Posts Categorised: Inspiration

New York City Hotel Idea: LIFE Hotel

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With the new year in full swing and holiday planning at the top of the to-do list, today I’m kicking off my ‘New York City Hotel Idea’ series. First up, I’m eyeing the LIFE Hotel which opened in April 2017 and looks really cool. Here’s the lowdown… Location: 19 West 31st Street. Midtown/NoMad Rates: From ... Keep reading

New Yorker Magazine Covers for the New Year

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For me, the start of a new year is an excuse to plan my next New York trip. So today, I set the ball rolling with some internet exploration, only to get immediately distracted by this cool collection of New Yorker magazine covers on The New Yorker website. Each one was published at the start ... Keep reading

Making Bergdorf Goodman’s Christmas Window Displays

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Nothing says ‘Happy Holidays!’ more than the Bergdorf Goodman department store’s spectacular Christmas window displays, which take a jaw dropping 11 months to make from start to finish. Curious how they do it, and not able to make it to NYC this Christmas for a peek, I was sooooo excited to discover this brilliant little ... Keep reading

Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel – the Trailer!

woody allen wonder wheel movie poster

I can’t wait to see Woody Allen’s next – 50th?, 60th?, 70th maybe? – film Wonder Wheel, a nostalgic Mafia drama-type movie set in 1950s Coney Island which comes out soon, and looks exciting and beautiful… It stars Justin Timberlake as a wannabe writer living in Greenwich Village and working as a lifeguard who falls for a mobster’s ... Keep reading

The Brooklyn Gallery Filled with Thousands of Sketchbooks

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New York City is bursting with places to browse art, but there’s one Brooklyn gallery with a twist most New Yorkers – let alone tourists – don’t know about… The Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg has been open for 10 years and although its ordinary storefront has a lot of people fooled, it’s not a ... Keep reading

Magic After Hours in Midtown Manhattan

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So, one of the most mind-blowing evenings we had on our recent trip to New York City, was perhaps one of the most magical (pun intended…). We went to see Noah Levine’s Magic After Hours show, which takes place twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the city’s oldest magic shop – most ... Keep reading

Manhattan, This Time Around

New York West Village Ellie & Co blog

In May, the New York on My Mind team of two, hopped over the Atlantic for New York to conquer the city for the 15th or so time. All year I look forward to my annual trip to New York, to tucking into a good juicy burger, hunting out a new secret restaurant, stumbling on ... Keep reading

One Man Has Spent 38 Years Sketching Art in the Subway, So Far…

40 years illustration new york subway

As a person that loves New York so much I write a blog on the place, I’m always intrigued to find out about other people and their NYC passion projects, like Philip Coppola from New Jersey, who started sketching the mosaics inside New York City’s subway stations in 1978 with a ball point pen. “The idea ... Keep reading

The Recipe for New York City’s Favourite Burger

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If you’re looking for me in the evening, there’s a good chance I’m waiting for a table at West Village restaurant, The Spotted Pig, so I can have one of chef April Bloomfield’s legendary burgers with Roquefort cheese and shoestring fries. In fact, her burgers are so renowned it is not uncommon for there to ... Keep reading

New York’s Disappearing Store Fronts

Katy's Candy Store NYC Store Front

I don’t know about you, but if there’s one thing that upsets me about visiting NYC – or any great city, for that matter – it’s finding out that yet another of those favourite time-worn unique, friendly places that make visiting worth it, has been chewed up and spat out by the Machine of Progress, ... Keep reading