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My Travels

My Travels

My Favorite City

 I never tire of New York's abundant attractions

I never tire of New York's abundant attractions

When I was a child, I refused to pick a favorite color for fear of "hurting the other colors' feelings." I feel that way today when trying to choose my favorite city; however, just between you and me, it's New York. I fell in love with The Big Apple on my very first visit at age 9 and have remained smitten ever since. I lived there for nearly eight years throughout college and beyond and make a point to visit as often as possible. My love for New York has only deepened since moving back to my home state of California nearly 10 years ago. 

Here are some highlights from my most recent trip.

 A lovely way to spend the afternoon

A lovely way to spend the afternoon

1. The AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour

It was a cloudy, moody day, but all was warm and cozy inside the lovely Manhattan II yacht. Highlights of the 2.5-hour cruise included beautiful views of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge. The cruise departs daily at 1:30p from The Chelsea Piers (Pier 62).

 The Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center

The Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center

2. Crosby Street Hotel

This lovely boutique hotel in Soho is my pick for favorite downtown lodging (though The Greenwich is wonderful too). The interior design is chic and original and the service is impeccable. Contact me for rates and amenities. 

 Bubby's charming storefront.

Bubby's charming storefront.

3. Bubby's

This has been a personal favorite for years, and I felt particularly drawn to its comfort food offerings this visit. If you do find yourself staying at The Greenwich in TriBeCa, Bubby's is a mere block away.

4. The Mark

When you're craving Upper East Side luxury, nothing beats The Mark. It prides itself on being "New York's most boldly lavish hotel." Plus, it's proximal to some of Manhattan's finest museums, including my personal favorite, The Frick. Contact me for rates and amenities.

5. The Front Page

Seeing a Broadway show is one of the true treats of a New York visit. This play, about Newspapermen in 1920's Chicago, was right up my alley with its star-studded cast and snappy dialogue. It features John Slattery (Sterling!) and Robert Morse (Cooper!) along with Nathan Lane and John Goodman.

 

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