New York, New York!

New York, New York – the last stop on our incredible 2015 holiday.

Hard to believe it was this time last year we were finishing up the best holiday we’ve had in years. It was also our last few days left with our super awesome travel buddies Jess and Ryan – so we wanted to make sure we made the most of it.

Here are our highlights from in and around the big apple.

Favourite eats
Picnicking in Central Park with freshly made smoked salmon bagels from Russ & Daughters and Dun-well donuts

Without a doubt a burger and fries at the best Shake shack in Madison Square Park. Sit here and watch the world go by under fairy lights with the Empire State in the distance.

The MUST try is a salted caramel ice cream sundae at ABC kitchen

Vegetarian degustation at Dirt Candy – prepare yourself for a 3 hour feast (we didn’t).

Must dos
Sleep No More – Probably one of the creepiest yet thrilling theatre experiences I’ve ever been part of. You’ll find yourself frantically chasing actors up and down stairs through dark corridors and rooms, trying to figure out what the hell is going on. I can’t even begin to describe what I saw, but I absolutely loved it (and was freaked out by it). Plain and simple this is a theatre experience you have to see for yourself.

The Immersion Room at Cooper Hewitt for some fun afternoon doodling and a great look at the history of design.

The High Line, always a highlight but this time especially so as we found a very welcome water feature at to cool our feet off (it was 34 degrees!) and we sat and enjoyed an ice cream cookie sandwich and reflected on how great life was right at that very moment.

The Whitney Museum of American Art (also know as the Whitney). I was quite taken with the delicious art by Wayne Thiebaud and especially his painting ‘Pie Counter’ (a copy of which is now on my wall at home).

The 9/11 museum, incredibly devastating but also totally worthwhile. I walked out completely speechless, something I’ll never forget.

Mid afternoon cocktails at the ridiculously cool Le Bain rooftop bar with sweeping Hudson River and city views. We were totally not cool enough for this, but we totally owned that rooftop for the afternoon.

Spend a bit of cash on Fifth Avenue shopping. We visited Fishs Eddy, Sephora and my all time favourite Madewell.

Finishing off our last night at The Met museum rooftop bar watching a spectacular sunset over Central Park.

P9010808IMG_1324 P9030858The Standard Hotel – High Line

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Russ & Daughters

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Creeping around the subway with our ‘Sleep No More’ masks

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Shopping at Fishs Eddy, Fifth Avenue
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Freedom Tower

‘Pie Counter’ by Wayne Thiebaud – Whitney Museum P9030886P9030875‘Phil’ by Chuck Close – Whitney Museum

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Views of Central Park from The Met rooftop bar
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THE best travelling buddies

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