I Love NY

April 29, 2014 by

With all of you SMUstyle-ites off to various trendy cities around the world for internships and adventures alike, we thought we’d help ya’ll out a bit. This week, check the blog and we hope you’ll find your summer destinations’s city guide! Up first: New York City.


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To Attend:
– The Govenor’s Ball: a fantastic thee-day festival affair located on Randall’s Island featuring artists like: Pheonix, Outkast, The Strokes, Grimes, and Vampire Weekend. Get tickets here.
– Hamptons Food & Wine Festival: really though, I could find a million reasons to escape the City for a weekend in the Hamptons….
– Tea Time at the Plaza Hotel: let the inner-Eloise out
– A Game at Yankee Stadium: but please, spare yourself and take the train!
– Bike the Brooklyn Bridge with Citi Bike to the Brooklyn Flea
– A Broadway show (via the Half-Off Ticket Booth)


To Eat and To Shop:
– A Day at 5th: Sarabeth’s, Bendel’s , Bergdorf’s, the Met Museum, Shake Shack: 5th Avenue and 59th Street provide the best of the best world, that world being New York: unbeatable brunch at Sarabeth’s, NYC’s most glamorous department store, Bergdorf Goodman, world-renowned art found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (which hosted the McQueen exhibit last summer)
– Picnic in the Park: 778 acres of sprawling fields, ponds and trails, Central Park is perhaps the most interesting landmark in New York City and at least a day must be spent exploring it
Magnolia’s Bakery, Serendipity, Momofuku Milk Bar and Laduree: taste first, talk later
– Lucky Chang’s for a Night You Won’t Forget: research first, and don’t blame me for what happens next
– Eataly: best Italian food you will ever have
– Vintage Shopping: Cheap Jack’s for festival-ready band tee and What Goes Around Comes Around for unbelievably reasonably designer finds
Bookmarc: Marc Jacobs’ trendy and heavily curated version of a bookstore
– Liquor Store: J. Crew men’s pop-up shop
– Favorite Restaurants: Gotham, Blue Ribbon (Sushi and Bakery), Buddkkan, La Esquina, TAO, Jack’s Wife Freda, Asiate, Otto


To See and Be Seen:
– A Day at the High Line to a Night at the Standard rooftop: the High Line used to be the New York Central Railroad, and since being renovated into a walking path speckeld with art and installations as well as picnic-perfect lunch stops, the High Line will certainly replace the Katy Trail’s place in your hearts. The Standard, located along the High Line has a wonderful rooftop that would be the perfect ending to any City night.
– Drinking Away the Sunset at SOAKED, rooftop of the Mondrian SOHO: not too different than the Standard. Come with friends. Drink many drinks. Be happy. Love New York.
– Museums: New Museum, Guggenheim, MOMA
– Monuments: Empire State Building, Radio City, United Nations, Ground Zero
– Instagram-Worthy: Flat Iron Building, Empire State Building: which stays open til 2 AM some nights: would be an epic end to a drunken night in the City 😉

Happy Travels!
xx, SK

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