NYC DIARY

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I’ve been to New York more times than I can remember, but I never get tired of that city! So how do you spend your time, when you’ve checked all the ‘must see’ boxes? Here’s a little bit from my trip …

I always like to try out new hotels, and if I have time, stay at more than one. We started at Soho Grand, which has one of the best locations in town. I like to spend a lot of time in Soho, which makes everything within minutes walk. We arrived late at night, and woke up to this magical view. And the best way to fight jetlag? I guess this is what you call a supersized cappuccino.

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First things first: breakfast and a manicure. Tried some new spots I’ll tell you about very soon!

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It’s hard to deny that Mansur Gavriel has one of the most instagrammable stores in town. As the weather proved much colder than expected (which is not a first for me in NYC), I saw it neccessary to warm up with some knitwear. Mansur’s oversize versions come in both wool and cashmere and too many colors to choose between. I ended up with a classic navy.

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No trip to New York without a walk over one of the bridges. Brooklyn Bridge on a Sunday was pretty busy, but the sun was shining so it was worth it. We ended up in Brooklyn Heights, which could very well be my dream address in New York.

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On another sunny day we went Uptown to stroll around Central Park. Wow it was beautiful!

While ‘up there’ I made sure we didn’t miss the shoe departments at Saks and Barneys (fell in love with these Manolo Blahnik beauties), and on the way home I stopped Midtown for a facial at Mario Badescu. I always underestimate the luxury of a facial, and this one was effective, yet still leaving me glowing and “selfie ready for your holiday” as my facialist said! When in the area, make sure to stop by Dover Street Market – even just for a coffee/cake break at their Rose Bakery. The carrot cake is legendary.

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The last few nights we switched hotels for 11 Howard – besides this sunrise, they also offer a spectacular breakfast at their in house restaurant Le CouCou. More about the hotel soon.

We also managed to stop by the Louis Vuitton travel exhibition, which was really cool. It is open through January 7, book your ticket here.

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My typical shopping routine is like this: wanders around hundreds of stores, finds nothing. On the last day: shops everything. Not good for the packing situation, I tell you.

This time was no different. I fell in love with this white Proenza Schouler stunner – do you like it? Of course I had to bring it home with me. I got a few more souvenirs from this trip – stay tuned for more …

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