With winter upon us in Oz, most Aussies tend to travel to warmer weather. One of my favourites places has to be New York in Summer! Its scary to think that it was 2 years ago that I went (and had gone the year prior as well, I told you I loved New York!). With so many like minded peeps travelling to New York over summer, I wanted to share some of my favourite places to go while there!
Places to Eat and Drink
Amazing Italian! They have a rooftop restaurant which is a little expensive but worth it for the view as well. If you’re on a budget make sure to check out the food options in store- you’ll be overwhelmed by the choices! And make sure to check out the Nutella Bar.
Tourist central, but the view is amazing! This is a rooftop bar and the view is magical! Open for brunch until late into the evening. Sorry I don’t have any nice photos, but its definitely worth a visit.
I always started my day with a coffee or iced coffee from Dean and Deluca. A donut or yogurt and muesli is always a good option too….
Dumont Burger- 314 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn
Brooklyn is pretty special so if you have the time make sure to head out there on the subway. Dumont Burger is situated a fair bit away from the main shops on Bedford Avenue but it’s totally worth the walk! If you go on the weekend you may have to wait up to an hour (still worth it), but I recommend a weekday visit. For $16 you get a burger, plus the choice of salad, fries or onion rings.
They have a few locations in New York- even at JFK airport! Think of Shake Shack as a healthier alternative to fast food. The lines can be quite long, so I recommend going to the Times Square location after you see a Broadway show- that way you won’t have to wait too long. Make sure to get a burger and fries (avoid the cheese at all costs!- its gross yellow American cheese). For a burger and fries it’s about $9. In Sydney it’s equivalent to Burger Project.
If you have some spare time and enjoy a good facial make sure to check out Mario Badescu. Manhattan skincare range Mario Badescu are renowned for their incredible line (affordable and amazing!). The facial is 75 minutes and prices start at $60 plus tip. At the end you get a tailored skincare consultation with the option to purchase items and they’re not pushy at all. And all customers leave with a bag full of samples!
For all the lipstick addicts you have to go here to make your own lipstick! Make an appointment ahead of time as they get quite busy. Prices start from $35.
Hope you enjoyed this travel post! Feel free to comment with any questions about New York xx
**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
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