New York: Places to Go

Picture this, you arrive at the airport, your plane is boarding soon and you’re luggage is overweight! That was my morning on the way to New York. How does a suitcase for a 5-day trip, weigh over 50 pounds?! Luckily, I carried a tote with me and I was able to stuff five pounds worth of stuff in there. Once I got that sorted, the attendant asked me for my boarding pass… I had it on my phone and I could not find my phone ANYWHERE! I was searching frantically for it. Guess where I found it? In my suitcase! I accidentally put it in there when I was taking clothes out of my overweight luggage!

Luckily, my morning wasn’t an indication of what my trip was going to be like.

In this post, I am going to highlight some of the cool restaurants, bakeries, and spots we checked out while in New York.

The RogerWe stayed at The Roger New York hotel on Madison Ave. It is a beautiful boutique hotel with a mixture of chic and old world decor. We received complimentary welcome champagne and the staff was sweet enough to decorate the room for our Bachelorette Party.

Dear IrvingThis little gem is a must see in Manhattan! There are 4 rooms, that are each decorated to perfection. One room looks like a Parisian palace, another looks like the Gatsby era and one has enclosed drop down chandelier booths. Dear Irving is known for their delicious cocktails and they accept reservations which is a plus! We went on a Sunday, so it wasn’t too crowded.

Beauty & Essex: For the win! Since we were a wedding party, they gave us free champagne and shots. If that’s not great customer service, I don’t know what is. Beauty & Essex is a speakeasy located in the Lower East Side, and the storefront is a guitar store. They also had the best food that I ate while in New York.

Levain Bakery: Oh Levain Bakery, how I love you! They have 4 locations in New York and their chocolate chip peanut butter cookie is by far the best cookie I have ever tasted. We stopped at Levain right before our flight and I didn’t eat the cookies until I got home. Had I known how amazing they actually were, I would have stocked up!

Cookie DŌ NYC: If you have sweet tooth, this is the place for you! Yes, that is cookie dough in a cone! I had the smores flavor, but even the simple cookie dough was delicious.

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Surprisingly, this was my first time at The Met! As you know by now, I love museums! It is free to go if you have a Bank of America card, and if you live in New York. They also have student discounts. The Met had artwork by Monet, my favorite painter, as well as cool fashion pieces and furniture!

Brooklyn

 

Westlight The Westlight is one of my favorite restaurants in New York. It is located in Brooklyn and it has beautiful, almost 360, view of the city. I would definitely recommend making reservations here. As we were leaving, a line was starting to form outside.

Cecconi: While in Brooklyn, we decided to eat at Cecconi. (The views of the Bridge are gorgeous here). We wanted to sit outside, but since it was raining, we had to stay inside. Cecconi is a modern-day Italian Restaurant and they also have a location in West Hollywood.

Best Views:

Arlo NomadHas beautiful views of the city. This rooftop bar is located in Midtown.

How creepy is this view!

World Trade Center: If you want a good view of the city, without the Empire State Building prices, the World Trade Center is for you. The view is enclosed, but you get a 360 around the World Trade Center.

Dumbo Brooklyn: The best view of the Manhattan Bridge is at the intersection of Water St. and Washington St.

Bars: Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of the bars. I was having far too much fun, but I rounded up my top two favorites.

The Whiskey Brooklyn – Located a block over from Weslight, was so much fun! I am more of a bar girl than a club one, and the vibes here were awesome! They had a bar upstairs as well as a bigger bar, photo booth, games and music downstairs. The DJ was killing it with the 90, and early 20 jams!

The Delancey – Is a multi-level lounge on the Lower East Side. This location seemed a little bit smaller and less crowded, but we still had a good time. This was our sash night, where the bride wore a “Bride to Be” sash and we had on our “Team Bride” ones. (Yes, we were those gals!) It is so insane how New York bars close at 4 a.m. By the time we ate and got back to the hotel room, it was 5:30 a.m. and the sun was rising. Needless to say, we were exhausted! I’m so used to the last call being 1:30 a.m. here in LA.

XO
Tandya

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  1. Mad About Dee Travel
    July 24, 2018 / 2:42 pm

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  2. Candace
    July 27, 2018 / 4:09 am

    New York is so iconic! There's a lot of places to visit, have fun, and take pictures. I loved Central Park. Thank you for sharing all these tips!Candacehttp://www.thebeautybeau.com

  3. Дарья Яковлева
    July 31, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Dear Irving is such a great place to stay! I've put it on my to-visit list. Not to mention that all your pictures from that hotel are just wonderful!Can't wait to go to New York too!xoxoDarya

  4. Sheree Ho
    July 31, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    All of these places look like great places to visit when in New York, I will have to remember this list for my next visit, I love the old fashion vibes of the bar and the decor, thanks for sharing!~xo Shereeposhclassymom.com

  5. ~ Everest ~
    August 1, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    It sounded like nerve wrecking time at the airport and I am so Glad that the hospitality of Dear Irving more than made up for the mayhem! The places that you recommended looks perfect for an all girl’s trip!Xo,Everestwww.everestsays.com

  6. Pipesnbuttons
    August 1, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    Hahaha I tend to overpack too, lol. I'm gonna carry a tote with me next time just in case I go over 50 pounds, lol. I'm actually going to NY in September so I hope I can try Levain Bakery at the least and get a few good shots by the Dumbo bridge! Using this as a guide!

  7. Aurela Fashionista
    August 2, 2018 / 4:07 am

    Story of my life, I always overpack even for an weekend trip. Think of all the outfits you wanna shot in the best city. I love NYC and I'd never get bored visiting that city. I actually been to few of the places you mention and I totally agree with you. Love all the pictures! Aurela xwww.aurelafashionista.com

  8. tingmystyle
    August 2, 2018 / 6:13 am

    Lol and I think that was me sweating at airport and trying to squeeze the extra 5 pounds to my tote. thank god you find your phone!! I love New York and all the places you share in the blogs are so worth the visit. I have been to some of them but will for sure go to Levain bakery. You photos are so beautifully taken and wonder what camera do you use?XxTing

  9. Open Kloset By Karina
    August 2, 2018 / 9:26 am

    Hey Darling,How are you?New York is Dream and I always wanted to Visit:)This post will be super helpful when I visit for sure:)Loved the Photos sooo much:)Wish you Beautiful WeekLove Kisses Open Kloset By Karina

  10. Vanessa Berlin
    August 2, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Hey girl! Thanks for sharing this great and informative post! New York is one of my favorite cities. I have been in some of the places you shared but I will definitely save the rest as the perfect guide for my next trip to the Big Apple!Have a lovely day!Vanessa

  11. Anonymous
    August 3, 2018 / 11:45 am

    OMG! I'm planning my trip to NY this autumn season, so I'm lucky enough reading this post of yours! Thanks for sharing this list of amazing places! Saved it!Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  12. MaQ and Suz
    August 3, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    I haven't even heard of those two hotels before and I'm based in New York! Such great locations for shoots thanks! xo, Suzanne

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