I was in New York City for the fourth time ever last week. I was there for work, and while I did share some of the Kips Bay Show House (the real reason I was there), no trip to NYC is complete without a little bit of sightseeing.
Since I have done the whole tourist side of things (Times Square, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, etc.), I decided to stick to Central Park this time around. It is easily my favorite of the big touristy spots in NYC. There are so many people everywhere in the city, but in Central Park, it doesn't bother me one bit. I actually wish that more cities had something even mildly comparable to Central Park.
I stayed at The Rodgers Hotel, a boutique hotel in the Upper East Side. I loved the vibe and the decor - just a really great modern and eclectic space. The rooms were small, as I suppose must be the case in NYC, but super nice and the location was exactly what I needed.
I did a lot of walking on Madison between my hotel and Central Park. I obviously had to stop and do a little bit of shopping. I picked up a shirt from J. Crew and a jacket from Michael Kors.
The best part of the trip was having some time to get dinner and catch up with my friend Stephanie, who now lives in NYC. We haven't seen each other for about a year or so, maybe even longer, so it was just so lovely. Ultimately it was a quick but productive trip.
A recap of my trip to Arizona will be on the blog next week.
Have a great Thursday!