dumbo house nyc view

It’s been roughly a month since returning from NYC and to subdue the insatiable travel bug that’s consuming me. Wondering what to do during a long weekend in New York City? I’ve pulled together my favourite pieces of our whistle stop tour.

I hadn’t been to the city for pleasure before (only work) so this was the perfect opportunity to go wild – with food and shopping of course.

flat iron new york

Things that stood out to me most about the big apple:

  1. It is REALLY expensive. I was expecting to spend a lot but my was it pricey. Clothes were generally speaking, a steal (we visited the sale section at Bloomingdales a few times) but the drinks and food is where it will hit you – especially with the tipping culture they have over there.
  2. Best to explore by foot. Take come comfy shoes as it is a concrete jungle and it’s worth exploring as much as possible by walking around – you’ll find the cutest parks and streets this way.
  3. Sephora is life. 
  4. The food, although expensive is fantastic. Equally as good as the phenomenal restaurants you’ll find in London.

Read on for my hotlist…

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aix en provence view

The next stop on our road trip through France was through to the quaintest city I’ve ever experienced. Only there for a night, we quickly made the most of wandering through the cobbled streets, stopping on a stretch of restaurants and street music for an apero before dinner.

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nice port elandess super yacht

If you’re looking for a short break that has it all; sun, sea, sand and city life, Nice will do nothing but continuously surprise you with it’s French splendour and friendly people. My first experience of France outside of Paris and I was oh so impressed. We were in town late September and it was too hot to handle so be prepared for hot weather but check ahead.

We were only there for a couple of nights but made the most of the gastro experience the city had to offer. I won’t give a run down of every place we ate but have highlighted the best of the bunch below!

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Stuart and I like to eat. It’s no secret, we’re not ashamed to order enough food for four between the two of us. YEP. We’ve done that before. Anyway while we pile on the pounds we can at least spare you the suffering and just send you off straight to the good stuff, right?

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