Karla Huang, Designer at Nadia Minkoff travelled to NY with her 3 year old inquisitive toddler, Jo.
Return flight to NY with British Airways approx. £540 return (correct in July 2017)
Bag: The Finsbury backpack from Not on The High Street
Stayed at: Park Lane Hotel, NY Room for 3 starts at US$260 per night. Great location on Central Park and a minute away from 5th Avenue subway but can’t recommend: bad service, over crowded, short staffed, dated ( but clean), expensive for the standard and room price did not include breakfast, never a good thing with a toddler!
The statue of Liberty, of course! We took the Ferry from Battery park,Manhattan
Madame Tussauds NYC , Jo managed to catch a ride with ET
Ripleys New York, conveniently located on Times Square, Jo loved the optical illusions
High Line Park, such a fantastic public park built on the historic freight rail line above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. A different view of the Big Apple
Chelsea Market– great for mum & toddler, plenty to eat and some great pop-up shops for much needed retail therapy. It was a cold day so we chose to have Jewish Chicken Soup at Friedmans
9/11 memorial– Very impressive, the size and the concept works so well.
Rockefeller Centre- Such an exciting place to be, inside and out. Beautiful Art Deco interiors, places to eat and great shops, plenty of street performers outside. We chose to see if Bill’s burgers were really as good as they say… and they were
Lady M Cake Boutique- sometimes you just need to spend money on a piece of beautiful cake
Peter Luger Steak House, Best steak and fries but be sure to book a month ahead!
Brooklyn Flea Market/Dumbo– Great market stalls and food ,we had Shanghai pancakes, they were spicy but they were good!
City Kitchen/Times Square- Hello to the American fast food court , just as you imagine it, with plenty of great choice but it’s not cheap!
Jo’s Highlights were: The Ferry to The Statue of Liberty, Central park, but best of all The Sea Glass Carousel
I loved my Finsbury backpack , trust me although I work for an accessory company I am a very fussy customer. It was just so comfortable, so great to have my hands free at all time , it’s lightweight and it looks great.