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Traveling to NYC for the first time this summer? Not totally sure on where to go? Don’t worry, lady – GUESS and I have got you! From checking out new art installations in Chelsea to taking in gorgeous views of the Hudson River, we shot an epic video capturing some of my favorite spots in NYC that I know you’ll love too! Throw on your favorite little black dress, a leather jacket, heels, bag, bracelet, sunnies and you’ll fit right in! My outfit is at the bottom of this post. Now…ready to jump in? Lets go!
The Flower District
Looking for some fresh blooms that go beyond the bodega? One of my favorite spots in NYC is the Flower District, an area in the Flatiron part of town with floral warehouses, supply stores, and all walks of life taking in the greenery. If you want to fill your hotel room or apartment with the freshest buds hit 28th street between 6th and 7th Avenue and prepare to be delighted. Best to go early in the morning with the city’s florists as many of the shops close by early afternoon to prepare for the next day. The best supply store is Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies. Once you go here it will pain you to ever buy a vase or ribbon at retail ever again.
Find yourself on the west side and feeling hungry? Take a stroll through Chelsea Market on 9th Avenue and 15th street. The market goes from 9th to 10th Avenue and has shops like Anthropologie but focuses primarily on food. My favorite spot? If you’re in a sandwich kind of mood Dickson’s Farmstand is a top pick. In addition to epic hot-pressed sandwiches they also serve as the neighborhood butcher popular with the locals in that area.
Get back to “nature” on your trip to the big city on The Highline. A park above the chaotic streets below, The Highline runs from 14th street up into the 30’s directly off of the Hudson River. A gorgeous collection of plants, spots to sit and take in the view, food vendors, and a general sense of peace, The Highline is a must-see. I’d recommend going very early or very late in the day to avoid an overwhelming amount of foot traffic. One of my favorite things to do is grab a coffee and the paper at 8am on a warm summer day, claiming a wooden lounger in a quiet section of the park and enjoying the scenery for an hour as my day starts.[separator type=”thin”]
What are some of your favorite summer destinations? I’m always on the look-out for a fun spot to visit so let me know in the comments. Outfit below!
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Disclosure: This post was created in collaboration with GUESS and Style Coalition.