I really debated on how to best blog about our NYC trip. I was torn between day-by-day recaps v. fitness recaps v. food recaps v. detailed reviews of places, etc.
Here’s where I landed…I’m going to first blog daily recaps so if anyone wants to use our itinerary as inspiration, you’ll have an easy resource. After I post the dailys, I’ll blog more in depth about a few more classes, restaurants, bakeries, etc. that we really loved and enjoyed. Finally, I’ll write a huge post about everything that was recommended to me when it comes to all things NYC. Hopefully, between all of these posts you’ll find a pretty exhaustive guide to NYC for the fitness, foodie and sweets loving person! 🙂
So let’s get started! Here’s day one of our three day NYC extravaganza!
We booked an 8 a.m. flight out of Charlotte so that we could enjoy the whole day in the city.
We arrived in New York City around 10 a.m. and took an Uber from LGA to SoHo. It took about an hour in traffic and cost $50.
We were so lucky to stay with my friend’s brother in a three-bedroom apartment that he’s subletting in SoHo. It’s owned by NYU and unbelievably spacious. We enjoyed this amazing view for the weekend. That’s the Empire State Building front and center.
Lunch was amazing as was the conversation. It is so great to meet people in person versus email communication. I would say that 90% of the people I work with are based in NYC and I need to make more of an effort to get up there regularly!
I’ll be sharing more on The Clocktower soon!
After lunch we took the subway downtown and walked to 1 World Trade Center.
We had plans to meet with my friend Clara who is the Social Media Manager for SELF Magazine.
Clara and I connected years ago via blogging and social and it was so wonderful to finally meet her in person. She gave us a tour of the SELF offices and then we did a quick SnapChat and Instagram promo for my book. I was so super excited to be featured on SELF’s social channels! 🙂
It was really cool to get to see the inside of 1 World Trade Center.
It’s the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
SELF has a whole floor so we enjoyed 360 degree views of everything from the Statue of Liberty to the 9/11 Memorial to the Brooklyn Bridge to the East River. It was awesome.
Rather than subway back to SoHo we decided on a 1.5 mile walk back to the apartment after our meeting. We took Broadway the whole way and it was pretty crazy on a Friday evening.
Clara was able to get us a comp class at Y7 Yoga so we took a late flow class. It was just what we needed after a long day of travel and walking. More to come on Y7!
We arrived back at the apartment starving around 8:15 p.m. and Virginia’s brother had dinner ready for us! We had a salad and crepes. One of the crepes was stuffed with spinach, mushrooms and goat cheese and the other with steak and mushrooms. They were amazing!
After dinner we walked down to Molly’s Cupcakes on the recommendation of the Premier Protein team.
We brought a box back to the apartment to share and then called it a night. It was a full first day in NYC but stay tuned…because it only gets better from here! 🙂