The city that never sleeps, the big apple, New York City is a global influencer in fashion, art, culture & finance – it is an absolute bucket list must see. Home to the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty to just name a few, NYC is filled with iconic sites to see, amazing restaurants to dine in, bars to drink in and of course streets to shop on! This is an Olive & Lile girls guide to NYC.
Where to Stay?
The Carlyle hotel, just situated off Madison Avenue, is the perfect place to stay on your visit to New York. With the royals often staying here and many fashionistas such as Alexa Chung, it is a popular hotel amongst the celebrities. However, you don’t need to be one to stay here. Just act like a New Yorker and saunter into Bemelmans Bar just after 5 p.m., pull up a chair beneath the gold-plated ceiling, and enjoy live music as you sip your martini.
What Sights to See?
NYC has so much to offer in terms of picturesque iconic sightseeing, we recommend taking a cycle around Central Park, checking out the 360′ view of the city from the Rockefeller Centres observation deck, taking a trip to see the Statue of Liberty and going to visit the famous Times Square.
Where to Eat?
Omg we are dying over all the tasty treats you can get in New York! First off, the Popbar – a popsicle bar serving handmade gelato on a stick, so cute! Then have a Carrie Bradshaw moment, and stop by the Magnolia Bakery for one of their to-die-for buttercream frosting cupcakes. You can’t leave the city without going to the Bagel Store to try the worlds coolest bagel – a rainbow bagel! OMG! And finally head to the Black Tap for the worlds most monstrous milkshakes ever, yes you really can get a slice of cake on top of your shake.
What to Pack?
When taking a trip to NYC, we advise keeping it cool. Pack like Gigi would, denim, tee’s, bomber jacket, mirrored sunnies and a cross body bag. Don’t forget your comfy sneakers, you will be doing A LOT of walking!
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happy travels, love Olive & Lile xo