Broadway

Broadway

Dry my tears, please, mi amors. This post concludes the photo segment of my New York City adventures. It seems difficult to fully explain my love of this city without digging out some cheesy lyrics, so…

Here are a few musical somethings to get you in that Empire State of Mind.

NYC Taxi Peeping

NYC Taxi Peeping

The Colourful Streets of New York

The Colourful Streets of New York

Frank Gehry's Beekman Tower

Frank Gehry's Beekman Tower

Panda at Central Park Zoo

The Manfriend at Central Park Zoo

Penguins at Central Park Zoo

Penguins at Central Park Zoo

central park zoo

Bird at Central Park Zoo

Bird at Central Park Zoo

Red Pandas at Central Park Zoo

Red Pandas at Central Park Zoo

Sea Lion at Central Park Zoo

Sea Lion at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

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Top of The Rock

Top of The Rock

The Handsome Manfriend

The Handsome Manfriend

MOMA

MOMA

Chipotle

Chipotle

Ben Stiller filming Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller filming Walter Mitty

5th Avenue

5th Avenue

Steps at The Met

Steps at The Met

(Yes…I purposefully Gossip Girl-ified this.)

hotel elysee
Day Three of The Hotel Tour of New York and the photos say it all, really. The Hotel Elysee wins the trophy for Best Hotel In The World.

Just steps from the fictional offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (remember, I love Mad Men), the Presidential Suite met all of my wildest New York fantasies. With a baby grand piano on one end, the living room alone had been more spacious than any hotel room I have been in for years. To boot, the suite was an interior design love fest which featured a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, a party-friendly dining table, and a bedroom terrace looking out onto 54th Street.

And that is just the hotel room. The Hotel Elysee is home to the world-renowned Monkey Bar, and just around the corner you will have quick access to 5th Avenue (aka shopper’s paradise; Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co, etc) and Central Park. I plan to live here.

Tel: (212) 753-1066/Toll Free: (800) 535-9733/Fax: (212) 980-9278
E-Mail:

*The extras!
HKHotels Signature Style of Hospitality and Value included at no extra charge:
*Bountiful European style breakfast buffet
*Selection of coffee, tea, cookies, and fruits throughout the day
*Wine & cheese receptions evenings from 5-8pm (hello, Prosecco)
*Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access
*Complimentary passes to nearby New York Sports Club

Total Added Value: $110 per person or $220 per couple, per night!
* Wine and cheese is served on all evenings except Sunday at Hotel Giraffe and Saturday and Sunday at the Hotel Elysee

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Bergdorfs

Bergdorfs

Last Friday I returned to London from an extended (and much needed) vacation in the good old U.S. of A. I kid you not. It literally took one of my best friends’ weddings to remind me to take a break. Said best friend (who has only ever been called “P Sawyer”) lives in Indiana, and – as a former resident of the state – I know that it is not the most desirable vacation spot, thus organised a few days before and after my week in Indiana to be spent in New York.

546 photos and four hot dogs later, I’m in love. While I culled the photos down, there are still enough to split into two parts (and five hotel reviews – woops!).

Enjoy Part One!

First Sights of NYC

First Sights of NYC

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