The summer months are meant for 2 things: patio lounging and travel. It seems like no one sticks around on the weekend, if they can help it. If we could escape for only one weekend this summer, our destination choice would be obvious – New York City!
With only 48 hours to explore, here are some of our favourite spots in NYC, to get you started:
Central Park: This one is a given. Even more so if the sun is shining. We’d tell you where to go, but the best adventures in Central Park come from wandering around and getting a little lost. Grab a to-go lunch and dine al fresco in the park while people watching.
Kaffe 1668: Let’s be honest – there is no shortage of coffee in NYC. But if you are looking for a beautifully designed space and really good, ethically sourced coffee, then hit up Kaffe 1668 at 401 Greenwich Street. Owned by two Swedish brothers, they focus on making products in-house and roasting their own coffee. They also offer home-made baked goods, cold-pressed juices, and short breakfast and lunch menus. (Two other locations at 275 Greenwich Street and 530 5th Avenue). http://www.kaffe1668.com/
Brooklyn Flea: One of the top flea markets in the USA (and world), Brooklyn Flea features hundreds of top vendors of antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food. From April through Thanksgiving, the markets take place outdoors: on Saturdays in Fort Greene, on Sundays in Williamsburg, and Saturdays and Sundays in Park Slope at PS 321. http://www.brooklynflea.com/
Cookshop: No weekend trip is complete without a great brunch. A Chelsea favourite, Cookshop also has a generously sized sidewalk patio and a delicious brunch menu. Focused on using local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible, you can’t go wrong. http://www.cookshopny.com/
Can’t make the trip? Then bring a little bit of NYC to your home instead. The KORHANI home NYC (top) and LIBERTY (bottom) area rugs from the Celebricity collection evoke the busy nightlife of the Big Apple. These graphic prints will make a bold statement about your style.