New York

The Blue Box Cafe

Best for: πŸ½β˜•οΈπŸ°πŸ₯“πŸ₯–πŸ₯‘πŸ‡πŸ³πŸ₯‚

Location: 4th floor,Tiffany’s, 5th Avenue

Why is it so awesome: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Say no more!

Vibe: Ladies wot brunch

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food: Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2018

Review roundup: Having been a massive fan of the film and of the little blue box (why do presents always seem so special in that box!) I was disappointed a few years ago when I discovered you can’t actually have breakfast at Tiffany’s. You could get a Starbucks and stand outside and get a photo (yup we did that and was fun!) but this…. finding out they had actually opened a cafe in store. Dreams do come true! However dreams were also quite stressful to secure… so booking opens a month before and you have to be ready and on it the minute it opens… as boom booked out in 1 min! However the next day I went for 2nd time lucky… and I was ready and prepared (note pre load all your details incl credit card) for second choice. I got it, not quick enough for breakfast but lunch. A little disappointed but still… then I got a cancellation for breakfast on the original day I wanted! So. Happy!

And it did not disappoint … especially on discovering they now had a bubble licence (previously not!). It wasn’t over priced as you’d expect and the service was impeccable. I even got a free gluten free brownie! πŸͺ (Note if you not familiar with NYC you need your whole party to have arrived to be seated)

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The Loeb Boathouse

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸΈπŸ½

Location: In Central Park.

Why is it so awesome: The setting… by the lake in the park. A little slice of heaven.

Vibe: Chilled & classy

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food: Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2013

Review roundup: Just gorgeous and with options for the indoor restaurant or the outdoor bar or even cafe. Peaceful and perfect!

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The Campbell Bar

Best for: 🍸🍷🍹

Location: Central station

Why is it so awesome: A hidden almost secret hideaway

Vibe: Classy & cosy

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food: Yes – snacks

Last visited /photos taken: 2013

Review roundup: Judging from the website they have had a refurb since I was last there but seems to only have added to the elegance of it. Was a perfect post dinner cocktail and chats place!

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Avocaderia

Best for: πŸ₯‘

Location: There’s 2; Industrial City, Brooklyn & Terminal Stores, Chelsea, Manhattan.

Why is it so awesome: First avo Bar!

Vibe: Quiet

Prosecco price: πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ

Food: πŸ₯‘πŸ˜‚

Last visited /photos taken: 2018

Review roundup: I went to the Chelsea and second one. I think the Brooklyn one is much bigger and busier. This one was very much like a drive through version (just on foot!) there were some tables but as was in a shopping centre lacked atmosphere but totally worth going for your healthy hangover cure! SO many options!

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Also…. places I don’t have pictures of but fully recommend:

Central Station Oyster bar & resturant. We went for dinner – they been serving seafood for 100 years. πŸ˜³πŸ‘Tables were dressed down so you could go super dressey or completely not!! Worth a booking for sure!

Brooklan piers for drinks and pizza πŸ• very low key but stunning views over the city

Plus walk across Brooklan Bridge at night – Beautiful!!! But make sure you go from Brooklan across to the city for the city sky line views.

Also walk the Highline. Built above the city it’s quirky and some great view points. There’s also some great shops by it!

Lastly…

If you were ever a fan of Some classic TV shows set in NYC then…

For Gossip girl you need to go to; central station (cue Serena’s first entrance), Empire hotel (where’s there’s a chuck bass cocktail and of course the steps at The Met

There’s also the building used for the ‘friends’ exterior and the steps leading up to Carrie bradshaws apartment!

This website is super helpful if you don’t want to do an official tour but potter along yourself: Click here


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