April 17, 2014

Chelsea Market & High Line

Photographs by myself and Katherine Misogas

Anybody who spends ten minutes with me knows that one of my favorite places in the city is Chelsea Market and the High Line. I used to live a few blocks from here, and my perfect day would involve grabbing a sandwich and soda from Lobster Place before settling down on the High Line to eat and watch the view. There is definitely no shortage of things to eat inside, and your taste buds will never be bored. So, as the weather warms up, grab a friend (or a date) and head on down to soak up some rays.

chelsea market | website - high line | website

April 11, 2014

The Cloisters

Another gem that many should make the time to see while in Manhattan is The Cloisters. Set on the top of a hill overlooking the city, The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring medieval works of art. I love this museum because it's the perfect size to keep visitors busy, but not overwhelm. Not only is the architecture gorgeous as well, but it holds an incredibly wide range of medieval art. When the weather is warm, there's a gorgeous garden to check out, as well as an outdoor cafe. Although it's quite a trip to make it all the way up, it'll be worth your while. 

cloisters | website

April 3, 2014

Top of the Rock

 Photos by Katherine Misogas

Top of the Rock is one of those places where I walk by a thousand times in the city, but haven't bothered to check it out. I'm glad that I finally made it up to the observatory deck because the views are definitely stunning. You can pre-purchase tickets online, or get them onsite. Although there is a line to buy tickets, there are handy kiosks that do they job (and nobody seems to notice them). A quick elevator ride up to the top and you're ready for a stunning view of the city.

top of the rock | website

March 29, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Central Park

Photographs by Katherine Misogas

In an attempt to escape the bone chilling cold New York faced this week, my friend and I scuttled inside The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Despite having price plaques, the museum is technically on a donation only basis. Queue up, pay, and you'll be handed a sticker to slap on your shirt. It's always nice to wander the halls of The Met, and you'll always discover something new no matter how many times you go. I personally love the Egyptian wing, but there is always so much to see! Afterwards, we walked through Central Park and meandered through the zoo before finally settling down for dinner. It was nice to see that despite the cold, a few American Robins had come out to play. 

The metropolitan museum of art | website

March 25, 2014

Full Circle

Photographs by Katherine Misogas
Dress: c/o eShakti (see their facebook, pinterest, and twitter) / Sweater: J. Crew / Leather Jacket: BDG (similar here) / Heels: Nine West (similar here) / Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (similar here)

Watercolor Dots

I totally fell in in love with this dress' color-blocked pattern and it's feminine shape. The cut definitely gives the dress a full shape and a modest (yet flirty) feeling. I threw on a sweater over the top to keep warm, and layered my leather jacket on top for a masculine touch to balance out the feminine features.