After exploring our gorgeous hotel for the long weekend, we hit the streets on New York. We had blow drys booked at The dry bar to start to day so we took a walk through the nearby financial district on the way to our appointments.
It was incredible to see how much its changed since I was last here. The new world trade center train station is absolutely stunning and definitely worth a stop if you like architecture.
I do think that a blow dry is the prefect start to the weekend, and the dry bar is my go to blow dry bar when im in NYC. Its so simple and easy and the staff are always so fun and easy to chat to.
After some very fabulous blow drys we walked up through to Soho to Dominique Ansel bakery to introduce the girls to blossoming hot chocolates and cronuts. I wrote about the London Dominique Ansel here if you fancy taking a look.
Iv decided that Autumn might just be my favorite season to visit NYC as its the perfect temperature and everywhere is decorated for the holidays. I just loved all the different types of pumpkins and squashes everwhere.
The cronuts really are worth the visit. I had the October (monthly special) Cranberry Pistachio Cronut filled with homemade cranberry jam and pistachio ganache. It was absolutely incredible
After a little more exploring we headed to lunch at Balthazar. Iv been visiting Balthazar for around 8 years now and am a massive fan of the french onion soup (you can thank me later). As the girls hadn't been before it was the perfect Saturday afternoon spot for a bottle of wine and lunch.
I was actually amazed at how incredibly busy Balthazar still is after all these years. I'm clearly not the only one which french onion soup cravings.
On a serious note I definitely recommend making a reservation if your time precious. If not pull up a seat by the bar, order a bottle of your favorite and people watch until a table becomes available.
Trust us to fall upon an English specialty shop, and naturally we HAD to get a shot. I have it on good authority they sell the absolute best homemade pork pies BTW.
After lunch we walked through the meat packing district down to Chelsea market. If you haven't been and are in any way a foodie, I absolutely recommend adding it to you to visit list next time you’re in NYC. It is just the loveliest indoor market in such a cool part of New York.
I hope you enjoyed day one of our girls trip to NYC, check back later this week for more
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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