Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Bauble Bar
Blouse: Chicwish; Culottes: c/o French Connection, old (Similar HERE & HERE); Heels: Steve Madden; Crossbody Bag: c/o Gigi NY; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo
Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Snakeskin Notebook: Graphic Image NY
Dress: Derek Lam 10 Crosby, old; Jacket: Topshop; Sneakers: Adidas; Sunglasses: Wildfox; Crossbody Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Left // Dress: Free People (Also available HERE & HERE); Heels: Steve Madden; Crossbody Bag: c/o Gigi NY; Choker: ASOS; Watch: Shinola; Earrings: Gorjana
Right // Heels: Steve Madden
Blazer: J.Crew; Blouse: Topshop; Shorts: Club Monaco; Heels: Banana Republic; Bag: Saint Laurent; Choker: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Accessory Concierge
Top: MLM Label (Also available in white HERE & black HERE); Shorts: Derek Lam 10 Crosby; Heels: Steve Madden; Crossbody Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Sunglasses: Wildfox; Scarf: H&M
Everyone knows that when it comes to hotels in NYC, your possibilities are quite endless. But what everyone doesn’t know is that there are hidden gems filled with history lessons perched around every corner.
I’ve stayed in countless hotels through the city during my many trips to the Big Apple: boutique hotels, trendy hotels, & even the mega hotels right in the heart of Times Square. But one thing that I always take into consideration is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! I really try to plan in advance & look at my itinerary, then figure out what neighborhood makes the most sense.
During my last trip to NYC for meetings, I knew I would find myself in Midtown the most. I wanted to be close enough to Fifth Avenue, Park Avenue, but I also wanted something fairly quiet…A) so I could ACTUALLY get some work done & B) because if you stay somewhere too busy, then traffic can be somewhat of a nightmare.
After weighing all my options, I found myself booking a week’s stay at the Intercontinental New York Barclay on East 48th Street between Lexington & Park Avenues! Not only was this location top notch given my schedule, but it was a hotel that I had never been to before…& that was a special treat. Filled with TONS of history, this hotel dates back all the way to 1926 & was originally constructed as a part of the Grand Central Terminal expansion. Recently, the Intercontinental New York Barclay was closed for 20 months & went through an entire remodel. The hotel, which has a chic residential vibe, re-opened it’s doors 3 months ago & debuted their new digs. Still keeping the original Federalist history of the building, the modern redesign felt fresh, crisp, & warm.
And a major perk? Not only were the rooms spacious & cozy, but the closet’s (yes, there were 2!) & the extra storage space were enough to make this fashion blogger smile!