There’s no time more magical than the holidays in New York.
For the ultimate urban getaway, nothing surpasses the English charm and modern sophistication of London. With its civilized afternoon teas, streets peppered with cabbies, and stunning spots like Big Ben, the city has long been a destination for fans of the Queen and Rolling Stones alike.
It’s been years since I made a proper visit over the pond to the UK but all that changed by booking a trip overseas to spend a weekend in London. I packed a carry-on and hopped on the red-eye to Gatwick for a quick jaunt to one of my favorite cities.
There is no better time to visit Manhattan than the fall. In just the last couple weeks my inbox has been flooded with friends wondering where to visit on their upcoming trips, so I’m sharing my local’s guide to New York City.
When it comes to planning a getaway from NYC, nothing beats a weekend in upstate New York. Once you leave the city, the honking horns and urban hustle fade away quickly. Instead, the sweeping countryside is dotted with artisan shops, cider mills, and farmstands stocked with local produce.
One of my summer highlights was a trip to upstate New York that ended with a visit to the farm at Stone Barns. I’d stopped by last year but after watching an episode of Netflix’s Chef’s Table highlighting Dan Barber’s restaurant Blue Hill, I knew I wanted to make a trip back.
Paris Fashion Week arrives tomorrow and has me thinking about the summer I lived in the beautiful city. Though I won’t be hopping the pond for Paris Fashion Week this season, I’m sharing some of the must-see spots in my favorite city.
When NYFW rolls around in September, it always feels like the beginning of a new school year. The summer holiday has ended but a week of inspiring fashion shows and street style looks lie ahead. Navigating between the back-to-back shows and appointments can leave little time to plan where to grab a bite or perhaps a cocktail
Just two hours north of New York City lies the Hudson Valley: a rural getaway with fresh air, roadside farmstands, and zero honking taxis within earshot. Needing a few days to unwind in the countryside, I escaped the city for a weekend in the Hudson Valley at Hasbrouck House.
There’s something about the California coast that draws me back again and again. Maybe it’s the turquoise water and Baja fish tacos or the perpetual cloudless days and sunny California attitude that keep me coming. I grew up visiting San Diego each summer and returned last month for a family trip. Over the years, our family has found spots we always stop at but we made our way to some newer places that came with high recommendations from friends. Ahead, my favorite places in San Diego for your next visit!