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Just in case you missed our Bonpoint visit make sure you check it out! I was thinking about how every time I go to NYC, I visit all the same places (such a creature of habit). When Wesleigh and I last went, we really branched out and tried some new things…

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We went shopping, tried new foods, hit up food trucks, and explored new neighborhoods. I have to say, though, don’t leave the city without doing these 11 things below!

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Of course, we went to all our favorite places we always go to as well. I mean there is no way I am leaving NYC without a fabulous brunch or strolling the aisles at Eataly for goodies to bring home. Here are my new, and old, go-to spots.

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Food Truck: By far the best thing that ever happened to me is Waffles and Dinges. It’s just like the mini waffles I used to get on the side of the road in Florence.

Brunch: Everyone in NYC does brunch, and I know New Yorkers are rolling their eyes, but Balthazar is amazing and I won’t leave the city without at least walking by!

Coffee on the go: Dean and Deluca is one of those places where you stop for a quick coffee/shopping break and you leave with flowers, fresh fruit, a smoothie, four types of cheeses you have never heard of, honey from France, and two new types of olive oil. OK, maybe that’s just me?

Kids Shopping: This is its own blog post, seriously, but Bonpoint is so gorgeous and it’s next to Ladurée so it’s a double whammy! Sweet William and Giggle are also favorites.

A Salad: Jack’s Wife Freda is a super cute café in Soho with killer salads!

Music: I have been following Carte Blanche for years and seeing them play live in the city is something you just have to see for yourself.

Bath and Body: Sabon in NYC is a lovely place to get bath and body products. I have been using the scrub for over five years (vanilla-coconut), and the handmade soaps are delightful. TIPwhen they ask if you want to wash your hands, DO IT! I didn’t do it the first time I walked in, I thought it was maybe weird? The second time around I did and got to see how to use the products and left with baby bottom, soft hands.

People Watching: There are a ton of outdoor cafés in NYC perfect for people watching, but I love grabbing a cappuccino in the lounge of the Mercer Hotel. So many beautiful people in one spot. It’s a great place to grab a drink and dinner too.

Gourmet Superstore: Eataly in the Flatiron District of NYC is a feast for the eyes and stomach. Imagine a HUGE Italian outdoor farmers market, but indoors! There are restaurants (including a pizza stop), gourmet grocery, gelato, fresh cheese, meats, pastas and more. You must, I repeat, must go here if you are in the city.

Guacamole: Dos Caminos, just go!

A Quick Bite: I love popping into Olive’s. Strong, hot coffee and great salads, amazing little sandwiches and just a great place to pop into get a bite.

Thanks so much to Brookelyn Photography  for shooting this for us! xo!

Wesleigh is wearing a dress, coat, shoes, bonnet, and scarf. I am wearing top, shoes, jeans, and sunglasses.

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If you read any online news whatsoever you have noticed that it’s been fashion week worldwide from New York City to Milan and Paris. Although the fashion shows seem cool, nothing gets me more excited than the street style. I stalk Instagram until I fall asleep (ya I’m breaking my no tech rule) at night and I am not ashamed to admit it. When I was just in NYC, I thought it would be fun to show my latest favorites for Wesleigh with some street style shots. I LOVE this city!

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Is she ready for Paris or what?! These striped tights are my all time favorite right now. The cape and the beret just totally kill me! I think she liked it too. Next week I am blogging all my favorite “go-to” places in NYC and I would completely LOVE to hear all about yours. What are the places you have to stop at before you leave? Or if you’re in the city what are your go-tos?!

Photography by Jeff Thibodeau at Street Affairs

Wesleigh is wearing Dagmar Daily, (love this one too) Miou, Zara, Ralph Lauren, and navy dress from BB co.

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