Around the Globe
"Right now, a change of latitude
would help my attitude "
"Right now, a change of latitude
would help my attitude "
1. What Goes Around Comes Around
351 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013, USA
If you love vintage finds as much as I do then What Goes Around Comes Around is a place you should visit in the city! The shop is not only eye catching and beautifully decorated but has possibly the best vintage designer items you can find! Gucci, Dior, Prada, Louis Vuitton.. you name it, they'll have it! All of their products are of amazing quality and look brand new! Do note that they could be a little pricey, but I find it is worth the cost for such lifetime pieces which are still at a better deal than buying them directly from the brand at retail price. Happy shopping and be careful not to spend your life's savings!
2. Bergdorf Goodman
754 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
I can confidently say that Bergdorf Goodman is my favourite department store in NYC! I mean, where do I start?? First and foremost, it unquestionably has incredible and exclusive pieces of merchandise that you would never be able to find elsewhere, not even online. Secondly, their staff is such a dream to work with! Bergdorf's, undeniably, has not been oblivious to the fact that knowledgable salespeople are actually to key to keeping the shopping experience alive and oh so enjoyable; which results in customers who are happy to pay a slight premium. Thirdly, each space is uniquely designed and has its own personality. For instance, during my last visit to New York, I was exploring their Decorative Home section on the 7th floor looking for some Christmas gift for my parents. I stopped by their magically decorated Flora and Fauna Hall! The entire place is just brimming with florals and the walls were a beautiful teal colour! The items were displayed in such an alluringly and tasteful way, you don't even feel like you are in a store, but rather at a beautiful garden with friends! And before I forget, be sure to stop by the BG restaurant for an exquisite meal with stunning views over central Park! I truly cannot recommend Bergdorf's enough!!
3. French Sole
972 Lexington Avenue
I'll be quick on this one. Despite French sole not being as large as other shoe stores in Manhattan, this is a place you could spend all day at as a shoe lover! I find that their shoe selection is just so much more vast and stylish than most department stores and you can get a great bargain. I always come here when in need of high quality, comfortable yet incredibly fashionable shoes! They have the widest range of ballerina flats in every possible form!! Plus, aside from their main store, their outlet shop is just right across the street!
....and for all my Londoners out there, be sure to check out French Sole's stores in Marylebone and King's Road.
4. Bloomingdales Flagship store
1000 Third Avenue 59th Street and, Lexington Ave, New York
Bloomingdales is about merchandise that's high end and haute couture. There's nothing like going to their flagship store! It is hard to find something you don't love here!! They have a great selection of upscale to moderate brands. Whether you are looking for something specific.. or not, you'll find an army of the most kind and professional personal shoppers to help out (without being too aggressive)! They sure know their lines and merchandise really well. If you are a shoe lover, I suggest you make some time for a stop at Bloomingdales' (exclusive) shoe floor. Yes folks, as you can see, I take my shoe shopping very seriously! This is the entire fifth floor of the department store dedicated (sole)ly to shoes!! On this spot, you'll also be able to appreciate their NINE whimsical shoe sculptures designed by local NYC artists. Plus, I always have such a jolly time on the first floor with the cosmetics gals! They truly are amazing sales ladies and provide samples along with fun tutorials! In general, the store's lay-out is curated beautifully and yet another reason why I enjoy shopping here!
"New York city is my playground". - Bethenny Frankel
1. Flower District
I have only one thing to say about New York's flower district ! Its a city gem! It is basically an entire block filled with the most precious flowers you could possibly imagine! From around the world! This place is a hot spot for all major New York event designers, special for Fashion Week. Besides, it is the best place to go to if you wish to get a one of a kind bouquet in Manhattan at a reasonable price!
2. A Broadway Show!
A trip to NYC without a Broadway show would be like going to the beach without a pair of sunglasses.
I will forever be one who prefers seeing a live broadway show than go to a movie or concert. Nothing could really compare to the experience. Think about it, the costumes, the acting, the singing, the scenery and how brilliantly they are able to convert the stage in just a matter of seconds! Depending on what you like and who you are going with, you'll have no problem finding a suitable show for you. The ones that I've been to during the past few years and that I would absolutely recommend at the moment are Aladdin, Mean girls, Wicked, Pretty woman, Hamilton and The Lion King.
3. Rosé Mansion!
445 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
My First Impression upon walking in: it is as Instagrammable as it can get! It's all so very feminine and flamboyant!! There are tons of cute/fun/whimsical sets and props for you to take photos with! It's probably the most fun and entertaining wine tasting experience you can get. Do beware of the fact that it's very busy and you need to ideally make reservations at least a week or two in advance! They also have photo time slots of 30-60 seconds to take photos because of how crowded it gets. However, the experience is totally worth it as well as it being a super fun place to go to with friends. Ticket prices start at $45.
4. The Frick Collection
1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
Displaying a collection by Henry Clay Frick, this museum is one of Manhattan's most precious gems! I actually did not visit The Frick Collection until recently. This is a museum that I've heard so much about and have been recommended but just never really got around to visiting until my last trip to New York. Upon arriving, I fell absolutely in love with it all. You have the option of getting headsets to listen to an audio guide of the museum and each of the rooms you visit! This made the experience absolutely marvelous! The way every item and piece of furniture complimented each other in each space is simply divine! I specially recommend this for all my interior design and art lovers!