My name is Ellie and I was raised a London girl, but one day I went to New York, fell in love and never looked back. I visit every year to get my fix and I am pretty much always planning my next trip. When I'm there, I love discovering the city's small backstreets and hidden local haunts, and I much prefer quirky, independent establishments to big glitzy chains - although I'lll make the odd exception. When I'm not there, I love reading about New York culture and happenings and delving into its history books. You could write a book on New York (people have), so instead of an overarching guide, this blog features my personal favourites and discoveries, and anything else that catches my eye.