I’ve been in New York for over a week now and spent as much time as possible making the most of being in this beautiful city. I previously have only been to New York in the winter so have loved seeing a different side to the Big Apple. If you are coming to New York in the warmer months these things should definitely be on your To Do list.
Top of the Rock – The Rockefeller Centre is an amazing building and provides the best views of New York from its roof deck. I would recommend doing the Top of the Rock over the Empire State for the views as you can see the whole of Central Park and the Empire State in all its glory. A basic ticket is $32 and worth every penny.
Sunbathe in Central Park – Central Park is always a highlight of visiting New York. There is a huge grassed area called the Great Lawn where you can see the city through the trees. The whole place is filled with people having fun and relaxing which creates an amazing atmosphere. Central Park is full of things to do and see so just because the famous ice rink has been packed away doesn’t mean this shouldn’t be high on your list of things to do.
Drinks at the Leob Boathouse – While you are in Central Park you have to visit the Leob Boathouse, this iconic venue is beautiful and the perfect place for drinks on a sunny afternoon. You can sit back and relax watching the boats while sipping on Cocktails, (the French Bulldog is my personal recommendation). I was sat inches from where Carrie and Big fell in the lake in the 4th Series of SATC and a short walk away is the location for Chuck and Blair’s wedding on Gossip Girl so if your addicted to a Girly Netflix binge like me then the Boat House is a must see!
BRUNCH – Betches love Brunch and Brunch in NYC is a MUST! There are so many places that offer an amazing brunch and I did some thorough research before picking my destination. I started with a list of 12 venues that were all recommended to me by someone who lives in the City and wittled that list down to just one, Miss Lily’s. Miss Lily’s is a Caribbean, beach shack themed venue in Greenwich village serving eggs with a Carrebian twist, jerk chicken and their own version of a Bloody Mary, a Hot Stepper. The bottomless brunch menu is just $30 for an Entrée and 2 hours of bottomless cocktails and the amazing staff never let you have an empty glass. The DJ plays out Reggae and the atmosphere is perfect for a sunny afternoon. The staff are always dancing as they keep your cocktails full and serve amazing Entrée’s such as chicken and waffles, Jamacian Rancheros and my choice, the Coconut Pancakes.
The Met – The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the best place to be if you have a cloudy day. For just $25 you can spend the whole day seeing Art from around the world and many time periods. Currently The Met is featuring an amazing exhibit bringing technology and fashion together, Manus Machina. There are pieces from Chanel, Prada, Saint Laurent and every other Fashion House you can imagine. The pieces are exquisite and even more impressive when you read how they were made, some are made by 3D printer and one Chanel gown is made entirely of the iconic Camelia Rose’s which each take around 90 minutes to make, the whole dress shows hours of intricate work and looks amazing for it.
I hope you get to enjoy New York as much as I have!!!
Love Lottie xxx