This morning I came back from New York and while I am still jet lagged, I couldn’t wait sharing my stories about this city.
For the first time ever I went to New York City, I think this trip has been on my bucket list for more then 10 years. I went by myself and the trip was quite spontaneous. I booked it 2 weeks in advance, packed my bags and went away. It was exciting and scary as well, being on my own in a big city on the other side of the ocean.
This city is overwhelming. I wanted to do as many things as possible in 5 days, but you just can’t explore the entire city in such a short period. I did most of the touristic things that I could, but there is so many left to discover for my next trip.
So, I went up the Empire State Building, visited the MET and Museum of Natural History, went shopping in Soho and West-village, blinked away a tear at Ground Zero, strolled around Central Park, ate the best noodles in Chinatown, got blown away at Times Square, had too many cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery and visited Rockefeller Center. Of course there is many more to add to this list.
This city stole my heart instantly. It is hard to describe in words, but I fell in love with this place and I am saving up my money for my next visit. One thing for sure is that when you go up there, take a visit to West Village. It is one of the prettiest areas with the coolest shops and restaurants. ( Anine Bing, A.P.C., Diptyque, Sockerbit, Magnolia Bakery, Jack’s wife Freda, Buvette, 7 for all Mankind etc.) and I had the luck to stay over there. And take a walk, I discovered most of the city just by walking!
Hope you enjoyed! At least I did 😉
Take the ferry to Staten Island to see the Statue of Liberty and a beautiful view of Downtown Manhattan
Have dinner at Aria in the West Village, one of the best places I have seen!
New York is very pretty in spring!!!
Take a walk on 5th Avenue for all the big warehouses, expensive shops and luxury hotels.
There are so many Rooftop Bars, but this one is stunning with this view at The Empire State Building.