New York autumn vibes. I have just been five days in this amazing city which I have missed since my last visit, which was 2 and a half year ago. I am finally back and this is what I explored among other things. I went with my boyfriend and I had friends in the city too who I also hung out with and gave me great tips about where to go!
If you like healthy salads, delicious smoothies and vegan dairy-free cakes, like me, Butcher’s Daughter is the place to go. The cute café makes amazing avocado toast, kale salad and much more. Further you add a funky smoothie “Brass Monkey”, “7 Minutes in Heaven”, or other delicious smoothies.
Butcher’s Daughter has a small to-go shop next to their café on Kenmare street.
I stayed at The Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca, which was high luxury and cool. They have a fabulous spa and well-equipped gym.
Every morning started like this, espresso’s, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, and more espresso’s.
Restaurant Balthazar is definitely worth a visit.
New York view from the roof top of Soho House New York.
We went to Soho House for drinks and snacks.
Another cool café spots are, JacksWifeFreda which has two cafés; one in Soho and one in West Village. I went for the one in Soho with a girlfriend of mine and the food was healthy and delicious.
Ordering a “Green Shakshuka” to the left, which is a middle eastern traditional breakfast dish and a marinated tofu on veggie pasta, to the right.
If you are into the Matcha-trend that is going on right now you have to visit, Chalait in west village. I have just been to Tokyo two weeks ago and I must be honest at confess that this is on of the best matcha latte on almond milk I have had after Tokyo.
If you are into sport and like to explore new kinds of sports places and exercises, Soul Cycle is a must to try. Soul Cycle is very popular and they have studios all over New York. I went to their studio in Soho on Crosby Street and I got positively surprised by how sweet the staff is and how they help you set your bike and make you feel safe in this maniac-spinning class.
First of all, I am not into spinning. I do not do spinning because I thing it is boring. To sit on a bike for an hour and bump the wheels is not for me but I was very determined on trying Soul Cycle as many of my friends love it and are addicted to it.
The spinning room was dark, loud music was playing, five huge candle lights were firing and this insanely fit and beautiful teacher, Paige walked in. She told ud to get ready and 3, 2, 1 – then the class began. She made the music louder and then she wanted the class to spin in the pace of the music. It was much harder than it sounded. Following we went up on the big, did push-ups on the bike while spinning, and there was also weights on the bikes that Paige instructed us to use in the second half of the class.
The class was really fun but tuff and my legs was burning the entire class.
I also went to the gym at my hotel, The Greenwich Hotel which has a nice gym. I did “Day 2” in my bootcamp program – see here
And I always remember to stretch out after class to get lean muscles and decrease tensions in my body. Shopping:
I went around in soho, tribeca and west village for shopping. I especially love the american brands/stores: Rag & Bone, Intermix, Anine Bing, and Reformation (below is Reformation)My fitting room in Reformation
I hope you can use some of my New York visits.
From the big apple