Thursday, November 15, 2018

NYC Recap + Instagram Round Up

Once a year I go on a trip with my girlfriends to The Big Apple.  It's one of my fave places to get away + shop til your drop + and soak up city life.  I'm sharing some of my looks I wore (can't get enough of black on black) and some of my fave spots in the city.


I wore this look during the day which is based solely on comfort.  You walk so much in NYC that during the day I always opt for a low heeled bootie or sneakers and these fit the bill.  I always have loved a classic wool funnel neck coat.  This particular coat is old but I found a similar one here and here.  I also love this twist on the coat in a tweed version with leather details.  

This pic was snapped in front of the fountain outside the famous Plaza Hotel.  If you've never been to NYC this is a def must-see (at least just to see where Macaulay Culkin stayed in Home Alone 2) :)

Rockefeller Center with proof of our shopping with allll the bags!
Leopard Shirt / Black Skinny Jeans / Black Knot Earrings / Chain Mini Bag / Open-Toe Bootie

I wore this look to a late dinner on our first night of the trip to The Polo Bar which was beyond fab!  We even sat next to the actress Diane Lane- celebs are known to frequent this restaurant.  Leopard clothing is all the rage and this blouse is a steal at under $25.  I also had to wear my fave open toe booties with a deep V - they always add interest to any outfit. 


I wore this black-on-black look to dinner on our second night.  We went to a beautiful restaurant called Park Avenue Autumn- where the menu and decor drastically changes each season.  These faux leather pants have been a staple in my closet because I love the additional coverage these give you over a legging.  And it doesn't hurt that these look like real leather and are under $100!  Repeated my fave open-toe booties again this night because I didn't want to over pack too many shoes.
We found a dive bar after dinner with a great DJ and had a blast!


I wore this look on our third + final night and again stuck with my black and camel theme. I find that when going on a weekend trip it's just easier to bring pieces you can mix and match. Plus let's be real: neutrals are what I wear anyways! We went to a cozy + French restaurant called Le Bilboquet ( the Cajun chicken is to die for!) It was perfect for our last night and then we headed to our fave midtown rooftop bar Salon de Ning which is at the Peninsula Hotel for after-dinner drinks. If you follow me on Instagram stories then you probably saw that I fell and broke my right wrist. Well, that happened when we got back to the hotel this last night after I fell off a bench at the foot of the bed. That's a whole post in of itself- ha!

Fave Places in NYC to go on a Girls Trip

The window displays are truly magical this time of year!  

Brunch + Bubbles:
Balthazar - a true NYC staple located in SoHo, has the best eggs Benedict, perf for fueling up before hitting allllll the stores in SoHo

BG Restaurant - located on the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman with gorgeous views of Central Park, try their lobster mac + chicken salad sandwich with truffle oil

Freemans - rustic + quaint restaurant hidden down an alley on the Lower East Side

Two Hands - They have 2 locations in the city, simple but delicious food with amazing coffee

Brunching at the always amazing Balthazar!

The decor at BG Restaurant is one of my faves!

Shop Til You Drop:
SoHo - this is a mecca for shopping with literally over 300 stores.  It is known to be one of the world's largest outdoor malls.  Some of my faves are: Aritzia, Mango, Splendid, Top Shop, and The Real Real

Midtown - You can't beat all the luxury stores along Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue.  The window displays alone are worth the stroll.  Bergdorf Goodman is simply a must!


Shopping at my fave store- Mango / Striped Sweater / Ripped Skinny Jeans / Ankle Boots

Dinner at It's Finest:
Beauty and Essex - I've been here 4 times and it simply never gets old!  They serve champagne in the bathroom and the sharable plates make it a perfect atmosphere for a girls dinner.  Head upstairs to the club after dinner to get your dance on.

Carbone - This Italian restaurant inspired by The Godfather gives off a hipster chic 1950's vibe.

Buddakhan - The decor is truly amazing with even better pan-Asian fare.  They filmed an iconic episode of Sex and City here.

ABC Kitchen - This is a beautiful and elegant setting with amazing seafood

Vandal - This restaurant / nightclub has amazing + funky decor celebrating global culture

This is just a short + sweet list of some of my top faves.  There are many many more! Comment below and let me know some of your faves.  There is just never enough time to hit up all the places but you have to leave something to come back for!

XOXO,
Amanda 

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