NYC trip planning: Help & Advice

I’ve just got my new passport back and at last it’s
in my married name – sorry DH, I know 10 years is a long time to wait
. I am however realising that I should have got a
professional picture taken as I look like an axe murderer. I’m not kidding, I
really do. It’s a very scary
picture.  I had my son’s picture
taken professionally and I’m confused now as to why I didn’t get mine done at the same time. Hey ho, 10 more years
and I can change it again.

A new passport means that I want to travel. We’ve a
big family trip to New Zealand in December, which I am in equal parts looking
forward to and dreading; 30 hours on a plane with a 14 month old. So before
them I want to stretch my wings and I think NYC is just the ticket. I’ve been
to the USA a lot, 15 times between 2003 and 2008 and most of those trips have
been to NYC. However 5 years have passed since then and I’m sure a lot has
changed, not just the city but I’ll also be travelling with a baby.  So planning for this trip is all the
more important. And that’s where I need your help.

The flights are booked and I’m now needing to flesh
out the must see’s. Obviously with so many trips under my belt the usual
tourist things have been ticked off. We will however make the time to visit
Central Park (regularly I’m sure with a little one in tow) and also the ferry
(he’ll enjoy this too I think). In between my DH wants to do some Men’s fashion
research (small and/or edgy boutiques) and I want to squeeze in some interiors shops
plus some vintage and/or flea markets. I’m thinking of going to the
Williamsburg Flea Market or maybe the Greenflea? Anyone have a view?

If you can help at all I’d love your tips, advice and recommendations for NYC.

  • ·      Interiors shopping and vintage goods
  • ·      Edgy and cool apparel boutiques
  • ·      Baby friendly musts

On the interiors front I wont be visiting the A&D Building showrooms as I’ll have DH and baby in tow but I still want an interiors fix and that’s where I’m a little out of touch on where to visit.  Need to do some serious research and I’m desperately seeking any recommendations.
Then there’s food. New York is a wonderful place to eat out with so many options and price points.  I haven’t even started to think where on this yet but I have a “wish list” and at least one grown up adults only dinner out.

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  1. August 7, 2013 / 10:21 am

    @Peagreen98 Make time for @NYDC, 1st dibs has an entire floor. Also NYC has become very baby friendly you will be surprised. #NYC

    August 7, 2013 / 10:23 am

    @Peagreen98 @NYDC @1stdibs All in one building! Our showroom is @NYDC Suite 603. If you want to stay in a neighborhood try the W on Lex.

  3. August 7, 2013 / 10:24 am

    @peagreen98 please meet @astylistslife @jamesbedell @urbangardens @abcddesigns for tips on things to do in #NYC, can you guys help?

  4. August 7, 2013 / 10:25 am

    @peagreen98 also Mary, please meet @lifeinsketch @sarahsarna who can share things to do in NYC. They're lovely!

  5. August 7, 2013 / 10:27 am

    @Peagreen98 NYC?! Exciting! Check out the New York design walk @LifeinSketch did for my blog:

  6. August 7, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    Definitely visit Central Park and the Tisch Children's Zoo for some baby friendly/fun interaction with the animals

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