Updated: Nov 28
I absolutely love taking girls trips! They’re special because you get to have experiences that you may not otherwise with a significant other or with children. It’s a time to be a little selfish, over indulgent, and just let loose! I’m sharing my favorite things and places in NYC for you to have the ultimate girls trip of a lifetime.
I am thrilled to share my recent experience at one of New York City's most iconic hotels, Martinique New York. Nestled in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, this historic hotel is a blend of French Renaissance style and modern luxury, offering an unforgettable stay.
As I stepped into Martinique New York, I was immediately captivated by the grandeur of the lobby. The high ceilings, adorned with intricate moldings, and the stunning chandeliers, created an atmosphere of timeless elegance. The centerpiece of the lobby, however, was the magnificent marble staircase. This architectural marvel, with its ornate railings and polished steps, was like stepping back in time. It was easy to imagine the countless stories that have unfolded on these stairs over the past century.
The accommodations at Martinique New York were equally impressive. My room was spacious and tastefully decorated, with a comfortable bed and a stunning view of the bustling city below. The attention to detail was evident in every aspect of the room, from the plush linens to the modern amenities. Despite being in the heart of the city, the room was remarkably quiet, providing a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of NYC.
One of the highlights of my stay at Martinique New York was the fitness center. As someone who likes to maintain a regular workout routine, even while traveling, I was pleased to find a state-of-the-art fitness center. It was equipped with a variety of machines and peloton bikes, catering to all fitness levels. The fitness center was clean, well-maintained, and open 24/7, allowing me to fit in a workout whenever it was convenient.
The on-site restaurant at Martinique New York is The Press Club Grill. Located in the heart of Manhattan, this restaurant offers a unique blend of classic American fare with a modern twist.
As I walked into The Press Club Grill, I was immediately struck by the warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant has a vintage charm. The soft, ambient lighting and the hum of conversation created a cozy and relaxed vibe, making it a perfect spot for a casual dinner or a special occasion.
The menu at The Press Club Grill is a delightful mix of comfort food and innovative dishes. I started my meal with tater tots, which was a revelation. The tater tots were perfectly crispy and bursting with flavor.
For the main course, we opted for the Beef Wellington. The meat was cooked to perfection, tender and juicy with a beautiful crust on the outside. The portion size was generous, and the presentation was visually appealing.
No meal is complete without dessert, and The Press Club Grill did not disappoint. I indulged in the bananas foster Creme brûlée , which was creamy, rich, and just the right amount of sweet. It was the perfect ending to a fantastic meal.
My dining experience at The Press Club Grill was nothing short of amazing. The cozy ambiance, the delicious food, and the excellent service all contributed to a memorable evening. If you're in NYC and looking for a place to enjoy a great meal, I highly recommend The Press Club Grill.
But what truly sets Martinique New York apart is the exceptional service. From the moment I arrived, the staff went above and beyond to ensure my stay was comfortable and enjoyable. They were professional, friendly, and always ready to assist with any requests or queries.
In conclusion, my stay at Martinique New York was a delightful blend of luxury, history, and exceptional service. The grand marble staircase, the elegant lobby, the modern fitness center, and the comfortable accommodations all contributed to an unforgettable experience. Whether you're visiting NYC for business or pleasure, I highly recommend Martinique New York for a truly unique and memorable stay.
Next up: A Tea-riffic Adventure: My Experience on the Tea Around Town Double Decker Tour Bus in NYC.
As a tea enthusiast and an avid explorer, this tour was the perfect blend of my two passions.
The Tea Around Town tour is a unique concept that combines sightseeing with the pleasure of tasting different teas from around the world. The tour takes place on a classic double-decker bus, offering panoramic views of the city's iconic landmarks while sipping on a variety of teas.
As I boarded the bus, I was greeted by the friendly staff and the aroma of freshly brewed tea. The interior of the bus was charmingly decorated with tea-related decor and flowers, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
The tour started in Midtown Manhattan, and as the bus meandered through the bustling streets, our knowledgeable guide shared fascinating facts about the city and the teas we were about to taste. The tea was rich and flavorful, and the view was simply breathtaking.
We were treated to a traditional afternoon tea, complete with scones, finger desserts, and a selection of finger sandwiches. It was delish and the perfect amount of food! With a premium ticket you got complimentary champagne as well. In addition to the sightseeing, there was live musical entertainment!
The Tea Around Town Double Decker Tour Bus was a unique and enjoyable experience. The combination of sightseeing, tea tasting, and seeing nyc landmarks made this tour a memorable adventure. If you're a tea lover or simply looking for a unique way to explore NYC, I highly recommend this tour.
Next up: A Day of Pampering at Paul Labrecque Salon, NYC: Purifying Hair and Scalp Treatment and Blowout Experience
I am excited to share my recent indulgence at one of New York City's premier salons, the Paul Labrecque Salon. Nestled in the heart of Manhattan, this salon is a haven for those seeking top-notch hair care and styling services. My visit included the Purifying Hair and Scalp Treatment and a Blowout, and I can't wait to share my experience with you.
As I stepped into the Paul Labrecque Salon, I was immediately struck by the chic and modern decor. The salon was buzzing with energy, yet it maintained an air of tranquility that was both welcoming and relaxing. I was greeted by the friendly staff who promptly ushered me to my stylist for the day.
The Purifying Hair and Scalp Treatment began with a thorough consultation. My stylist attentively listened to my hair concerns and examined my hair and scalp. He then explained that the treatment would involve a deep cleanse to remove product buildup and impurities, followed by a nourishing mask to hydrate and rejuvenate my scalp and hair.
The treatment started with a soothing scalp massage using a purifying shampoo. The sensation was incredibly relaxing, and I could feel the tension melting away. This was followed by the application of a nourishing mask. As the mask was gently massaged into my hair, I could feel my tresses soaking up the goodness. The mask was left on for about 20 minutes.
After rinsing out the mask, it was time for the blowout. My stylist asked me how I wanted my hair styled and got to work. The blowout was nothing short of magical. My stylist skillfully maneuvered the round brush and blow dryer, transforming my damp hair into a smooth, voluminous mane. The final result was glossy, bouncy hair that felt incredibly soft and light.
What truly set my experience at Paul Labrecque Salon apart was the exceptional service. From the initial consultation to the final styling, the staff was professional, attentive, and genuinely invested in ensuring that I had a great experience.
In conclusion, my visit to Paul Labrecque Salon was a delightful day of pampering. The Purifying Hair and Scalp Treatment left my hair feeling clean, refreshed, and revitalized, while the blowout gave me a confidence boost with beautifully styled hair. If you're in NYC and looking for a luxurious hair care experience, I highly recommend the Paul Labrecque Salon.
In addition, they have a location in palm beach and offer a variety of spa services including facials!
Next up: Insta-worthy cocktails at Sveta in the west village.
If you love craft cocktails, you must visit one of New York City's hidden gems, Sveta NYC. Nestled in the heart of the West Village, this chic bar and restaurant offers a unique cocktail experience that is truly unforgettable.
As I stepped into Sveta NYC, I was immediately captivated by the warm and inviting ambiance. The decor was a blend of modern elegance and rustic charm, with exposed brick walls, plush velvet seating, and soft, ambient lighting. The atmosphere was buzzing with energy, yet it maintained a sense of intimacy that made it a perfect spot for a night out.
The highlight of my visit to Sveta NYC, without a doubt, was the unique cocktail menu. Crafted by expert mixologists, the cocktails at Sveta are a blend of traditional techniques and innovative flavors, resulting in a drink experience that is both familiar and exciting. The coolest part was not only did they taste good, they LOOKED so unique and incredible.
It was October so we had Halloween themed drinks that were interactive and so much fun. I highly recommend getting the seasonal special drinks when you visit.
My visit to Sveta NYC was a delightful exploration of unique cocktails in a cozy and chic setting. The innovative drinks, the inviting ambiance, and the excellent service all contributed to a memorable night out. If you're in NYC and looking for a unique cocktail experience, I highly recommend Sveta NYC.
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