Eleven years ago when Rob and I were just young lovers wrapped up in a teenage romance we headed to New York for my 18th birthday which turned out to be the first of many holidays together and one that holds many many wonderful memories for us. Before we got married last year we vowed to return to NYC to celebrate our marriage and enjoy this very special city all over again…so here we are for a whole week! We arrived last night at the Citizen M hotel and were met with a very warm welcome on what was an exceptionally chilly night in the Big Apple. Just off Times Square slap bang in the centre of midtown Manhattan our hotel could not be in a more ideal spot for walking and exploring the city on foot. The rooms are small but perfectly formed and everything is funky, modern and operated from the mere touch of a button. Every room has a tablet that controls all its inner workings from the tv, mood lights, curtains, temperature, music and even artwork – much to the excitement of Rob who wanted to play with it all when we checked in despite it being 2am in the morning! The hotel were so sweet when we checked in and bumped us up a few floors for an even more spectacular city view and delivered some prosecco to our door as we were celebrating our honeymoon. 🙂
We awoke early on our first morning in the city and we only had one thing on our minds – pancakes! After a quick twitter consultation Tanya recommended Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien Hotel and boy oh boy were we in for a treat. After a hearty brunch of peach and walnut buttermilk pancakes (I was defeated after one!) we headed to Central Park to make the most of the fine, crisp yet sunny day with fresh snow underfoot. I honestly think Central Park is one of my favourite places in New York. Rob and I are a couple that love being active and enjoying the great outdoors. We are never happier than when we are walking around taking photos and soaking up all of the greatness that nature has to offer so an afternoon in Central Park was just want we craved on a sunny Saturday in New York. The sparkly white snow and cloudless skies made it even more magical and I loved heading over to see the Alice in Wonderland sculpture which I had never seen before on my previous visits to NYC and is a real secluded treat nestled in the heart of the park.
Quick blurb about my outfit: Trench coat is from River Island, ROMWE tartan scarf, Converse high-tops, Accessorize faux fur headband and my beloved Mulberry Bayswater tote.
Right must dash, off for some pizza at Don Antonio’s tonight which has come highly recommended from a few friends and I cannot wait. I can practically smell the warm sourdough rising and melting mozzarella as I type. I hope you will enjoy these style of posts of the next few days and hopefully my New York diaries will give you some ideas and inspirations if you have a visit planned soon.