Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Musts for the Big Apple.

I recently commented on Fabulous K's blog. On this article. She was excited about an upcoming trip to NYC, her first time. I noted that she mentioned hitting up Wicked on Broadway and that her pics reflected very much the Times Square tourist dream. So many of us know how that dream of lights and drama soon turns into exhaustion, frustration and a gray lunch at the Olive Garden. I wanted to throw some suggestions her way that would get her out of the tourist trap but still into the very best of what NYC has to offer. I gave her some unsolicited advice of musts in the big apple, and while looking at them I realized that they are damn good suggestions, so why not share. So here goes:

1. If you can catch anything at Lincoln Center, do. The Chagall windows alone are worth the visit. It'll be Opera Season soon, the best time of the year! Here's a calendar.

2. Head downtown. Soho, East Village, and Greenwich Village are not to be missed.

3. Eat at Supper. Great prices, wine, atmosphere, and above all great food. Supper: 156 East 2nd Street.

4. Go to the top floor of Bergdorf Goodman after a long day of sightseeing. Not too late though, it closes at 9. Check out the impeccably curated collection of home-wares that Bergdorf's has and then treat yourself to a fabulous cocktail or glass of champagne at the cafe. It's so beautiful, it will blow your mind. I used to sit there with a good book and a strong martini and while away the afternoon on a rainy weekend. I think that's what I miss the most about NY.

Obviously this is not even a cross-section of things to do, but it's a start. I'll try to add to the list as things occur to me.

Tot Ziens.

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