New York City is pulsating with life 24/7 and is one of the greatest cities I’ve ever visited. This week I was there for business – grooming Hugh Jackman on the Wolverine press tour – but was still able to fit in my usual New York stops along with all the work.
I stayed at the amazing Mandarin Oriental Hotel and was completely spoiled by the sheer luxuriousness of the place. The gym, the spa, the room service, and the room itself were all first class. If you get the chance, you have to try it, you won’t be disappointed.
The variety and quality of food in New York is truly amazing but it is the simplest of dishes – hot dogs – that I love the most. On numerous corners throughout the city you will find hot dog vendors and I’ve yet to have a bad dog. Personally, I suggest trying one with mustard and sauerkraut. Of course, it’s not a trip to New York without a visit to a traditional deli, like Katz Delicatessen, for a corned beef sandwich.
Being that the fashion industry is a big part of New York, it should come as no surprise that shopping vintage is both an easy and overwhelming prospect. There’s just so many places to choose from. Personally, I’m always looking for a great deal on boots and leather jackets. One store I frequent is Stock Vintage. Reasonably priced, with a good selection of menswear, it’s a go-to for me and the owner, Melissa Howard is amazingly helpful.
New York Vintage is a must-see, as well. It’s a destination for die-hard vintage fans and there’s a massive rental-only archive for red carpet and industry use. Think Michelle Obama rents here and you’ll understand the scope of it.
All-in-all, the city is a melting pot of culture, food and fashion. I LOVE NEW YORK!