...and now for part two! With my foodie guide going up on Saturday, I thought I'd pop together a little guide for everything in between- with a few places to stay, see and shop thrown in for good measure! As always, if you have any recommendations too, feel free to share them below- as I'm always looking for new places to try, and even after writing this post up- am desperate to go again!

Stay:
Ace Hotel New York Ace Hotel New York Ace Hotel New York
Ace Hotel:
In January Joe and I booked our stay at the Ace as part of the BA sale, and literally couldn't wait to experience it! Having popped by to the London hotel, we were so excited as to what it'd be like- and with a bath, dressing gowns (AND SLIPPERS), a giant Smeg and record player int he room (as well as a peep of the Empire State from our window) we couldn't have loved it more. On top of that, the hotel was always buzzing with people (especially those working on their MAC's) and had a delicious room service menu (which is always handy to fall back on if in doubt)!

Visit: 20 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
The Bowery New York The Bowery New York The Bowery:
If you want to stay somewhere very on the pulse of cool, then you can bet The Bowery will be a safe bet. Put it this way, on my first night of staying here in September I caught a certain Ms Alexa Chung and pals mingling outside (which indeed left me incredibly starstruck) and later recognised my hotel room on the cover of her book, IT, which left me feeling very cool indeed. With luxurious rooms, this is definitely a treat hotel- but if you want to go to town, I'd definitely recommend it.

Visit: 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

Crosby Street Hotel:
Now, this hotel is fancy. It's definitely an indulgent place to head, and a little on the pricey side- but it is simply beautiful. It'll give you interior inspiration until you think you're living in a real life Pinterest board, and is in the complete hub of shopping in Lower Manhattan- making resting those tired paws all the easier! It's definitely to note down if you're heading away on a romantic, or luxury break- but is worth remembering- even if you head to their downstairs bar for a drink one evening.

Visit: 79 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

Shop:
The Deep End Club New York The Deep End Club New York The Deep End Club New York The Deep End Club New York
The Deep End Club:

Ever since it opened, I've been so excited to visit the Deep End Club. Run by the mega babe that is Tennessee Thomas (drummer and girl group extraordinaire) the shop is home to so many beautiful designers (ranging from Orla Kiely to Samantha Pleet) as well as some beautiful vintage, and vinyl finds from the lady herself. With Francoise Hardy spinning on the decks, the shop is the perfect haven for all things inspired by the past- with workshops and classes happening every so often too- so stay tuned!

Visit: 156 1st Ave NY NY 10009
Cat Bird NYC Cat Bird New York Cat Bird New York Cat Bird New York
Catbird:
If whimsical came in shop form, this would be it- and I wish I could pop in every week. Home to the most beautiful jewellery ever (so much so that I'm now set on getting everything wedding based in here, when the time comes)- Catbird also stock some beautiful girlie beauty products, stunning stationary (yup, we're talking Rifle Paper Co)- and lots of helpful (and exceptionally cool) girls there to help you too!

Visit: 219 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Kate Spade Flagship New York Kate Spade Flagship New York
Kate Spade:
Is any New York trip complete without a visit to Kate Spade? Probably not. When I visited in September with the brand, we made a beeline for their beautiful downtown flagship, and it kind of felt like I'd gone to retail heaven (in the most Carrie Bradshaw way)- and it took a lot of self restraint to not buy all of the shoes and beautiful bags. With four floors boasting everything from homeware, stationary, clothes, jewellery and accessories- it's safe to say come armed with a bit of pocket money, or a lot of self control.

Visit: 789 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065
In God We Trust New York In God We Trust New York In God We Trust New York In God We Trust:
After strolling past this store, and making the initial mistake of not going in- Joe and I made sure we paid a visit to their Williamsburg branch, and I'm so glad we did. With beautifully cut clothing (we're talking collars and co-ords), incredible jewellery (they have the best heart pendants with quotes such as 'bitch please' on them, as well as necklaces shaped AS PASTA) as well as menswear and home bits (cool magazines and gifts)- this place is a real gem and one to head to.

Visit: Various locations around NYC!

Do:
Rockerfeller Center New York Rockerfeller Center New York Rockerfeller Center New York Top of the Rock:
Out of all the more touristy experiences, this was one we were set on doing. With views of the whole of New York (Empire State included), the Rockefeller Center of home to some breathtaking views, and if you're going around Christmas- the worlds most special Christmas tree and ice rink too! (Which will make you feel more Elf than Will Ferrell himself)

Visit: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111
Valley Nails New York Valley Nails NYC Valley Nails:
Perhaps not one for if you're on a romantic break (no boy will want to watch you get your nails did, trust me)- this little parlour, is perfect for any girlie breaks- and they specialise in literally every gel nail art design under the sun (including anything you have in mind too), so they last more than the weekend too- which gets double points in my books. Make sure to book ahead as their a cool haunt, but definitely one to visit if your talons need seeing too.

Visit: 198 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
Cupcake ATM New York Cupcake ATM New York
Cupcake ATM:
More of a novelty visit (but extremely cool nonetheless) this place does exactly what it says on the tin, and is, well a cupcake ATM. Pop in your order, card, and then wait for your order to come out- easy, huh?! Plus, the cakes are cute as a button- and pretty tasty to match!

Visit: 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10065

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...and now for part two! With my foodie guide going up on Saturday, I thought I'd pop together a little guide for everything in between- with a few places to stay, see and shop thrown in for good measure! As always, if you have any recommendations too, feel free to share them below- as I'm always looking for new places to try, and even after writing this post up- am desperate to go again!

Stay:
Ace Hotel New York Ace Hotel New York Ace Hotel New York
Ace Hotel:
In January Joe and I booked our stay at the Ace as part of the BA sale, and literally couldn't wait to experience it! Having popped by to the London hotel, we were so excited as to what it'd be like- and with a bath, dressing gowns (AND SLIPPERS), a giant Smeg and record player int he room (as well as a peep of the Empire State from our window) we couldn't have loved it more. On top of that, the hotel was always buzzing with people (especially those working on their MAC's) and had a delicious room service menu (which is always handy to fall back on if in doubt)!

Visit: 20 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
The Bowery New York The Bowery New York The Bowery:
If you want to stay somewhere very on the pulse of cool, then you can bet The Bowery will be a safe bet. Put it this way, on my first night of staying here in September I caught a certain Ms Alexa Chung and pals mingling outside (which indeed left me incredibly starstruck) and later recognised my hotel room on the cover of her book, IT, which left me feeling very cool indeed. With luxurious rooms, this is definitely a treat hotel- but if you want to go to town, I'd definitely recommend it.

Visit: 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

Crosby Street Hotel:
Now, this hotel is fancy. It's definitely an indulgent place to head, and a little on the pricey side- but it is simply beautiful. It'll give you interior inspiration until you think you're living in a real life Pinterest board, and is in the complete hub of shopping in Lower Manhattan- making resting those tired paws all the easier! It's definitely to note down if you're heading away on a romantic, or luxury break- but is worth remembering- even if you head to their downstairs bar for a drink one evening.

Visit: 79 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

Shop:
The Deep End Club New York The Deep End Club New York The Deep End Club New York The Deep End Club New York
The Deep End Club:

Ever since it opened, I've been so excited to visit the Deep End Club. Run by the mega babe that is Tennessee Thomas (drummer and girl group extraordinaire) the shop is home to so many beautiful designers (ranging from Orla Kiely to Samantha Pleet) as well as some beautiful vintage, and vinyl finds from the lady herself. With Francoise Hardy spinning on the decks, the shop is the perfect haven for all things inspired by the past- with workshops and classes happening every so often too- so stay tuned!

Visit: 156 1st Ave NY NY 10009
Cat Bird NYC Cat Bird New York Cat Bird New York Cat Bird New York
Catbird:
If whimsical came in shop form, this would be it- and I wish I could pop in every week. Home to the most beautiful jewellery ever (so much so that I'm now set on getting everything wedding based in here, when the time comes)- Catbird also stock some beautiful girlie beauty products, stunning stationary (yup, we're talking Rifle Paper Co)- and lots of helpful (and exceptionally cool) girls there to help you too!

Visit: 219 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Kate Spade Flagship New York Kate Spade Flagship New York
Kate Spade:
Is any New York trip complete without a visit to Kate Spade? Probably not. When I visited in September with the brand, we made a beeline for their beautiful downtown flagship, and it kind of felt like I'd gone to retail heaven (in the most Carrie Bradshaw way)- and it took a lot of self restraint to not buy all of the shoes and beautiful bags. With four floors boasting everything from homeware, stationary, clothes, jewellery and accessories- it's safe to say come armed with a bit of pocket money, or a lot of self control.

Visit: 789 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065
In God We Trust New York In God We Trust New York In God We Trust New York In God We Trust:
After strolling past this store, and making the initial mistake of not going in- Joe and I made sure we paid a visit to their Williamsburg branch, and I'm so glad we did. With beautifully cut clothing (we're talking collars and co-ords), incredible jewellery (they have the best heart pendants with quotes such as 'bitch please' on them, as well as necklaces shaped AS PASTA) as well as menswear and home bits (cool magazines and gifts)- this place is a real gem and one to head to.

Visit: Various locations around NYC!

Do:
Rockerfeller Center New York Rockerfeller Center New York Rockerfeller Center New York Top of the Rock:
Out of all the more touristy experiences, this was one we were set on doing. With views of the whole of New York (Empire State included), the Rockefeller Center of home to some breathtaking views, and if you're going around Christmas- the worlds most special Christmas tree and ice rink too! (Which will make you feel more Elf than Will Ferrell himself)

Visit: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111
Valley Nails New York Valley Nails NYC Valley Nails:
Perhaps not one for if you're on a romantic break (no boy will want to watch you get your nails did, trust me)- this little parlour, is perfect for any girlie breaks- and they specialise in literally every gel nail art design under the sun (including anything you have in mind too), so they last more than the weekend too- which gets double points in my books. Make sure to book ahead as their a cool haunt, but definitely one to visit if your talons need seeing too.

Visit: 198 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
Cupcake ATM New York Cupcake ATM New York
Cupcake ATM:
More of a novelty visit (but extremely cool nonetheless) this place does exactly what it says on the tin, and is, well a cupcake ATM. Pop in your order, card, and then wait for your order to come out- easy, huh?! Plus, the cakes are cute as a button- and pretty tasty to match!

Visit: 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10065

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30 comments:

  1. Wow that cupcake ATM is so cool! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  2. I really love the style and the mood of these shots!

    2014 OUTFITS RECAP on
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  3. Great places! I'll be sure to check them out next time I'm in the city! x

    Blog Marjorie

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  4. Great ideas if I ever get to visit! All of your photos are so good too x
    eleanor's adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  5. New York sounds amazing, I really want to go there so badly!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

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  6. I really want to go to New York!!

    http://simpleplaintruth.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Your travel pics are amazing, I want to go everywhere here! And a cupcake ATM-perfection!!

    thriftylilpixie.blogspot.ie

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  8. These are all such fantastic recommendations! Your photography has really captured the beauty of NYC, it's really making me want to go back there!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  9. These hotels are just so pretty! Would love to visit New York one day!!

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  10. To this day, NY has been the most inspirational City I have ever visited. One day I'd love to go back. Thus is a lovely little round up of images.

    Rebekah|0910 Studio Blog

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  11. I'm in love with this post Olivia, your photos make me want to visit NYC so much more, so jealous <3 I love this guide too, definitely bookmarking it for when the time comes :D

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Amazing tips and photos! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for my first trip to NY in 2015, if I can get it sorted, I'll be straight back here to help me plan it out xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

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  13. New York is a must for every person. So I believe anyway lol X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  14. This is a great list. I'm already booking my hotel for my next trip to the big apple.

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  15. That cupcake atm looks amazing!
    xo
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  16. Cupcake ATM!! These need to catch on and come to Australia!! :D

    Brooke || Eclectic Clash

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  17. Bookmarking this for my New York holiday in Feb! I would have loved to stay at Ace but it was too pricey for us :( We chose AirBnB instead!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  18. Oooo...hole in the wall cupcakes! Love!
    Amber
    http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

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  19. Perfect guide, I can't wait for the day that I go to New York!!

    Tsui.
    Fashion Ganache.

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  20. Can't wait to put these awesome tips to good use when I eventually head to NYC! x

    http://www.katthewanderer.com/

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  21. My favourite place in the world, and I've never even been! x
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  22. Great trip guide! I need to head back to NYC soon, I definitely left my heart there!
    dimplesdiaries
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  23. This is such a lovely post and will definitely come in handy when I finally take a trip to New York! Love the pictures too.
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  24. Looks like an amazing adventure! Love to see all the pics and places you've visited :-) happy new year!

    Dayner x // mozzypop.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. ahhh i love this post, definitely bookmarking incase i ever get the chance to go to NY!

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  26. I need to put that nail salon down on my list of places to visit when I go to NYC!

    - Elodie x

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  27. Liv this is such a great guide, super useful! I'm hoping to visit in March and will definitely be jotting down some of these places!

    Hayley x

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  28. Love your pictures, and the guide to New York is so helpful.

    Anelia

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