There’s a million and one reasons we can think of to head to NYC; the innovative cuisine, to marvel at the out-of-this-world skyscrapers, soak up the culture of some of the best museums and galleries, or even just to feel the city’s unmatched energy. After a recent visit to New York, Anna rounds up her must-see places, spots to eat and sleep, and what to do in the Big Apple…
Anna wearing new Isabel Marant Etoile Estine dress at Soho House New York
FOR A CHIC STAY
Soho House sohohouseny.com - Situated in the Meatpacking District, Manhattan, it is well worth the stay here if you are a member.
The Ludlow ludlowhotel.com - Located in the Lower East Side, the Ludlow Hotel has a great vibe and is reasonably priced.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge 1hotels.com/brooklyn-bridge - Reclaimed materials and naturally sourced furnishings add to 1 Brooklyn's distinctive eco-friendly, industrial-chic style. The real highlight is the rooftop pool!
FOR A BIT OF CULTURE
The Vessel, Hudson Yards - The extraordinary centerpiece of Hudson Yards is its spiral staircase, a soaring new landmark meant to be climbed. Imagined by London-born Thomas Heatherwick, online booking encouraged!
World Trade Centre
9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero - An incredibly moving memorial, beautiful but heartbreaking.
The High Line thehighline.org - A nonprofit organization and public park on the West Side of Manhattan, sat atop of the streets of NYC gives you the best view of the city. Perfect for people watching!
The Statue of Liberty
River Cruise - Take a trip around Manhattan Island and view the skyline from afar, also get up close with the Statue of Liberty. Make sure to go on a boat with a guide to learn all about the city!
Anna wearing Isabel Marant Etoile's Obira coat by Brooklyn Bridge
FOR YOUR WELLBEING
SoulCycle soul-cycle.com - The typical cycle workout, you'll leave feeling great and refreshed.
The Class theclass.com - A transformative workout of the body and mind - prepare to let it all go with bouncing, shouting and dancing. Anna comments 'I love this workout because you can’t find anything like it in London and it is uplifting and exhilarating but… it probably only works with the New Yorkers.'
FOR A SPOT OF LUNCH
Birds of a Feather birdsofafeatherny.com - A Chinese restaurant with exceptional Dim Sum (be sure to order the snow peas too).
Dinner at Meadowsweet
FOR DINNER A DEUX
Meadowsweet meadowsweetnyc.com - With a recent Michelin star under its belt, this restaurant serves up amazing food and has a nice relaxed atmosphere with a young crowd.
A personal favourite, ATLA restaurant
ATLA atlanyc.com - A downtown Mexican eatery courtesy of Mr Enrique Olvera and Ms Daniela Soto-Innes, each course has a modern-day twist. The Mezcal is a must.
Anna outside James Perse store, wearing a jumpsuit by the label
FOR A BIT OF RETAIL THERAPY
James Perse - Anna's go-to shop in NYC. Soon to be stocked in ANNA, watch this space!
Loveshack Fancy - Situated on Bleecker St, this is the best area for shopping in NYC and Loveshack Fancy is the ideal place to get your boho fix. Expect romantic bohemian dresses and tops.
Totokaelo - Anna's go-to for high-end luxury brands in an amazing 5-story shop in Bowery (also a shop on Crosby)... prepare the wallet for a battering!
Anine Bing - An interesting American collection, well-priced French-inspired brand. Well worth a look if you are in the area!