• Escape to New York

Escape to New York

After a few days spent soaking up the sun and riding her bike to the beach in Montauk, our muse and travel ambassador Marie-Laure from Le Monde est à Nous ended her trip exploring the streets of New York City. Here is the last and final part of her journey.

"Last but not least, we marked the last leg of our trip with two amazing days wandering in New York City.

Last time I came to NYC, it was in the winter. We went down to the Big Apple to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I still remember the feeling of the icy wind whipping wildly against my face and that I had to buy some accessories to protect myself against the polar cold.

This summer was a completely different type of experience. A stifling heat reigned in the midst of the city that neither my skin nor my hair could tolerate. I guess I experienced the both extremes.

We arrived in Soho and from the 14th floor my hotel room overlooked the stunning city and the iconic streets of NYC, giving me a nice perspective of the New Yorkers’ hectic life. Even this far up you could hear the resonant sound of horns and sirens coming from the busiest avenues.

View from the room – Syxty LS Hotel – 190 Allen Street, NY

We wandered around the city, discovering by chance pleasant shops where jewelry, designers, brokers and decorators were mixed up together with a harmony that was a constant pleasure for the eyes. It was a true pleasure and an endless inspiration: fabulous wallpapers, wall hangings in macramé, fine and delicate jewels, suncatchers, hanging floral composition. There were so many marvels! Next week, I’ll do a special feature on my blog about one shop that I fell in love the most.

Fedora & Army Of One

Lovely walk on the High Line

The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side. It offers an unique experience and scenic views with plenty of garden, resting places and cafés.

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We knew we couldn’t find anything better and so went back to the Tacombi restaurant. It was the same concept as the one in Montauk, but here they were serving tacos out of a converted VW bus. In an industrial, colorful and cool atmosphere, we took a mix of healthy juices and delicious tacos that had been prepared right in front of us. The minute you walk through this door, you can feel the good vibes, enthusiasm and smiles! I can't recommend it highly enough.

NoLita’s neighbourhood extends itself till the East of Soho, in this area we were immerged in a friendly atmosphere. You’ll discover pleasant cafés, cosy and relaxed places and shops.

Street walls & street style

New York Summer Guide

Cha Cha Matcha

373 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

For the Matcha lovers ! They do all king of recipes based on the green tea powder Matcha to suit all tastes; cake, limonade, iced, latte, ice cream,…

Love Adorned

269 ELIZABETH STREET, New York, NY 10012

This is a great concept store where designers pieces meet objects in small series – have a look at their website, you won’t be disapointed.

McNally Jackson Store Goods For The Study

234 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

This is a great shop for unique stationery lovers!

Tacombi Fonda Nolita

267 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

Great atmosphere during the day and great service.

Books & Wonder

18 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

This is a dreamy book store for kids and teenagers. Harry Potter’s fans shouldn't miss it. The place is huge and very well set out. The interior decoration is magic and offers a selection of amazing books.

SAUCE Restaurant

78 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

With a hint of unique Victorian ambiance, this Italian restaurant offers an amazing experience from the food lovingly cooked to the service.

Words by Marie-Laure Daillut from Le Monde est à Nous

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*Photos by Marie-Laure Daillut & Ladyslider