet, a massive walk in shower, and free snacks and soft drinks from the minibar plus one alcoholic drink (we chose the largest bottle - the vodka - and had two of our local friends come over before dinner for drinks). They also always serve complimentary coffee and cookies in the lobby.

Eat: For dinner, we ate at Jean-Georges' ABC Kitchen, an organic food lover's dream. They do tend to go on about where your produce comes from (anyone watch Portlandia? "Is the chicken local? Did it get to play with other chickens?"). Food was pretty good. Drinks were strong. Setting was lovely.

For lunch the next day, Katz's Deli. You know the one, from the infamous When Harry Met Sally scene where Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm and the man at the next table says, "I'll have what she's having!" Well, oh. My. God. It was the best pastrami sandwich I've ever had.

Il Laboratorio del Gelato, right opposite the street from Katz's, also does the most fantastic gelato in enticing flavours such as avocado, blood orange, lychee, dulce de leche and so many more.

See: we didn't get around to much sightseeing, but we did walk from our hotel to the 9/11 memorial site, which was eerily beautiful, framed by snow dusted trees and skyscraper giants.

Drink: We missed our reservation at PDT and Raines Law Room was too busy for walk-ins; instead we ambled down a few blocks towards a very different type of drinking hole where live (rock, usually) music is often played on stage. The name eludes me right now but if I find out, I'll make sure to add it.

Shop: Century 21 has myriad designer discounts and bargains - we spent a little too much of our time here! TJ Maxx (or TK Maxx as we know it in the UK) of course is also worth a look, but didn't hold quite as many good brands as Century 21.

26 comments :

  1. Looks like you guys had a great time in 24 hours! A few more places to add to my list to check out :)

    Zahra | www.theluxeedition.com

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    1. We did! Oh I'd recommend it, I enjoyed all of the places listed above ;)

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  2. I just love the photos you take! :D Hope I'll get to visit New York one day as well...even for 24h!

    https://hey-blondie.squarespace.com/home/2015/3/29/frontin

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    1. Thank you! I'm already wondering when I'll get to go back :)

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  3. Great post!I like photos of the city,looks amazing :)

    http://maariemarie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! So do I - could go for a pastrami sandwich right now.

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  5. You can so do NYC in a day. You won't get to see everything, but you can see the important things you want to see. I just love how chic you guys look on a plane. I wish my airplane rides were so darn chic.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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    1. True, I think we managed to see an awful lot! Still feel like there is so much more I wanted to explore though, so will definitely be going back. Thank you, Kay - we try ;)

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  6. You captured NYC perfectly! Yearning for the pastrami and matzo ball soup!!! Beautiful blog!!

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    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! I'm yearning for it too!

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  7. New York is such an amazing place, I visited it twice and course you cant see it in a day but think you did pretty well! x
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    1. We certainly tried! I absolutely can't wait to return and give it another go ;)
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  8. WOW! Its beautyful photo!How do I want to visit this place..

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    1. It's a wonderful city, Julie! Hope you get to go soon :)

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  9. STUNNING photographs! It looks amazing, I really love New York! I hope you had a great time <3

    Kisses from Budapest xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Csenge! I did have an awesome time :)

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  10. Great photos! Not bad if you have to kill some time in NYC.

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  11. I've never been to Vienna, but I think it's a wonderful city and your pictures confirm this. I hope one day to visit it...is my dream!!! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
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    1. Thanks, darling! You mean New York, though, right? Heh ;)

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  12. Nice photos :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr
    Maria V.

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  13. Gorgeous photos - THAT bath!! Wow! I went to New York for the first time last May and would love to go back!

    Rock On Holly

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    1. Thanks, Holly! It's such a fun and exciting city, isn't it? I'd love to go back, too!

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