Posts Categorised: Out + About

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

The Tropical Garden Inside a New York Office Building

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If I had to hot desk in a New York office building, I’d choose the Ford Foundation building. Architecturally, it’s striking, but inside it’s home to the most unexpected, magical sight most people visiting New York probably don’t know is there – a magnificent lush tropical garden growing inside the lobby! Push open the heavy ... Keep reading

My New York: Michelle Young

Michelle Young Untapped Cities

Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? What to do? Where to eat? How to get away from everyone? This week, founder of the legendary NYC-based off-beat online magazine, Untapped Cities, Michelle Young, takes us on a tour of New York’s more unusual, hidden sights. Are you a native? If not, ... Keep reading

A Morning Adventure in Uptown Manhattan

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Last week, remember I told you I’m always taking notes on all those hidden gems and things to see when I’m next in New York? Well, once I’ve made my list, flights are booked, the holiday is creeping closer – and I’m drooling at the thought of a New York brunch session – I’ll start working ... Keep reading

From Cowboys to the Catwalk: a Celebration of Denim on Display at FIT

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With the exception of Coco Chanel who declared blue jeans as “horrible”, I think it’s safe to say that most people – one in two of us, apparently – put on a pair of jeans in the morning. Who would have thought that denim, the humble cloth originating from De Nimes in France in the ... Keep reading

Mysterious Miniature Front Doors & other Hidden Treasures of New York

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It goes without saying I’m always taking notes on all the places I plan to visit when I’m next in NYC, ones I think you’ll like too. Not just the obvious restaurants and coffee shops to try, art shows and curious shops to discover. Lately, I’m making a list and checking it twice of all those ... Keep reading

Five Exhibitions I Can’t Wait to See

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1) Jacqueline de Ribes – The Art of Style, The Costume Institute Around 60 stunning haute couture, ready-to-wear, and famous fancy-dress creations from French aristocrat-turned-fashion-designer-and-icon, Jacqueline De Ribes’s wardrobe dating back to the 1950s are the subject of the Costume Institute’s autumn exhibition which celebrates her stylish life. From 19 November – 21 February 2016. ... Keep reading

Five Ways to Survive the New York City Subway

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When it comes to navigating the New York City Subway, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. I’ve ended up on an Express train by accident, been caught up in weekend line closures, gone in the wrong entrance countless times over and headed Uptown when I wanted to go Downtown. I’ve done it all! But ... Keep reading

8 Surprising Things I Learned at FIT’s latest show: Global Fashion Capitals

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Last month, on a casual walk around Chelsea, I stumbled on the preview for FIT’s latest exhibition, Global Fashion Capitals. Like you do. I’d wanted to see a preview show here ever since I found out it was an option for me several seconds earlier. So in I went. The exhibition looks at emerging fashion ... Keep reading

10 free things to do in New York in July

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I love some of the major tourist sights in New York – I always try to go up the Empire State Building on my first night – but I always like to make sure I find out what free events are going on around the city. There are literally hundreds, so here’s my pick for ... Keep reading