I used to visit New York all the Time for Fashion Week when I was the Head makeup Artist with my Team for many Runway shows so New York has a special place for me and almost feels like a second home. I have been craving a cheeky trip there for a long time and The New Four Seasons Downtown invited me to come and stay for a project so I thought what perfect timing.
I know the city extremely well and not to blow my own trumpet but I actually have the best recommendations on where to go! haha. As we all know Four Seasons Hotels are always the most exquisite of places to stay and this Hotel which is located next to the new world Trade center does not disappoint! I had the most wonderful stay here over Easter and the attention to detail is just wonderful. My suite was located on the 22nd Floor with my bathtub facing out onto the new world trade center, I have never enjoyed a bath more in my life and we all know I’m all for the baths! I have always been a Meat Packing area Kind of guy but this has now made me want to stay downtown next time I go because its such a great vibe and almost less touristy (If you get my drift)
I was only in town for 4 nights but my goodness did I cram everything in that I wanted to! lol. I wish I stayed longer if Im honest because theres loads of other things I would have loved to do and see but I have got the Key things you can’t miss below!
Feel free to ask me of any recommendations if you have an upcoming trip but I think i have it covered below! 😉
The Spa is out of this world! I spent the whole of easter sunday here!
MY TOP 3 RESTAURANTS IN NYC
As you all know i am one for amazing restaurants and beautiful Bars to drink in and New York is one of the best places for this. If you’re looking to live your best SATC Life then all my places are definitely for you! I have my Top 3 Restaurants in New York Below with my must have dishes! Enjoy…
BEAUTY & ESSEX NY
The First night we started with Beauty and Essex which is a big Favourite of people like Madonna, Kim Kardashian, Oprah, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. Put it this way EVERYONE loves this restaurant! Its located in the East village and is such a crazy concept, from the entrance it looks like a grotty Pawn shop that you enter and then at the back the door opens into this Incredible place of Chandeliers and luxury with a Restaurant and Bar Area. This is definitely one of the most It Places of the City.
I have a couple of my all time favourite dishes which are pictured below and if you visit you MUST order!
GRILLED CHEESE, SMOKED BACON & TOMATO SOUP DUMPLINGS
(Myself and my friends refer to them as The Cheese Spoons lol) These are UNREAL.
zucchini, lemon, parsley pesto, parmigiano, sunny-side up egg.
OVEN BRAISED CHICKEN MEATBALLS
sheeps milk ricotta, wild mushroom, truffle
Exhilarating to the eyes and taste buds alike, Buddakan presents the vivid flavors of the Far East in a surreal atmosphere that marries the serenity of Asia with the flamboyance of 16th-century Paris. The vision of renowned interior designer Christian Liaigre, otherworldly art, ornate chandeliers and a bevy of gilded details kick the senses into overdrive, setting a dramatic precedent for fanciful, shareable Modern Asian fare inspired by multiple traditions. Dim sum, seafood and house specialties like whole Peking duck join elegant wines and specialty cocktails on a menu made to suit any occasion.
For all of you Sex and The City fans this is where Carrie and Big had there engagement Party in the movie! 😉
MY FAVOURITE EVER) They are like potatoes, They melt in your mouth like butter. It was the first dish i tried here years ago and Its the first one I order whenever I go back!
GLAZED ALASKAN BLACK COD
chili eggplant, black bean relish
CHILI ROCK SHRIMP
toasted ginger, pineapple
Words cannot describe these, they melt in your mouth and are so delicious! Charred pork belly, spicy shallots, napa cabbage.
Bagatelle is an all time favourite of mine! The food Is absolutely delicious and has got the best party vibe! It has honestly got the best vibe and is one of the coolest spots to hang in NY. I highly recommend going to brunch on a sunday because they have superman doing bottle service to the tables with a DJ and bottomless mimosas which really get you in the party mood! This is hands down one of my favourite places for dinner and to get lit in the city! They have other locations around the world including, Miami, Dubai, St Barth, Ramatuelle, Rio de Janeiro, Monte Carlo, Ibiza, Sao Paulo and Punta De Esta. It is one of the most elite restaurants in the world and a fond favourite of the super wealthy and many celebrities.
PIZZA À LA TRUDDE NOIRE
crème fraîche, black truffle oil, smoked mozzarella cheese
FILET MINGNON DE BOEUF
8oz organic beef tenderloin, aligot pomme purée, bordelaise reduction
GNOCCHI TRUFFÉS LA PARISIENNE
homemade Parisian gnocchi, black truffle sauce, aged Parmesan cheese
Bagatelle has honestly got the best vibe and is one of the coolest spots to hang in NY. I highly recommend going to brunch on a sunday because they have superman doing bottle service to the tables with a DJ and bottomless mimosas which really get you in the party mood on a sunday! This is hands down one of my favourite places for dinner and to get lit in the city!
I had to get a shot in Central Park over looking the Iconic Plaza Hotel – which you might recognise from the Movie “Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York” This is more Midtown but a must see and picture spot!
NEW YORK HELICOPTER RIDE – With Heli NY
There is no place like New York, The energy, The people and the Place. The Concrete Jungle Where dreams are made of. haha. I hope you enjoyed my insight into my trip, I wish I could share more with you but you would be here for days.
If you are planning a trip to NY I hope this helped you plan even better and if not I suggest you get booking!
Happy Tuesday Guys and Girls and let me know what you think in the comments below!