New York City is always a good idea, which is why my friend and blogger Natalie Ast and I booked a trip to the big apple over Memorial Day weekend. It’s the perfect place to go for a quick weekend getaway when you’re on a budget, and need a break from work…and life. But what really made this trip possible was our friends over at Expedia.ca who hooked us up with a two-night stay at the Carnegie Hotel.
We were lucky enough to get the second largest room in the hotel (on the 17th floor), which featured a king-size bed, a double vanity and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Complementary breakfast was provided, which is often hard to find, as well as wine and cheese hour hosted every evening.
Apart from being absolutely stunning design-wise, the location was perfect for our short stay.
Literally walking distance to Time Square, Central Park and Fifth Avenue.
On our first day in New York, we spent the afternoon at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art where we perused through the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibit, which was phenomenal. Later that night, I witnessed my very first ballet at the Lincoln Center. We watched A Midsummer Night’s Dream and it was everything I imagined, and more.
Day two we spent in SoHo – here’s Natalie and I with our Ladurée bags in hand. If you haven’t tried their macarons, I strongly suggest you do! My favourite flavours right now are pistachio, orange blossom and cognac. Simply the best!
We also grabbed lunch at Numero 28 Pizzeria, which was delicious! However, Natalie’s gluten-free version wasn’t the tastiest.
After all that, we somehow managed to walk half way across the Brooklyn Bridge. The view of Manhattan definitely made it worth it.