I love, love, love New York City. It has so much energy. I adore walking around all day long, eating far too much (delicious) food, acting like a total tourist with my big Nikon DSLR, getting excited about things I’ve now seen numerous times, like Central Park and the Empire State Building. I spent a very brief 36-ish hours in NYC this weekend with a good friend of mine – play-by-play itinerary below. What are your favorite things to do in the city? We’re thinking about making this an annual trip, so I welcome suggestions!


  • Landed around 2:30 and took an Uber cab to the Ace Hotel
  • Walked to Eataly and roamed around, then went to nearby Mangia for a quick salad
  • Walked to the observatory level of the Empire State Building (totally worth doing once)
  • Returned to the hotel and drank at their very hipster bar
  • Walked to Almond for an early pre-show dinner (I highly recommend this Flatiron spot)
  • Cabbed to the Al Hirschfield Theater for Kinky Boots (a must see)
  • Walked through Times Square and then back to the hotel
  • Step count: 7.5 miles
  • Breakfast at Pastis (we ran into one of my best friends and her boyfriend while walking, so they joined us!)
  • Sat awkwardly at Pastis while they filmed a movie right beside our table for 30 minutes
  • Popped into Kate Spade Saturday’s Pop Up Shop
  • Got a drink at Revel Garden Bar (gorgeous, gorgeous spot)
  • Strolled through Chelsea Market enjoying the aromas and sample sales!
  • Walked along the High Line
  • Left the Meat Packing district and walked to the Gramery Park Hotel bar
  • Walked to Barbounia for lunch – amazing hummus and falafel and the busiest restaurant I’ve ever been to
  • Returned to the hotel to freshen up and drop shopping bags, then cabbed it to Barneys (sigh)
  • Stolled through Central Park as the sun was setting
  • Went to Kate Spade Madison AvenueI want it all
  • Walked to Bloomingdales and spent ages lusting at Equipment blouses
  • Took a taxi to Market Table, which is a perfect West Village restaurant (try the Brussels sprouts!)
  • Crossed the street for some froyo at 16 Handles
  • Walked back to the hotel for an early-ish bed (due to a 5am wakeup)
  • Step count: 12.5 miles




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Kate Spade Madison Avenue changing rooms… I need this wallpaper!



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