We seemed to spend a vast amount of time in the West Village, which I immediately fell in love with. I could happily spend hours strolling around taking in everything that this adorable neighbourhood had to offer. Whilst there, we had some pretty outstanding brunches, most noteworthy of which was Buvette. I loved everything here, from the delectable food, to the cozy feel of this wonderful french eatery.
We also spent a considerable amount of time in Soho, which I think is an absolute dream for photography. I enjoyed gazing up the cast iron buidings, all in such pefect monochromatic shades with their unique architecture. A quick Stop at Egg Shop on a chilly winter morning was exactly what we needed to recharge our batteries. Although it's a pretty small space, Egg Shop is certainly cozy enough. They offer some really great dishes, which worked perfectly for me, as I have such a weakness for delicious egg based dishes!
Before I left for New York, there were a couple of coffee shops on my list that I was dying to try. Happy Bones being one and Ost Cafe the other. I found both of these to be perfect in their own right. I visted Ost Cafe one snowy morning & I couldn't imagine a better way to spend my time. Cozying up with coffee watching the snow fall outside, I felt so lucky to catch the Cities first snowfall of the year. Witnessing the City covered in picture perfect powdery white snow, was definitely a magical moment for me.
Needless to say New York is a fabulous place to shop and one of the highlights of my trip was purchasing a beautiful piece from one of my favorite jewelers, Avec New York. I spent a wonderful afternoon chatting to the very talented Kate who designs the collection alongside her sister Chloe. I also spent a considerable amount of time looking at collections from Korean brand Gentle Monster and Swedish brand Acne, both of which are housed in beautiful stores & more than worth a visit.
With so much to do, in what felt like so little time, I found myself wishing there were more hours in the day. It's the kind of place you never seem to run out of things to do, with an energy that I most certainly got caught up in. New York has definitely captured my heart, with its diversity, great vibes and world class shopping and dining scene. Although I don't consider myself to be a classic tourist, taking a trip to the Top of the Rock was very much worthwile. The views were simply breathtaking, overlooking Central Park on one side and the Empire State building on the other, it was a wonderful experience which I will never forget.
I feel that traveling these days has become so much more interesting due to the rise of social media and blogging. I want to mention that much of my research for my New York trip was made up from one of my favorire bloggers NYC guide, Erica Choi author of the inspirational Egg Canvas Blog. Her insightful guide could not have been more useful and it definitely made our trip that much more special :)