Wanderluster and marketing manager of handbag label MISCHA, Camilla Mount takes us on a city tour in our exclusive MISCHA New York Travel Guide
New York, New York! What else do you go to the Big Apple for but for scrumptious food, Broadway shows and lots of shopping! It’s everything you would expect and more; crazy, smelly and busy, but that’s what makes up this city’s character.
Everything from grilled cheese to curry, this indoor food hall right by The High Line offers an array of cuisines. Grab a taco or two from Los Tacos No.1 then make your way to The Lobster Place seafood market for fresh Maine lobster and oysters. Their Manhattan clam chowder is delicious too!
RUSS & DAUGHTERS
You cannot go to New York and not eat a bagel. Order ‘The Classic’ board that comes with smoked salmon, red onion, tomatoes and of course cream cheese! If you still have space, try their Matzo Ball soup.
A must when in New York, this no-frills deli serves mouth-watering pastrami sandwiches and Jewish deli classics.
Hit up this weekend foodie market in Williamsburg (on every Saturday) for everything from ramen burgers to hibiscus donuts. Make sure you go on an empty stomach, they serve large portions and options are aplenty.
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LE BAIN AT THE STANDARD
A penthouse club and rooftop terrace with cool vibes (just imagine where all the cool kids would hang out). Arrive early to get a spot on the pink lounges before sunset. Grab a cocktail pitcher and enjoy the breathtaking skyline views. If you’re peckish, opt for the crêperie on the rooftop!
An intimate bar in a converted apartment frequented by Broadway stars. We saw Olivia Wilde here during our visit!
THE ROOF AT PUBLIC
A newly opened hotspot, Public is THE place for sundowners and great city vistas. We spotted Jenna Lyons here chatting over drinks with a friend. Clearly the new ‘it’ spot to be.
Over in Brooklyn, this wraparound terrace situated on the 22nd floor of The William Vale hotel offers jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Order a drink, kick back and take it all in!
MOMOFUKU MILK BAR
Treat yo self and grab a few of the delicious cookies for friends back home.
This lovely boutique in Williamsburg stocks a curated selection of cute jewelry pieces and neat gifts.
ARTISTS & FLEAS
This weekend-only indoor market in Brooklyn sells everything from handmade jewelry, arts and crafts pieces, to vintage clothes and antiques. It’s just a short walk from Smorgasburg food market so fuel up on food then head here for some mid-afternoon shopping!
TOP OF THE ROCK
It can get a bit touristy, but ascending to the 86th floor of the Rockefeller Centre is well worth it, giving you 360-degree vistas of New York City.
Tip: Buy your tickets online in advance to avoid the long queues there.
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AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
One of the largest museums in the world, you will be kept busy for several hours while you stroll through the fascinating exhibits.
From The Book of Mormon to Hamilton, the choices of Broadway shows are endless in New York.
Tip: Head to TKTS in Times Square to purchase discounted tickets on the day.
Take a stroll around the iconic park and people watch at Sheep Meadow. Should you feel romantic, take a rowboat around the lake.