When thinking of places to visit during my upcoming trip to New York, I felt like the best thing to do was consult a wonderful blogger who lives in the heart of it. Ladies and gents, meet Kat from With Love From, Kat. She’s here to give us a little peek at her favorite spots in good ol’ New York.

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I got so excited when Amanda asked me to give recommendations for her upcoming trip to New York City.  I love sharing my favorite city spots with visitors!  There are so many amazing places to stay, see, and eat, but here are a few of my favorites! xx Kat

Fave Hotel – The Standard (http://www.withlovefromkat.com/2012/04/standard.html) if you want to go out- it’s in the heart of the Meatpacking District where all of the best bars and clubs are and Gramercy Park Hotel (http://www.withlovefromkat.com/2012/04/gramercy-park-hotel.html) if you want to relax- the decor is romantic and intimate, plus you get a key to the private Gramercy Park during your stay.

Fave Small Clothing Boutique – Wink because they carry items in all different price ranges and styles – there is really something for everyone!  They have locations both uptown and downtown.

Fave Home Store – Jonathan Adler for fun pillows and quirky knick knacks, and Calypso Home for pretty much everything (I wish I could decorate my whole apartment from there!)

Fave Bakery/Café – Laduree (http://www.withlovefromkat.com/2011/12/laduree.html) for the most delicious macarons and Nespresso for the best latte you’ll ever have.

Best spot for breakfast – Peels for their divine cheddar scrambled eggs on a homemade biscuit and Freemans for a delicious bellini and bacon mac ‘n cheese.

Best spot for cocktail hour – The Standard Grill; great location, atmosphere and cocktail menu, what more could you ask for?!

Best spot for dinner – Tipsy Parson because it’s a cozy Chelsea neighborhood spot that serves gourmet comfort food.

Must see places in NY- The Frick Museum because it is a historical mansion on the Upper East Side with an incredible art collection and Central Park because it is beautiful at anytime of year.

Best area to walk around- West Village where you can admire charming townhouses, do some vintage shopping, and pop into local cafes along the way.


Thanks Kat, I can’t wait to check a few of these places out! New York, here I come!












  • Kat

    thanks so much for having me Amanda! love how you laid this out!