NEW YORK

Postcards from New York

27 September 2014

Let’s take a stroll two weeks back to our trip to New York and Miami.

I know this is all a little overdue (yes, I’m still perfecting my blogging game), but I really wanted to share my travel experience with you all and maybe offer a few handy tips to anyone planning a trip to the USA in the near future.

New York has always been on my bucket list of things to do before I turn 30. I still can’t believe it’s taken me so long to pull it together. I guess I have Mr “Brass” to thank. Lol!

I started planning our trip late July 2014. At the time, I was hesitating between Thailand/Australia and NYC/Miami until I scored an amazing flight deal. I started searching for hotels shortly afterwards, with our usual preference for something modern and chic, and preferably close to Central Park. I then narrowed it down to a couple of hotels in Upper Manhattan before finally setting my heart on the Empire Hotel on the Upper Westside . And let me tell you, what a fabulous choice it was!

Elegant, Modern, and effortlessly glamorous, the Empire is a boutique Hotel located along West 63rd street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. With its edgy decor, the hotel offers sophisticated comfort, upscale amenities and five star guest service. The interior design reflects the earth tones of neighbouring Central Park and the modernism of Lincoln Center. It also boasts a spectacular rooftop pool deck and trendy bar terrace overlooking Upper Manhattan. So basically, not only is it the “port-of-call” par excellence during New York Fashion Week (ideally located just across from Lincoln Center where the majority of the MBFW take place annually), it definitely lives up to it’s “hottest-place-to-be” reputation. Thank you Chuck Bass….signed Gossip Girl. Lol!

The rest of our stay is best portrayed in images. But I’ll be sure to add a little explanatory text for all my dear bookworms.

Coming up, so stay tuned!

Ex oh! Ex oh!

Teekay

Up! Up! and away - New York Bound

Up! Up! and away – New York Bound

Beautiful Manhattan from Newark International

Beautiful Manhattan from Newark International

In transit between New Jersey and Manhattan

In transit between New Jersey and Manhattan

Columbus Circle, New York

Columbus Circle, New York

Trump International Hotel and Tower

Trump International Hotel and Tower

Yellow Cabs - a perfect New York cliché

Yellow Cabs – a perfect New York cliché

Fluorescent lights lead to the Empire Hotel...

Fluorescent lights lead to the Empire Hotel…

Welcome to the Immaculate Empire Hotel, New York

Welcome to the Immaculate Empire Hotel, New York

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The Empire Lobby and its iconic earthy and modern design

The Empire Lobby and its iconic earthy and modern design

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Ed's Chowder house - a perfect spot for a high-end breakfast

Ed’s Chowder house – a perfect spot for a high-end breakfast

Chic bathroom amenities

Chic bathroom amenities

Spacious suite designed to perfection

Spacious suite designed to perfection

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Rooftop bar terrace

Rooftop bar terrace

Welcome cocktails at the rooftop pool deck

Welcome cocktails at the rooftop pool deck

Incredible sunset view of Lincoln Center, Upper Manhatten

Incredible sunset view of Lincoln Center, Upper Manhatten

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Photos credits by Teekay
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Comments

  1. moonstone34

    28 September 2014 at 8:27 AM Reply

    Beautiful pictures! The Empire looks amazing, and the views from the roof top patio are stunning

    1. Teekay

      14 October 2014 at 4:03 PM Reply

      Thank you love xxx

  2. blogmoninstant

    30 September 2014 at 3:38 PM Reply

    Hello lovely !

    Wow, this is a dream come true, isn’t it ? I can’t wait to see more, New York is definitely on my “I-need-to-go-there-no-excuse” list, haha ! The hotel you stayed at looks awesome !

    Looking forward the next articles love !

    Xoxo,

    Marion. ♥

    1. Teekay

      14 October 2014 at 4:02 PM Reply

      Thank you love. I was sooo excited to have finally made the trip. Definitely go back soon God permitting. Hope you’ll like the next article.☺️

  3. Todd

    13 October 2014 at 8:34 AM Reply

    Beautiful photographs 🙂

    1. Teekay

      14 October 2014 at 3:59 PM Reply

      Thank you Todd xx

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