Here Is What Went Down In New York …

by mehak on September 29, 2016

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Phew. What a crazy month its been.  Crazy good though, I got a chance to visit my favourite city in the world- New York recently. People always ask me why I love a city that isn’t as scenic as anywhere in Europe, where the train stations are probably dirtier than in India , where its pretty much a concrete jungle. I don’t know why honestly, but there is this vibe in New York- kind of similar to in Mumbai. You feel it when you stand in a rooftop bar and look over the skyline, you feel it when you see a swarm of  a 1000 different nationalities rushing on the streets, you feel it when you go shopping in Soho with its eclectic boutiques and seriously good pizzas, or when you step out for a drink in the Meatpacking district.

I wish I had better photos, but honestly I feel like I want to just take these moments that I get, to cut away and just be. So I didn’t bother with clicking too many photos.

PS: This is more of an outfit post. If you want to see more from New York you can read about my earlier trips here and here

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I couldn’t resist clicking a photo on the steps of The Met Museum . For the uninitiated, this is where Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl sat with her minions.

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We strolled around Central Park for a bit, ate a hot dog, watched the many street performers and then headed for the theatre to watch Wicked. If you are a theatre person (or even if you are not) you MUST watch Wicked.

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Left: Wicked at the Gershwin. Right: Me at Times Square. Seriously very over rated place , BUT still a must do at night .

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Okay so when it came to food here is what was my absolute favourite things:

  • Garretts Popcorn : OMG. Im a popcorn freak. So much so, that I choose a movie hall based on who has the best caramel popcorn. But Oh My God. This popcorn , specially the pecan mix was amazing.
  • Pizza at Rubirosa in Nolita: Nolita is this little italian place near Soho. The pizza at the restaurant called Rubirosa was amazing
  • Beertini’s !!! So many of them
  • Chipotle: Cliched but true, I lovvveeddd this as quick meal.
  • Magnolias Bakery : Had already had this before, but always check out the banana pudding.
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That’s ME ! We headed to the Meatpacking district at night one day. Everyone told us to go to the Standard Hotel, but we somehow ended up at Gansevoort instead. The bar was really nice, but I still think we should have gone to Standard instead. A quick point- If you notice I never wear heels but I was wearing 3 inch heels and travelling in subways in New York because I bought the pair of the MOST comfortable wedges . I bought them from DSW (which btw is another must do in NYC) . They have something call “Memory Foam” in them which takes the shape of your foot.  I can’t believe HOW comfortable these are.

My favourite stores in NYC:

  • Necessary Clothing: I regret not doing this on day 1 itself but I LOVE the style of clothing at Necessary Clothing. Its a lot more European than the rest of the stores , and I bought like these amazing yellow pallazos, an off shoulder dress and more. Sigh. It ships to India btw
  • Victorias Secret: DUH. One tip- dont just go and buy. Get fitted. Ask one of the people at the stores you want help in getting fit /c hoosing your size. I was BLOWN away by their service. They gave me like 12 different styles to try and then told me which ones were perfect
  • A few stores in Soho: Its my favourite shopping part of NYC. I cant shop in Times Square its too crazy for me and while 32nd street is amazing (we stayed there), I love the Soho vibe
  • DSW: Designer Shoe Warehouse: Hundreds of shoes at discounted rates

Where we stayed

  • We stayed at Holiday Inn Express neat 32nd street, I chose it because it was walking distance from shopping and just a few minutes away the train station. Times square was  just 2 stations away, and Central Park or World Trade Center were 3 stations up or down.

 

 

 

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Chaitru September 30, 2016 at 12:38 am

I love NYC so much! The city nurtures my soul and never fails to uplift me when I am down. When you are there next, I recommend going to the Marriott Marquis in Times Square and to their revolving restaurant. For $20 bucks, you can enjoy a drink and a 360 view of NYC that is much better than battling the lines and overpriced tickets at Empire State Building. And also go to the West Side Highway to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum, which is built inside an actual naval warship! Close by you can take a ferry or speed boat ride circling Manhattan and see the skyline up close. Lastly, I am just going to say it but IMHO, VS sucks. They are actually notorious among bloggers here for “fitting” everyone into the wrong sizes. I used to shop at VS until I went to Nordstrom once and realized I had been fitted incorrectly by VS. And I have heard a lot of people and bloggers talk about. Go for a fitting at Nordie’s or a specialty lingerie store – there are many in SOHO. Thanks for the post and the photos!

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Peachesandblush October 3, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Hi Chaitru !
Thanks for all the great tips . Im definitely going to hit up these places next time im there !!!

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Ankita September 30, 2016 at 12:19 pm

In love with your blue top and rugged jeans..where did you buy them from??

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Peachesandblush October 2, 2016 at 8:59 pm

Hey the top is from h and m
The jeans – American eagle . If anyone is ever going to the states , stock up on the jeans from here . I’m obsessed

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Dipika Desai September 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm

such a beautiful place it is. you are looking gorgeous in every photo.

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Clothes and Creativity September 30, 2016 at 6:56 pm

Looks like you had a fab time in NYC. Those pastel blue palazzos look great- are they from KOOVS?

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coralcrue September 30, 2016 at 10:21 pm

You look divine, especially in that last shot. Those heels, never heard of those things out here. I can never wear heels ever!!! loved going through your entire post, great tips.

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Aditi October 1, 2016 at 6:48 pm

you look so stylish in all the pics, i really like your fashion sense :)

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Chris October 3, 2016 at 11:43 am

You look beautiful in these photos! I’m so glad you had a good time. :) New York can be hectic and fast-paced, but it does have a special charm to it that remains unrivaled by any other city, in my opinion. I am a big fan of visiting the Cloisters (part of the the Met, in upper Manhattan) myself.

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Sharon October 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm

Oh man, NYC! <3 Theres no other place like it! Im glad you saw Wicked. Such an amazing show! Now I wish I could go back… Sigh…..

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Sharon October 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm

Oh man, NYC! <3 Theres no other place like it! Im glad you saw Wicked. Such an amazing show! Now I wish I could go back… Sigh…..

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