NY: West Village

west villageWell hello lovie!

I was lucky enough to recently spend my birthday wandering around the West Village and it’s definitely my favourite little piece of Manhattan!   I love the tree-lined streets, the cobblestones and the vibrant yet elegant architecture.  Here’s a few of my favourites that I wanted to share with you:

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Magnolia Bakery – you can’t go past the red velvet cupcake – divine!

Murray’s Cheese Shop – a cheese slice of heaven!  Get the experts to help you put together a cheese platter, grab a bottle of red and settle in for the night.

Bluestone Lane Coffee – Come and say G’day to the Aussies bringing the Melbourne coffee culture to NY.  Great coffee and the classic –  avocado smash.

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Studio Manhattan – a funky mix of bags, accessories and decor with a modern, New York, non-tourist slant.

Jonathan Adler – check out the beautiful candle range from this style guru.  I couldn’t go past the Champagne Pop followed closely by the Havana!

Diptyque – clearly I have a passion for candles!  I could have bought a dozen different fragrances here but my favourite find was the glass, mouth blown candle holders.

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Walk the High Line – this was a highlight!  Wander along this disused railway track that is now a fabulous urban park as it winds between the old warehouses and apartments giving great views and a different perspective of NY life.

Visit Carrie Bradshaw’s stoop – for those of us that were SATC fans, this is a fun photo-op!  If you’re not a fan then still wander the local streets and be charmed by the beautiful architecture.

Window Shop – my favourite street is Bleecker Street and even though I couldn’t afford the crazy prices, it was free for me to admire the beautiful and innovative window displays.  A girl can dream!

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The West Village is a must-do on any New York trip and I can’t wait to get back to eat more of those cupcakes!

Lisa xx