This Greenpoint bakery might be the best smelling shop in the whole city. Don’t miss their unmatched scones in flavours like blue cheese/pecan and cheddar/mustard.
High Street on Hudson is THE breakfast spot for me right now – I love everything they conjure up on your plate!
From the boutiques and bars of Smith and Court Street, to the Middle Eastern grocery shops along Atlantic Avenue, this dynamic stretch of brownstone Brooklyn is hard to beat.
Contemporary art fans will find their match at the many small galleries in the West 20s between 10th and 11th Avenue.
To experience New York’s history, head down to Greenwich Street and the many adjacent cobble-stoned alleys.
Hidden along the northernmost border of Brooklyn, this Middle Eastern-influenced spot boasts unmatched ambiance—and a mezze brunch—that’s well worth the detour.
When it comes to unpretentious downtown cool, few restaurants hold a candle to this nautical-inspired space, whose design and fish-focused menu are always a delight.
This recent addition to the Smith Street bar scene offers a festive dose of tropical flair, with cocktail ingredients like pisco, passion fruit, and mate.
Best known as the home of the immersive theatre experience Sleep No More, this Chelsea warehouse also offers three bars—two of which are impressive music venues. On the weekends The Heath restaurant and bar hosts an unmatched dance party with house band The Heathens.
To catch up-and-coming bands before they reach the big time, there are few better venues than this Manhattan music hall.
One of the highlights of NYC’s concert scene is the opportunity to catch an incredible range of talent in a single night. Nowhere is that more true than at Rockwood, where artists rotate on the hour in three separate concert spaces.
If you have a sweet tooth you'll never want to leave this place.
Incredible ice cream flavours - perfect for a hot summer day.
Wine bar run with passion and love.
Cocktails and burgers at their best.
Light California cuisine.
An organic and eco friendly restaurant in a lovely location.
I love to have lunch here. But dinner, sitting at the little outdoor patio, is nice for warm summer nights, too.
Start your day in a perfect manner by grabbing a Flat White at La Colombe – those guys really know good coffee!
Enjoy fancy drinks at the even more fancy and beautiful bar inside the NoMad Hotel!
Nice drinks based on fresh ingredients of the day – so good!
Come here for the impressive wine menu as well as the mouthwatering California-inspired cuisine!
Order all different kinds of little, sensational Laotian dishes here and share it - a culinary delight and the best way to start an evening in New York City!
This is where you get the best burger in NYC. A true local's spot!
My thoughts about New York
New York is dynamic in every sense. It can be exhausting, but for those with the drive to take it on, there are endless opportunities for discovery.
My New York thrums to the music of young local musicians of all genres—from Lucius to Tim Noyes, Ava Luna to the Spring Standards, Jon Batiste to Kate Davis.
Take a vacation into My life
I grew up in Connecticut (2 hours away from NYC) and lived in Paris for 2 years before returning to NYC.
Enjoying the lunch I’ve carefully prepared for myself or diving into whatever book I’m reading at the time.
Thought-provoking turns of phrases, intelligent design, and experiencing a new culture.
Passionate, loyal and slightly insatiable.
Curious. Cultured. DIY. Health-conscious. Creative.
"Lucky Peach", "The Atlantic", "Co. Design".
And as for recent favourite books:
Cooked (Michael Pollan), The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern) and A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara).
I love "Chefs’ Table", "Masters of Sex" and "Orange is the New Black".
I also watch almost any French film I can get my hands on.
But anything with solid acting and interesting character development will pique my interest.
Anyone who knows fun facts about the history, music scene, and/or food culture of wherever we’re flying to.
The Basque Country, Paris, Istanbul, Matera, Colorado, and Scandinavia.
The merit is in the detour.
Weekender with backpack aspirations.
For me, grocery shopping is always the most effective therapy.
a chance to discover—not just a new culture, but also new aspects of yourself and your traveling companions.
incredibly lucky as it stands, but I’m always eager for new experiences.
Your daily travel inspiration
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